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Java Software Developer

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Recruiter: Northgate Public Services
Listed on: 27th April
Location: Home Based, United Kingdom
Salary Notes: Competitive
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

Company Description

Here at NPS we have a simple set of values that sets out who we are as a company. We are:

Intelligent - we make the right choices

Involved - our enthusiasm creates energy

Innovative - we always ask what's next

Our business is all about making lives safer, healthier, better managed and mobile

Our software underpins critical police, health, housing  and local government services, ensuring delivery of the right data at the right time to protect and improve people's lives.

We're as committed to the positive social outcomes of our customers' services as they are, which means we put people first. In the interfaces and systems we design, and the software support and development service we provide.

Our story

Across the world, billions of people every day rely on the services and benefits provided by their police, health services, housing and local government. Their home, welfare, wellbeing and security often depend on them.

We create and manage the software that connects people with these services. We design smart interfaces and data processes to ensure services are easy to use, always on, relevant, accurate and trusted.

Using internet, mobile and AI technology, we are designing new tools that maximise the positive experience people have of critical services, and helping to make sure they are safer, healthier, better managed, and able to organise their life on the go.

Working closely with our customers - the service providers - we define people's needs today and in the future - and work intelligently to continuously improve our software products and data management.

Our software underpins the performance of our customers as they serve their customers. Our constant focus is making sure our software is stable, efficient, cost efficient and secure.

We're proud of the role we play, improving people's lives through dependable critical services. With a growing number of customers globally, we're going to make a difference to millions of people more.

Based in the UK but working around the world, our 2,000 employees help improve the services that matter most.

We are now part of the NEC corporation, a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people worldwide - this brings in new opportunities without limits for growth and innovation.

Job Description

This role is situated within the NPS Justice team, who are responsible for producing products and services for the probation, prison and policing sectors. We are currently undertaking a number of new developments to support the ever-changing justice landscape - this includes the creation of exciting new products for these markets and the migration of our existing products onto our new development platform.

The Successful candidate will be working within an agile scrum team consisting of:

  • Back-end & Front-end Specialists
  • Scrum Master
  • Product Owner (s)
  • Business Analysts
  • Devops Engineers
  • QA/Testers
  • Technical Architects

Non-technical Responsibilities

  • To be prepared to work in a self-organising team environment
  • To contribute to design as well as development
  • To work closely with BAs & Product Owner to ensure customer requirements are understood, designed and delivered appropriately
  • To work closely with your co-developers to ensure product features are delivered accurately and on time
  • To attend and actively engage with all the relevant Scrum Events in each 2 week sprint-cycle
  •  Carry out any other duties not identified in the job description, which from time to time, may be requested by the Line Manager 
  • Meet with Line Manager on monthly basis to review progress - help to identify areas for development

Technical Responsibilities:

  • Develop and test Product Features as specified in the i2N Product Backlog
  • Ensure that code conforms to i2N Programming Standards
  • Ensure that code conforms to the project's Application Architecture
  • Ensure that code reuses existing code or modules where possible
  • Assisting in the management of software incidents through to conclusion
  • Assisting on documenting appropriate sections of the Request for Change Notice (RFC)
  • Develop unit tests
  • Update Jira or equivalent technology as requested by the Scrum Master
  • Undertake Code reviews of other developers' work and vice versa
  • Support - identification / testing of bugs
  • Ensure the appropriate documentation of your work, where appropriate
  • Conform with i2N Policies and Procedures for software development, security etc.



  • Experience of working in a fast-paced agile environment (Essential)
  • Security Cleared (Desired)
  • Experience of working remotely & making use of collaboration tools such as Hangouts, MS Teams etc (Desired)


Essential & demonstrable skills in the following:

  • Proficiency in Java programming
       •   Working with Spring DAO / Hibernate, Spring Core, Spring MVC 
       •   Working with Eclipse or IntelliJ Development environment
       •   Working with Object-oriented programming e.g. Classes, inheritance
       •   Programming with XML 
       •   Working with Relational Database design - with SQL and SQL Server tools (MySQL, SQL Server, PostgreSQL)
       •   Working with ActiveMQ messaging or similar
       •   Working with Tomcat , NGINX Basics e.g. deploying Java Servlet to Tomcat
       •   Working with Deployment tools - e.g. Jenkins


  • Experience in working with Smart Google Web Tools 
       •   Experience in working with the Vaadin framework (not essential)
  • Working with Docker
  • Working with Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Additional Information

This role will be home-based but there will be a requirement to attend meetings either in Hemel Hemstead, London or Ipswich at least twice per month.

Employees of Northgate Public Services are entitled to the following Company funded benefits:

Single Private Medical Cover (with the option to select family cover at an additional cost)

25 days paid holiday (includes 3 company nominated days) with the option to buy/sell up to 5 days during enrolment period

4 x basic salary life assurance cover

A Group Pension Plan with fantastic employer contributions

A selection of tax efficient flexible benefits to suit your individual needs

The role offers a competitive salary.


Candidates must be able to demonstrate a pre-existing right to work and travel within the EU. Documentary evidence will be required.

All offers are subject to satisfactory vetting and reference checks. Depending on the nature of the role a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check may also be required.

Northgate Public Services is an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all communities.

Contact Name: Northgate Public Services
Reference: TJ/6515/0258
Job ID: 2925255

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