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Senior JAVA Engineer

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Senior JAVA Engineer

Posted over 1 year ago

Join the Access Family and see how we make software ideas become a reality!

Our core value of ‘Love work, Love life’ has been central to our success and so we’re looking for people to join us who share our passion for making things better every day, to help us become a UK top 10 Software company.

Are you ready for the challenge?

What are we all about?

At Access we love software and how technology never stays the same. It's this obsession that drives us to work closely across sectors to understand the business needs of our customers - from professional services to manufacturing to not for profits and more. 

We're passionate about helping our customers stay one step ahead of the challenges facing their industry and business. That's why over 1 million users and over 10,000 organisations rely on Access software to help their organisation thrive. 


  • Confident in ability to design, write and unit-test new code using most of the following languages: Java Spring & Spring Boot, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS3, HTML5, MSSQL.

  • Confident debugging of web pages in the major browsers.

  • Confident in ability to design & implement REST and SOAP services.

  • Knowledge of Azure DevOps Continuous Integration & Deployment or other DevOps tooling.

  • Knowledge of OWASP security principles and accessibility standards like WCAG.

  • Desirable - Knowledge of Infinispan / Postman / Selenium / BrowserStack / npm.

  • Desirable – Knowledge of UI Frameworks like Angular, React, etc.

  • Desirable – Knowledge of Mobile App Development framework like Kotlin, etc

About you:

  • You are collaborative and pragmatic. You’re able to communicate with, advise and guide all stakeholders in various departments at various levels, making recommendations based on risk, commercial factors, technical approach and strategic objectives. You demonstrate selfawareness and ability to adapt message according to audience to achieve positive results.

  • You write clean, self-documenting code that is well structured, well-named, simple and easy to read. You stay up to date with latest technology.

  • You actively promote and show ownership of Quality centred activities.

  • You can co-ordinate, plan and manage Dev sprint/release activities. You take responsibility for the entire project, are able to identify risks early, understand overall project picture and makes decisions/recommendations according to these in order to achieve successful delivery of deliverables autonomously.

  • You can implement and manage efficient CI pipelines for highly available distributed systems. 

  • You can design source control structures, select or modify toolchain and deployment 

  • processes, and are aware of design patterns in the technologies you work in.

  • You keep abreast of technical developments in the industry and are aware of the evolution in the various technologies you work in.

  • You pro-actively seek to coach, guide and advise junior team mates; you demonstrate humility (understanding limits of knowledge) and strive to develop gaps in technical and soft skills; you demonstrate individual ownership and ownership of project and sprint deliverables within the team.


Day-to-day, you will: 

  • Design and develop software solutions to meet agreed acceptance criteria and stories using a range of languages and technologies. Ensure dev standards are established, known and followed within Scrum team.

  • Actively participate in requirements analysis

  • Analyse, identify and fix of root cause of defects, using debugging techniques and tools

  • Identify, compartmentalise and execute refactoring where commercially/technically necessary, with a focus on maintainability

  • Proactively contribute to Technical Roadmap, demonstrating good understanding of technical, commercial and risk factors, and recommending priorities.

  • Management of effective CI Pipeline and source control

  • Own, manage and be accountable for specific projects and deliverables, managing risks and dependencies with autonomy.

  • Provide technical leadership, guidance and direction to other members of the development team

  • Champion a quality focussed approach showing ownership for QA activities and collaboration with the QA team. Prepared to test own work and that of others to ensure quality.

As a well-rounded Senior Developer, your Skills and Experiences likely include: 

  • Demonstrable experience with the technologies used in the required product, requirements analysis and environments management. 

  • Work experience as a member in a scrum team.

  • Demonstrable experience of owning and driving successful delivery of projects.

What does Access offer you?

We are a growing software company and we deliver on what we say we do! We take the development of our people very seriously! We will work with you to carve out your success plan and an opportunity to accelerate your career and make a real difference.

  • Healthy, friendly, and inclusive culture

  • Work - life balance

  • Hybrid/Remote working

  • Flexible working hours

  • Competitive salary package

  • Great Holiday Package (starting from 25)

  • Charity day – day off paid by the company for volunteering activities

  • Private Healthcare & Life Insurance

  • 7 Card Sport Allowance

  • Meal tickets

  • Referral Bonus

  • Christmas Bonus

  • Big Break – all-inclusive holiday paid by the company

  • Other benefits

At Access we’re all about helping everyone Love Work, Love Life and Be you. Why? Because we believe people can only be their best when they can be themselves. So, if you are excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t match perfectly, we’d still love to hear from you. You might just be who we are looking for. We love the fact that we’re all different. We believe by having more diverse perspectives at work improves how we run our business, helps us to better support our customers, and when you think about it, it’s just more fun!

What’s holding you back? Come and be part of our Amazing Access Family!