Principal Java Software Engineer - Malaga/Madrid

Location London, United Kingdom, Europe
Job Type Permanent
Salary Attractive
Reference 31492

My client in the iGaming industry is looking for some Principal Java Developers to join their growing team. They have an office in Malaga but you only need to go to the office once a month, the rest you can work from home remotely. 

What you’ll do

  • Architect, design, and develop high-quality, maintainable, and scalable solutions in collaboration with the team
  • Ensure all Engineering principles are implemented in the building of the product.
  • Promote engineering excellence in coding structure and methods (TDD, BDD), quality engineering, pair programming.
  • Mentor team members in best practices, new tech, and ways of working.
  • You will also work collaboratively with the wider business teams, such as Product, Design, BI, or Talent team to define achievable milestones and contribute to the wider organisational goals
  • Contribute to overall strategic direction and roadmaps, working together with architects and product owners/managers
  • Participate in the development of project plans, including the expected outcomes, risks, contingency plans, and required resources for the project
  • Solution design; back to front, employing top technologies and industry best practices
  • Share your knowledge and experience with colleagues, mentoring others, helping the team to grow their skills, as well as developing your own skills by experimenting with and learning new technologies
  • Own analysis, design, and delivery of end to end features
  • Take ownership of system stability over the different environments
  • Investigate new tools/ technologies/ ideas to promote further improvements of the system
  • Identify opportunities to improve work processes and efficiency, not settling or satisfying with the status quo
  • Promote best practices, existing development guidelines, and continuous code improvements. 
  • Think ahead and bring solutions for future problems
  • Participate in the on-call support when needed


What you'll work with

  • Java – latest version.
  • Web development (JS/Angular).
  • Web services (REST).
  • Spring boot, Spring cloud.
  • Build tools (Maven, NPM, Webpack) as well as version control systems (Git).
  • Containers (Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Testing frameworks (JUnit, Jasmine, JBehave and Selenium) and testing practices, contract testing.
  • Apache Cassandra and Elasticsearch.
  • Messaging (RabbitMQ).
  • Concurrent programming and threading.


What you’ll bring

  • Positive, growth mindset, knowledge sharing, and creativity while problem-solving with others.
  • Enterprise application Java expertise
  • Demonstrated experience as a full-cycle software engineer: analysis > design > code/test > deployment > maintenance/support
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of continuous deployment
  • Demonstrated advanced understanding of testing methodologies and standards.
  • Strong communication skills in English, both written and verbal, to provide empathetic feedback, challenge, and influence others
  • Stakeholder management experience, adapting communication style to clearly express complex technical concepts and ideas using appropriate business language.
  • Ability to work with multiple technologies (t-shaping) even if specialized at one, and continue learning every day
  • Ability to analyze and find solutions for complex problems without any assistance
  • An agile approach to development, and a good understanding of lean and agile methodologies.
  • A proven track record of playing a hands-on role within a fast-paced organisation
  • Ability to make decisions based on the business and organisational goals, collaborating with other teams (such as Product, Design, Talent)
  • Experience in scaling infrastructure and ensuring the system is performant
  • Good experience in API development, algorithmic programming, and NoSQL databases
  • Good DevOps, Testing, Quality and Security practices
  • Experience designing and maintaining microservice-based architectures
  • Experience in algorithmic programming in multiple languages
  • Passionate in building cutting-edge, high-quality applications
  • Strong understanding of QA concepts (TDD, BDD)
  • Quick learner, creative thinker, researcher mindset, delivery focus
  • The ability to context switch and be adaptable to change
  • Comfortable with a “you build it, you run it” culture
  • Willingness to work outside of the area of expertise or in an unstructured environment 
  • Big picture thinking, demonstrated ownership and accountability for the individual and team outcomes


What’s in it for you

  • Attractive salary and customisable benefits package
  • Flexible working hours and ways of working
  • Contemporary and accessible office environments with a range of workplace perks
  • Six weeks’ paid leave for every four years of service
  • Relocation package for you and your family including soft-landing package services to help you settle in (applicable in Spain, if you are moving from a different city/country)
  • Inspiring and fulfilling work at an innovative and values-driven company creating cutting-edge tech
  • Being part of a team with a forward-looking, international mindset and agile working practices
  • A friendly, inclusive, and multicultural environment (we are made up of over 35 nationalities, speaking almost 30 languages)
  • Wellbeing programmes, learning, and personal growth opportunities
  • A range of employee events throughout the year, including team building activities, Learning Labs, Hackathons, and Designathons
  • Opportunities to shape the tech community within and outside of the company, through mentoring and knowledge-sharing


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