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Senior Java Developer

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Business Support Role
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Job Overview

As a Senior Java Developer in the Web Development team your main objective is to deliver and maintain software applications that fall under the responsibility of the team. You will work in areas including Java Development, Web Development and Devops. You will be developing high value technology solutions to support and streamline business processes.

Tech Stack

Almost all our applications have a Java backend using JSF along with XHTML, JavaScript and CSS for the front end. We use Jboss EAP in a Linux environment but currently progressing with a full migration to Azure Cloud Services since the introduction of ‘Cloud First’ in Admiral.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Lead development and maintain software applications to a high standard ensuring code quality and unit test coverage
  • Champion new technologies that can be leveraged in our business
  • Conduct Ted Talks discussing the benefits of new or existing tech topics
  • Conduct software analysis, programming, testing & debugging
  • Identifying software application issues
  • Ensure documentation is present and kept accurate
  • Recommend changes to established processes
  • Mentor junior members of the team

Qualifications & Skills

  • Extensive knowledge and experience of Java
  • A degree in computer science or a similar field
  • Extensive commercial experience in the software engineering sector
  • OCJP certification desirable
  • Commercial experience as a java developer
  • Excellent proven knowledge of java design patterns and Object Orientated Design
  • Excellent proven knowledge of various database technologies
  • Experienced using XHTML and CSS
  • Experienced using MVCs such as Spring & JSF
  • Experienced using version control
  • Experience of Microsoft Azure is desirable
  • An understanding of SDLC in an agile environment
  • Strong problem-solving abilities
  • Excellent communication skills with both technical and non-technical audience

About Admiral

We're Wales’ only FTSE 100 company with forward-thinking approaches and endless opportunities to test, learn and grow. There's a reason we've been named a best place to work: Our progressive culture, core values, and commitment to diversity and inclusion has created a working environment where people share ideas, aren’t afraid to speak up and change things, and above all, are felt valued.

Based on innovation and organic growth Admiral has grown from being a small start-up into one of the largest car insurance providers in the UK. The company is constantly investigating new products, services and markets and is now in seven countries with a diverse product portfolio.

Admiral’s success goes hand-in-hand with having a strong people focussed culture. We believe that happy people make happy customers and happy customers help increase profits. Our philosophy is a simple yet effective one: people who enjoy what they do, do it better. 

We truly care about our customers, they are at the heart of every decision we make. We’re very proud of the innovative products we offer and level of service we provide. Everything we do acknowledges the needs of our customers and by recruiting the right people, we can continue to provide great service and ensure an excellent experience for our customers.

Admiral people work hard to keep us at the top of our industry, and are rewarded for it—with competitive pay, great benefits, a share package based on company performance, work-life balance opportunities, nearby fitness and health centres, and other special perks.

The Recruitment Officer looking after this role is Luke Tooze. If you’d like to know any more about the position, please feel free to drop him an email here or give him a call on the Recruitment Line - 0800 118 1619.