Senior Developer - Software Engineer (Back-End)

General Description of role

As a Back-End Software Engineer working in the Emerging Technology team, you will take the lead on designing, developing, releasing, and maintaining java based back-end systems. You will work closely with researchers and other software engineers to develop existing prototypes into efficient production-ready systems. You will be comfortable owning the development of innovative new systems from scratch with a high degree of autonomy. You will be joining a team focused on early-stage product development in emerging technologies and nascent markets, and will enjoy rapid iteration and moving between projects as circumstances change.

Type of Hire
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Responsible for


  • Development and maintenance of new Nominet products
  • Investigating and engaging with new trends, technologies, packages and libraries
  • Solving complex problems with no precedent and taking responsibility for key design decisions
  • Packaging software and data for continuous delivery/deployment
  • Writing high-quality documentation
  • Developing relationships with people across the Nominet business


Working relationships


  • Head of Wireless Technology
  • Director of Emerging Technology
  • Emerging Technology team
  • Project Management Office
  • New Product and Business Development team
  • Key Nominet staff


Key result areas


  • High level of service delivered based on internal feedback and features implemented as part of product roadmaps
  • On-time and on-budget project delivery
  • Collaborative, productive working relationships with colleagues


Core skills


  • Superb Java skills + Java8 functional programming
  • Experience with working with SQL databases
  • Familiarity with Git version control system
  • Ability to implement clean, robust, thoroughly-tested, maintainable, and standards-compliant code (that leverages frameworks where possible) in an agile working environment
  • Ability to working on a breadth of back-end technologies whilst ensuring a coherent, high-performing solution
  • Ability to scrutinise and provide feedback on specifications
  • Being a good team player with a positive attitude and able to work with different people across departments and levels
  • Ability to understand product development within the context of the business and how products will contribute to the success of the company
  • Ability to work from a prototype and collaborate with researchers to deliver production-ready systems
  • Ability to produce documentation that is well-structured and well-written
  • Effective communication with technical and non-technical colleagues, including giving demonstrations of your software


Desirable skills

  • Maths/Science/Telecom background
  • The following skills are desirable but not essential:
    • Linux sysadmin/DevOps experience
    • Experience with MS Azure cloud environment