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Company Name:  CGI
Location:  Edinburgh
Country:  United Kingdom
Job Type:  Permanent
Senior Java Developer

The Open Digital Services Centre was established in early 2014 and is expected to lead to the creation of around 250 new jobs. This new facility is a centre of excellence and delivers digital development services to CGI's clients across the European public and commercial sectors.

Increasingly we're taking our development skills to our customers and working closely with them on-site. CGI is now actively recruiting for these high-profile development opportunities.

Role and Responsibility

Senior Open Digital Developers will undertake development activities, mentor and lead others in Agile and classical practices. You will be responsible for the continuous software engineering and collaboration with other functional teams, solution architects, PM and product owners to deliver high quality products and services for internal and external clients. You will contribute to ODSC strategic development by maintaining competence in open technologies and bringing in innovative and pragmatic solutions to both business and technical challenges.

Initially the role will be focused on a full-time assignment in a client site in Edinburgh.

Essential Skills /Experience

* Extensive Java EE development experience

* SOA/microservices

* Enterprise middleware and frameworks

* JMS/ActiveMQ

* Linux environments

* Fuse/Camel

* BRMS/Drools

* Workflow/jBPM

* Oracle DB

* XML/XSD Data Design

* Web services (preferably SOAP)

* Hibernate/JPA (or other ORM framework)

* Experience working on complex or large programmes of work

* Experience of Continuous Integration and Delivery

* Experience of multiple delivery methods, including Agile (ideally SCRUM)

Desirable Skills /Experience

* Experience of working with major consultancy in a client facing role

* Experience of development using Open technologies

* JBoss solutions and products

* RichFaces


* Springbatch


* Sound knowledge of the Public Sector and the issues and problems and the issues and problems affecting the service area

* Participation in an Open Source community project

* Scrum Team Management

* Advanced knowledge of Spring framework

The right individual will have to have the following soft skills

- Pro-Active self-starter

- Experience of working on-site with client staff

- Excellent communication skills

- A structured approach to problem diagnosis and resolution


Occasional travel to other parts of the UK may be required.

CGI is looking for new members to join a programme working with the Scottish Government on the Agriculture Food and Rural Communities (AFRC) - Futures Programme. Initially you will join this this fast paced and client facing delivery programme, working from the Scottish Government's offices in Edinburgh. The aim of the programme is to deliver an IT solution that will facilitate the European Union's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) programme that provides financial support to farmers, crofters and rural businesses. As we reach the end of the third year of the engagement it is an exciting time to join both CGI and the programme. With strengthened client relations and an established team in place, you will be joining a CGI and Scottish Government team that is working together on a significant capital programme for Scotland

CGI is expanding by recruiting new members to its Edinburgh, Glasgow and Scottish Borders locations. CGI has recently opened a new office in Glasgow which has been custom designed to facilitate agile delivery and collaborative working and are due to open an office in the Scottish Borders in April 2017.

Please come and join us at CGI.

At CGI, we're a team of builders. We call our employees members because all who join CGI are building their own company - one that has grown to 65,000 professionals located in 40 countries. Founded in 1976, CGI is a leading IT and business process services firm committed to helping clients succeed. We have the global resources, expertise, stability and dedicated professionals needed to achieve results for our clients - and for our members. Come grow with us. Learn more at

This is a great opportunity to join a winning team. CGI offers a competitive compensation package with opportunities for growth and professional development. Benefits for full-time, permanent members start on the first day of employment and include a paid time-off program and profit participation and stock purchase plans.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position, however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

No unsolicited agency referrals please.

CGI is an equal opportunity employer. In addition, CGI is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities in accordance with provincial legislation. Please let us know if you require a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during any aspect of the recruitment process and we will work with you to address your needs.
Industry:  Consultancy
Salary:  £41000 - £48000 per annum + benefits
Salary and Benefits:  benefits
Salary From:  41000
Salary To:  48000
Job Ref:  J1016-1521
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