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Java Engineer (Internal, eligible for paid referral)

Remote, UK

Your purpose in the role


Working within a talented team of technology experts, the Software Engineer role will be key in the development of the Insights Technology Platform, a highly scalable cloud (AWS) platform using the latest in Hyperscale technology.

Technology innovation in the Learning and Development industry is paramount, and through innovative solutions we aim to create a differentiator for our business that provides a legendary experience for our customers on every part of their journey with us.
 
As a Software Engineer at Insights you will be building services to support new functionality in our customer facing software technology stack. You will work in a highly collaborative Agile development environment and will leverage, promote and enhance our software frameworks, components and design patterns to deliver robust and scalable solutions.
 

What you’ll do to succeed (responsibilities)

  • Design, code and support robust and scalable software solutions
  • Ensure quality of solutions by conducting code and design reviews, writing unit tests and supporting the continuous integration and deployment environment.
  • Deliver code on time and to specification
  • Provide the appropriate level of documentation for solutions and be an evangelist in the team for the development knowledge base
  • Perform third-line application support
  • Be highly productive whilst balancing the need for quality and agility
  • Work collaboratively with the team
  • Assist in the selection of appropriate technologies for our applications
  • Contribute towards the enhancements of our development processes and policies
  • Understand our business and our customers
How you’ll show up (behaviours)
 
  • You will take responsibilities for your tasks ensuring that you are diligently following through on them until they are satisfactorily addressed
  • You’ll have a positive outlook and work ethic
  • You will look to collaborate with you team and others in the business
  • Problem solving will be high on your list of things to do and you will be tenacious in your drive to deliver on this
  • You will be passionate about technology always looking for the next piece that will allow development of our solutions to be better
  • You will have a desire to deliver solutions that please users
What you’re great at (competencies)


Requirements:
 
  • Experienced in Java 8 (or later), Spring Framework(s) & Gradle or Maven
  • Experience in developing and delivering RESTful APIs
  • Experience working with databases & associated ORM technologies
  • Very strong focus on automation through the entire engineering lifecycle (development, test & deployment)
  • Strong technical viewpoint supported by the implementation of robust, scalable, and successful solutions
  • Understand the use of the latest technologies to deliver cutting edge software

Other useful experience and skills:
  • Familiarity with AWS & its managed services portfolio
  • Experience with Docker
  • Experience in writing Infrastructure as code (Terraform)
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