Senior Groovy Developer

ECOM South
City Of London
£80k - £115k pa + extensive enhanced benefits
29 Nov 2016
Job Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
My client is a highly regarded insurance comparison company that has been providing services to the top insurance companies for over 4 years. Based out of their office in Central London, we're looking for Senior Groovy Developers with the ability to build and maintain their high quality software components using Agile methodologies in D2C and B2B websites across mobile and web.

Essential Qualifications & Expertise
* Qualified to degree level (2:1 or above)
* Excellent, in-depth Java knowledge and experience
* Experience building and consuming Rest APIs
* Demonstrable experience of Groovy (other JVM languages considered)
* Demonstrable experience building internet-facing websites using Grails (other frameworks considered)

* Experience of planning and implementing solutions using Agile development processes such as SCRUM, TDD
* A background in building JVM based applications at scale
* Full stack Java capability
* Demonstrable ability to deliver high quality products to sometimes challenging timescales
* Ability to deal with non-standard requests/work, often at short notice

Technology stack includes:
*Spring Boot
*Restful APIs

Desirable Experience
* Understanding of insurance industry
* Demonstrable experience of front-end development using JavaScript frameworks, e.g. JQuery, AngularJS
* Experience of cloud based development (AWS)

Key Skills & Behaviours - applicable to all positions

* Organised, delivery focused and analytical
* Confident, effective communicator with business customers at all levels, including Senior Management
* Team player Demonstrates an appropriate level of technical skills for the role and an appreciation of current issues affecting the profession and the life insurance industry generally
* Takes responsibility for quality, completeness and accuracy of work
* Organised and deadline focused
* Shows initiative, flexibility and resourcefulness
* Critically evaluates and challenges current work practices
* Able to deal with challenging deadlines and prioritises effectively
* Provides accurate and timely updates on status of work and escalates issues appropriately
* Is a committed team member who shares information, knowledge, and experience openly
* Communicates in a clear and practical manner both verbally and in writing

Candidates must have the right to work in the UK and be able to work onsite 5 days a week.

ECOM Recruitment are a specialist recruitment firm with a straight-talking approach and an impressive contacts book.

We are acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy and are an Equal Opportunities employer who welcomes applicants from all backgrounds.