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Principal Java Developer

Fruition IT Resources Limited

Posted on Jan 5, 2023 by Fruition IT Resources Limited

Leeds, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£65k - £75k Annual

Great opportunity for a Principal Java Developer to work for an organization in order to provide technical expertise from the design to the delivery of software applications within the Life Sciences domain.

The Principal Developer will help to produce the technical roadmap and will work collaboratively with key Software Delivery stakeholders to improve product architecture, to inform the enterprise architecture practices and to ensure best tools are utilised to deliver products most effectively.

As a team member and experienced full stack developer, the Principal Developer will guide architectural decisions, help to mentor and technically lead other members of the Software Delivery function.

Principal Java Developer - Main responsibilities:

  • The design and implementation of software applications and components for use within the Life Sciences domain, including both desktop and web (or cloud) based systems
  • Acting as key technical contact for all project team members, including those external to Software Delivery
  • Proactively developing and maintaining best practices and standards to maintain and improve software quality across Software Delivery
  • Ensuring that the software development life cycle is followed in accordance with best practices, standards and policies
  • Mentoring Software Delivery team members
  • Ensure that software applications and components are secure through alignment against both internal standards and member needs
  • Ensure that architectural characteristics are considered to satisfy intended software, such as performance, data confidentiality, resilience and scalability
  • Collaborate and be an active member of the Architecture Team
  • Act as a product architect and own product architectures
  • Produce architectural design documentation

The ideal knowledge, skills and competencies of the Principal Developer will include:

  • A background in software engineering, software design or database design and architecture
  • Good knowledge of software development life cycle in an Agile environment
  • Proven experience in web-application development using the technologies below:
    • Java application frameworks such as Spring
    • Angular, JavaScript, CSS3 and HTML5
    • Relational database
  • Experience of working in a continuous integration and continuous deployment
  • Experience of working with code repositories such as GIT
  • Ability to optimise database query for performance and memory management
  • Ability to use techniques and profiling tools to optimise performance
  • Ability to develop application for a scalable, high-availability environment
  • Good understanding of message queuing systems
  • Good understanding of responsive web-design
  • General understanding in designing for cloud computing such as AWS
  • Desktop application development using the Eclipse/RCP framework would be an advantage
  • Use of NoSQL databases would be an advantage

Principal Developer - Salary & Benefits:

  • Basic salary up to £75,000
  • 34 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Hybrid working - 1-2 days per week in the office
  • Discretionary Annual Bonus
  • Annual salary benchmarking & cost of living reviews
  • Generous Pension Plan - up to 12%
  • Private health insurance + Life Insurance
  • Generous sickness leave and pay policy from day one
  • 5 hours per week and flexible working hours
  • Free city centre car parking 24/7
  • Generous maternity leave pay and parental leave
  • Extensive training and development options
  • A wide range of lifestyle perks and benefits - eg cycle to work, discounted gym membership, mental health support, onsite facilities (snack bar, showers, bicycle storage etc)

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or age.

Reference: 1845836105


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