Software Engineer, Java (contractor)

About the role


You will be joining a team of talented developers that has a strong focus on customer centricity. You will get a chance to apply your knowledge and skills in both Greenfield and ongoing projects in an Agile environment that will enable Kindred Group to provide delightful betting experiences to our valuable customers.

Kindred Group believes in the growth and empowerment of our people. We promote an open and proactive culture where our developers and testers are encouraged to learn and contribute in ways outside the usual development work. This can include areas such as participating in different development academies, conferences, public speaking, and leadership among others.


What will you be doing?


  • Work closely with Product Owner, Agile Coach, QA and development Unit members in an agile environment to collaborate and influence new development
  • Design, develop and deploy different components with a focus on high availability, low latency and scalability
  • Measure and evaluate features and system metrics to continuously improve user experience and service performance
  • Develop systems using Java and JVM based technologies
  • Be proactive, engage in collaborative work in a cross-functional team


How will you be measured?


  • Delivery of tasks on time and taking responsibility for your work and the deliveries of the team   
  • Ability to embark on the technologies used within Kindred, learning new technologies if needed
  • Gain technical as well as business domain knowledge, involves others and is willing to share and spread their knowledge
  • Ability to understand and follow Kindred Development processes and methodologies which will be reflected in the quality of the code written
  • Mastering the fundamental of continuous integration ,development and deployment practice and always tries to improve the way we work
  • Mastering the fundamental of continuous integration, development and deployment practice and always tries to improve the way we work   



What have you done?


Must have experience in design and development of distributed, scalable and highly available systems (SOA preferably in Microservices design pattern ,Event Driven Architecture)

  • Strong knowledge in Java/J2EE, Spring, Hibernate, JPA, REST ,Enterprise Integration Pattern
  • Experience with relational databases and key-value stores
  • Good understanding in application server such as Glassfish and Jetty
  • An advocate of different agile methodologies: Scrum, Kanban, TDD, BDD, Continuous delivery
  • Desirable: Maven, Hudson/Jenkins/GO, Subversion/Git, Linux, Gaming background
  • Personal Attributes: Motivate and mentor co-workers, proactively share knowledge & ideas, rapidly obtain information to solve the problem, ask for help in a timely manner when needed, and always stay calm and composed under stress
  • Computer Science  degree preferred


Application process


To apply for this role click on the "Apply Now" button and complete the short web form. Please add a covering letter explaining your motivations for applying and your salary expectations.  Our recruitment team will be in touch shortly.


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Kindred House, 17-25 Hartfield Road, Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom, SW19 3SE
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25 Days Holiday
Private Medical
Wellbeing Allowance
Maternity/Paternity leave
Eye test
3 days CSR leave
Anniversary awards
Travel loan
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