Lead Java Developer

Lead Java Developer
Location: Cambridge, UK
Employment Type: Permanent


In every sector, organisations are using location data to make better decisions – increasing profits, maximizing efficiency and even saving lives. 1Spatial’s suite of solutions help our customers manage their complex spatial data. We are a rapidly growing global business with offices in Cambridge (UK), France, Australia, America, Ireland and Belgium.

Would you be a good fit to the 1Spatial Development team? We are looking for people with proven interest in technology, commitment to agile software development good practice and belief in the power of teamwork. We love people who are approachable, smart, innovative and agile and who care about learning and continuous improvement. You will be self-motivated, a problem solver and good at communication.

In this role, you will be leading a team working on 1Spatial’s core product technology. You will mainly be developing in Java with a focus on backend but will also be exposed to front-end development. As team lead and Scrum Master you will be leading architectural design and ensuring effective development process.


  • You will be responsible for:
    • Leading and mentoring development teams in architecture design and implementation
    • Remaining abreast of current trends, recognising the potential of novel technologies and standards and driving their adoption
    • Leading development process improvements and sharing learnings and good practice
    • Working with Product Owners and other stakeholders to balance business and technical needs


  • Required Skills and Experience:
    • Proven strong Java development skills
    • Proven ability to contribute to our architecture and designs
    • Proven troubleshooting and debugging skills
    • Experience and familiarity with: Version control tooling (e.g. git) and Build tooling (Maven or Gradle)


  • Desired Skills and Experience:
    • Experience of manipulating complex data
    • Experience and familiarity with:
    • Developing SOAP and REST APIs
    • Continuous integration servers (Jenkins/Hudson or TeamCity)
    • Databases (Oracle, PostgreSQL or Microsoft SQL Server)
    • Web front-end development (e.g. Angular)
    • GIS or geometry manipulation
    • Java EE application servers (JBoss/WildFly or Oracle WebLogic)
    • Docker
    • Configuration management tools (Puppet or Ansible)
    • Windows and Linux


  • What we can offer
    • Competitive salary
    • Flexible working hours
    • 25 days annual leave
    • Generous company pension scheme
    • Group income protection scheme
    • Private health insurance
    • Free car parking
    • Easy rail access
    • Soft drinks and fruit
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Active social programme


  • Are you interested?
    Please send a covering letter and CV/resume to recruitment@1spatial.com. Our Recruitment Privacy Policy explains how we store, manage and process the data you provide to us.If you require further information or would like an informal chat about the role, please contact recruitment@1spatial.com and we will arrange for you to speak with the hiring manager.We require that all candidates are able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK.



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