Senior Software Engineer – Java

Category: Software Development/ Engineering
Main location: United Kingdom, UK Wide - Various, UK Wide
Position ID: J0921-2381
Employment Type: Full Time

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Position Description:

Our Tribe is gathering. Join our Agile team and transform businesses and the lives of UK citizens. As a Senior Software Engineer, with a focus on backend technologies, you can join a high-profile initiative within CGI – being part of a key group using Agile, DevOps and Lean practices to help clients realise their digital transformation ambitions.

Across the Commercial and Government sectors, CGI is supporting and leading this transformation. As part of our Agile Digital Services team, you will help empower clients to increase business agility and deliver greater value, early and incrementally.

CGI was voted ‘Best Workplace’ by Great Place To Work in 2021, and offers a competitive salary, excellent pension, private healthcare, plus a share scheme (3% + 3% matching) which makes you a member, not just an employee.

You must already hold, or be prepared to undergo, National Security Vetting (NSV) enhanced Security Check (SC) level.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

As a Senior Software Engineer, you’ll be joining a cross-functional Agile delivery team. You will be reviewing and writing code, bringing your knowledge of designing, building and scaling application services with intuitive APIs. You will share your knowledge, provide technical leadership and support a culture of continuous learning and improvement.

Delivering backend services within a cross-functional team, you’ll use continuous delivery and DevOps methodologies to deliver high-quality, extendable and readily maintained software. You’ll monitor and support team members, and communicate complex solutions to technical and non-technical stakeholders. This includes engaging with clients, analysts and other engineers to understand and deliver best-in-class solutions.

A CGI career within our Agile Tribe will let you stand out, influence and shape a UK team, backed by one of the largest independent technology and business services companies in the world.

You’ll also discover:

● A unique level of variety across different clients and industry sectors
● High-profile, interesting and challenging projects to stretch your skills
● Training and support
● Impactful work that makes a real difference in our communities

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

● Extensive development experience in an Agile environment – good expertise in Java and related technologies like Spring and Spring Boot
● Extensive database experience (relational or No-SQL e.g. MySQL, Postgres, Redis) and associated tech
● Experience with TDD/ BDD and Service Oriented Architectures, protocols and API design (e.g. REST, GraphQL, gRPC, AMPQ)
● Competent in at least one Agile methodology – Scrum, Kanban or SAFe, along with experience in version control and continuous integration and delivery
● Experience with one or more cloud environments (AWS, Azure or GCP) and related technologies (Docker, Kubernetes)
● Ideally – but not essential – any experience with NodeJS, Bootstrap, HTML5/CSS3, serverless architecture, Elk Stack, Prometheus or similar

Our working approach is built around our clients’ needs. That’s not to say yours aren’t important too and in a post-pandemic world, we want to extend the offer of an open discussion to you as to whether a role can be office or home-based, flexible or hybrid.

We celebrate and reward our colleagues through a variety of methods, and we promote the health and well-being of our members through a range of programmes and activities. We are also committed to ensuring a safe work environment through the prevention of harmful workplace incidents including physical harm, harassment and violence.

Unconditionally inclusive – we know diversity brings a greater variety of ideas, perspectives and experiences to the workplace. We actively encourage diversity at CGI and inclusivity is one of our top priorities, with support networks for Parents, Women, LGBT+, BAME, Neurodiversity and Disability.



  • DevOps
  • Java
  • Leadership
  • Spring Boot
  • SQL

What you can expect from us:

Insights you can act on

While technology is at the heart of our clients’ digital transformation, we understand that people are at the heart of business success.

When you join CGI, you become a trusted advisor, collaborating with colleagues and clients to bring forward actionable insights that deliver meaningful and sustainable outcomes. We call our employees "members" because they are CGI shareholders and owners and owners who enjoy working and growing together to build a company we are proud of. This has been our Dream since 1976, and it has brought us to where we are today — one of the world’s largest independent providers of IT and business consulting services.

At CGI, we recognize the richness that diversity brings. We strive to create a work culture where all belong and collaborate with clients in building more inclusive communities. As an equal-opportunity employer, we want to empower all our members to succeed and grow. If you require an accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, please let us know. We will be happy to assist.

Ready to become part of our success story? Join CGI — where your ideas and actions make a difference.