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In this role you’ll:

  • Own the development of functionality from accepting a story through to delivery into Production environments

  • Ensure solutions are robust and technically fit for purpose and in line with FT technology strategy.

  • Ensure solutions achieve the required quality standards through close collaboration with the QA team, including pairing with Test Developers when required.

  • Work closely with Operations and Support teams to ensure delivery of efficient monitoring, alerting and runbooks.

  • Collaborate with business analysts & product owners to contribute to the definition and understanding of incoming requirements.

  • Participate in a peer group of other Developers for the purposes of knowledge sharing.

  • Work as part of an agile team with UK counterparts implementing software development best practices.

You’ll bring to the role: 


  • A minimum of 3 years of software development at a mid level or a minimum of 6 years overall software development experience.

  • Previous experience working in a highly Agile development environment

  • A strong passion for technology, with a willingness and drive to constantly learn new tools and techniques

  • Experience in implementing (coding & unit testing) detailed design into application functionalities using the following technologies

    • Strong Object Oriented, Java 1.7+ and Java EE skills with an in-depth knowledge of the Servlet API.
    • Experience using tools such as Heroku and Puppet to efficiently provision environments
    • Experience using Jenkins for managing build pipelines.
    • Experience of Dropwizard or similar frameworks utilising embedded Servlet containers.
    • Java Unit Testing and Mocking Frameworks (Preferably JUnit  and Mockito
    • Hands on experience across XML, JSON and HTML(5).
    • Apache Ant and Apache Maven
    • Ability to use a wide variety of open source technologies and cloud services (preferably with experience on AWS)
    • Experience using version control systems, preferably Git.
    • NoSQL, preferably with hands on experience with Cassandra
  • Demonstrated experience taking ownership over the development of features with respect to both infrastructure and functional concerns
  • Excellent Unit Testing skills with TDD and BDD experience and exposure to a variety of mocking techniques and frameworks.
  • A good knowledge of the HTTP specification and experience developing REST based web services.
  • An understanding of cloud based systems and methodologies
  • Strong command line Linux skills
  • A strong drive to participate and encourage continuous improvement within the programme and a willingness to share experiences with other team members across FT Technology


  • Experience working within an environment where operational support and monitoring of code & systems is part of the culture.

  • Experience of continuous delivery processes and DevOps methodologies.

  • Experience using Nagios, Splunk or similar monitoring tools

  • Passion for continuous learning and keep abreast of other new trends, programmes and initiatives

  • Ability to collaboration with business stakeholders when required, to determine new requirements resulting from product changes as well as changes to existing functionality.

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