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Date Added: Tue 14/09/2021

Scala Developer - Microservices - TDD, Agile, Pair Programming

Work From Home, UK
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Job Type: Permanent

Scala Developer - Can be based anywhere in the UK

Mercator IT Solutions is looking for a Scala Developer to be part of its growing consultancy arm.

Mercator has enjoyed continued growth over the past year and is now looking to increase its capability in the digital transformation space in both the Private and Public sectors.

Mercator IT Solutions is part of the Mercator Group with offices in the UK, France, Singapore and North America.

Mercator prides itself on empowering its people to provide real value to clients by delivering sustainable software solutions with long lasting benefits. We place personal growth and development at the heart of our business and we give our people the autonomy to own and shape their role.

Mercator is seeking a dynamic, forward-thinking'Scala Developer with excellent communication skills who can help Mercator in its continued transformation. You will be open-minded, happy to work on your own or as part of a team and want to learn new technologies and promote best practice.

Mercator Scala Developers work collaboratively in multidisciplinary agile scrum teams to develop, modify and maintain user interfaces for new digital services. Using agile methods, you will work closely with other members of the scrum team throughout the development cycle in order to design, build, test, maintain and support the new digital services.

As a Scala developer you will:

build, deploy and operate outstanding digital services within an agile environment that meet well defined user needs

deliver application designs that meet web standards, ensuring that key elements are built in from the outset

collaborate with Design Specialists to translate designs into high quality websites, apps, HTML emails, and interactive experiences

contribute to the development and continual enhancement of products

partner with Product Managers, Design Specialists, Business Analysts and Software Developers to facilitate a consistent user experience

participate in the rapid development of user driven digital prototypes

work in cross functional teams to write and test production quality, sustainable code for world-class user interfaces for new and existing systems

ensure that new and updated digital services are thoroughly tested for accessibility and can be maintained and improved over the long term

provide mentorship and/or line management for more junior Frontend Developers where necessary

contribute to a culture of continual improvement in which key systems owned by your digital service team are regularly analysed, maintained and improved

contribute to a robust automated test suite to work in a continuous integration environment

become involved in the wider web development community (outside of Mercator), building relationships with other Frontend Developers and identifying best practices that we can adopt

share knowledge of tools and techniques with technical and non-technical team members in Mercator

Essential Skills and Experience:

Scala/Play development skills

Experience of agile development techniques, test driven development (TDD) and paired programming, etc.

Experience building scalable, distributed web applications in Scala (Java with Scala experience gained in personal projects may be considered)

Experience of working with Microservices

Experience with REST and asynchronous event driven programming

Demonstrable experience in using automated testing solutions

Problem solving skills: you will be able to logically break down a problem into smaller manageable parts to reach a solution

Proven ability to communicate technical concepts to a non-technical audience

Any knowledge of MongoDB or working with large datasets would be useful but is not essential

Knowledge of the use of version control systems, such as git

Experience implementing RESTful APIs for integration with internal and external systems

What we offer in return:

A competitive salary with bonus potential and pension scheme

The flexibility to work from home and occasional travel to client sites

A training package that suits your personal development

Access to schemes such as the Cycle to work scheme, weekly Yoga/Mindfulness classes etc

25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays

*Applicants must have the right to work in the UK and the ability to pass BPSS vetting

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