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Java/Hippo Developer - Manchester - 6 months

  • Location

    Manchester, Greater Manchester

  • Sector:

    Information Technology

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  • Salary:

    £525 - £560 per day

  • Contact:

    Ashley Andrews

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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Java/Hippo Developer - Manchester - 6 months

Montash have been engaged by a leading consultancy, who require a Java/Hippo Developer for a 6-month contract based in Manchester.

As a Hippo developer you will be facing interesting challenges in the implementation of large-scale software systems that need to handle daily challenges of scaling, resilience and performance, whilst making the best leverage of the off the shelf capabilities of the platform.

As a consultant you are expected to develop expertise both in technology and the means to communicate complex concepts and rationale to non-techies. We'll encourage and support this with frequent opportunities to share ideas internally. We also have consultants frequently present at regional, national and global conferences

Being effective in software delivery isn't only about the code, we'll be looking to see good experience and awareness across many of the following areas:

  • Experience working in cross-functional teams using Scrum and/or Kanban
  • Experience in participating in workshops to identify and define user requirements
  • Experience in writing acceptance tests and understanding Behaviour Driven Development principles
  • Experience of developing highly interactive websites and familiarity with the challenges involved
  • Experience of team development in integrated environments using managed source control systems such as Git
  • Possess a good understanding of different software architectures
  • Proven experience working in projects where Test Driven Development, pair programming and refactoring principles were applied
  • General awareness of SEO coding concepts; especially URL structure
  • Knowledge of Software/ Enterprise Design Patterns
  • Experience with development infrastructure and tools (revision control, bug tracking, wiki)

On the tech side, we are looking for experience with the following:

  • Hippo / BloomReach Experience Platform
  • Document/Content modelling in Hippo
  • Web technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript/AJAX)
  • git
  • Groovy scripting language

If you are available for a new contract position, please get in touch with me on 0207 014 0239 or email me on