Senior Java Developer for Ciklum Digital

Minsk, Belarus

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Ciklum is a leading global digital services and software engineering company, serving Fortune 500 and fast-growing organisations. Headquartered in the UK, we unite 3,500+ software developers, designers, product managers and data scientists around the world building tailored digital solutions that leverage emerging technologies.

We are enabling digital transformation for some of the largest household names and platforms in the digital economy. Ciklum is the place to make your tech ideas tangible and join the global projects redefining industries.

We are looking forward to seeing you as a part of our team!

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Description

Ciklum is looking for a Senior Java Developer to join the Ciklum Digital team in Minsk on a full-time basis.

You will join a highly motivated team and will be working on a modern solution for our client. We are looking for technology experts who want to make an impact on new business by applying best practices and taking ownership.

Project description:
Our client is one of the UKs leading fintech scale-ups. We are looking for a number of software engineers to join our rapidly expanding technology team. You will be part of a scaling business in a high-quality team that is working on new products and features while solving interesting technical challenges. In this role you will work in a cross-functional co-located team who are asked to solve a problem, rather than handed a task to do. This is an excellent opportunity to work in a high-growth environment with a fast-paced and collaborative culture where you will have access to the latest technologies. 
Our client is a payments business providing API-based solutions for commercial and wholesale customers. Client’s customers include neobanks, crypto platforms, travel companies and payroll/accountancy software providers. Businesses no longer tolerate the slow and costly infrastructure provided by legacy institutions – with client’s services, businesses can eliminate historic hidden inefficiencies and build fast-to-market products on top of our award-winning

Responsibilities

  • Back-end development to meet customer’s business needs and implement components according to modern software development environment (cloud-based platforms, microservice architecture, etc.)
  • Taking part in the decision-making process in design application architecture, solution development, architecture and code review
  • Develop and review feature design documents and provide inputs/update to specifications for the solution
  • Design and implement a set of various types of tests (unit, integration, functional, etc)
  • Proactive position in solution development, processes improvements
  • Working in an international distributed team in an Agile environment
  • Communicate with PMs, engineers, Architects, QA and other colleagues and stakeholders
  • Delivering the product roadmap and plannings
  • To use high coding standards, software best practices and write highly testable, automatable and performant code over the whole SDLC

Requirements

  • Experience in software development for more than 5 years
  • Excellent knowledge in Computer Science, Computing Theory:
    • Paradigm & Principles (OOP, SOLID, DDD, TDD, BDD)
    • Database theory (RDBMS, NoSQL)
    • Code testing practices
    • Algorithms
    • Data structures
    • Architectural, Enterprise and Design Patterns
    • Security patterns, Reverse engineering resistance, Common attacks types (OWASP)
  • Understanding of network interactions:
    • protocols
    • conventions (e.g. REST, RPC)
    • authentication and authorization flows
    • standards and practices (e.g. oAuth, JWT)
  • Excellent knowledge and experience in Java (ideally experience with Java 11) (more than 3 years)
  • Practical commercial experience with:
    • REST API development
    • Web application frameworks (e.g. Spring Boot Framework) (more than 2 years)
    • Testing frameworks (e.g.e.g. JUnit, PowerMock, WiresMock) (more than 2 years)
    • Java related Open Source technologies, such as Spring and Hibernate
    • RDBMS (e.g MySQL/MariaDB, PostgreSQL, Oracle) (more than 2 years)
    • Key-value storages (e.g. Redis, Memcached)
    • Messaging systems (e.g. RabbitMQ, Apache Kafka, Active MQ, AWS SQS, Azure Service Bus, Google Pub/Sub)
    • Web Servers
    • Version control systems (GIT)
    • Cloud computing platforms (e.g. AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure)
    • Docker
    • Continuous Integration tools (e.g. Gitlab Pipeline, Jenkins, TeamCity, Bamboo)
    • Builders
    • Experience of micro-services using SpringBoot or similar
    • Strong understanding of OOP and design patterns
  • Experience with:
    • Troubleshooting, profiling and debugging applications
    • Creation software architecture and design of complex applications, platforms, microservices solutions
    • Agile software processes and technologies
    • Code Review process
    • Refactoring process
    • Experience of building a high-performance services-based platform
  • Fluent or Upper-Intermediate English is a must

Desirable

  • Certifications on:
    • Java
    • Spring Frameworks
    • Cloud computing platforms (AWS, GCP, Microsoft Azure)
  • Understanding of orchestration and containerisation (e.g. Kubernetes, Swarm)
  • Knowledge in Deployment patterns
  • Practical commercial experience with:
    • Serverless architecture
    • Integration with 3rd party solutions
    • NoSQL (e.g. MongoDB, ElasticSearch, CouchDB)
    • Experience with Search Engines (e.g. ElasticSearch, Azure Search, Apache Solr)
    • Provisioning tools (e.g. Terraform, Ansible)
    • Quality tools (e.g. SonarQube)

You can:

  • Perform a broad range of complex technical or professional activities, in a variety of contexts. Investigate, define and resolve complex issues
  • Able to work in distributed cross-functional teams effectively
  • Influence customers and team members on the project level
  • May supervise others or make decisions which impact the work assigned to individuals or phases of projects
  • Plan, schedule and monitor own work (and of others where applicable) competently
  • Have learning agility (readiness for challenge and being open to change)

What's in it for you

  • Employment under the law of the Republic of Belarus
  • Career growth opportunities
  • Realization of your innovative ideas in building new Ciklum Solutions and Services
  • Friendly collaborative teams and an enjoyable working environment
  • Professional skills development and training programs
  • Variety of knowledge sharing, training and self-development opportunities
  • State of the art, cool, centrally located offices with a warm atmosphere which creates really good working conditions