Senior Java Consultant @ Intrepid Ltd - London

Job Overview

2 months ago

Senior Java Consultant

Intrepid Ltd - London

Join a culturally disruptive team to build software solutions in financial services.

We have an excellent opportunity to break into the financial services industry with an experienced group that will show you the best way to be successful in creating effective software solutions in this dynamic and aggressive environment. Candidates will be part of a team tackling complex investment banking problems where creative and unconventional approaches are required. This role is to build, enhance, and maintain server-side applications written in the Java object-oriented language.

As a Senior Java Consultant at Intrepid:

You will

  • creation of custom server-side components that integrate with integral bank systems
  • refactoring, enhancing, and optimizing production deployed banking applications
  • design complex solutions and communicate your ideas prior to implementation
  • contribute to reviews of the work of other team members and collaborate as required
  • perform and apply an adequate level of unit testing
  • create documentation to share your knowledge as appropriate
  • amend previously delivered solutions as new functional and maintenance requirements emerge
  • respond to and implement fixes for software maintenance support tickets
  • be a representative of our team/organisation to our clients
  • due to data security restrictions, candidates will spend much of their time working onsite


  • You have:
    • senior-level Java development (Core Java v8-11) experience (7+ years) with half of that experience building enterprise-level systems
    • worked with and are knowledgeable in using Apache Kafka (2+ years)
    • good experience designing the architecture of small to medium-sized systems and components
    • experience developing on projects that use a Microservices system architecture
    • been a part of projects that use Kubernetes to deploy and manage system components
    • built creative software solutions that use intricate, complex, or large quantities of data
    • experience working with relational databases and have good SQL querying skills
    • excellent in problem-solving, critical thinking, and time management.
    • good communication skills – both written and verbal
    • able to work on own and under pressure
    • ability to prioritise effectively
    • be aware of what else is happening around them
    • professional working attitude
  • Further consideration will be given if you have:
    • experience designing the architecture of large and enterprise-level systems and components
    • experience building applications using Microsoft Azure cloud technology
    • worked with the Loan Management software Loan IQ
    • team leadership and mentoring experience
    • no previous experience of working in financial services is required but would be a major asset in our consideration
    • previous experience of working in a customer-facing environment.
    • experience working with NoSQL database technologies
    • initiative to find answers to new questions
  • You are:
    • capable of producing quality components in a well-architected solution
    • an enthusiastic and experienced technologist with a passion for building high-quality production systems
    • technology agnostic in your approach and are open to using the proper technology for the user problem at hand
    • not afraid to voice your opinion, but pragmatic enough to understand the needs of the project and team come first
    • a strong team player that can work with a team of highly skilled and talented individuals
    • able to work independently when called upon


We offer a highly competitive industry salary, with benefits including:

  • Eligibility for a discretionary annual bonus
  • Up to 25 days holiday per year plus UK bank holidays
  • Automatic enrolment to the Intrepid Ltd Workplace Pension scheme (opt out possible)
  • Enrolment in Intrepid’s private healthcare scheme provided through Vitality
    • Additional benefits provided through Vitality depending on activity, such as free cinema tickets, free Amazon Prime membership, free coffees, discounts on various gym memberships / sports equipment retailers, cashback on Waitrose healthy food shopping etc.
  • Opportunity to purchase bike/accessories and tech items through salary sacrifice schemes; Cyclescheme and Techscheme.
    • Tax and NI savings.
    • Payments over 12 months
  • Flexible working arrangements with onsite working at a central London (Cannon Street) office
  • On the job mentoring and tuition through our performance management program
  • Access to training and certifications via our training program
  • Regular company socials to suit all - ranging from kayaking to comedy nights to games evenings

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