Java Developer

West Midlands

£50,000 - £55,000


Our client are one of the UK’s fastest growing software businesses, that has had a huge amount of success over the last 20 years. They have had continual growth, opened new offices and created new products to keep up with a very competitive market place.


Key Responsibilities

  • Leading cross-functional scrum teams responsible for hands-on delivery of software.
  • Providing technical leadership and advocating & implementing improvements in working practices.
  • Being continually aware of emerging technological trends and proposing and implementing new solutions and industry standard techniques.
  • Acting in the role of coach and mentor providing support and advice to other members of the Software Development department.
  • Enhancing the scalability and performance of Open GI systems.
  • Delivering new customer requirements as quickly, reliably and efficiently as possible.
  • Liaising with Product Owners, Business Analysts, Architects, Developers, and QA’s to establish and implement requirements and/or resolve live operational issues.




  • Educated to degree level, or equivalent industry experience.


  • A degree in a computer related subject.
  • Oracle Java Professional Certification
  • Oracle MySQL Developer Certification.




  • Extensive experience of working on large complex software applications and databases with high volumes of data and large numbers of concurrent users.
  • Experience of major redesign and refactoring of complex enterprise solutions.
  • Experience of leading software development projects in Java.
  • Use and implementation of Design Patterns.
  • Demonstrable technical leadership experience.
  • Experience of tackling performance and scalability issues on a large, high-throughput system, using industry-standard techniques and tools.


  • Experience of working in an agile environment.
  • General insurance / financial services industry knowledge.


Skills & Aptitudes


  • Extensive knowledge of Java and web technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript).
  • In-depth knowledge of MySQL.
  • In-depth knowledge of REST, SOAP, and SOA.
  • Problem solving and deep analysis skills including ability to diagnose performance issues.
  • The ability to convert business and/or technical level requirements into successful implementation.
  • Natural leadership ability, and able to motivate and develop team
  • Self-motivated and perseverant.
  • Methodical and disciplined in approach to all tasks.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Aptitude for problem solving at all levels.

Matt Wragg


Mobile: 07948 237 052


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