Senior Backend Developer
6th March, 2024
Clearance required:  NV1, or at least a Baseline Security Clearance with the ability to obtain their NV1, and successfully pass an Agency Suitability Assessment prior to commencement.

The Senior Backend Engineer will be responsible for:

  • Writing robust, performant, production quality code and tests;
  • Identifying and applying appropriate design patterns and practices;
  • Providing a leading contribution to the design and code review processes;
  • Assisting delivery leadership with work planning and estimations;
  • Support the testing and deployment of the platform both internally and externally;
  • Working with project governance to ensure successful product delivery;
  • Fostering a positive, respectful, and delivery focused culture for the team.

Essential Criteria

  • A graduate degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent industry experience;
  • Excellent software engineering skills, including 10+ years of experience delivering production-grade software in Java;
  • Production experience designing and implementing communication-intensive networked systems, including a strong understanding of communication workloads and security in this context;
  • Prior product development experience, including work delivering research and development projects to production;
  • Knowledge of web API design best practices and experience with modern API tools and platforms;
  • Knowledge of enterprise integration patterns and practices and experience with integration and messaging platforms;
  • Strong understanding of SQL and experience with relational database systems.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence when working in a team;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; 
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills (across all levels);
  • High attention to detail, aptitude to manage and prioritise tasks.
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