Senior Java Developer

Auto Trader

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About the Role

We’re looking for exceptional Senior Java developers so if you’re the kind of developer who combines a product-focused approach with proven technical ability, you’ll go far here. You’ll apply your creativity and curiosity to collaborate with our discovery-driven, agile teams, using data insight and regular customer feedback to engineer market-leading digital products.

What we’re looking for

  • An excellent understanding of Java and the JVM
  • Knowledge of server-side frameworks such as Spring
  • Web application design and RESTful API know-how
  • A structured approach to programming, such as TDD
  • Although not a requirement, useful experience includes:
  • SQL/Relational databases
  • Document/Map based storage (eg: MongoDB)
  • Working with the Kafka messaging/streaming

As a Senior Java developer, you will not only help create insight-driven, market-leading digital products, you’ll also help mentor and coach our apprentices, graduates and professional developers. Comfortable talking about system design and architecture, you’ll know how to get the best out of our cross-functional teams, technical platforms and agile working practices.

Benefits and more

We offer a salary between £40,000 – £60,000 and a great flexible benefits package including 28 days annual leave, not including bank holidays – plus ½ day afternoon office closures on Christmas and New Year’s Eve, pension and healthcare. We believe in providing more than just salary and benefits. We’ll give you time and support so you can develop your career.

Our developers attend conferences, we host external meet-ups in our event space and offer masterclasses focusing on communication, team working and leadership. As you can see, it’s not limited to what you learn at your desk. If we sound like the kind of place for you then we would love to hear from you

Everyone is unique in their own way and we are looking for people from all walks of life to become part of our inclusive culture. We’re committed to making Auto Trader a diverse and inclusive environment for everyone. Diversity for us means respect for and appreciation of differences in gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, race and ethnic origin, religion and faith, marital status, social, educational background and way of thinking. Our dedication is to ensure you get the chance to be the best that you can be, showcase your full potential and make the right choice for you.

Coronavirus Message: If you are successful in applying to this role you will take part in a virtual assessment process, and your on-boarding experience will combine both time working from our office and from home. We’ve worked hard to create a COVID-secure space office, which includes our desks being spaced out more than 2m apart, a one-way travel system around the office and increased cleaning and hygiene measures. We are closely monitoring government guidelines and are looking forward to spending more time in our offices when it is safe to do so.

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