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Junior Java Developer

Full Time, Leeds
£20,000 - £30,000
Contact: Mike Kirk

Who are we?

Solutionpath is a leader in the Learning Analytics and Edu-Tech sector, pioneering new technology and data science to tackle some of the key issues facing the student, teaching and academic community today.

Our mission is to support all students to reach their full potential, get support where necessary and prevent situations that can hinder any one student in their progress.

Solutionpath’s StREAM product works by aggregating multiple student interactions and behavioural data. Using our algorithm, we create a simple engagement score that is used to support meaningful communication and interventions between students and their teaching institutions. The surrounding platform technology provides a range of features that enables all our stakeholders to make better, informed decisions and implement meaningful policies; and most importantly measure the impact they have.

We work in partnership with the most forward-thinking data-led learning institutions. We help each other to embed, develop and evolve our products to ensure that we are focused on the most positive outcome for the whole community on our platform. We are now reaping the rewards of all our efforts – as we see more and more evidence of how our unique market approach and methodology is making significant strides to improve the experience our student base has with their learning journeys…this is what keeps us going!

What are we looking for?

We are increasing our technical capabilities to better enable us to expand on our vision.

We are looking for individuals who want to make a difference with the work they do. Currently we are hiring three roles within our technical team. Senior, Mid and Junior.

If you love working for a small to medium size business where you can make a real difference with your work. Solutionpath may just be right for you. We are looking to build a small dynamic team where you will have a voice in the direction and implementation of our technology.

Skills and experience used while at Solutionpath

  • Java 8 experience.
  • Spring 4 experience, ability to use Spring libraries (MVC/Boot, Core, Security, Data)
  • Background building APIs using Spring Boot and knowledge of RESTful web services
  • Experience developing web UI using Vue.js, HTML5, CSS3
  • Apache and Tomcat web server configuration
  • Experience using Docker containers
  • Relational database experience e.g. PostreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server
  • SQL knowledge
  • Linux and Windows Server operating system experience
  • Experience with CI Tools, proficient with GitLab, Jenkins and agile Tooling – Jira, Confluence, Slack

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge and understanding of Learning Analytics
  • Integrating software across multiple and disparate systems
  • Knowledge of UK higher education student-facing systems and services
  • Knowledge of AWS hosted solutions
  • Experience using orchestration platforms, including ECS, Kubernetes.
  • NO SQL databases e.g. Mongo / Dynamo DB.
  • Experience using Robot Framework

Junior Developer

As a Junior Developer you will be expected to have some understanding of development, but more importantly a passion for learning. We will provide the atmosphere for you to thrive and advance your career.

Someone who shows a willingness to learn and an ability to reach out of their comfort zone and really push themselves will be very well placed at Solution Path with opportunities to quickly rise if they show they have the aptitude and passion to advance themselves.

Some understanding of the current technology will of course be beneficial, however if you have knowledge and experience in other languages you would still be considered.

Duties and responsibilities

As a Junior, you will be working supporting our existing client base along with customising the software for new clients. A good understanding of the transfer of data via multiple methods will be very beneficial.

You will be working with mid-level and senior developers where you will be involved in the two week sprints.

If this role sounds interesting to you contact Mike at hello@solutionpath.co.uk and let’s have a chat.

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