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Senior Software Engineer (Scala)

Location: London, POST-LON, United Kingdom
Job ID: R0003130
Date Posted: Jul 26, 2021
Segment: Others (Including Headquarters and R&D )
Business Unit: Hitachi Regional Headquarters
Company Name: Hitachi Europe Ltd.
Profession (Job Category): IT, Telecom & Internet
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Senior Software Engineer (Scala)

About Hitachi Social Innovation

Hitachi Social Innovation addresses the world’s most challenging social and environmental challenges. By focusing on more efficient usage of assets and systems, we extract value to reach outcomes that matter for business and society – what we call the double bottom line. Combining 100+ years of experience in operational technology (OT) and 60+ years in IT, we harness Hitachi’s broad capabilities in R&D to deliver cutting edge AI and IOT solutions in the core areas of transport, manufacturing and energy.

Role Overview

As part of the Social Innovation team, you will work with a pan-European multidisciplinary team consisting of business development, IT and sector experts to develop new cutting-edge solutions with clients in our core focus areas.

You should be an individual who has a passion for writing code, enjoys tackling problems that are difficult to solve, driven by working as part of small dynamic software engineering teams, is focused on delivering at the highest level of quality, has a meticulous attention to detail, and embraces new technologies, frameworks and development practices with an open mind.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Be a highly adaptable, versatile and dependable member of a highly agile and dynamic software engineering team. 
  • Drive the design and development of front end and webserver
  • Apply a test-driven development approach and be happy to work and take responsibility for any stage within the software development lifecycle as required.
  • Estimation of User stories 
  • Code reviews
  • Improve the operational aspects of the platform with updates to our deployment process, test automation, performance tuning, and monitoring

Skills & Competencies Required

  • Bachelor's Degree and / or Masters in a technical subject or equivalent work experience
  • Strong Scala development skills with the ability to adapt to new Frameworks
  • Strong understanding and experience of using Akka (actors, streams)
  • Experience of using Play framework
  • Hands on experience with Kinesis or Kafka
  • Experience of working with databases (SQL - MySQL, NoSQL – DynamoDB, In-memory - Redis)
  • Cloud development experience, ideally with AWS
  • Experience of working with Web technologies (REST, HTTP, JSON, Websockets)
  • Experience in test automation
  • Being collaborative with good communication skills
  • Experience in Java would be an advantage
  • Enthusiasm for writing elegant and clean code.
  • Expertise in designing, analysing and troubleshooting large-scale distributed systems.
  • Embraces a culture of trust, free thought complete transparency
  • Ability to impact operations and effect change without being confrontational
  • Detail oriented, analytical and inquisitive
  • Works Well Under Pressure
  • Critical Thinking

Benefits Package

Company Funded Benefits

  • Market competitive salary and discretionary bonus scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement - with the option to buy up to an additional 8 days per year
  • A Holiday Banking scheme allowing you to bank untaken holiday to use another year
  • Group Personal Pension
  • Private Medical Insurance with self-funded option to cover family members
  • Employee Assistance Programme available to all employees
  • Personal Accident Insurance

Voluntary Benefits (funded by employee) including;

  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Gym membership
  • Dental insurance with option to include dependent children
  • Health screening

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