Location:
Bristol

Salary:
-

Closing Date:
26/01/2022


Job Description

Excited to grow your career?

Our mission is to 'help people save and invest with confidence'. We are looking for great people to join us, so please come and invest in YOUR future at HL.

As a Senior Java Developer at HL, you’ll be joining the development team responsible for taking and processing payments at HL.  These services are a key user journey and require quick, secure and resilient software. Our current focus is on debit card processing and direct client payments.  We are always looking forward and want to use the best and innovative solutions available, such as OpenBanking, which we are actively investigating with a view to enhance payments at HL.

Within this role, you’ll be working closely with a skilled and passionate cross-functional team to deliver improvements and crucial changes to our services in an agile way. You will have the opportunity to be instrumental in shaping and delivering large scale systems projects. Being able to develop modern, scalable, secure and high performant applications is imperative. We are a big believer in CI/CD and the fail fast philosophy, looking to automate wherever possible. You should embrace a culture that focuses on teamwork, rapid learning, and the continuous delivery of valuable software. The ability to collaborate, prioritise team goals over individual goals, maintain a focus on priority tasks and deliver on commitments is essential. This role will also involve coaching and support of other developers.  Therefore, being approachable, enthusiastic, patient and being a clear communicator are all key attributes. 

This is an exciting role within a fast-paced working environment based in the heart of Bristol. We believe we have a workplace like no other, with constant learning opportunities, dynamic agile teams and a great ethos. We're steered by core values that promote service, quality, innovation, and opportunity in everything we do. 

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Responsible for writing high quality code adhering to agreed team and regulatory standards, and the review of others code 

Working collaboratively with the team to help deliver significant new features for the business 

Providing engineering support for existing applications when necessary 

To ensure existing and newly developed solutions are reliable, secure, performant and maintainable 

Maintaining awareness of current secure coding practices and ensuring code produced is in line with these 

Responsible for developing and evidencing automated tests alongside code produced 

Responsible for documenting all solutions, produced to agreed team standards 

Demonstrate a willingness to learn and further technologies & techniques embraced by the development team 

Cultivate strong working relationships both within working squad and in HL as a whole 

Actively participating in working groups and communities of practice designed to support the development team 

Continually developing both technical and interpersonal skills (weighted towards technical) 

Providing coaching & mentoring to peers 

EXPERIENCE:

Knowledge

Strong knowledge and understanding of Java, particularly the Spring framework
Backend service development
A practical appreciation of database design, particularly MariaDB, Oracle, Sybase
Working with automated build pipelines / continuous integration

Experience

At least 2 years of Java development, including Java 8 and at least 3 years development experience overall
Working in an Agile environment
Spring and Spring Boot
Skills

Excellent communicator (written and verbal) with good numerical skills
Organises self to deliver agreed objectives calmly and on time
Ability to work well both independently and in a team

Attributes

Approachable, friendly, with a consistently positive, constructive attitude whilst performing day to day activities
Have a mind-set of continuous improvement in everyday work
pragmatic and focused on delivery
Leads by example; is reliable and demonstrates strong personal commitment

WHY HARGREAVES LANSDOWN:

Here at Hargreaves Lansdown, we’re the UK’s number 1 investment platform for private investors, based in Bristol. For more than 40 years we’ve helped investors save time, tax and money on their investments.

To achieve our mission, we believe we have a workplace like no other, with constant learning, dynamic teams and a great ethos. We're steered by core values that promote service, quality, innovation, and opportunity in everything we do.

WHAT'S ON OFFER?

Performance-related annual bonus scheme
25* days holiday, plus 8 bank holidays, plus 1 day additional Christmas closure time
Option to purchase up to an additional 5 days holiday each year
Pension scheme - up to 19% contribution
Flexible working options available
Enhanced parental leave benefits
Variety of travel to work schemes, including season ticket loans and cycle to work
Bike storage and shower facilities
Employee assistance programme
Volunteering opportunities
Annual events, activities and sports groups
Smart casual dress policy and dress down Fridays

We know that sometimes the 'perfect candidate' doesn't exist, and that people can be put off applying for a job if they don't tick every box. If you're excited about working for us and have most of the skills or experience we're looking for, please go ahead and apply. You could be just what we need!

Hargreaves Lansdown is an inclusive employer that values diversity in its workforce. We encourage applications from all individuals without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.

This role may also be available on a flexible working or part time basis – please ask the Recruitment & Onboarding team for more information.

Please note, we are unable to provide employment sponsorship to candidates.

WHAT'S ON OFFER?

Performance-related annual bonus scheme
25* days holiday, plus 8 bank holidays, plus 1 day additional Christmas closure time
Option to purchase up to an additional 5 days holiday each year
Pension scheme - up to 19% contribution
Flexible working options available
Enhanced parental leave benefits
Variety of travel to work schemes, including season ticket loans and cycle to work
Bike storage and shower facilities
Employee assistance programme
Volunteering opportunities
Annual events, activities and sports groups
Smart casual dress policy and dress down Fridays

We know that sometimes the 'perfect candidate' doesn't exist, and that people can be put off applying for a job if they don't tick every box. If you're excited about working for us, and have most of the skills or experience we're looking for, please go ahead and apply. You could be just what we need!

Hargreaves Lansdown is an inclusive employer that values diversity in its workforce. We encourage applications from all individuals without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.

This role may also be available on a flexible working or part time basis – please ask the Talent Acquisition team for more information.

Please note, we are unable to provide employment sponsorship to candidates.

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