JUNIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Do you have a passion for technology? Do you want to make a difference, delivering software used by some of the biggest companies in the world? Do you love working with others in a dynamic agile environment? Companies throughout the world are exposed to risk; understanding and managing that risk is key to their continued success. As part of the Connected Risk team, you’ll be delivering solutions that help our customers protect their brand and make smarter decisions. We are looking for an enthusiastic, passionate software engineer to join our team as we strive to deliver excellence to our customers. You’re a self-starter who will be part of an empowered agile team working on Connected Risk. Quality is non-negotiable, so a good focus on code quality, unit testing, and enabling automated testing is important.

Responsibilities
  • Oversees all aspects of running the Empowered Services Professional Services organization.
  • You will build and maintain efficient, reusable, reliable and secure code based on User Stories and software designs
  • Working within a multi-functional agile team, you’ll develop enterprise software, adhering to company standards and established software methodology.
  • Demonstrating a consistent focus on quality, you’ll deliver reliable, robust software through the creation and execution of automated tests
  • Through agile retrospectives and reviews, you will inspect and adapt, helping to find innovative ways to make your team work more effectively
  • Through participation in refinement and planning sessions, you will work with other team members to analyze development requirements, provide design options and complexity estimates, and agree on how to deliver the requirements.
  • By participating in Scrum meetings, you will give timely status updates on areas for which you are responsible.

Required Skills and Qualifications
  • Software engineer with knowledge of the Java language.
  • Some experience with web technologies such as Javascript, JQuery and CSS.
  • Some understanding of object-oriented programming.
  • Some familiarity with various design patterns.
  • Experience of unit testing.
  • Some understanding of security implications and secure coding.
  • Good communication skills – both verbal and written.
  • Skill for writing clean, readable code and reusable components.
  • A desire to work in a formal agile software development lifecycle.
  • Understanding of HTML and XML.
  • Experience using source code management tools such as Git
  • A relevant degree is desirable, but experience and the right approach to work are just as important.

Desired Skills
  • Familiarity with other languages, for example Typescript and Python, and the ability to put that familiarity into practice.
  • Experience with RESTful interfaces.
  • Knowledge of databases and SQL.
  • Understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around such issues.
  • Cloud technologies – particularly Azure.
  • Experience working with Gradle/Maven.
  • Familiar with continuous build and integration.
  • Familiar with Test Driven Development.
 
Empowered Systems is an equal Opportunity employer.