Java Developer

Job Title: Java Developer
Job Reference: AW50456DEV

Location: Remote work
Job Type: Permanent

£35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits: Plus Benefits Package
Sector: IT

Posted 11 days ago

This very successful international FinTech corporate in Sussex continues to expand its IT team with the addition of a Java Developer who ideally with have 1 - 2 years experience developing in Java and who is now looking to expand their professional horizons. The Java Developer will be joining a highly skilled team of experts to undertaking the design, development, enhancement and testing of new & existing systems, products & services for their UK & international client base.

With the option to work remotely from anywhere within the UK, the Java Developer will be joining a close knit team who are used to helping others to get upto speed quickly & efficiently, enabling you to expand your skills & knowledge within an interactive, virtual environment. With ongoing learning & training opportunities, the additional Java knowledge, development know-how & experience gained here will ensure your skills and abilities become amongst the best in the industry!

With the Software Developers being the problem solving core of the business, coding skills are important but more vital is the ability to adopt complex thinking in order to create imaginative solutions. All Developers are encouraged to make technical suggestions and to participate in ongoing architectural decision-making.

The successful Java Developer will be able to work in an interactive team environment and thrive on not just building software but discussing and explaining it. You will have the kind of questioning mind that craves feedback in order to improve the great creations that you will build. Not satisfied to sit back and just get the work done, you will want to improve processes, tools and technologies. As a Software Developer here, you will want to improve the skills of those around you and, of course, your own, which you’ll be able to do through mentoring, pair programming and educational days.

Other useful skills for the Java Developer to have but can be trained, include: 
  • Spring
  • SQL
  • C
  • An understanding of distributed systems fundamentals
  • Some understanding of Automated testing and testing driven development
  • Knowledge of or experience working in Agile methodologies, especially Scrum
The company’s Technology Stack is up-to-date comprising Spring, Java 11, Oracle 18c, Redhat Linux in a state-of-the-art Scrum practice and some work is also done in C and PL/SQL.

In addition to day to day learning, all Developers have access to training resources and the teams set aside one day every month for in-service training sessions that are largely prepared and presented between colleagues.

The teams use Jira for work management and Confluence for knowledge sharing.

All work is supported by a Continuous Integration build practice implemented in Jenkins with automated tests that run in transient test environments, provisioned on-demand when required by the test processes and using Docker.

Source code is maintained in Git (BitBucket) and every build must pass a quality scan using SonarQube.

All source code changes are supported by automated unit tests at a high level of coverage (TDD is recommended, but not mandated); the teams practice BDD in which all stories are supported by functional tests implemented using Cucumber.

Interested Candidates seeking a superb opportunity to take their software development to the next level, need to apply now and can expect initial feedback on their application within 72 hours.

Trevor  Lee


Trevor Lee

Managing Director

In 2006 I decided to form Jenrick Commercial and now nearly 15 years later the business has thankfully gone from strength to strength. Having now been in the mad world of recruitment for nearly 25 years, I've seen a massive amount of change in that time (in my early days we used to fax CV's off to a client and if you were looking for work you use to photocopy your CV and even hand-deliver it into the agency, there was no internet in the early days!!) 

The foundation of our success has always been to build the greatest relationships with both our clients and candidates, we are always super honest and try to leave the greatest impression with everyone you connect with. 

My father taught me that life is very much what you put in, put a little in and you get a little out, put a lot in, and of course, you get a lot out. This is a rule I firmly believe in and has served me well over the years. 

What can I tell you about me? Well, I have been married for nearly 25 years (my wife is extremely lucky or completely mad) and we have a beautiful son Toron who is 15 now. I also cannot function properly without a triple shot skinny wet latte first thing in the morning. If you ever catch me before this time then I apologise in advance! I go to the gym every day and I've probably been on a diet since I was born so I am very body and image-conscious. 

I am also a glass half full type so love listening to Tony Robbins motivational podcasts to give me that extra kick. I support West Ham United so I definitely need something positive as I don't get it from the team I support. I also love the good old US of A (California). I think my music taste is great (it's very eclectic) however the team in the office are always moaning about my playlists (it's them that have no taste).

Why recruitment? Well, I love people, I genuinely love to understand how people tick, and after 25 years I know I'm damn good at what we do. In this job, every day is different and I'm humbled and grateful that I have met some amazing people over the 20+ years, plus it's always lovely to change peoples lives for the better so to play a part in their journey of life is something I am truly grateful for. 

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