Java Engineer

Classlist is an award-winning moderated social network where schools communities thrive. Used by the best schools in the world in over 20 countries.Oxford-based ed-tech startup Classlist is building a data driven platform for parents who are struggling to keep on top of school life. We are seeking a Java Engineer to help rocket the business to the next level. Your role will be to help us develop amazing and intuitive web & mobile apps for parents at thousands of schools. Youll be working on our API services built on Google App Engine and contributing to the architecture of our services as they scale. You must be a great engineer with a good sense of humour and like a good challenge! Youll be able to contribute to the design and user experience as well as the development of features. Why youll love working for ClasslistA truly entrepreneurial team with a desire to change the industryAn opportunity to work for a market-leading, rapidly growing, venture backed company (extra points if you can say that 5x fast)Family friendly environmentResponsibilitiesDevelopment of new API featuresInput into data architecture and designMaintaining and expanding automated test suitesRequirements3-4 years experience in Java developmentStrong test driven development mindset, experience with test frameworks eg MockitoKnowledge of git, Jira & other development tools; Agile processesKnowledge of cloud technologies, particularly Google Cloud is a bonusKnowledge of database technologies, SQL, NoSQLStrong collaboration and communication skills, both verbal and writtenAbility to be flexible and adaptable in a dynamic startup environmentDesire to learn about new technologies and systemsHow to applyIf youre interested in the role please send in your CV and a short covering letter explaining why you're right for this role. We want to hear how you see yourself fitting into the Classlist family, and what the role means for your future. Describe how you'll approach the work we do and how you can contribute. If you have a portfolio share it and give us a short overview of your favourites.
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