Strong Java Developer required to join our team. Friendly small (17) remote working company. Long standing UK based customer (7 years) in the music/entertainment industry, great relationships. Strong established team. Freelance and Perm options.
Type of Role : Freelance to start with if good, option to Permanent.
Freelance : $18/hr
Package when permanent: $3000, 20 days paid vacations, 4 sick days, 3 months job protection, 2 annual company meet ups with expenses paid + other benefits.
Vital Non Tech Skills : Confident spoken English, Good team player, Self motivation, Sense of humour, curiosity.
Vital Technical Skills: Strong Java (8), Spring, Tomcat, Maven.
Helpful Tech Skills: Active NQ, Java FX, J-Unit, SQL
Bonus Tech Skills: AWS .
Background to the job.
We have been working with this UK based customer for over seven years. We have a small well established team in place and strong relationships with the customer. The team and customer is very friendly and supportive however there is little Java skill in the team. You will be the main Java skill in the team of multiple disciplines.
We are in the process of re-implementing the Java elements of the customers solution. The MVP is part complete. Your role will be to continue to deliver the MVP and then deliver the 2nd and 3rd phases. For MVP delivery you will be following the technical plan in place. Beyond that part of your job will be defining the best way to deliver the subsequent phases.
Specific details of the customer will be shared with strong candidates before hiring.
About TGA Digital
TGA Digital are a UK based company founded by Mike Sastry (CEO) & Paul Chudleigh (CTO).
We offer secure long term employment. We build teams for the long term, not for a specific project.
We are friendly, smart experienced and our staff retention shows we are good to work with.
Our client vary wildly from major UK companies eg: Intu, Guardian newspaper. To mid sized and even some startups or innovation projects.
Our tech stacks vary also but there are some repeating patterns. Python (Django quite often), .Net, JS approaches Angular/Node/React - AWS, Docker, Puppet, Jenkins seem to recurr quite a lot.
We pay well, in $, but you can probably get a few $ more freelancing. We offer benefits though and we dont drop the team if the work is quiet. Quiter times are for learning training, add certifications etc as we invest in your skills.
If you like very small companies or start ups are probably not for you.
If you like massive companies we are not for you.
We are currently 14 people. We plan to grow to around 30.
30 really smart flexible guys who work together for many years.
We have been working with remote teams in Russia, Brazil and a lot in Ukraine since 2004.
Interviewing what to expect: as mentioned we are looking for long term staff so there are 3 stages. Culture fit and communications, Technical interview, Interview by senior Devs.
English: 95% of all work is done in text English, so text EN needs to be good. Not perfect. Good. Fast in chat. understandable. but we dont care about grammar and spelling so much. Good spoken EN is a bonus, not vital.
Last note : Our website is totally awful. A real embarrassment. But we are super busy with customer work (why we are recruiting). We'll fix it when we have some more quiet time.
Hope that give you an idea about us
Hope to talk to you soon