Senior Software Engineer (JAVA)

Digital Services Cambridge Limited
2F New Solid Bldg., 357 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati, Metro Manila
Job Purpose:
The Senior Software Engineer’s main role is to design, build, and maintain software applications in their respective domain. This is a hands-on technical development role and post holders will be highly proficient software engineers in at least one area of web/application development.
The role involves working with a range of stakeholders: business “product” owners, Scrum Masters/project managers, other development teams, infrastructure, service desk, and the Press architectural team in order to design software solutions and to resolve issues.
Job Overview:
  • Work closely with development team lead, business owners, analysts, project managers/scrum masters, and relevant other parties to understand and shape requirements for new development / troubleshooting of existing development.
  • Assist the Development Team Lead / Solution Architects with analysis and design of the over-all solution architecture.
  • To take responsibility for designing some components of an overall solution.
  • Creates elements of the software specification document set including: Class Diagrams, sequence Diagrams, and DB design amongst others.
  • Write project briefs, proposals, and implementation plans where required and on small to medium sized projects for providing initial estimates.
  • Code, test and troubleshoot software programs utilizing the appropriate hardware, database, and programming technology
  • Provide assistance to QA and service desk personnel as needed to diagnose system problems and to review/repair legacy code if required
  • Review changes in code and the environment to understand and minimise negative impact on system performance.
  • Work closely with the infrastructure, build and release, database, and other related teams to ensure swift and efficient deployment of code releases to live (production) environments.
Job Qualifications:
  • Educated to degree level in a relevant IT/Software related degree.
  • 4-5+ years of software development expertise within an area of web technologies. Current Press technology sets include: Java, HTML, Java EE, JSF, CSS, JavaScript and REST web services. Ideally to have gained industry certification in one or more of these areas.
  • Experience of data manipulation, tuning, and performance work across a range of industry databases including: Oracle or MySQL.
  • Comfortable with using industry standard tools and practices in the Software Development world including SVN or GIT source code control systems.
  • Experience of working within an Agile development process (Scrum or similar).
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate, with colleagues of all levels across the Press.
  • Able to supervise junior/mid-level software engineers on day to day tasks, supporting their development and taking responsibility for their deliverables.
  • Solid solution design, analysis and documentation skills plus experience of Web infrastructure and related technology areas and modern day “DevOps” engineering practices and processes.
  • Knowledge in frameworks such as Spring or Struts is a plus
  • Knowledge in No-SQL is a plus i.e. MongoDB

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Digital Services Cambridge Limited

We are deeply rooted in the brand identity of Cambridge University Press UK, the oldest publishing house in the world and the oldest university press. It is also the publishing business of the University of Cambridge, one of the world’s leading universities and research institutions.

The Manila office was set up in 2003 when the Press decided to partly maintain its IT systems offshore. It was an attempt to provide a direction towards a new way of developing, implementing, and achieving software processes at a reasonable cost without compromising the brand’s character.

In 2012, the Manila office began to function as Regional Operating Headquarters (ROHQ). Through its new business identity the Manila office may now generate income by performing qualified services for the Press’s affiliates, subsidiaries, or branches globally.
And in 2014, Cambridge English Language Assessment (CELA) became one of our partners. It is the world’s largest provider of English language curriculums and qualifications for young learners and adults. It is also one of the international examination boards managed by Cambridge Assessment.

Today, the Manila office has grown to 300 plus personnel with expertise in the fields of Information Technology, Digital Publishing, and Customer Services. For thirteen years the Manila office has remarkably made exceptional service and technological contribution to the fulfilment of the Press’s goals and objectives. Currently, the organisation is making initiatives to developing new technological solutions and service innovations to meet the growing needs of our partners within the Cambridge community. Cambridge University Press and Cambridge Assessment are continually making investments to achieve their desired products and services that would enable current and future customers develop better online experience.

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