Senior Java Developer

Melbourne, Australia or Dublin, Ireland | Full Time


About the role

An excellent opportunity has opened up at Digitary’s Melbourne of Dublin office for a passionate Senior Java Developer to join a leading Higher Education solutions provider, and work on the latest cutting-edge distributed technologies while developing in your career.We offer a competitive salary and benefits package for the right individual.


This role is both technical and customer-facing. The successful applicant will be required to:

  • Take a lead role in the development process, working with PM, BA and Test team to deliver features according to an agreed plan and in line with an agile process.
  • Design, build and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable Java code
  • Ensure the best possible performance, quality, and responsiveness of the applications
  • Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to these problems
  • Help maintain code quality, organisation, and automation
  • Conduct code walk-through/review pre-deployment to QA
  • Liaise with the support team in troubleshooting production issues
Education Qualifications / Licenses / Certifications Requirements
  • B.Sc. in Computer Science or related field
  • Expert Java (up to Java version 8). 6+ years’ experience
  • Demonstrable experience in designing and developing scalable web applications
  • Proficient working in a fast-paced Agile environment
  • Expert in writing clean, robust, full stack, code aligned to industry standard design patterns
  • Strong experience with RESTful API’s and web application frameworks
  • Ebean ORM, JPA, SQL and strong experience with MySQL Databases
  • Comprehensive understanding of XML, JSON formats
  • Implementing test-first design
  • Experience with continuous integration and build tools such as maven and sbt
  • Experience of the following technologies: Atlassian Suite (Confluence / JIRA / Bamboo / Bitbucket), Freemarker, XSL-FO (FOP), HTML, CSS. AWS, Kubernetes, Docker, ELK
Desired Skills and Experience
  • Hard working, self-starter, proven ability to efficiently and professionally manage multiple projects to strict deadlines
  • Industry experience with Play Framework and Akka
  • Experience developing applications on AWS
  • Strong customer, product and design focus and ability to pay close attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Superior analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to work under pressure on own initiative.
Life at Digitary

We are a growing team, making a significant impact in the global education sector. At Digitary, people are at the heart of our business and we prioritise staff welfare. We offer a range of competitive benefits, initiatives and flexibility, with staff also continuing to work-from-home for the foreseeable period. We are a transparent and collaborative business that prides itself on having positive engagement internally and with our customers, that is as important as the high-quality product solutions we provide and continue to develop. 

We are a wonderfully diverse and inclusive organisation that celebrates the involvement of passionate people in what we deliver.