Development Engineer (Java)
Digital, London
Development Engineer (Java)
Digital, London

What you'll be doing:

NTT DATA UK is looking for a Developer in the Java/Microservices/AWS space to join our growing practice.

You will be part of an agile team contributing to the build of digital products, developing new and enhancing existing software components.

Your primary role is to develop clean code, adhering to SOLID principles that is well tested, performant and maintainable.  They should adhere to the agreed development lifecycle, frameworks and quality criteria and collaborate readily with other agile delivery team members to enable the right outcome for the customer.  This includes, working with Quality Assurance to support test automation, DevOps engineers to support security, configurability and smooth code deployment, plus pairing with other team members / new colleagues to assist with knowledge transfer, on boarding and pair coding / code reviews.

In this role, you will be primarily responsible for:

  • Delivery of high-quality development work results (structure, content, form)
  • Integrating the application front-end services (with a basic understanding of web front-end technologies)
  • Managing the exchange of data between different backend services (owned by separate development teams) and front-end application and third party API integration
  • Development of all server-side logic, working with BA and Quality Assurance to ensure business logic is implemented as required and fully testable
  • Introducing and owning technical user stories for integration and service optimisation
  • Documenting solutions through flowcharts, diagrams, code comments, clear code and via Confluence / knowledge base articles
  • Ensuring compliance with quality guidelines (Unit Tests, Code Quality, Test Driven Development)
  • Addressing non-functional requirements and operational/support-relevant topics during conception and implementation (e.g. logging, capacity / performance management, monitoring and distributed tracing / debugging)
  • End-to-end thinking during development – supporting and improving releases from test to integration and production environments
  • Proactive skill and artefact building with regards assessing and adopting new technologies
  • Presentation and demonstration of concepts and services via show-and-tell demos, tech-talks and taking part in direct user feedback and evaluation sessions
  • Providing and collaborating to produce development work estimates
  • Following agile software development lifecycles, but maintaining foresight to reduce tech debt where possible and not at the cost of good documentation, test automation and non-functional considerations
  • Working under pressure and at pace when required to meet urgent client needs.

What experience you'll bring:

In order to be successful in this role, you will have proven experience in and a solid understanding of most of the following:

  • Delivering integration micro-service patterns using Java Spring Boot
  • Applying SOLID principles and creating clean code
  • Experience working with streaming data (e.g. Apache Kafka) and AWS native messaging/streaming features
  • API specification/design and documentation
  • Working with SQL and NoSQL data sources such as Postgres and Mongo
  • Experience with DevOps tooling and application hosting services such as:
    • Jenkins, Drone, AWS CodeCommit / Pipeline / Deploy
    • Atlassian stack, Azure DevOps / Docker / Kubernetes / Function as a Service deployments
  • Broader AWS knowledge (e.g. S3, KMS, EKS)
  • Great attention to detail, organisational skills and a keen analytical mind
  • Experience with front-end JavaScript frameworks, such as React
  • Proven delivery success in large scale development projects (including, for example, enterprise integration patterns, high assurance / secure services, high throughput / availability non-functional demands)
  • Demonstrable collaborative team working and taking ownership of delivery commitments and addressing challenges

Education and Experience

  • SC Cleared or Residency in the UK for the past 5 years (ideally British Passport Holder)
  • Experienced in consulting and ability to cope with pressured environments.
  • Ideally Public Sector/Central Government experience
  • Degree-level qualification (such as in Computer Science, Statistics or similar relevant experience)
  • Proven experience as Microservices Developer
  • Ideally AWS or Kubernetes Application Developer Certified

Who we are:

We’re a business with a global reach that empowers local teams, and we undertake hugely exciting work that is genuinely changing the world. Our advanced portfolio of consulting, applications, business process, cloud, and infrastructure services will allow you to achieve great things by working with brilliant colleagues, and clients, on exciting projects.

Our inclusive work environment prioritises mutual respect, accountability, and continuous learning for all our people. This approach fosters collaboration, well-being, growth, and agility, leading to a more diverse, innovative, and competitive organisation. We are also proud to share that we have a range of Inclusion Networks such as: the Women’s Business Network, Cultural and Ethnicity Network, LGBTQ+ & Allies Network, Neurodiversity Network and the Parent Network.


For more information on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion please click here: Creating Inclusion Together at NTT DATA UK | NTT DATA

what we'll offer you:

We offer a range of tailored benefits that support your physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing. Our Learning and Development team ensure that there are continuous growth and development opportunities for our people. We also offer the opportunity to have flexible work options.

You can find more information about NTT DATA UK & Ireland here: NTT DATA UK & I 

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Service Line Manager

Robert Harris
Head of Engineering

Highly experienced applications delivery professional with a track record of delivering high quality solutions for customers above expectations and on-budget. Strong focus on architecture, engineering lifecycle and team development; with a sharp commercial acumen and a clear understanding of the business value of IT and future directions of the industry. Combines a deep appreciation of software engineering and technology with practical experience in applying architecture to strategic transformation.

Epworth House, London

“Upon joining the NTT DATA UK family, you will experience a culturally diverse organisation living our values of Clients First, Teamwork and Foresight as we partner with our customers every day.

At NTT DATA UK, we are proud to support and invest in our people. We offer a variety of rewarding career paths and opportunities to develop professionally - with access to cutting edge innovation.”

Fernando Apezteguia, CEO, NTT DATA UK

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