About the role

We’re looking for Software Engineers to join us! You will help build a technology platform for more than just the needs of Utilising our public-facing web services and additional external data sources means that we’ll be able to power businesses across the automotive industry.

Spring Boot, Apache SOLR, SQL and Apache Kafka power our platform and process millions of events per day. As a team, our software engineers are responsible for ensuring service availability and responsiveness continue to improve. They work on systems that handle thousands of requests per second, with sub 100 millisecond response times, servicing requests from over 50 client applications.

Our tech community value collaboration and teamwork. Interactions such as pairing, code reviews and regular stand-ups mean that our software developers stay connected.

What We’re Looking For

  • Software Engineering experience in Java and the JVM
  • Knowledge of server-side frameworks such as Spring
  • Web application design and RESTful API know-how
  • Exposure to a structured approach to programming and testing, such as TDD

Although not a requirement, helpful experience includes:

  • SQL/Relational databases
  • Document/Map based storage (eg: MongoDB)
  • Working with Kafka messaging/streaming

Benefits and more

We’re offering a salary between £35,000 and £60,000 dependent on experience, and a flexible benefits package to support your health and well-being. You’ll have 28 days holiday per year, and that’s in addition to bank holidays and half day closures on Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Our Aviva pension scheme offers between 5% to 7% employer contributions depending on the percentage you choose to contribute, and we provide Bupa healthcare cover for all of our employees.

Our employee assistance programme, enhanced parental leave and share-save options and are just some of the other benefits on offer should you decide to join us.

Career development is something that we’re passionate about at Auto Trader, and we all develop and learn things differently. Whether you attend an external conference, utilise a LinkedIn Learning license or choose one of our in-house masterclasses, there’s something for everyone.

Our hybrid working model gives you a range of options, including combining office with home working and flexible start and finish times. Find out more about Connected Working here, or speak to a member of our resourcing team.

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