Java Engineer - Contract



Knowledge, Skills & Experience


  • Significant business knowledge and direct experience of developing enterprise Java applications.
  • 5 years minimum in the development of JAVA/J2EE applications.
  • Experience with J2EE frameworks such as Spring and Apache Struts 2.
  • Experience with deployment and administration of J2EE Application Servers and Frameworks, e.g. Tomcat, JBoss, Spring Security etc.
  • Strong knowledge of Object-Oriented concepts, Design Patterns and UML.
  • Working knowledge of build tools like Maven and Ant.
  • Good knowledge of internet technologies such as JavaScript, JQuery, CSS and XML.
  • Experience with relational databases (DB2) and JDBC / SQL.
  • In-depth understanding of Java web development including JSP/Servlets.
  • In-depth knowledge of development tools such as Eclipse, ANT, Subversion, JUnit.
  • Familiar with concepts of versioned software and software development lifecycles.
  • Creative thinking and able to work within an agile project approach.
  • Flexible, with ability to work on own initiative to bring assigned work to fruition.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, decision-making, and communication skills.
  • Have high standards, good attention to detail and a methodological work process.
  • Self starter who works well under pressure and is a team player.


Knowledge and Experience of the following  is desirable:


  • iBatis Framework.
  • JAXB (XML interfaces based on XSD).
  • IBM Websphere Studio Application Developer (or similar tool).
  • IBM Websphere Application Server  v5, v6 & v7.
  • IBM Websphere MQ.
  • Software development tools like Hudson and Jira.
  • Knowledge of webservices.
  • iSeries/AS400.
  • Oracle's ATG Web Commerce.


Education and Qualifications


  • Degree educated or experience led equivalent.
  • ITIL foundation.
  • A recognised technical qualification.
  • At least 5 years relevant experience in Java/J2EE application development.
  • Demonstrable understanding and several years’ experience of applications management requirements.