Backend Engineer

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Type: permanent (Full-time)

Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Backend Engineer

About Us

leighton: 30 years and counting. Experienced and agile. Trusted by some of the world’s biggest brands. We develop and deliver custom software. We use technology to make money, save money, create efficiencies, integrate systems, solve problems. To help our customers thrive. We have a pool of talent. To manage projects. Test to high standards. Create user experiences for every type of user. We include, include, include. Our service is personal. We know your name. We can do amazing things with tech. We’ve got the talent. We decide what’s best for our customer together.

Our Values

The Leighton culture defines how we do business and how we interact with our colleagues and customers. It makes us unique and provides us with a competitive advantage We act with honesty and truth, always! We are a canny family who really cares in a geeky, crazy, fun kind of way We nurture our amazing people to be the best version of themselves Passionate about what we do, proud of what we achieve Our curiosity inspires the amazing

About Us

leighton: 30 years and counting. Experienced and agile. Trusted by some of the world’s biggest brands. We develop and deliver custom software. We use technology to make money, save money, create efficiencies, integrate systems, solve problems. To help our customers thrive. We have a pool of talent. To manage projects. Test to high standards. Create user experiences for every type of user. We include, include, include. Our service is personal. We know your name. We can do amazing things with tech. We’ve got the talent. We decide what’s best for our customer together.

Our Values

The Leighton culture defines how we do business and how we interact with our colleagues and customers. It makes us unique and provides us with a competitive advantage We act with honesty and truth, always! We are a canny family who really cares in a geeky, crazy, fun kind of way We nurture our amazing people to be the best version of themselves Passionate about what we do, proud of what we achieve Our curiosity inspires the amazing

The Role

We have some amazing software projects, working with incredible customers and we are looking for the best talent to help us delight our customers with some or all of the below: Turn concepts and requirements into exceptional, highly available, quality web application using industry standard languages and technologies. Deliver exceptional software solutions to specification and on schedule to provide an engaging customer experience. Implement highly modular and maintainable components across a horizontally scalable application framework designed to maximise reuse across multiple channels. Participate in the definition of scope of projects and estimates of timescales for development and maintenance work. Play a proactive part in owning your team’s outputs; taking responsibility for code quality, security and scalability, measuring performance and addressing technical issues when required. Contribute enthusiastically to our continuous improvement of coding practices, application quality, tooling and agile processes. Participate in code reviews and embrace peer feedback on your work. Participating in regular showcases of new work to the customer and business stakeholders.

Responsibilities

Produce logical and physical designs for all layers of the application architecture, from user interface through to back-end databases and systems. Design and develop/code solutions that achieve the identified requirements, using standard methods, tools and techniques. Obtaining specialist advice on aspects of the design, technical policy and test strategy from appropriate specialists as required. Plan, design and conduct tests of software, translating acceptance criteria into suitable tests; corrects errors and re-tests to achieve an error-free result. This includes actively seeking and deploying automated test solutions. Excellent ability to engineer/develop/code in the specific technology area Forming strong stakeholder relationships Effective stakeholder management, balancing and finding compromises between opposing views and opinions Ability to recognise priorities and guide others towards the accomplishment of strategic business goals and objectives Embracing and managing both business and IT change as necessary to help shape future direction Innovation -transforming industry trends into practical, cost effective solutions Identifies and contributes to the continual improvement of software engineering capability across the organisation Proven expertise in the technical design, build, test and support of large and/or complex IT solutions Experience in translating complex business requirements into system design, taking into account technical environment(s), ability of user group to interact with the system and expected life and volatility of system Experience of developing in an agile scrum and/or DevSecOps environment is highly desirable, including unit testing, behaviour driven development, and continuous integration/continuous deployment.

Required Skills

Commercial experience of working in software development or demonstrable experience in the following: Java, J2EE Weblogic, Tomcat Rest & SOAP APIs Spring Framework XML, XSD, JSON, XSLT AWS Microservices Design & Development Jenkins, Gitlab SPLUNK, Kibana, Dynatrace Linux Server Access JMeter

​What We Offer

We value our team and to attract exceptional people we offer an excellent package. You can look forward to: A competitive salary this will be dependent on experience. A contributory pension scheme 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays A flexible approach to working hours Continuous personal development, career path and training

We understand that it might be unrealistic for you to fulfill 100% of the required criteria. We encourage you to apply if you do meet the majority of the requirements as we know if you have the right skills and attitude we can develop you over time.

Leighton is committed to the policy that all persons have equal access to its programs, facilities and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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