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Java Developer

  • £0.00 - £550
  • Sheffield, Contract
  • Date posted: 11th January 2019

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Java Developer

Contracting Authority: Ministry of Justice Digital Studio Team

Contract Length: 6 Months- possible extension

Location: 32 Scotland Street Sheffiled

IR35: Outside IR35

Pay Rate to Candidate: £550 per day

Security Clearance: BPSS/DBS

The role

We’re looking for talented and tenacious people to join our digital team Sheffield to take the

lead in creating world-class services in the justice system. We use cutting-edge agile

software development approaches to make rapid but meaningful improvements to public

services that live up to the unique challenges of MOJ’s responsibility to society.

Technical stack

? Care for code quality, and robust, easily-maintainable architectural solutions

? Strong affinity for automated testing, pair programming and test driven

development practises.

? UNIX environments, bash

? Good use of version control (Git)

? Comfortable with HTML and CSS


? 5+ years of programming experience

? Java 8+

? Spring Boot

? JUnit, Spock

Main Responsibilities

? Plan and lead development on sets of related stories

? Have an understanding of the whole system and take responsibility for teaching this

to others

? Work with other disciplines to understand what needs to be built

? Coach and mentor more junior colleagues

? Operate the production services they build

? Find ways to improve system robustness, resilience and stability

? Build user-centred, open source, RESTful web systems to serve a variety of citizen

and government needs

? Be responsible for development of large areas of projects in their


? Build automated tests to support our continuous deployment environment

? Share knowledge of tools and techniques with the wider team and community, both

developers and non-developers

? Transform government into a more agile organisation by helping to embed modern

development practices

? Help build and maintain a diverse, inclusive culture across the development

community, growing awareness, inclusivity, and balance

? Occasionally participate in 2nd line support during office hours, and sometimes out of

hours (for which you’ll be paid an allowance and further hourly payment when on call)

? Possibly manage a small number of less experienced developers

? Help with hiring, taking part in recruitment of other developers

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