Java Developer

Job Title: Java Developer
Job Type: Permanent, Full time
Location: Newport, South Wales / Home Working
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000 depending on experience.
Reports to: IT Manager / Management Team

Job Purpose

To support the IT Manager by providing competent and efficient development and programming skills for both internal and external web-based products. This is an exciting role in developing systems to support cutting edge technology within the sphere of legal conveyancing systems and digital client identity and client facing technology.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain new and existing bespoke IT systems in accordance with specification.
  • Work with the IT team to develop and maintain links between internal IT systems web sites and web-based systems.
  • Advise IT Manager and/or Senior Management Team, as appropriate, on design and development issues.
  • Support IT Manager in meeting deadlines for provision of systems and documentation as required for the practice or 3rd parties.
  • Support IT Manager in meeting deadlines for the provision of systems and documentation as required for the business or 3rd parties.
  • Manage own work allocation, productivity and quality of work with minimum supervision.

Personal Qualities

Managing Yourself:

  • Self motivated and able to organise own work with minimum supervision.
  • Copes effectively in demanding circumstances.
  • Good time management adopting a flexible approach to work.
  • Demonstrates persistence and commitment to completing tasks and objectives.
  • Delivers work output to the required standard.
  • Pays attention to detail and quality of work.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to improving working practices and supports company plans and policies.

Working with People:

  • Ability to build and maintain working relationships with others and is seen as ‘approachable’.
  • Operates effectively as part of a team.
  • Willing to offer help to all colleagues to ensure company success.

Problem Solving:

  • Demonstrates sound judgement and good decision making when dealing with problems.
  • Able to identify a problem arising and can develop a solution or take the correct course of action.
  • Knows when to seek guidance or further input from others before taking action.
  • Checks that information is accurate and complete.
  • Looks for new solutions to problems as well as tried and tested methods.

Communication Skills:

  • Able to express oneself both orally and in writing in a clear and constructive way.
  • Willing to ask questions, listen to others views and accept advice.
  • Willing to contribute ideas and seek improvements.
  • Good client / Introducer handling skills both by telephone and face to face.

Experience Required


  • Knowledge and experience using:
    • Java 8
    • Angular & AngularJS
    • Maven & Spring Frameworks
    • SQL / PostgreSQL Database Management
    • APIs – specifically REST and SOAP
    • HTML, XML & CSS
    • Javascript
    • Git


  • Knowledge of:
    • Elastic Beanstalk & AWS Deployment environment
    • Apache Tomcat
    • SMTP
    • Document Standards – PDF / DOCX
    • Twilio / telecom interface solutions
    • Oracle Developer Certifications
    • AWS Developer Certifications

Key Benefits

You will receive access to a fantastic benefits package, which befits an award winning and Investors in People Gold Standard company, including:

  • Contributory pension scheme.
  • Subsidised parking.
  • Flexible working.
  • Long service awards.
  • Staff social fund.

* Please Note: Convey Law do not accept applications from recruitment agencies. The only way to apply for a vacancy is with us directly.

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