Senior Developer (Java) Mansfield - Hybrid and Flexible working available

3 days left

Mansfield, Nottinghamshire with hybrid working options
Up to £55,119
19 Jul 2022
19 Aug 2022
Contract Type

Working with us:

We are genuinely committed to flexible working and believe that work life balance is incredibly important.  We offer a number of flexible working options - including job share, flexible hours, working from home for part of the week, and compressed hours. Please feel free to talk about what flexible working means to you at your interview.

We encourage applications from anywhere in the UK; working flexibly and collaborating in the Mansfield office (typically 1 or 2 days a week), we embrace a hybrid working model.

There are a number of fantastic benefits from being a part of our inclusive team - including a Civil Service pension with 27% contributions, 27.5 days of annual leave (+6 additional days through our flexi-leave system), hybrid and flexible working options, generous support for your continuing development and professional membership subscriptions, annual medical checks and gym membership contributions.

Who we are:

Here at the Coal Authority, we really are a great team to work with.  We are united in our passion and commitment to make a better future for people and the environment in mining areas. We truly are a supportive organisation where we all live and breathe our values; we are inclusive, trusted and progressive in everything that we do.

We carry out a wide variety of essential services, including responding to coal mining hazards, keeping people and the environment safe from mine water pollution and supporting property transactions in the UK through the provision of expert information on past, present and future mining activities.

We are excited about what our future holds. Our work is helping to develop a new and sustainable source of renewable energy for the UK. By harnessing the energy from mine water heat, we hope to play a key role towards helping the UK to meet net-zero emissions by 2050.

About the role:

We recognise the importance of our digital systems, data and information.  They play a key role in supporting and enabling our people to help us deliver on our commitments to the communities and stakeholders we serve; we are also committed to their continuous improvement and development.

Working collaboratively as part of a DEVOPS team, you will have the opportunity to work on modern cloud applications, help support and modernise our legacy systems and help us continue our migration to the cloud.

This is a unique opportunity, giving you the chance to work with the very latest software development platforms on AWS. You'll work on customer facing e-commerce, b2b and back-office delivery systems, and also support the operational business by developing and integrating Java & GIS web-based solutions.

We're invested in supporting your personal and professional growth, and are committed to giving you the time and resources for learning and development. 

About you:

The successful candidate will have a mix of front and back end skills, a passion for coding and be able to talk to people at a technical level about designs and code.  

You'll have:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Solid programming skills
  • Experience in working on bespoke enterprise applications
  • Knowledge of open source languages, tools and frameworks
  • Experience in test driven development (TDD) and test automation Involvement with all aspects of software delivery and the development life cycle, from inception to delivery
  • Experience in Agile software delivery methodology and technical practices

You'll have experience in these technologies:

  • Java: JBOSS, Spring Boot and other Spring projects, JPA/Hibernate
  • Service oriented architectures: RESTful, SOAP
  • Core web development: HTML, CSS, User Interface Design
  • Development of rich internet applications: JavaScript
  • Unified modelling language (UML)
  • Relational databases: Oracle, PostgreSQL
  • Cloud development: AWS, Kubernetes, Docker
  • Linux

What you'll be doing:

  • Hands-on Java development
  • Delivering complex business objectives
  • Supporting our varied estate of software
  • Effectively collaborating with our in-house IT operations team
  • Working with and supporting key technical delivery partners
  • Demonstrating strong problem solving skills
  • Utilising Agile technical practices, including TDD, continuous integration and pair programming where appropriate

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:

The Coal Authority is committed to developing a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We encourage applications from people with the required skills and experience, from different backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities and beliefs.  Diversity is vital to our success and innovation and is fundamental to our values of being trusted, inclusive and progressive. We offer a guaranteed interview for candidates with disabilities who meet the basic selection criteria.

Other essential information


Application closing date: We have an extended closing date of Monday 19th September 2022. However, we will be reviewing applications every 2 weeks and conducting interviews for suitable candidates.

Application outcome:

We would love to respond to all candidates, however due to the high volumes we receive, only candidates invited to interview will be contacted. Therefore if you have not heard anything within 2 weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. We do encourage you to keep an eye on our website and see if there are any other roles that may be suitable for you.


Successful candidates must pass basic security checks and will be subject to UK Immigration requirements. 

Changes to the UK’s immigration process following departure from the EU

Please note there is now a new immigration system which will apply to people arriving in the UK from 1 January 2021, and EU citizens moving to the UK to work after this date will need to get a visa in advance.

EU citizens applying for a skilled worker visa must now show they have a job offer from an approved employer sponsor to be able to apply.  Currently, the Coal Authority is not an approved employer sponsor, so we will be unable to employ any new EU citizens wishing to work in the UK after 1 January 2021.

EU citizens who were already living and working in the UK before 1 January 2021 may continue to do so, providing they meet all the requirements and they apply to the EU Settlement Scheme before 30 June 2021.  This will mean that they can continue to live the UK after 30 June 2021.  If you are an EU citizen who has lived in the UK for many years or you have a permanent residence document, you still need to apply.