Java Developer

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus and benefits
Sector: IT & Telecoms Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Nick Donovan

Java Develolper


A Senior Java Developer needed for a very exciting and upcoming data analytics / technology organisation based in Cambridge who are looking to employ an experienced Java Developer with an in-depth knowledge of Core Java 8, JavaScript Frameworks such as Angular.js, RESTful webservices, multithreading and search technologies preferably in life sciences / Pharma.

The successful Java Developer will want to work for this client not just because it's a great opportunity but also because they will give you a wealth of benefits including:

  • Salary: £60,000 - £70,000 per annum
  • 25 day's holiday
  • Variable annual bonus based 10 - 15%
  • Pension Plan
  • Private Medical
  • Career Progression
  • Golden handshake on completion of probation!

You will be an ambitious Java Developer ideally with a scientific background, who will assist with accelerating product development and delivery of the next generation of software tools. You will be based on site in Cambridge with the opportunity to travel to customer sites and conferences around the world.

What the role entails:

Some of the main duties of the Java Developer will include:

  • Developing new components for our text mining and pharma intelligence systems
  • Developing rapid prototypes/scripts for new modules
  • Creation of data management and data transformation workflows for public and private data
  • Working with partner companies to integrate APIs in both directions
  • Testing and documenting the above
  • Working to deliver exceptional customer support at all times

What you need to be the successful Java Developer:

In order to be the successful Java Developer and have a chance to gain such an exciting opportunity you will ideally need to have the following:

  • Strong core Java 8 development skills, mainly server side, but additionally front end experience using a current javascript framework (e.g. Angular.js)
  • The ability to design and build unit-tested, modular code and deploy and run it on Linux servers locally or in the cloud
  • Experience of designing or using RESTful web services
  • An appreciation of performance and memory management and multithreading in Java; key bottlenecks, solutions and alternatives
  • Lucene based search technologies e.g. Elastic search, Solr

It would be beneficial to your application to also have:

  • An interest in Machine Learning / AI (bonus points if you have used Spark)
  • Docker and Some Dev Ops
  • Exposure to pharma / drug discovery / life sciences. Either a bioinformatics background or practical experience in handling public biomedical / healthcare databases, particularly life science text-based content.

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Java Developer to progress their career. If you are interested please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

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