Position: Java Developer

Background:

Cognitran Limited is an established Software Company headquartered in the UK with additional offices in Poland and the US. The positions will be based from our UK and Poland offices from where we service a number of our globally recognised clients.

This is an excellent opportunity for a Software Developer to join an industry-leading independent software vendor and play an active role in our expansion within the automotive sector; specifically involved with the design, development and implementation of bespoke software solutions.

As an experienced Software Developer, you will be a highly technical, hands-on developer utilising Java-based technologies. You will work closely with programme managers, Agile team facilitators, scrum masters and developers, as well as liaising with key external stakeholders.

Requirements:

To apply for this role, in addition to having a minimum of 3 years of proven commercial experience in Java software development, you will have experience of engaging with software development teams and delivery of projects within a software development environment. You will be joining teams with a variety of diverse skills and experience. The role requires a motivated, confident individual who is experienced in taking responsibility and, once established, can autonomously make decisions for the benefit of the company.

You will be degree educated in computer science, or be able to show equivalent experience. You will be a self-starter with the ability to understand user requirements, develop these into strong design documentation, and estimate work required to complete projects.

You will be able to demonstrate the confidence and initiative to approach customers, seek out new opportunities and explain how 'our' vision can assist with their needs.

Key responsibilities:

  • Visiting external stakeholders to understand their requirements, demonstrate new ideas and functionality
  • Write code to enhance our array of software applications
  • Supporting the delivery of multiple development projects from design through to release
  • Assist Project Managers with defining delivery phases of the project including activities, sub-activities, and milestones from a development perspective
  • Work closely with relevant teams both internally and externally to ensure alignment and coordination across operations as part of the seamless implementation of existing and new systems
  • Backlog refinement; supporting iteration planning; resource allocation, critical issue analysis and resolution

Essential Skills:

  • Strong Java SE skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong presentation skills that allow you to translate information effectively to non-technical audiences at a variety of organisational levels
  • A keen eye for detail and a passion to follow good practices
  • Assisting to solve complex design problems or software bugs using both logical and creative approaches
  • Strong understanding of unit testing as part of the software development cycle, following Test-Driven Development
  • Experience in a variety of software development approaches including Agile
  • Be a creative and innovative thinker with the ability to bring ideas to fruition

Desirable:

Experience with the following technology:

  • HTML
  • Javascript
  • CSS
  • Angular
  • MVC
  • Gradle
  • REST
  • SOAP

Locations:

Coventry, UK
Poland