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Senior Java Software Engineer (Microservices)

The company

RealVNC® is a highly successful software company based in Cambridge (UK) city centre. As the original developers of VNC® remote access technology our software is used by hundreds of millions of users worldwide from the non-technical home user to IT professionals from global companies, such as Intel, IBM, NASA, Shell, DreamWorks and Philips.

The role

We’re looking for an experienced Senior Software Engineer to join our team improving our remote access products for Enterprise, Professional and Home users.  

You’ll be involved in all aspects of development, creating elegant designs, effective code and secure solutions that solve real customer problems. As a Senior Software Engineer you’ll be working on more open-ended or ambitious projects, expected to deliver high-quality solutions that demonstrate a good understanding of business goals and priorities. As part of a cross-platform and tribe-based engineering group you’ll be sharing your wider or deeper experience with others in the team and will be expected to take on leading or coordinating roles for specific features or areas of innovation.

In a multifunctional product-based tribe, you will need to:

  • Understand the architectural needs of complex large-scale systems, particularly built on a microservices model.
  • Have strong Java (J2SE) development skills, familiar with asynchronous / event-driven programming models.
  • Have an appreciation for non-functional product requirements: scalability, maintainability & performance

Experience with any of the following is a bonus:

  • Spring, Lombok
  • Integration with AWS services
  • networking technologies and security principles
  • SaaS businesses
  • Front-end web development, especially JavaScript, Vue/Vuetify, emscripten
  • Go development

Native/Mobile development experience would be great

  • C++
  • macOS / Windows / Linux platform knowledge
  • mobile - Flutter, Kotlin, Objective-C / Swift

Part of the role may also include writing automated tests for all platforms in Python.

We have a friendly atmosphere and are looking for creative, flexible and collaborative approaches. We value the input of everyone working on our projects, and talented individuals can make a big difference. In exchange, we expect you to be highly motivated, willing to explore novel solutions, and able to make a valuable contribution to our products.

You

  • are passionate about technology, product and user experience
  • have a track-record of solving the problems of more open-ended or ambiguous projects, with excellent attention to detail
  • can demonstrate your understanding of how your engineering work affects commercial outcomes, and can ideally provide examples of past projects where your work has directly impacted business growth
  • have significant commercial development experience
  • understand how business goals and priorities influence your work
  • have a desire to improve user experience, continue learning about technology, and share your knowledge with others
  • have experience of agile working practices and appreciate that testing and quality are shared team responsibilities
  • have some experience taking a leading or coordinating role for specific features or areas
  • demonstrate a clear understanding of networking technologies and security principles 
  • have excellent relevant oral and written communication skills 

Anything else?

Other skills we’re looking for;

  • object-oriented design skills
  • experience in cross-platform application development
  • experience with any of the following is a bonus:
    • Familiarity with modern graphics display pipelines
    • The latest generation of video and audio codecs
  • CI/CD, TDD
  • Team working - git/gitflow, pair programming, code review

Benefits

This role offers a unique opportunity to join our Engineering Team, working for a successful, growing company with a recognised global brand and huge potential and vision. If you’re successful, you’ll be compensated with an attractive package which will be appropriate to your skills and experience. We also offer generous benefits, including a contributory pension and private dental and medical care. 

We understand that people work differently, so our employees can work flexibly around our core hours, and we expect some flexibility in return. Currently we are all working remotely, post COVID-19, we will be operating a hybrid work environment where employees combine working remotely and working from the office. You will therefore need to be able to easily commute to our Cambridge office for meetings on a regular basis.

How to apply

If you’d like to join RealVNC as a Senior Software Engineer, please click on the ‘apply for this job’ button and fill in your details. 

RealVNC has a responsibility to ensure that all staff are eligible to live and work in the UK and if you’re invited to interview you’ll be requested to provide proof of your eligibility to work.

RealVNC is an equal opportunities employer, committed to staff welfare and professional development.

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