Associate Consultant

Department & Location: Technology, London

Reporting to: Technology Director

Duration: Full time, Perm

Travel required: Yes — 50-80%

Company overview:

Spindrift is a multi-award winning Oracle Platinum Partner and the Oracle Centre of Excellence within Publicis Groupe. Born in 2007, we have grown to become one of Europe’s leading design and build digital agencies – providing a full-service solution that encompasses all aspects of business consulting, customer experience, digital-strategy and technology.

Unique in our approach, innovative in our design, methodical in our application and agile in our delivery; we are focused on equipping our clients with the tools they need to engage with their customers fully and seamlessly across all available channels.

From our headquarters in London and Utrecht, we have successfully delivered omnichannel solutions for industry-leading brands across Europe, including Canon, GTA, Tesco, Orange, Deutsche Telekom, El Corte Inglés, M.Video and bol.com.

We recruit and retain intelligent, motivated people who will grow with us. Our work environment and culture is one of a kind – we can guarantee you’ve never worked for a company like ours before. Employees have the freedom and autonomy to shape their roles, while getting all the tools and support needed to succeed. We strive to create a fun, relaxed and sociable environment where ideas are nurtured and innovation is the key to our success.

Purpose of the post:

Spindrift Consultants work with both customers and our internal development staff to insure the success of our customers and assist customers in achieving their business objectives.

The work you perform will be as part of a mixed team covering all aspects of commerce projects.
You can expect to apply your skills and be trained in leading e-commerce software. After training we will give you different opportunities in our clients to ensure you have visibility of all technical aspects of our work.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Implementation and customisation of e-commerce solutions for internal and customer based projects.
  • Development, Integration and Deployment of customer functional specifications, site-specific customisations, behaviour troubleshooting and performance optimisation.
  • Troubleshoot and debug deployment issues on customer implementations on-site in international locations, often in situations where little or no documentation exists.
  • Participate in project meetings including post project analysis and provide insightful input and ideas and effectively communicate project status and challenges.
  • Software performance analysis and improvement.
  • Solid technical skills and knowledge, hands-on implementation capabilities, can-do attitude, excellent communication skills, reliability and commitment to delivering quality and adding value.
  • Understand and implements Spindrift in-house products and ways of working.
  • Travel and work at customer locations primarily across Europe as an integral part of their role. Therefore, the candidates are expected to meet the requirements to travel across the European Union

 

The skills and experience they need to have

Qualifications Essential Desirable
Relevant degree or equivalent qualified
Essential
Java Certification
Desirable
Experience & Knowledge Essential Desirable
1-3 years of experience in Java implementation
Essential
1 years of work experience
Essential
JEEs/Spring/Hibernate development and enhancement, API, security sub-system, data synchronization, web services, messaging sub-systems.
Essential
On-site implementation
Essential
Experience of the software development life cycle delivering web-based systems in a Java based environment
Essential
Retail/e-commerce experience
Desirable
Integration with backend systems such as Order Management System (OMS), CRM
Desirable
Distributed RPC protocols: TCP, HTTP, RMI, web services. Integration Patterns and technologies (Synchronous/Asynchronous, MQ, ESBs, SOAP, REST etc.)
Essential
Object Oriented Programming concepts, Design Pattern, UML
Essential
Java programming and related technologies such as Java Servlets, Java Server Pages (JSP), EJB and J2EE application servers
Essential
Test Driven Development and unit testing
Essential
Database Design/SQL
Desirable
Continuous Integration and deployment tools (such as Jenkins, Bamboo, Maven etc.)
Desirable
Version System (such as SVN, RTC etc)
Desirable
Build tools (such as ANT, Gradle etc)
Desirable
Version System (such as SVN, RTC etc)
Desirable
Wiki and Ticket System (Such as Jira, Confluence etc)
Desirable
Skills Essential Desirable
Ability to consult with confidence and clarity, offering expertise on a strategic level.
Desirable
Characteristics Essential Desirable
Motivated self starter with a proactive approach.
Essential
Dynamic, highly motivated, customer-oriented self-starters.
Desirable
Thrives on multi-tasking and works well under pressure.
Essential
Strive to discover and learn new technologies
Desirable
Excellent attention to detail
Essential

How to apply

Are you who we’re looking for? If so, attach your latest CV and tell us a bit about yourself and why you want to become a Spindrifter.

If you’re a recruitment agency then please don’t call or email.  We have trained professionals who enjoy finding talented people. If they need your help,  they will be in touch. 

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