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Lead/Principle/Senior Java Developer

  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: £45,000 to £55,000
  • Type: Permanent
  • Posted: 8 days ago
  • Company: twist IT Recruitment

The Company

The company is one of Europe's largest and most established primary Ecommerce forces, selling millions upon millions per year, for thousands of vendors.

As the UK's largest independent agent in the market, they have the experience to deliver a world class service, that extends to software development.

The role

This is the chance to be the lasting curator, designer and developer of the system behind one of the most recognised household names in Europe, used by nearly everyone in Europe at some point.

They are looking for a experienced Senior Java developer for an exciting opportunity to rewrite their core system currently written in C++.

The candidate must have previous proven experience of working with systems that are real-time, scalable and above all very high volume with very large peaks of traffic.

You should be able to present their ideas to their peers and to management, spec the system and help make mission critical decisions during the development process including staffing for the project.

The choice of technologies used can also be lead by the candidate, the company is not afraid of using cutting edge technologies.

The successful candidate must have the following experience:

  • Proven commercial experience of software development using Java
  • Design and develop high volume, low latency applications to replace the company's core system.
  • Very strong object oriented knowledge
  • Perform technical research and write functional design specifications.
  • Write well designed, testable and efficient code.
  • Knowledge of PCI Compliance
  • Knowledge of C++ to be able to read current system code and possibly contribute to enhancements whilst designing the new system
  • Knowledge of version control e.g. Git
  • Very good knowledge of SQL
  • Linux Knowledge
  • Experience in creating cross-platform solutions.
  • Experience developing and using web services
  • Understanding of performance and optimization issues in large projects
  • Superb analytical skills, self-directed, excellent communication skills with engineers and nonengineers, strong team ethic, and pays close attention to details.
  • Work with Head of IT, Head of Web Development and Management team to ensure that the system will be the best in its class.

Preferable Skills

  • Knowledge of continuous integration.
  • Automated testing
  • C++ QT framework
  • Postgresql

If this role is of interest, please get in touch with Jake Wilson at Opal Tree Solutions on 0161 2143849 or apply online,

thank you.