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Senior Java Developer

GFT - Manchester

Full-time (Permanent)
Published on
25 January 2022

Role Summary 

We are looking for an experienced Java Developer to join the GFT Modern Applications team. The role will require you to bring technical excellence, both as a team member and a team leader, to a variety of client engagements. Our emphasis is to enable our clients to embrace new technologies & techniques, and to incorporate these into their software development practices. You must therefore have a strong technological interest, great interpersonal skills and remain up to date in the latest industry trends and opportunities.

Role Responsibilities 

  • Engagement on projects for GFT clients as a member of the GFT team 

  • Delivery of working software using modern approaches to software development 

  • Design of solution architectures to support project requirements 

  • Management of junior team members 

  • Contributing to the development of the Modern Applications Practice within GFT UK 

  • Supporting GFT sales opportunities, both for current and prospective clients 

 Competencies and Skills Needed 

 Mandatory Skills: 

  • Full SDLC experience using Agile & DevOps methodologies 

  • Experience with Java and associated frameworks 

  • Exposure to additional programming languages, across multiple platforms 

  • Microservices architecture and supporting toolsets 

  • Experience of multiple database & messaging technologies 

  • Development of cloud native applications on at least one cloud platform 

  • Knowledge of web related technologies and of network/web related protocols 

  • Development of applications to meet stringent non-functional requirements 

  • Broad understanding of new and emerging technologies 

 Desirable Skills: 

  • Prior experience of working with an IT consultancy 

  • Recognised as an SME in at least one area of software development 

  • Working on proposals for new client projects 

  • Presentation of technical topics at industry events  

  • Ability to deliver technical and functional training 

 Behavioural Skills: 

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to be able to establish rapport with people at all levels 

  • Takes a proactive approach to work and can manage workload without close supervision 

  • Focuses on high standards of work and delivery of high-quality outcomes 

  • The ability to work in teams using agile processes & ceremonies, such as Scrum, Kanban and SAFe 

  • A strong sense of ownership for both personal and team responsibilities 

  • Organised and tenacious, able to think ahead and establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others 

  • An ability to apply structured thinking, simplifying complex problems to the resolution of project challenges 

  • Able to design creative solutions, with the ability to establish and own a vision for GFT solutions 

  • Able to effectively handle uncertainty 

What we offer you 

You will be working with some of the brightest people in business and technology on challenging and rewarding projects in a team of likeminded individuals. GFT prides itself on its international environment that promotes professional and cultural exchange and encourages further individual development. 

Founded in 1987 and located in 15 countries to ensure close proximity to its clients, GFT employs over 8,500 people. GFT provides them with career opportunities in all areas of software engineering and innovation. The GFT Technologies SE share is listed in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. 


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