Apply now »

Senior Developer - Java / Thought Machine

Date:  08-Mar-2023
City:  London
Company:  GFT Technologies SE

Senior Developer – Java /  Thought Machine


What we do?

As a pioneer for digital transformation GFT develops sustainable solutions across new technologies – from cloud engineering and artificial intelligence to blockchain/DLT. With its deep technological expertise, strong partnerships and comprehensive market know-how GFT offers advice to the financial and insurance sectors. We have been recognised for our engineering excellence and work side by side with our clients in an agile way to solve their most challenging problems. Companies gain easy and safe access to scalable IT applications and innovative business models.


Who are we?

GFT are a modern company with a passion for technology that thrives on collaboration with our clients and celebrates success with our team.  We are an organisation that empowers you to not only explore but raise your potential and seek out opportunities that add value. At GFT, diversity, equality, and inclusion are at the core of who we are. Ensuring a diverse and inclusive working environment for all communities is one of the main pillars of our diversity strategy, based on our core values and culture. We have been certified for 2022/23 as a ‘Great place to work’ in the UK. So, if you want to have the opportunity to work with an outstanding and progressive organisation this position could be right for you.


The Application Engineering Team is one of the delivery teams, responsible for working with the Cloud Engineers for taking a product through the whole SDLC. Our work is developed in a cloud native way following the best practices in every area.   

Role Summary 

We are building a CoE in the Application Engineering team of Thought Machine and Smart Contracts Specialists. You will be the first ones to join the team and you will be reporting into one of the Practice Leads. This will give you the opportunity to shape up the team of specialists as it grows over time. You will also be a mentor for the junior engineers.

Role Responsibilities

Please list some key responsibilities of the role (L5 and below suggested no more than 6 points)

  • Recommend and follow the best practices when it comes to the Thought Machine Architecture or when developing smart contracts
  • 2-3 days in the client’s office in Canary Wharf

Required Experience

Technical Skills:

Must Have:

  • Experience working with Thought Machine Vault and developing smart contracts
  • Deep understanding of Thought Machine Vault Architecture
  • Experience working with Thought Machine testing frameworks
  • Professional software development experience with Python and Java
  • Experience working with Kafka and Streaming API
  • Experience working with microservices architecture, design and development
  • Strong hands-on experience in RESTful APIs design


Good to have:

  • Working experience in Docker, Kubernetes
  • Understanding of DevOps, CI/CD (Jenkins) and GIT

Behavioural Skills:

  • Ability to work in a modern and agile organisation with a start-up mindset
  • Ability to lead a dispersed team allocated to a variety of projects
  • Sets clear goals and consistently delivers against them


What can we offer you?


At GFT we offer a flexible hybrid working environment. The majority of our roles are determined by client requirements, but the expectation is that you will be required on client site 1 or 2 days a week (this may vary depending on client requirements and could go up or down). From a non-client standpoint, we encourage everyone to travel into a GFT office periodically to build a rapport with the wider GFT team and to ensure you feel connected with your peers/colleagues.


Every individual at GFT co-creates a mapped career path with growth opportunities, the ability to diversify, access to amazing Learning and Development programmes in an environment of collaboration, flexibility and support. We believe that investing in employee development promotes innovation and job satisfaction. The strategic relationships we have with industry leaders gives you unprecedented access to emerging technology and the opportunity to be part of the conversation of the future of digital.


GFT is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to ensuring our recruitment processes are  inclusive. Selection for employment at GFT will be on the basis of performance and ability. Where possible, GFT will capture applicants’ diversity demographics as part of its recruitment processes to promote it’s DEI agenda.


Founded in 1987 and located in 15 countries to ensure close proximity to its clients, GFT employs over 10,000 people globally. We provide our people with career opportunities in all areas of software engineering and innovation.


Apply now »