Java Developer


About the Role

The Java Developer is an engineer with a growth mindset who cares about improving both themselves and their team through continuous learning and knowledge sharing. You care about great customer experience and want to collaborate with other engineers and our internal users. You will have at least 3 years’ experience in Software Engineering.

The Java Developer reports to the Platform Lead, who is responsible for the prioritisation and planning of the team’s work. Typically, the team will deploy enhancements and fixes to production every two weeks.

Success in this role will see you contribute to the evolution of the Entsia Platform with secure, clean, well abstracted and testable code. You will also be an active contributor to the overall success of the Platform Team and Entsia by sharing ideas and knowledge.

Main duties / Responsibilities:

  • Design and build small to medium sized new features and bug fixes independently for the Entsia Platform in Java with some Groovy, SQL, JavaScript and CSS
  • Work on major features for the Entsia Platform as part of a team
  • Design and build extensions to customer environments using Java and Groovy
  • Build integrations with customer infrastructure using Apache Camel
  • Write unit and integration tests using JUnit and Mockito
  • Evolve the Entsia Platform database schema using Liquibase
  • Help improve our build and deployment system using Ant, Maven and Gradle
  • Contribute to our Knowledge base using Confluence
  • Provide visibility over your work using Jira
  • Collaborate with our implementation consultant team to spec and design new features for our platform
  • Escalate issues to the management team in a timely manner to meet agreed SLAs
  • Comply with company policies and procedures on information security

We’re looking for:

  • Someone who understands the value of clean code that can be maintained by others in the team. You see coding as a craft that is continuously improved upon
  • 3 years commercial experience as a developer
  • Extensive experience with Java (version 8 and above) and SQL
  • Experience with functional programming or writing declarative Java code as opposed to imperative code
  • Extensive experience with a dependency injection framework such as Guice or Spring
  • Extensive experience with JPA / Hibernate or other ORM
  • Extensive experience writing unit tests using JUnit and a mocking framework such as Mockito
  • Experience with Google Web Toolkit (desirable)
  • Strong knowledge of design patterns, OO design principals such as encapsulation, SOLID etc.
  • Experience with build tools such as Ant, Maven or Gradle
  • Extensive experience working with a distributed source control system such as Mercurial or Git
  • Experience working with a Unix based shell environment (desirable)
  • Experience with SQL Server, PostgreSql or Oracle (desirable)
  • Experience with machine-to-machine communication such as SOAP, REST etc
  • Experience with application containers such as Tomcat or Wildfly / JBOSS
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills
  • General and/or life Insurance business knowledge (desirable)
  • A company approach to your work. Evidence of contributing in a way that benefits the whole rather than only your role
  • Experience working in a start-up or small-medium sized company (desirable)
  • A desire to build an in-depth knowledge of a complex and sophisticated multi-channel cloud software platform
  • Demonstrated ability working in an agile environment
  • A willingness to invest time in understanding the insurance business domain
  • Drive, motivation, and innovative thinking
  • A degree in a Computing Science / Engineering or related field


  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Regular sponsored team events and activities
  • Structured professional development
  • Health and wellness Support
  • Well-equipped office with excellent end of trip facilities
  • Latest tech and tools (office and home)
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