Java Developer

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Do you enjoy working collaboratively, championing agile/scrum best practise focusing on continuous integration and delivery, whilst facilitating problem solving? We are looking for a Junior to Mid-level Java Developer who enjoys working within a Microservices architecture and within a community of practice.


What you’ll do:

You will work in a scaled agile environment to develop insurance solutions to brokers, third parties as well as direct to the public. Broadly, the role is to implement user stories into features, using your code craftsmanship skills. Helping you develop your craft and pass on this skill is equally important to us. You will work collaboratively, championing agile/scrum best practise focusing on continuous integration, delivery, whilst facilitating problem solving. We work in agile sprints where we work on delivering results to clients as soon as possible. As a Java Developer, you will work on a mix of products working on a variety of technologies including Terraform, AWS Serverless and Docker whilst building out CI/CD pipelines. Automation is key part of what we do at CDL, you may use a variety of testing tools.

You will promote development best practise, and work autonomously in a squad, driving product growth. We’re facing exciting growth at CDL, and continuous improvement is at heart of what we do. This is an exciting opportunity for a junior to mid-level Java Developer who is looking to develop new skills such as cloud. We will support you through formal training within the Linux academy, where you can gain AWS certifications.

We’re looking for enthusiastic, and passionate developers with an attitude to learn, collaborate, aspire, continuously improve, and thoroughly enjoy what they do. If this sounds like you, and you’re up for the challenge, then we would love to talk to you.


About CDL:

CDL is one of the UK’s leading insurance software houses, employing over 600 people at its campus in Stockport. CDL has spearheaded developments in the aggregator, web and telematics space, including connected home, enrichment and self-service solutions. As a result, the company’s robust and innovative technologies have enabled its customers to thrive in the highly competitive UK insurance marketplace.

We've built a collaborative and creative culture where we employ agile techniques to deliver our pace-setting applications. We like to work in small, focused groups so you're always learning from people around you and you feel a part of the success of each project you are involved with. We promote knowledge sharing through lunch and learns and workshops and you will receive coaching and mentoring from more senior members of the team.



  • Java 7/8/11 Object Orientated Programming
  • Agile methodologies, TDD, Pair Programming, Mob programming
  • Spring, Spring Boot
  • Experience of practising Test-Driven Development (TDD)
  • An automation mindset, preferably with experience using Junit, Cypress or SoapUI
  • RDBMS and JEE application servers e.g. WebLogic
  • IDE e.g. Intellij/Eclipse, and CI tools e.g. Jenkins/Gitlab CI
  • GIT


Bonus Points:

  • Build software such as Gradle or Maven, Ideally Gradle
  • Microservices & serverless architecture, using AWS Lambda
  • Terraform
  • DevOps – Experience working within CI/CD pipelines
  • Container architecture, using Docker.
  • Machine Learning
  • Web Application Development
  • The list goes on but what we are really looking for are smart people that can make a difference in delivering value to our ever-expanding client base.

**Due to the current pandemic, this role will Initially start fully remote**



  • Top employer for 4th year running
  • Flexible hours
  • Flexible working - home working options
  • Excellent training and development platform
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Health and Wellbeing programme
  • Mental Health First Aiders
  • Virtual activities, lunch and learns, coffee mornings and meetups.
  • 25 days holiday to start
  • Life and health assurance
  • Pension scheme
  • Community projects
  • Dress down policy


Campus Benefits:

  • On-site free parking
  • Open plan modern offices
  • Shuttle bus to and from the station
  • Subsidised restaurant
  • Games room and chill out zone
  • Social activities, regular social events through our social group Xtra, including a summer bbq, competitions, bowling, go-karting, football games, Winter party and much more!
  • Car wash, barber, yoga classes, boot camp and massage services all on site
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Shower and dry rooms