Java Engineer

Java 8 and Spring Boot expert wanted!

This is a permanent role, initially mainly based in Milton Keynes.

We’re looking for an experienced Java engineer to join our passionate, lean, agile, fast growing and tech-loving team on a permanent basis.

The tech

You will have a deep understanding of RESTful microservices using Java 8 and Spring Boot, including the full SDLC from code to production deployment and support.

You’ll be comfortable designing and articulating solutions, working closely with clients to ensure we’re delivering the right thing in the right way. Understanding that delivering quality, working software, which meets the user’s needs, is paramount.

You’ll be passionate about moving Red Badger forward and be a champion of best practices, patterns, process and tech. You will lead by example; getting your hands dirty in the code, inspiring your peers & educating our clients.

Whilst the focus is firmly on Java, you will also have the chance to work with lots of other great technology; some of our favourites at the moment are-

  • Git, Github
  • ES6, Ruby, Node.js, Go, Clojure,
  • React.js, Elm, Flow
  • Sass, CSS Modules, CSS-in-JS, PostCSS
  • Mocha, Sinon, Chai, RSpec
  • ElasticSearch, Redis, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL
  • Docker, AWS Stack, Heroku, Terraform, Serverless
  • Responsive (and Adaptive) Layouts
  • RESTful APIs and GraphQL


For a more detailed list, check out our tech page

How we work

Our developers have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects across a wide range of industries and sectors that deliver real value for both our clients and their users

We don't dictate how you work at Red Badger, each team is totally autonomous and entrusted to make the right decisions.

We work in close, multi-disciplined teams made up of some of the industry’s best UX designers, digital designers, developers, testers and agile project managers. We always work in an agile manner, mostly Kanban these days. We look to continuously improve our lean processes and are always looking for a better way to do things.

We work on large, technically complex, projects for great brands such as Fortnum & Mason, Sky and Tesco to name but a few. Take a closer look at some of our work here.

About Red Badger

The best bit about Red Badger is, of course, the team. We’ve been around for 7 years now and we are nearly 90 strong. We are really proud of our team; we support and learn a lot from each other; we work really hard but have fun doing it. We are a diverse group made up of 22 different nationalities, speaking 17 different languages.

We were founded by 3 guys who have considerable tech and consultancy experience and still own 100% of the company. We’ve been consistently profitable and have grown responsibly from the beginning.

We are based at Old Street in the heart of “tech city” and get thoroughly stuck in with the brilliant community around us. We run several meetups including the hugely popular React London, invite other groups to host their events in our office such as Lua London and Ladies Who Code and speak at events like Digital Shoreditch and LNUG.

We make sure our team is well looked after with generous salaries and a great benefits package which includes -

  • Annual £2K training budget
  • Generous Pension
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Income Replacement Benefit
  • Critical Illness Cover
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Your choice of hardware and mobile phone
  • Matched (pre tax) charity PAYE donations
  • Open source contribution scheme

Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments ahead of your screening calls or in person interview.

Red Badger is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we're dedicated to hiring and developing a diverse workforce


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How to Apply

If you'd like to know more or you want to apply please get in touch with your CV, Stackoverflow profile, Github, code, portfolio and anything else you think we might be interested in.

Apply here