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JAVA/UI Software Engineer

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Wokingham, Berkshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 25/10/2017
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
Exciting opportunity for a candidate with exceptional Java and User Interface (UI) software development skills to work for a global leader in the power sector on a permanent basis. The role will be working on projects related to complex software supplied to clients in the electricity industry.


The primary purpose of the job is to provide first line customer support and technical expertise in UI design and programming for 24x7 mission-critical software systems. The candidate will be expected to make a significant individual contribution as well as working effectively as part of the development and customer support teams. The role will involve 24x7 support while performing on-call duties (as part of rotation with other team members).

The Company:
Our client is an Engineering Services company, who are an international technical consultancy, providing a range of services including licence to operate, asset management, manufacturing improvement and capital investment to customers in the chemical, petrochemical, oil & gas, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and consumer industries worldwide

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Degree in Computer Science (or an equivalent STEM degree) from a recognized university
* 2+ years' experience in programming in Java with focus on web based UI development
* Thorough understanding of the entire software development and delivery life-cycle and a passion for programming
* Strong Interpersonal and communication skills
* Systems level knowledge of at least one major Unix OS/Linux
* Relational database access programming

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
* Master's Degree in Computer Science

* Understanding of Energy Market Operations
* Programming knowledge in Windows and in C language
* Secure coding practices, static code analysis and software configuration management tools a plus
* Strong Java Swing knowledge and experience
* Knowledge of object oriented software design, design patterns, data structures, and algorithms
* Good knowledge of synchronization and multi-core/multi-threaded programming
* Computer performance tuning knowledge
* Enterprise application development experience with J2EE based systems including JMS Messaging, Apache Tomcat, Apache HTTP server, JBoss or equivalent
* Experience with ORMs like Hibernate, XML data binding software such as JAXB or Castor, Apache Axis and JWSDP
* Knowledge of XML, XSD, XSL, JSON, Web Services including WSDL, SOAP, Restful Web Services

Key skills: Java, user interface, UI, unix, Linux, development, UI development, java development, user interface development, energy, electricity, power, utility, utilities

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Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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