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Scala Developer - Worthing

Posted on Oct 5, 2019 by Mercator IT Solutions

Worthing, Sussex, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£500 - £500 Daily

Scala developer needed to start next week in Worthing at our clients Government site.

  • Work with Solutions Architects to design and implement RESTful APIs for seamless integration with internal and external systems;
  • Ensure new and updated digital services are thoroughly tested for performance and are able to handle specified load;
  • Ensure systems are robust, scalable, open and secure, with appropriate overall system design and integration points/APIs in order to deliver a high quality digital user experience;
  • Provide mentorship for members of the development team (software developers, Agile Test Engineers) and feedback on staff performance;
  • Build a culture of continuous service improvement, ensuring that key systems owned by your digital service team are regularly analysed, maintained and improved;
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to quickly develop strong working relationships in high pressure environments;
  • Collaborate with Solutions/Technical Architects, Agile Test Engineers and Software Developers to build up a robust automated test suite to work in a continuous integration environment;
  • Be involved in the wider web development community (outside of HMRC and the government) identifying good practices we can adopt and sharing our experiences;
  • Sharing knowledge of tools and techniques with technical and non-technical team members in the wider HMRC digital team and across government;
  • Providing second-line' support and occasional on-call' support.

Skills and Experience


  • Experience leading a team of developers, providing overall guidance and setting overall development direction;
  • Demonstrable experience in programming and Back End software development in either Java, C#, Scala, Python or Ruby;
  • Excellent commercial experience in programming and Back End software development in Java;
  • Good understanding of web technologies & protocols;
  • Experience developing and using web-based APIs (especially HTTP REST-based APIs);
  • Demonstrable experience of automated testing solutions;
  • Experience with open source solutions and community;
  • Experience working on technical projects within an agile team;
  • A proven ability to communicate technical concepts to a non-technical audience;
  • Demonstrable understanding of web security best practices and security application design, such as OWASP top 10;
  • Excellent demonstrable knowledge of relational and non-relational database systems;
  • Experience of building and scaling high-traffic websites;
  • Understanding of the use of responsive web design.


  • Experience presenting work at user groups and conferences;
  • Experience of handling large data sets and scaling their handling and storage;
  • Proven ability to quickly research and learn new programming tools and techniques;
  • Experience of other programming languages such as Scala, Python, Ruby, C#;
  • Use and implementation of modern Front End web programming techniques such as HTML5, CSS3, AJAX, REST, JSON;
  • Experience with web frameworks such as Django, Ruby on Rails, Play Framework, Google Guice, Spring;
  • Experience using automated testing/continuous integration tools such as Jenkins, junit;
  • Experience using Confluence & JIRA;
  • Experience using and deploying on cloud based platforms;
  • Knowledge of the use of version control systems such as git or subversion.


  • Leading and Communicating
  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Making Effective Decisions

Reference: 766892990

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