Senior/Lead Java Developer (Java 16, Cloud, Cluster, ETL) at Phocas

Computer Software, Information Technology, Full-time, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand engineering full-time
Posted 10 days ago

Organically funded, we have grown from a small startup, building data and analytics products in the UK in 2001 to over 180 people and 6 offices across the world, with headquarters in Sydney, Australia.

Phocas isn’t just loved by our customers. We also have some of the happiest employees going around! In fact, Phocas ranks #1 in G2 Crowd, has a 4.9/5 rating on Glassdoor, and appears in Deloitte's Fast 50, and in 2019 Phocas won the Culture Transformation Award from Human Synergistics in recognition of our constructive and positive culture.

Earlier this year, augmenting our Orange, NSW location. we set up an additional Product and Development centre in Christchurch to further our mission – to take the Phocas DNA that has built groundbreaking and widely adopted Data and Analytics products across ANZ, Europe and the United States and build the next generation of complementary products to take us to the next level.

To do this, we’ve built a world-class team of 30 (so far – with ambitious growth plans this and next year in both locations) with an R&D focus that is close to launching its’ first product. Built with a brand new serverless tech stack we have also sought to redefine what a world-class product team looks like.

We are not your standard development team, we are pragmatic in our choices and philosophies, working together on two seperate stacks (.net and serverless Javascript/Typescript), we have built a team of engineering professionals focused on building the best possible products.

With new challenges, come new tools and technologies. We are embarking on a major new technical challenge that needs an accomplished Senior Java developer with experience on the data layer (SQL or noSQL, we really don't mind) using Java 16 to create a new Cloud Agnostic low-latency distributed compute platform that leverages cloud ETL tools. We're hoping you're up for the challenge!


Your CV, online profile or portfolio will show:

  • A history of developing and architecting Java based software products within cloud (AWS/Azure/GCP) based clustered environments at scale
  • 6+ years experience of Java 16 (Ed. yes, we know it's barely even out yet, our recruiter thinks he's funny. We're not focused around the version you've used before but we do need to see a history of learning, adaptability and passing these skills on to those around you)
  • A passionate desire to bring those skills to improving the way we deliver quality in our products
  • An empathetic approach to communication
  • Fantastic attention to detail, to the point where you will mention the only word that is a colour in the text of this ad in the “introduce yourself” box provided
  • A sense of fun and a genuine desire to work with people from all backgrounds daily
  • A real human being who can be from any background, identity, religion, gender, sexuality or planet

Normally we're really open to training someone on the technology we're using, however, in this case, we are looking for your expertise to help us take our technical direction to a new level, grow juniors around you and be our go-to Senior/Lead for Java in a data environment.

Sadly due to current global pandemic travel restrictions, we can only consider those with established working rights for New Zealand or Australia


About Phocas

Our mission is simple – Phocas helps people feel good about data. We help companies turn their data into results. Our award-winning software provides customers insights that help them make more informed, data driven decisions, improving efficiencies and boosting their bottom line.

We are a 2020 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant

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Phocas is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.