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Junior Java Developer High numeracy skills essential

Junior Java Developer High numeracy skills essential

Posted 6 April by Willis Towers Watson
Summary of Role

We are looking for a motivated Java developer with an excellent mathematical background to join our Development Team. Our Development Team is integrated in the business unit, rather than in the IT department, providing us with more exposure to the end users of the solutions that we design. This is an exciting opportunity for a commercially minded developer with vision to make a valuable contribution into the developing and design of risk modelling systems.

The Role

The successful candidate will work in a small team that supports Willis Re’s financial modelling platform. The tool is provided over the internet and has been built with Java technologies and an Oracle database. The platform is core to Willis Re’s client solutions and new features must be added continuously to stay competitive. The position is located in Willis Re’s London office with other team members in Ipswich, London and Mumbai.

Major responsibilities:
  • Designing, implementing, refactoring and testing code (predominately Java), following best practices for maintainability, testability and performance
  • Predominantly improving the calculation engine, and adding new calculation types
  • Implementing unit tests (JUnit)
  • Reviewing and debugging code to identify defects, performance bottlenecks or technical debt
  • Working closely with QA engineers to guarantee suitable test coverage, identifying and executing manual tests if necessary
  • Documenting requirements analysis or design decisions
  • Provide support for end-users, for example explaining the mathematics behind a certain implementation
  • Support continuous improvement by investigating alternative solutions and technologiesThe Requirements
  • Experience in software development, using Java
  • High numeracy skills, degree-educated with a 1st or at least 2:1 in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or Science
  • Passion for maths, statistics and complex algorithms
  • Oracle (or other SQL databases)
  • Communication skills that enable cooperation with team members, some of them will be in a different location
  • Industry experience with full software development lifecycle: requirements capture and analysis, estimation, detailed software design, object-orientated software implementation, unit and system-level testing, installation and deployment
  • Industry experience with software engineering best practices, processes and supporting tools.The Company
    Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at

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