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Belfast, Northern Ireland


Java Developer

  • As a team, we transform our client’s businesses using a combination of strategic thinking, customer-centric service design, and agile engineering practices. We do this at internet scale – driving innovation, and enriching people’s lives. Our skills and talent enable PA’s purpose of creating positive a human future in a technology driven world.

    As part of our Digital team, you’ll work alongside colleagues from across PA – delivering transformative digital solutions to today’s most complex business challenges. Our teams are trusted to deliver and given the space to be awesome. We’re an inclusive community for the curious, generous, pragmatic and committed digital practitioner.

    As a Java Developer:

    • You'll be responsible for owning and delivering on specific tasks, being the design authority and accountable for creating solutions
    • You'll be a trusted member of the team, and you'll be empowered to move things forward on your own steam
    • You'll have the support of experienced professionals within the team, who can give you guidance and help you make decisions
    • You may also be expected coach more junior Developers in the team, working with them to build their expertise
    • It’s important you feel comfortable having team discussions with the client on the project and contributing your thoughts and ideas into the team

    Pods are a small team with a mix of technology skills, we supplement development expertise with DevOps (we emphasise the Dev in DevOps) and Test Automation specialists. The pod works together in a collaborative environment and you might get the chance to develop your DevOps or automation expertise. We need you to contribute to developing the pod, perhaps by sharing your expertise in a tool or mentoring teammates.

    What we're looking for

    • Experience in Java:
      • Java 8+
      • MVC, JDBC and RESTful
      • Knowledge of JVM
      • Building tools such as Ant, Maven and Gradle
    • Experience developing solutions in the cloud, using either AWS, GCP or Azure
    • Experience developing code using CI/CD tools
    • Experience in microservices architecture, including containers and serverless implementation. E.g. Kubernetes, Docker, OpenShift, AWS Lambda, Cloud Functions
    • Experience working in agile development teams where you're applying development practices such as:
      • Agile sprints
      • TDD and/or BDD approaches
    • Experience working alongside others in the team to develop design, elaborate user stories and deliver estimates during story pointing
    • An understanding of scalability, high availability and disaster recovery requirements

    About us

    We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

    As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

    Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

    An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 3,200 specialists in consumer, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government, health and life sciences, manufacturing, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Europe, and the Nordics.

    Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

    Benefits at PA

    • Private medical insurance
    • Travel allowance
    • 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
    • Company pension scheme
    • Annual performance-based bonus
    • Life and Income protection insurance
    • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)
    • Additional optional benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)
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