• Senior Java Engineer

    Job Locations UK-Somerset-Yatton
    Posted Date 4 months ago(4 months ago)
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  • About Costain and your project.

    Costain helps to improve people’s lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK’s energy, water and transportation infrastructures.


    Costain Integrated Technology Solutions provide integrated hardware and software based solutions across a broad spectrum of traffic monitoring and management requirements. 


    We are looking for an experienced Senior Java Software Engineer to work on various software projects (new as well as existing ones in maintenance) within the company.

    What will I be doing?

    • Work closely with the Software Lead and members of the Delivery and Test teams to ensure projects are delivered in a timely manner, the deliverables meet the customer requirements and conform to the QA standards.
    • Work closely with the Services teams on Service Requests to ensure they are handled within the SLAs defined in the maintenance contracts.
    • Help and guide less experienced members of the team.
    • Provide estimates and assist the Software lead to manage progress for on time delivery.
    • Advocate continuous improvement through effective retrospectives, recommendations and driving change.
    • Possess excellent organisational skills with the ability to manage priorities and work to deadlines

    About you

    • 5 years experience in a similar role
    • Good analytical skills for trouble shooting and problem solving
    • Positive, strong and robust work ethic, taking pride in professionalism, responsibility and highly proactive approach to work
    • Effective teamworking skills within the software team and in cross functional project teams
    • Some experience of Agile methodologies
    • Ability to guide junior members of the team

    In addition to the above, the below technical skills are required:

    • Java
    • Database development (SQL and/or NoSQL such as MongoDB)
    • Spring Framework (Spring Integration, Spring Security, Spring Data Rest, Spring Web)
    • Event driven JavaScript (e.g. AngularJS, and knowledge of common JavaScript libraries such as JQuery)
    • JSON
    • REST
    • HTML5
    • Tomcat/Apache
    • Testing frameworks (e.g. Junit, Cucumber, Selenium)
    • Experience of the full software development lifecycle
    • Experience of source version control ideally Git
    • Linux


    Final Statement

    We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.  


    At Costain we aim to be an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers’ needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.


    We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.



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