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Java Web Systems Developer

We are seeking two experienced Java developers to join our Agile development team, to deliver a number of high-profile systems of strategic importance to the University. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join a leading development team within one of the most prestigious organisations in the world.

Supported by the team, you will work directly with stakeholders in a dynamic multidisciplinary environment, to define and deliver complex yet easy-to-use and reliable systems. Collaboration throughout gives flexibility for all team members to lead in their own domains, effectively harnessing everyone's diverse skills to produce the best possible outcome. This promises to be a stimulating, challenging and rewarding experience.

The successful applicants will aim high, have a grasp of sound software architecture, demonstrable experience in building modern Java web applications, and expertise in a good number of the following areas: - Ample experience of core Java - Flexible Agile mind-set - Excellent communication skills - Grounding in DevOps culture and practice - Good understanding of relational databases, SQL, JPA, Hibernate or similar - Proven ability to create user-centred web apps using Spring MVC, JSF or similar frameworks - Experience integrating systems using, for example, REST or JMS - Analysis, modelling and design of systems - Exposure to continuous integration, TDD - A fervent interest in current technological trends

You will be playing a significant role in the University's mission to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence.

Cambridge is a world leading university and this is an exciting new challenge. Coupled with a competitive benefits package, the practical advantages of working in a purpose built working environment in West Cambridge with good transport links, schools and a range of housing, is a combination that is hard to beat. We look forward to hearing from you.

The posts are permanent (subject to funding, currently funding is secured for 2 years).

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Simon Redhead,

Please quote reference VC17924 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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