Java Developer


Delivering new digital technology solutions is hard. That is why Gravity 9 was born. We help organisations deliver transformative digital solutions by combining our deep understanding of new and emerging technologies with experience delivering complex enterprise solutions for some of the world’s largest companies. We were born in 2018 and are just getting started.

Role Description

We are looking for a smart, enthusiastic Java software engineer with a keen interest in current technology and engineering. Using your experience of Java and engineering best practices, you will be involved in the design and implementation of secure and scalable applications that are transforming industries. You will take an active part in team discussions and code reviews and you will work collaboratively with your colleagues to identify, prioritise and deliver features which bring value to our clients.

The first project you will work on will be the development of a greenfield platform for buying / selling cars on credit. The proposed technology stack involves Java 11+, Spring, Azure Cloud, Kubernetes (AKS), Eureka, Zuul, Redis, Kubernetes.

We believe small, multi-disciplinary teams are most effective in delivering complex change. As such, we are looking for someone with a collaborative mindset who is happy to be flexible and take on different responsibilities over the lifetime of our projects.  

Role requirements - technical skills and experience

This role will suit a capable and experienced Java developer.Skills and experience should include:

  • Solid foundation of Java 8+.Java 11/14 and OpenJDK experience is a plus.
  • Practical knowledge of Maven or Gradle.
  • Good understanding of Spring ecosystem: Spring Boot, Spring Framework.
  • Additional languages or front-end skills is a plus though not directly required.
  • Some experience working with either Azure or AWS cloud.
  • Nice to have experience working with Spring Data, Spring MVC, Spring Cloud, Redis, Eureka, Zuul.
  • Basic understanding of Tomcat/Jetty, OpenID Connect, OAuth2
  • Understanding of microservices architecture.
  • Experience writing unit and integration tests.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to understand business requirements and translate them into technical requirements.
  • Good command / intermediate in spoken and written English (working indirectly with with UK/US based clients).
  • DevOps: configuration of CI /CD pipelines in e.g. Jenkins, Travis, Azure DevOps, etc.
  • DevOps: basic understanding of Docker or Kubernetes / AKS.
  • Development methodologies: familiarity with agile working and test-driven development.
  • Education: an excellent result in computer science or another STEM subject is preferred, either at MSc or BSc level, but alternative education paths will be considered.

Role requirements - soft skills

Key attributes and behaviours to succeed in this role will be:

  • Delivery focus - strong analysis and problem-solving skills. Ability to evaluate, design and implement effective solutions. Flexibility to adapt skills to a spectrum of client engagements, use cases and modes of change delivery.
  • Exemplary standards of personal integrity and respect for others – professional approach to all aspects of client engagement and collaborative team working, able to quickly build relationships based on trust and transparency.
  • Strong presentation and written and verbal communication are essential given the client facing nature of the role.
  • Value driven - Creative thinking, with aptitude for innovation and strong desire to exceed client expectations.
  • Energy – positive attitude and determination to learn and succeed.

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