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Senior software engineer - Java

Job Profile

Our Technology Services team within Mott MacDonald develops and supports complex software systems for clients throughout the UK and within the Mott MacDonald group.
The team develops and supports a diverse range of bespoke and product-based IT systems for clients throughout the UK and internationally. These systems are developed by our in-house software engineering staff, based in Glasgow city centre. We provide a dynamic, project-orientated development environment, with teams involved in the full lifecycle of software engineering; from requirements definition through to design, development and ultimately live system support.

Due to sustained success in our traditional markets, as well as developing new markets, we require a senior software engineer to join our growing team. With a constantly evolving portfolio of diverse and unique projects, this role will provide you with the opportunity to work across multiple teams for a variety of clients.

Within the team, you will work within a structured environment which promotes the delivery of quality software to our clients, and provides a framework for your continued growth. You will have the opportunity to be mentored by a talented technical team, who will set and support you in meeting challenging goals, ensuring your continued learning and development. The role will include working directly with our clients, remotely and on-site, allowing you to gain insight to our clients’ business and provide the opportunity to contribute innovation to our solutions.

Having been voted the 4th best place to work in the Glassdoor 2017 UK ‘Best Place to Work’ list, based on the reviews from our employees over the last year, we feel we have something worthwhile to offer.

Closing date for your application: 26 August 2018

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

Job Description

Reporting to one of more project teams, you will be responsible for the:
Design, implementation and testing of high-quality software
Liaison with customers to establish requirements, coordinate work and provide support
Production of design, test and user documentation
Occasional support and monitoring of live systems
Some aspects of this job will require occasional work outside normal office hours, or on UK client site, so flexibility is essential.

Candidate Specification

You should be qualified to degree level or above in a Computer Systems related subject.Proven experience of working in a commercial software development environment, using Java, SQL & JavaScript. In-depth knowledge of, and experience with Object-Oriented concepts & design principles. Along with experience with formal design, coding, review, configuration management and testing processes.

As a person you will need to be:
  • Highly motivated to learn fast and add value to our development team.
  • Be able to communicate effectively both in-person and via telephone, email and documentation.
  • Be able to demonstrate initiative and drive in carrying out tasks, constantly seeking improvement
  • Have an aptitude for problem solving
  • Be a team player and provide a positive contribution to our strong culture
  • Have an aptitude for mentoring more junior staff on technical matters
If you have any of these additional skills you would be of particular interest to us:
  • Liaising with clients and/or end-users
  • Spring (application framework)
  • Hibernate (or other ORM technologies)
  • Sybase RDBMS, PostgreSQL
  • SNMP
  • Subversion (Source-control)
  • JIRA (issue tracking)
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