Location
Various Locations
Advertising Salary
£53,000 - £75,000 (London up to £84,000) + benefits
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Development
Level:
Senior Consultant

About The Role

Hippo Digital is recruiting Senior Java Developers to join our Hippo Herd. Java Developers work in multi-disciplinary teams that build, support & maintain User-Centred digital solutions that offer real value and work for everyone. 

Hippo’s Senior Java Developers are experts in their field. You will act as a Senior Consultant providing technical expertise in software engineering practices both internally and to our clients. You will be a leader, and have the ability to manage projects, maintain client relationships and be passionate about developing and upskilling others.

Your role in nutshell:

  • Produce software for Hippo and our clients - front-end, back-end, platform, we do it all, but you don't need to be an expert in it all
  • Create web applications used by public and staff - this includes researching with members of the public to understand their needs
  • Work within an agile, collaborative, multidisciplinary team
  • Prototype new functionality prior to committed development
  • Utilise the latest standards and approaches to solving problems
  • Build great relationships with your team and stakeholders
  • Work with the Hippo community to share best practice to ensure high standards
  • Line management of colleagues within your profession

Skills and experience that you need

  • Experience of the full development lifecycle delivering user-centred digital solutions 
  • An experienced developer using core Java, CXF, Spring Boot, Jetty, Mustache, HMTL, CSS & JavaScript
  • Strong JavaScript library and framework experience – Node, React, Angular 
  • Extensive experience working within agile methods and using techniques such as Kanban and TDD
  • Skilled in designing and building native and web applications, across a variety of scales and platform environments such as AWS, Mongo and Oracle Java 8
  • Expertise in public cloud and DevOps 
  • Capable of using a variety of software tools such as Terraform, Vault and Ansible 
  • CI/CD tools such as Jenkins, AWS CodeBuild, Azure DevOps and Atlassian
  • A team player with strong collaborative skills
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills
  • Able to articulate in both technical/non-technical terms depending on audience
  • Previous experience of working on GOV/NHS projects would be highly desirable
  • Embrace line management responsibilities (experience preferred but not essential) and supporting colleagues

What makes us great

In addition to your salary you will receive:
  • Contributory pension scheme (Hippo 6% with employee contributions of 2%)
  • 25 days holiday plus UK public holidays
  • Perkbox access for a wide range of perks and discounts
  • Life assurance and death in service cover
  • Flexible benefits scheme with options of:
    • private health cover
    • private dental cover
    • additional company pension contributions
    • additional holidays (up to an extra 2 days)
    • wellbeing contribution
    • charity contributions

Hi, we’re Hippo.

We’re a digital service design consultancy that works closely with our clients to create digital products and services that work for everyone. Since our inception, we have quickly established ourselves as a leading supplier of digital leaders, service design teams and delivery expertise. We support large-scale digital transformation programmes to public and private sector organisations looking to truly embrace digital services to innovate and evolve. We aspire to add value and leave a lasting benefit within those institutes. Our philosophy is to ensure the user is at the core of everything we do, research, design and deliver. Collaborating with us means embracing a digital-first strategy with people first design, which will genuinely create lasting change and positive impact.

Our Hippo offices are in Leeds, London, Bristol, Coventry and Manchester. However, we invite candidates to apply from anywhere in the UK who can be flexible regarding location. We offer a relocation support package of up to £8k to help cover the cost of moving somewhere within commuting distance of one of our locations. Please note that due to the nature of the business, we may also request that you work from client locations or work from home.

How Hippo Digital Embraces Diversity & Equal Opportunity

Hippo Digital is committed to diversity, equality and inclusion. For us, diversity and inclusion are not just tick-boxing activities but a chance to make meaningful long-term change. A diverse workforce means that we can unlock our ability to innovate, be creative, be better problem solvers and provide an inclusive environment for everyone. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

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