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Java Developer - pickup Cloud / Microservices skills

  • Location: Kent
  • Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + BUPA + free travel
  • Job type: Permanent
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Job Description

Java Developer - pickup Cloud / Microservices skills

How would you like to work for a company with access to free holiday accommodation as one of their many benefits? How about working for a company that are investing significantly in technology following a recent takeover?

I'm looking for a Mid-Level Backend Java Developer to join a development team where you will focus on developing, managing and improving the numerous APIs that the company works with. You will also be involved in the development of Java (Spring Framework) and SQL Server.

The client has recent been acquired and is undergoing significant investment in their core Web and Backend services and as part of that, are moving to a microservices architecture and introducing Cloud technology. As such, anyone coming in would get the chance to either impart any previously acquired wisdom they have or if not, learn new skills

The role will form part of a full stack development team, so there will be opportunities to be involved in front end development and become a full stack developer yourself.

Key tasks & responsibilities include;

  • Support and work closely with 3rd parties to ensure agreed SLAs are met
  • Develop new features in the internally developed reservations system
  • Maintain applications used in the development process, for example: Jenkins, SVN and Jira
  • Code housekeeping activities such as daily merging, branch management and code refactoring



  • GCSE Maths
  • A Level in Computing or Science related subject


  • Degree in related technical discipline

Skills / Knowledge


  • Experience of working with SOAP and/or RESTful protocols
  • Proficient in designing and maintaining xsd files
  • Experience of working with data in XML and JSON
  • Demonstrates proficiency in Java and Spring MVC
  • Demonstrates proficiency in MS SQL
  • Demonstrates proficiency with physical and logical database design.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in the understanding of the development lifecycle.


  • Demonstrates understanding of HTML and CSS
  • Demonstrates understanding of JavaScript/JQuery.
  • Previous experience with Jenkins, SVN and Jira
  • Previous experience of working in Agile development teams

Relevant Career History / Experience


  • 1 year working in a software development environment
  • 1 year working implementing APIs
  • 1 year working in a Java environment

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