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Senior Java Engineer (Cloud) - Glasgow

up to £55,000 + Benefits - Technology & Data
Ref: 4421 Date Posted: Friday 13 Sep 2019
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Senior Java Engineer required for rapidly expanding development team of this Glasgow based digital start-up.

You will join a cross-functional team of product managers, designers, hardware and software engineers developing a truly unique capability. They have an ambitious roadmap of features and capabilities that we will be deploying to their global user base and are looking for someone to help make their app, and the wider system, a joy to use.

Key Responsibilities

  • Designing and implementing Google Cloud Platform-based solutions for the backend environment that operate to exacting storage, scale and performance requirements;
  • Conduct storage, scale and performance tests and experiments of the end-to-end system to resolve engineering issues and be able to communicate highly numerate results to all colleagues to influence positive development outcome;
  • Collaborate with Cloud Platform, desktop front-end and Android front-end colleagues to engineer solutions that meet technical end-to-end, user and senior management requirements;
  • Provide in-depth technical knowledge when selecting Google Cloud Platform approaches to solutions to understand costs and long-term implications of using Google’s Cloud Platform; and
  • Be able to integrate geographically separate systems using RESTful and SOAP-based APIs and have practical experience with caching architectures and how an appreciation of the CAP theorem leads to better systems.

You will be a talented, enthusiastic Java engineer with the skills and experience to enhance the team and help build cloud architecture that will allow users/clients to take advantage of their data in ways they never have done before in this field. Google Cloud Platform experience is highly preferential.  Alternatively, you will have the appetite and ability to learn Google Cloud. You will be experienced in Agile methodology and can demonstrate competence to prioritise work to both successfully deliver solutions; and retain a quality codebase and technology stack. You will be able to deliver substantial solutions from both technical descriptions and non-functional requirements, taking solutions from design through to complete implementation, ready for testing and DevOps colleagues to successfully work with.  The roles requires a ‘can-do’ attitude with a desire to be working in an exciting start-up, ‘get stuck in’ environment.

Desirable Technical skills:

  • Debian Linux system (ARM and Intel) skills for Google Cloud Platform
  • Bash, MySQL and GiT skills
  • GCP technologies, including: StackDriver, Deployment Manager, AppEngine, Compute Engine & PubSub

Salary up to £55,000 + Benefits. For further information contact Lynsey Kerr on (0)141 530 4333 or