Senior Scala Engineer - Contract 6months - London - £500 to £550 a day

About the Role

An exciting opportunity has opened up for a Back End Software Engineer, which would suit an experienced engineer looking to make an impact at an innovative and growing tech company. We're a world leader in the tourism and travel industry, currently developing technological solutions to automate the process of sending the right marketing message to the right customer at the right time in the right advertising platform. Currently we're building product feeds by leveraging data streamed from multiple sites, crunching content from large amounts of data in the cloud from multiple data sources and then feeding this to advertising platforms millions of times a day. We're utilising machine learning on customer behaviour, current trends, geo and event information, we're automating the process of bidding on various platforms which then drives customer visits to our platform. This hire will help us build high performance and scalable systems which will make effective decisions on the fly, making use of distributed datasets and machine learning. We require someone who's willing to work on a backend stack with a Java Scala streaming platform. This hire will be required to utilise various web technologies and will be supported by an experienced team of software engineers, you will become part of a fast paced environment helping us target relevant audience in a highly competitive market. Being at the forefront of engineering sophisticated solutions with a focus on marketing, in conjunction with players like Google and Facebook, you will get the chance to directly impact our conversion rates, with every change you make.



We're based close to Hyde Park, in a modern office environment with amazing views of London. In addition to an attractive salary with annual targeted bonus, we offer regular social gatherings like our monthly "Bar" afternoon, chill-out and lunch areas and a range of other benefits including free drinks, snacks/fruit and breakfast.


Technical Skills - Essential

- To build reliable & tested apps for a fast paced distributed service-oriented architecture environment - Be confident in the agile software lifecycle from idea & production through to deployment - Build simple solutions to challenging problems, with a focus on getting things done in a test & learn culture - Participate in our collaborative culture including contributing to open source, Hack Days and Stand Ups - Bachelor's Degree or higher, preferably in Computer Science or Engineering - Experience with continuous delivery and integration tools like Maven, Git, and TeamCity - Knowledge of TDD and BDD frameworks - Kafka - Data storage mechanisms - Cassandra - Knowledge of Agile methodologies, such as Scrum and Kanban - Experience working in a cross-functional team - Strong problem solving capability - Familiarity with REST and service-oriented architecture - Experience in E-commerce is a plus - Familiarity with multiple programming languages and an ability/willingness to learn


Digital Architect – Sitecore Focus - London - £50,000 – £85,000

Our client is a leading European IT services organisation with 4,000 staff. Headquartered in London,

The company has offices in the UK (London), Central and Eastern Europe and North and South America.


Supporting the full software lifecycle, we cover application development and management, testing, digital media, consulting services, infrastructure management and cloud services. Industry-focused verticals are led by professionals who speak our customers’ language, designing services for clients, complemented by world class delivery. Our solutions transform systems, platforms and processes for the world’s leading brands in Capital Markets, Banking, Payments, Insurance, Media, Retail and Telecommunications.


This role involves reviewing and defining architectures for digital clients. This role is primarily client facing with some pre-sales engagements, and includes providing technical leadership to teams in the UK and offshore.



Main duties:


  • Developing the architecture of new systems or existing systems enhancements and inputting into the estimating process

  • Work across clients providing high level designs in the digital space including Content Management platforms, eCommerce, CRMs, mobile applications, etc.

  • Provide technical support to facilitate technical issue resolution, innovation, commercial evaluation, business benefit vs. cost, feasibility, etc.

  • Working with near-shore teams to develop systems which comply with the architecture

  • Articulate key decisions with clients/project managers

  • Pre-sales client visits to provide technical input

  • Growing the reputation of the company with it’s clients and through participating in industry conferences and publications

  • This person should be able to enforce standards in each project. This includes:

    • Reusable modules

o Coding Standards

o Performance and memory checks

    • Security checks

    • Sonar


Skills Required:



  • Proven experience in solution design and architecture using Sitecore 8 and xDB

  • Current/past Sitecore MVP award (not essential)

  • Has knowledge of architectural frameworks, methodologies, and tools and understand how to apply this knowledge to successfully deliver customer projects.

  • Platform and architecture technical skills and knowledge of emerging technologies / platforms.

  • Experience with (or awareness of) user experience design, information architecture and agile web development processes.

  • Requirements definition, wireframing, creating user stories and implementation experience

  • Experience of working in an Agile environment (scrum and iterative)

  • Experience working on digital transformation projects in a consulting/client facing environment.

  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills.

  • Strong stakeholder management skills.


The ideal candidate will have experience delivering large scale online applications using Sitecore on cloud infrastructure. Experience with Sitecore 8 and xDB will be highly regarded. An MVP awardee is highly desired.


Offer and Benefits:

  • Opportunity to work in an international environment.

  • Career development opportunities.

  • Competitive salary package.


Candidates will be required to complete full background screening before commencing employment, including UK Electoral Roll/Credit Check, Basic Disclosure Criminal Record Check and global sanction checks.