Lead Java Developer

  • Location: london
  • Term: Permanent or Contract
  • Salary: Competitive
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Job Description

Waracle is home to a diverse and inclusive community of technologists. 

We collaborate with ambitious businesses on their most challenging technology and digital product missions. In your career at Waracle you can expect to work on a variety of projects within some of the UK’s biggest brands in Health Tech, Fintech or Clean Tech. Gaining experience and exposure to a range of languages and technologies. 

Our growth has been significant and sustained, recently recognised by Clutch as one of the Top B2B companies in the UK, we are constantly seeking top industry talent to join our team and grow our expertise.

Waracle adopt a remote first ethos and provide a set up allowance you can use towards a comfy chair or desk!  We have office space available in Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London if you miss that buzz in the office. This role will offer a hybrid working environment for the initial project: 3 days WFH and looking for minimum 2 days in the central London office per week.  

This role is open to permanent/contractor candidates.

Waracle are looking for a talented Lead Java Developer to join our ambitious team. You’ll relish the challenge of having to solve complex problems and come up with brilliant solutions and products. 

You’ll be a strong communicator and able to get ideas across to the team and also be able to liaise with customers and clients.


  • Expert skills with modern Java languages (8 and above)
  • Strong experience with Microservices and API's
  • Strong understanding of Rest Services
  • Skilled with Open Source technologies, such as Spring/Spring IOC/DI and Hibernate
  • Exposure to at least one of Liberty, Tomcat, Jetty Containers & OCP
  • Experience with creating/migration of services to cloud architectures (particularly GCP)

Desirable Experience

  • Experience working within financial services or other regulated environments is preferred
  • Understanding of DevOps and CI/CD (exposure to Maven)
  • Experience with Python and Big Data technologies including ML
  • Knowledge of Cloud Platforms and associated technologies (AWS, Azure or GCP)
  • Some experience in frontend technologies like React JS, Javascript, HTML, CSS etc

Recruitment process

Research shows that underrepresented groups tend to only apply when they tick every box. So if you think you have the skills, but don’t meet every single bullet point above, please still apply. We’d love to have a chat and see if you could still be a great fit.

The recruitment process you can expect for this role is an initial call with your dedicated Talent Acquisition Partner who will chat with you about Waracle, what you are looking for in a new position, the salary for the role, notice period and benefits (the important stuff!). After that, will follow a technical test then an interview and intro call with the client where you have an opportunity to showcase your technical craft, find out more about the role and your skills and experience. Your Talent Acquisition Partner guiding you through the whole process to your first day with us.

Benefits for our people

Working for Waracle means you are part of an energetic and diverse community of technologists who care deeply about making a difference. We offer a wide range of benefits that support your wellbeing, health, personal and professional development goals. Our benefits package is reviewed regularly to ensure the best experience for everyone.

  • Company Pension iconCompany Pension Scheme matching 5%
  • Medicash proactive iconMedicash proactive
  • Group sickness cover iconGroup sickness cover
  • Death in service benefit iconDeath in service benefit
  • Regular fun meetups iconRegular fun meetups
  • Enhanced maternity / paternity leave iconEnhanced maternity / paternity leave
  • Cycle to work scheme iconCycle to work scheme
  • Remote first ethos iconRemote first ethos
  • 31 days off icon35 days holidays
  • Discounts iconDiscounts
  • Flexible hours available iconFlexible hours available

Frequently-asked questions

Here are some of the things that people tend to ask about working at Waracle.

Yes, please contact us to discuss options.

Yes, we hire both permanent and contract candidates. You will see on each job advert whether the role is open to contract applications. We have both inside and outside IR35 projects.

Most of our positions offer full remote working within the UK with optional use of any of our offices. Currently, we don’t offer remote working outside of the UK as standard.

We are approved sponsors and can offer sponsorship for qualifying vacancies. Please check the job advert you are applying for and alternatively join our talent pool for a future opportunity.

Yes, please contact us to discuss options.

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, gender, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

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