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Full Stack Java Developer - 12 months FTC

  • Location: Central London / City
  • Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + 12 months FTC
  • Job type: Permanent

Job Description

Full Stack Java Developer - 12 months FTC

Fancy developing software used to make a genuine difference in the world. I'm working with a specialist software & research firm that develop software products used in clinical research into treatments for neurological diseases?

They are looking for a Java Developer for an initial 12-month fixed term contract to cover maternity leave, but with a 5 year pipeline of projects, the role is highly likely to go permanent in the long run. The client are looking for a Java Developer with experience of frameworks such as Spring (Core, MVC & ideally Boot), Hibernate or JPA & ideally some front-end frameworks (ZK, Vaadin or GWT), plus a scripting language like Python or Bash.

The client have products developed using a micro-services architecture, following Agile best-practice such BDD / TDD, with containerisation.

The role itself will be a mixture of developing new micro-services & features for the products suites, coupled with maintaining some older tech built around Java 6-7 with Tapestry framework. Over the next 5 years, the client are creating new products and looking to leverage Big Data & Machine Learning technology, so a great chance to get involved in some ground breaking work using the latest technology.

Role Requirements:

  • Design, Implement and Support Applications (primarily written in Java/Python), both front-end and backend
  • Work closely with other developers to conduct software analysis, estimation, programming, testing and debugging
  • Work closely with team members & management on best practices, new tools and technologies
  • Participate in Agile Scrum team and promote continuous improvement process
  • Create and maintain documentation
  • Participate in innovation process by coming up with new ideas for company products and development process

Skill Requirements:

Required Skills:

  • 3+ years Java development experience both on front-end and backend
  • 1+ year experience in programming using scripting languages (shell/Python)
  • Degree in Computer Science or any other analytical or numerate degree
  • Good working experience of Spring Boot, Thymeleaf, JPA, Hibernate, ZK Framework, Tapestry and other related frameworks/tools
  • Good working experience of web technologies (HTML/CSS/JavaScript/jQuery/Angular JS)

Preferred skills:

  • Good working experience of Linux/Unix
  • Good understanding and working knowledge of Database concepts and technologies (RDBMS/SQL/PostgreSQL)
  • Good Understanding of Object-Orientated development
  • Good Understanding of REST standards

Desired Skills:

  • Understanding of Design Patterns
  • Understanding of Agile concepts
  • Knowledge of TDD and BDD
  • Knowledge of Jenkins, SVN, Git and DevOps


  • Good interpersonal skills, works well in a team environment
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Pro-active working style
  • Can manage own time and prioritise requests
  • Above all, need to be a positive, flexible and solution focused personality

Oscar Technology Limited is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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  • Colin Frontczak
    Java Software Development
    Call:+44 161 828 8140

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