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Java Developer, Archant Information Services, Norwich


Brand: Archant

Location: Norwich (Head Office)

Closing date: June 22, 2018

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Archant Information Services is predominantly based in Norwich with support roles in our regional offices in Cheltenham, Barking, Stevenage, Ipswich and Weston-super-Mare. We are responsible for providing IT support to Archant’s employees throughout the Group. Day to day, this starts with our in-house 1st line Service Desk, through to 2nd and 3rd line technical support teams. Internal development teams support business needs and requirements to deliver small, medium and large projects as well as maintaining our in-house bespoke software for our editorial, design, finance, HR and sales departments.

Working as part of our development team, you will develop, maintain and enhance Archant’s Java-based website delivery systems. This exciting but challenging role will expose you to all aspects of the software development life cycle, from analysis of requirements to programming solutions.

With previous experience of Java development, you will have a good understanding and working knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JSP or Velocity.

You will also be familiar with Apache Tomcat, JBoss, Subversion (SVN) or similar and Apache Ant or Maven.

Familiarity with other programming languages such as Python and knowledge of various design patterns and frameworks is desirable but not essential.

A strong communicator, with sound troubleshooting and problem-solving skills, the successful candidate will be self-motivated and able to manage and plan their own workload to deliver against strict deadlines.

ABOUT US

We are Archant. The UK’s leading local media company.

Archant people are driven, motivated and passionate about positive change.

We are proud of our history…of our trusted, market-leading heritage newspaper and magazine brands that remain an integral part of everyday life.

But we’re forward-thinking people too. We obsess about innovation, creativity, service and expertise, relentlessly striving to be the most engaging media in every community we serve.

We are on a mission to make digital marketing accessible to all. We build websites, provide complete SEO services and deliver targeted, bespoke digital campaigns that fit our clients’ objectives seamlessly.

We produce video, animation, e-newsletters, apps, blogs – content that brings storytelling to life.

We stage vibrant, celebrated, must-attend events where like-minded people come together…

And because we’re ideas people, we think fluidly. Our multi-award winning ‘New European’ national tabloid broke all records as the fastest newspaper launch in history – just nine days from concept to hitting the shops.

A few facts about us:

  • We operate over 140 news, lifestyle and special-interest brands throughout Britain.
  • Every member of our family receives ongoing development from in-house trainers, complete with interactive online learning. Over 20 modules to choose from keeps you at the top of your game.
  • There’s always something new. Hive, our in-house social media, allows you to find new friends with shared interests and have your say on all things Archant. Come join our ‘Archanteers’ and help organise some rip-roaring team nights out!
  • Archant’s state-of-the-art print centre team have won numerous awards for their service levels and green credentials. As well as our own newspapers, we print over 40 other publications for brands including The Racing Post, Classic Car Weekly and Oxfam. Our giant presses can print 22 full newspapers per second!
  • Dialogue is our content marketing agency, producing gorgeous magazines for clients including Bentley, Center Parcs, Royal Ascot and Harley Davidson.
  • We stage over 100 must-attend events per year. From intimate and interactive digital learning sessions for SMEs…to major show-stoppers at London Olympia.

We offer a salary up to £35,000 depending on experience. Additional benefits include 5 weeks annual leave, a contributory pension scheme, Archant Gold (charity matched funding), tax-free Cycle to Work Scheme, Childcare Vouchers, holiday discounts, access to a discount shopping website offering online and in-store discounts, reloadable cards & cash-back, Best Doctors and Doctors Online (medical advice), Employee Care Counselling and Advisory Service, Canada Life Bereavement and Probate Service, Westfield Health Scheme, retirement gift, long service award and Give as You Earn tax-free donations to charity.

To apply for this vacancy please complete an application form and email it to group.applications@archant.co.uk. Please enter “Java” in the subject header.

Closing date for receiving applications is Friday 22nd June 2018.

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