The name Blackwell has been associated with bookselling since Benjamin Henry Blackwell opened his bookshop at
48-51 Broad Street, Oxford in April 1879. Since then the retail company he founded has grown into a nationwide chain
of bookshops serving the academic, professional and specialist markets.
At Blackwell UK Ltd we are proud of our traditions and history but are always looking to our future. It is the expertise,
talent and passion of our employees that makes us the leading academic bookseller in the UK.
Bookseller, Support staff and Shop Manager Positions
Our quest to find talented people who can provide exceptional customer service is at the forefront of our minds when we are recruiting.
We're looking for people who are fully motivated and passionate about books.
Head Office Opportunities
Our head office and warehouse are based in Oxford and offer a wide range of roles in sales and support functions.
Blackwell UK Ltd is fully committed to fairness and diversity in the workplace and respects individuality.
Mid/Senior Java Developer, London
Dependent on experience
Old Street, London
Blackwell’s has exciting plans around it’s digital offering and requires a Java Developer to work on a number
of projects to help us achieve our goals. We have an office in Old Street, London which has a friendly
atmosphere and great location.
Your primary responsibility will be to develop, enhance and support an existing Ł multimillion
per annum ecommerce web site. The site has a very large codebase, is built on Java/JSP and has been developed and
expanded over several years. We are looking for someone who has experience of working with large
systems like this. There are a number of important medium to large scale enhancements required which are
technically challenging as well as maintaining existing features and building new APIs on existing features
for new Blackwell’s products to use.
Some knowledge around server configuration is beneficial.
You will be managing a junior/mid Java developer and will report to the Tech Lead in London. You will be
responsible for reporting progress and working with the Tech Lead and Product Owner to define priorities.
Blackwell’s is working on a number of projects over the next few years and we’re looking for someone willing
to learn new languages/tools to help our small digital team develop the products we need.
- Several years Java/JSP development experience on large Java codebase
- Experience using Spring
- Experience working with UX and Design to convert requirements into a working product
- Sensible approach and mindset to working with legacy/old code
- Willingness to learn new languages/tools to help contribute to a variety of projects if required
- Basic HTML4 and CSS2 skills
- Perl experience or any backend language
- Agile development experience
- Management experience
- GIT experience
- HTML5 and CSS3 skills
- Server configuration experience (Linux)
- Chef/Puppet experience
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