Senior Java Developer

UK wide
Competitive salary, bonus, contributory pension, 30 days holiday plus bank, PMI,
Closing date
10 Mar 2021

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Food & Drink
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About The Role

Competitive salary and benefits including; bonus, contributory pension, 30 days holiday (plus bank), life assurance and many more!

The Senior Java Developer will adopt a senior role within a cross-functional software development team comprising software engineers, QA and business analysts.

You will be developing future-proof scalable web-based software solutions for a growing business using micro-SOA, creating a seamlessly integrated multi-purpose platform providing an omni-channel user experience to our users.

Following small build-measure-learn cycles for fast feedback, our development teams have a strong focus on quality and velocity, driven by lean software development principles, implemented through agile practices.


With a user base reaching from your in-house colleagues using our bespoke integrated business solutions to our retailers and their customers using our ordering platform in their shops and on-line your working life will be versatile and challenging but never boring.


About You

You should have at least five years commercial experience using Java and related technologies and a passion for software development!


To be successful in the role you will excellent understanding of relational database management systems, ideally MySQL, and of software design and its importance for performance, maintainability, scalability and testability in web applications. Ideally you will be familiar with microservice architecture, RESTful web services and DevOps practices.


You will also have the opportunity to develop your skills in modern JavaScript frameworks such as React.js.  You will also have a good understanding of test automation frameworks for unit, integration and acceptance tests, and will be able to accurately translate complex technical requirements and specifications into deliverables, accurately report on progress and identify and enact strategies for continuous improvement. 


Providing mentorship and coaching to junior staff in technologies and development methods used with the team/department is essential to this role and requires the ability to work effectively both individually and as part of a team. You will need need strong interpersonal skills including the ability to articulate ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences and have exceptional oral and written communication skills. Finally, a degree in computer science or a related discipline would be an advantage. 


We’d love to hear from you if we match your job search!

About Costcutter

Our vision is simple; helping independent retailers to thrive.

Join us and you will be joining our values-driven, fast-paced business and become part of a friendly and dynamic culture. We work together, building strong relationships and embracing different styles. That way everyone can turn up as themselves.

Like innovating? So do we, we embrace change and believe we can always be better, in fact it’s one of Our Values!

Tell me more…

We have been championing independent retailers for over 30 years. Our Head Office remains in York and we have over 600 employees in Head Office and around the country.

We supply goods and services to independently-owned convenience stores across the UK and Republic of Ireland as well as to our company-owned estate. These stores trade under a number of brands including Costcutter, Simply Fresh and Mace.

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