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Senior Java Developer in Peterborough

Job description

175 years ago, our founder Thomas Cook began this company with a vision to ‘broaden the mind of others and break down the partition walls of prejudice.'

Once describing himself as ‘the willing and devoted servant of the travelling public,’ Thomas Cook was a true pioneer of the travel industry, opening up a world of new destinations and new travel experiences to everyone. By obtaining the best services and prices for his customers, he laid the foundations of the company that still bears his name today.

Thomas Cook is now one of the world’s leading leisure travel groups, supported by around 22,000 colleagues and operating from 15 countries.

Our vision today remains true to Thomas Cook’s ambitions - to be the world’s most loved holiday company.


Job title:  Senior Java Developer

Location: Peterborough


Job purpose: This role is responsible for building high tech – high touch web and mobile applications within the Thomas Cook Retail Engineering teams. You will champion agile practices within the team including test driven development and Scrum. You will engage in many areas of development including helping to define technical stories, defining software design, coding and unit testing, user acceptance testing, configuration & build management and Technical Support. You will also have opportunity to design and implement API’s & frameworks and architecture for applications within the Thomas Cook Retail Engineering teams.


Key accountabilities as a Senior Java Developer:

  • Develop detailed and robust design, code, test and implement Java-based enterprise solutions for Thomas Cook Retail business, typically maintenance or modification of existing systems
  • Review requirements and build new features and enhancements based on User Stories and Scrum Methodology including planning exercise, sizing, retrospectives and Show & Tells.
  • Accountable for the development deliverable to the agreed timelines and quality standards.
  • Mentor other team member in your areas of expertise.
  • Assist the Technical lead with the review of technical solutions.
  • Participates in and contribute to code reviews; standards development and review; process improvement and best practices.
  • Document the solution architecture, & design document using UML
  • Code Refactoring & Optimization


Technical expertise:

Must have:

  • Experience in design & developing web applications that are highly transactional using Java/JEE frameworks
  • Experience of frameworks such as MVC (Struts,Spring) , Hibernate
  • Experience developing web services (SOAP , REST) and using both relational and non-relational data stores
  • Knowledge of application infrastructure i.e. JBOSS
  • Experience in developing Unit test cases in JUnit or other unit testing frameworks.
  • Experience with complex programming, program debugging, data analysis, problem analysis and resolution issues
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of SCRUM and Agile principles
  • 6+ years of general programming experience in java /j2ee
  • Significant experience in building/maintaining continuous integration and deployment environments (Jenkins, GIT, Grunt, SVN etc.)
  • Experience or knowledge in service-oriented architectures and enterprise integration frameworks like Mule ESB, Camel
  • Experience in front end technologies such as Ajax, JQuery, DWR and CSS


Preferred Technical expertise:

  • Knowledge or experience in EJB , MySql , SQL Server
  • Retail or e-commerce experience
  • Knowledge or experience in UML


Life at Thomas Cook is fast-paced and full of opportunities. We’re a leading international travel company that believes in empowering our people, so when you join us, you’ll be given the chance to create, learn and innovate. You’ll also be given the support and training you need to develop your career in the direction you choose.

As you might expect, our holiday benefits are something special. We’ll give you an allowance towards your holiday every year, depending on how long you’ve been with us.  There are also special last minute employee deals, which give you the opportunity to pick up a holiday at an outstanding price. Working for Thomas Cook, you can travel the world for less.

We also offer a flexible benefits package that gives you a range of options to ensure your benefits match your lifestyle.

Extra information

Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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