Sr. Software Developer (Java)

Cardiff, UK
Technology & Product

The Developer role holds responsibility for working closely as part of a team of software developers in the creation of high-quality software applications within an Agile environment and keeping up to date with the latest relevant technological innovations.

What that means day to day

In addition, this role will be responsible for assisting the Senior Development Manager in building and promoting a positive working environment for the team as well as acting as a technical resource for team members.


·Be an integral part of the development team, actively contributing towards development of tools, services and platforms.

·Review and regularly contribute to the ongoing improvement of team practices and Ways of Working with an aim to making the team more effective and improving delivery. Where appropriate you will lead on delivering changes in working practices.

·Collaborate with other teams – both within the Technology department and across the business - to identify improvements to existing processes and services or where new services could be developed.

·Work closely with key stakeholders in the collection and documentation of user requirements and the development of user stories.

·Plan, write, test and maintain code for web, mobile and desktop business applications in accordance with established standards in an Agile environment

·Participate in peer-reviews of solution designs and related code. 

·Work closely with the quality teams to ensure that standards are maintained and improved.

·Provide third-level support to business users. 

·Adapt and learn to work with other languages/platforms where required.

·Assist in the development of junior team members


You will from time to time be required to undertake other duties of a similar nature as reasonably required by your line manager commensurate with the nature and level of the role.

What you’ll need to be successful

Essential Skills and Capabilities 

What you’ll get in return

  • Java
  • GraphQL
  • Docker
  • Jira
  • Git
  • Working as a member of an Agile Scrum team.
  • In depth knowledge of Web Services protocols such as REST, HTTPS, Web Sockets
  • API design
  • Analytical and logical mind
  • Ability to prioritise and work within deadlines
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Self-motivated

FOR THE HERE AND NOW – We provide a mature and flexible ‘work your way’ culture, generous holiday allowance, a ‘giving day’ to give back to others, enhanced family friendly leave (regardless of gender), an employee assistance programme, 24-hour online GP, gym discounts, cover for a variety of healthcare, dental, optical and wellbeing treatments/services, a cycle to work scheme and paid time off when you’re physically and mentally unwell.

FOR FUN – You spend a significant percentage of your time with your colleagues (and what a great bunch of people they are!) and it’s important to us that everyone contributes to an environment that is positive and full of laughs. We’ve always got something going on, from charity events and competitions to recognition events and awards and we encourage our teams to get involved and have fun along the way.

FOR THE FUTURE – To set you up for later on in life, we provide an enhanced pension scheme with generous employer contributions and a life assurance policy for peace of mind. We offer a plethora of development resources and support, including access to LinkedIn learning to support you as you develop your career with us. Last year alone we filled nearly 30% of our roles with internal candidates (which equates to almost 50 people being promoted!) 

Sound interesting so far?

What you can expect if you apply:

  • A response to your application within 15 working days
  • An interview process consisting of:
  • An initial discovery call with the recruiter
  • A first stage interview via Microsoft Teams 
  • Additional interview (likely face to face) with the stakeholders you’ll be working with closely in the role

We’re keen to ensure our hiring process allows you to be at your best, so if you need us to make any adjustments, please just let us know.


  • Reporting To: Mark Gabb
  • Employment Type: full_time