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Junior Developer

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Salary: £24k per year

Location: Chelmsford, Essex

Job Type: Permanent

Date Listed: 07 Sep 2018

Reference: 4166 - Apex TL

About the company:

Our client is a well-established software company headquartered in the UK with additional offices in the US and Poland. This position will be based from the office in Essex. This is an exceptional opportunity for a Junior Developer to play an active role in the development and implementation of bespoke solutions largely used by the automotive industry.

The job will offer you an opportunity to get involved with all parts of a full software development lifecycle to craft a product that you will be proud to develop and support. The division that you will join deals with products and applications used by several large clients based in the UK, the US, and Europe.

The role will give you the rare opportunity to architect and implement software projects in an environment where the software stack choices will be a product of the requirements rather than a limitation of the solution.

What you will be doing:

As a Junior Developer, you will play an active role in our expansion within the automotive sector. We are looking for an individual with interest in developing software in Java within an Agile framework. This position will allow you to develop new skills and experience in engaging with external customers.

Aside from the development aspects of the position, the role will be enjoyed by an individual with an inquiring mind. We would welcome your creativity to help design and develop new features to enhance the functionality of our applications. Additionally, you will be expected to perform 'deep dive' investigations and analysis, suggest where improvements to code and infrastructure can be made and to continue the evolution of our software.

You will enjoy opportunities to work on both new and existing projects and be challenged to make a difference through your enthusiasm and self-motivation; bringing ideas to the table, facilitating change and helping direct our client's future.

What we expect from you:


      Java SE 8 knowledge

Presentation and communication skills that allow you to translate technical information effectively to non-technical audiences at a variety of organisational levels

Driven by a desire to solve complex design challenges using both logical and creative approaches

The ability to take ownership and strive to deliver a variety of technical solutions with positive energy and a strong desire to succeed

You will be degree educated in computer science or be able to show equivalent experience.


Experience with the following technology and practices:

      Understanding of various Java web frameworks, such as Spring

Experience in working with Git, Gradle, Nexus and other continuous integration tools

An enthusiasm for modern development methodologies including peer development, code reviews and TDD