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Mid-Senior Java Developer, £40-£70k

  • Permanent
  • London
  • Posted 9 months ago

My client is a London startup that is revolutionising commerce by offering delivery in minutes or a time of the customer’s choice. They are backed by a global corporation so you have the unique experience of a startup environment but the security of a global corporation. They are currently building out their services to become a global eCommerce delivery solution and are currently looking for top Java software engineers to help them with this challenge.

What you can expect from this role:
Rewarding technical challenges – fixing ecommerce delivery requires solving difficult technical problems: building unified shipping platforms for diverse customers, iterating fast while providing the best customer experience and dealing with massive volume.

Their offices are in Shoreditch, with bike racks (and shower!), right next to Liverpool St and Shoreditch High Street stations for super easy commuting, and lots of great food options nearby.
Flexible working – there are no set working hours, and you are entitled to work from home 1 day a week.
What you will do/learn:

Apply TDD/BDD and other engineering best practices on all the code you deliver.
Work on both a polyglot microservice stack and a highly scalable Java stack. There is a chance for you to learn Clojure

Constantly improve quality: refactoring code, proposing new tools and changing processes.
Pair with team members and collaborate with remote teams to share knowledge and give/get constant feedback

Work across their entire stack and infrastructure, including internal and external APIs, enterprise distributed systems, services and tools
Tune, support and monitor applications with tools like JMeter, JMX and Visual VM.
Promote Agile best practices, supporting and mentoring other teams in improving their technical skills and processes.

What you bring:
Java is your language of choice, however you don’t mind experimenting with different languages and new technologies. They also use Clojure and some Ruby

Architecture – you choose the right tool for the job at hand, know when to drop in a NoSQL database and when to break something out into a new component and the best way to wire it in, when to go with the simplest fit into the current system and when to rethink the existing approach.

Agile – you’ll help them inspect and adapt their processes – they’re mostly an XP shop but they take the best bits of Lean, Scrum and Kanban too.

If you like the sound of this role, we’d love to hear from you. You can send your CV to or call us on 020 7866 8155.

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