This role can be based in Manchester, Harlow, Essex or Gloucester but you will be based in Feltham, Middlesex 1-2 days a week for the 1st 6 months only (expenses paid).
The successful candidate will find themselves working on programmes at various stages of the systems engineering lifecycle, lifecycle from requirements analysis through to design, build, test and acceptance into live service, gaining experience and an understanding of how Engineering and the company operate. The role will include and supporting the integration and testing of the third party subsystem deliverables. There is also system transitioning and data migration to be planned, designed and tested.
The main tasks of the role are:
*Design and develop product functionality, user interfaces and performance improvements
*Key contributor & independent reviewer at gate & design reviews
*Act as Subject Matter Expert as part of a 4th tier resolver group to analyse and resolve system defects in response to service requests, incidents, problems and events
*Liaise with 1st to 3rd line, transition and design as required;
*validating and verifying the design artefacts from internal teams or subcontractors
*Provide input to configuration, safety and quality management as appropriate;
*Document design and advise on product support material;
*Investigate product issues and develop solutions to customer problems;
*Develop test plans and methodologies to ensure product meets the company's quality standards;
*Lead continuous technical improvement and re-architecting activities Provide support to remote sites as required;
*Assist in updating software design artefacts;
*Interfacing with COTS vendors for technical support;
*Provide technical support (e.g. Requirements Analysis and System Design) to the company's programmes delivering new capability into operations;
*Validating design documentation from subcontractor teams;
*Assist in preparing system data migration and transition plans.
*Good experience and understanding of software and systems engineering principles and lifecycle;
*Expertise in J2EE development - specifically with web application development;
*Oracle 10g/11g: experience of programming in PL/SQL and Java;
*Able to carry out duties with minimal supervision;
*Skilled in problem analysis and resolution in a secure environment;
*Excellent verbal and written communication skills;.
*Willing and able to obtain a UK security clearance;
*Experience of large complex secure systems;
*Demonstrable experience in software architecture and design
*Experience of designing, implementing and using secure Web services;
* Demonstrate high competency in use of software patterns.
* Windows system administration experience;
*Programming for GIS applications;
*Experience developing with JavaServer Faces;
*Websphere Portal / App Server experience;
*Knowledge of the integration of computer hardware including networking in a secure environment;
*Experience of the installation and configuration of Windows server software and Windows workstations;
*Knowledge of using Active Directory and Group Policy Objects to enforce security requirements;
*Experience in integration test and requirements verification;
*Experience of integrating engineering components from a subcontractor;
*Knowledge/experience of GIS and image processing application software;
*Knowledge of using Microsoft Security Compliance Manager 2.5 and GAP;
*Experience with business process management software (Fujitsu IBPM);
*You must be willing and able to obtain DV clearance.
This Lead Java Developer position can be based in Manchester, Harlow, Essex or Gloucester and is paying £60-70K (possibly flexible) + Bens, depending on relevant experience.