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Junior Software Developer

Date:  09-Jun-2021
City:  London
Company:  GFT Technologies SE

Software Developer

About GFT

GFT is driving the digital transformation of the world’s leading financial institutions. Other sectors, such as industry and insurance, also leverage GFT’s strong consulting and implementation skills across all aspects of pioneering technologies, such as cloud engineering, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things for Industry 4.0, and blockchain. 


With its in-depth technological expertise, strong partnerships and scalable IT solutions, GFT increases productivity in software development. This provides clients with faster access to new IT applications and innovative business models, while also reducing risk.



Role Summary 

We are looking for a software developer to join the GFT Modern Applications team. The role will require you to bring technical excellence as a team member to a variety of client engagements. Our emphasis is to enable our clients to embrace new technologies & techniques, and to incorporate these into their software development practices. You must therefore have a strong technological interest, great interpersonal skills and remain up to date in the latest industry trends and opportunities.



Role Responsibilities

  • Delivery of working software using modern approaches to software development
  • Engagement on software development projects for GFT clients as a member of the GFT team
  • Provide regular feedback to technical manager / ScrumMaster on progress made on assigned tasks
  • Assist in the design activities of software development as assigned by the technical manager
  • Identify and communicate sales and process improvement opportunities for GFT
  • Contribution to building technical excellence in GFT’s UK software development team
  • Provide informal developmental support to junior programmers as needed



Competencies and Skills Needed

Mandatory Skills:

  • Experience with Java and associated frameworks
  • Experience of database & messaging technologies
  • Experience of containers and container orchestration
  • Experience of continuous integration, including implementation of testing & quality tools
  • Knowledge of web related, front-end technologies
  • Use of Agile development methodologies
  • Strong interest in new and emerging technologies

Desirable Skills:

  • Exposure to additional programming languages
  • Microservices architecture and supporting toolsets
  • Development of cloud native applications
  • Implementation of full CI/CD pipeline toolset
  • Clear understanding of DevOps principles
  • Prior experience of working with an IT consultancy

Behavioural Skills:

  • Able to use logic and critical thinking to analyse a problem
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to be able to establish rapport with people at all levels
  • Takes a proactive approach to work and can manage personal workload with minimal supervision
  • Focuses on high standards of work and delivery of high-quality outcomes
  • The ability to work in teams using agile processes & ceremonies, such as Scrum, Kanban and SAFe
  • A strong sense of ownership for both personal and team responsibilities


What we offer you

You will be working with some of the brightest people in business and technology on challenging and rewarding projects in a team of likeminded individuals. GFT prides itself on its international environment that promotes professional and cultural exchange and encourages further individual development.


Founded in 1987 and located in 13 countries to ensure close proximity to its clients, GFT employs over 5,000 people. GFT provides them with career opportunities in all areas of software engineering and innovation. The GFT Technologies SE share is listed in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

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