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Senior Director

Simon Evans

Simon is a Director of Burns Sheehan, responsible for the growth of our Cloud & Mobility Practice. He has been recruiting within the Technology sector for the last 8 years and is passionate about delivering an excellent service to both clients and candidates alike. Simon has just become a new Dad for the first time so outside of the office he can mainly be found changing nappies and trying to catch up on much needed sleep! When Simon isn't in the office, he enjoys watching his beloved Man Utd play football & reading History books!

Simon Evans

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Java Developer - Distributed Systems at Scale

Welwyn Garden City, UK

£75,000 - £85,000 per annum






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Simon Evans


020 3206 1943

Senior Java Developer - Distributed Systems at Scale

Welwyn Garden City - Up to £85,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits

Senior Java Developer - Java 8, Microservices, Spring, Agile, Kafka, AWS

If you're a Senior Java Developer interested in tackling challenges of scale and complexity that are unprecedented in the UK tech-sector then keep reading…

This presents an opportunity to work in a key area of the businesses on real-time, distributed systems at scale focusing on high availability and performance. Your work will which will have a direct impact and be visible across all of their products and services used by tens of millions of people every week.

If you like; flexible hours, working from home, awesome internal mobility, working with leaders and engineers from some of the most well-respected companies on the planet in a casual, established yet start-up feel environment, then this could be a great opportunity for you.

The role will work with an established Agile (Kanban) Java Development team, building services using; Java, Groovy, RxJava, Vert.x, Kafka and Couchbase, running on AWS with automated testing in a CD pipeline.

A few other responsibilities include; pairing (if you like), BDD, building for security and user data privacy, automating builds and deploying in the cloud, as well as being a part of hiring new engineers for the team.

What Skills/Experience are they looking for in a Senior Java Developer:

  • Java Developers with passion and curiosity!!
  • Java 8 and a plus if you have any other JVM languages, i.e. Groovy etc.
  • Spring
  • Agile (TDD, BDD)

Beneficial experience:

  • Designing & building distributed systems - particularly for performance, availability and scalability.
  • Automation and Testing (TDD, BDD)
  • Java Developers with experience of RxJava, Vert.x, Kafka, Groovy / Spock, Splunk, AWS, CI/CD tools - all a bonus to have.

Proven Java Developers who do not have all of the skills listed above but feel they can and want to learn/pick up new skills will be considered.

Apply now if you think this sounds like it could be you, or if you fancy a challenge and want to be part of a highly collaborative and humble team, taking on some interesting technical problems. For more information please call.

Senior Java Developer | Java, Microservices, Spring, Agile, Kafka, AWS

Burns Sheehan Ltd will consider applications based only on skills and ability and will not discriminate on any grounds.