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At Amber Labs, we are a cutting-edge UK and European technology consultancy that prioritises empowering autonomy, promoting experimentation, and facilitating rapid learning to provide exceptional value to our clients. Our company culture is centred around collaboration, where all colleagues, regardless of their role, work together to minimise risk and shorten delivery times. Our team consists of highly-skilled cross-functional consultants, analysts, and support staff.

ROLE: Senior Software Engineer - Java
CLEARANCE: SC eligible

Job Description: We are seeking a highly skilled Java Developer to join our team. The ideal candidate will have significant experience in Java development and a strong understanding of backend, frontend, data, and DevOps technologies. You will be responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining software solutions that meet the needs of our clients.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Designing and developing high-quality software solutions using Java and related technologies.
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to define, design, and ship new features.
  • Writing clean, maintainable, and efficient code.
  • Troubleshooting and debugging issues to ensure optimal performance and reliability.
  • Participating in code reviews to ensure code quality and consistency.
  • Keeping up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices in software development.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • Significant experience with Java development.
  • Proficiency in backend technologies such as Node.js, Java Spring, Python, and C#.
  • Experience with frontend technologies such as React, Typescript, Angular, and JavaScript.
  • Knowledge of data technologies including PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server, MongoDB, and Apache Cassandra.
  • Familiarity with DevOps tools such as AWS, Kubernetes, Azure, Jenkins, Docker, Ansible, and Terraform.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Computer Science or a related field.
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum environment.
  • Certifications in relevant technologies.


  • Join a rapidly expanding startup where personal growth is a part of our DNA.
  • Benefit from a flexible work environment focused on deliverable outcomes.
  • Receive private medical insurance through Aviva.
  • Enjoy the benefits of a company pension plan through Nest.
  • 25 days of annual leave plus UK bank holidays.
  • Access Perkbox, a global employee rewards platform offering discounts, perks, and wellness resources.
  • Participate in a generous employee referral program.
  • A highly collaborative and collegial environment with opportunities for career advancement.
  • Be encouraged to take bold steps and embrace a mindset of experimentation.
  • Choose your preferred device, PC or Mac.

Diversity & Inclusion:

Here at Amber Labs, we are dedicated to fostering an inclusive and equitable workplace for all. Our commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion includes:

  • Valuing the unique experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds of all employees and creating an environment where everyone feels welcomed, respected, and valued.
  • Prohibiting all forms of harassment, bullying, discrimination, and victimisation and promoting a culture of dignity and respect for all.
  • Educating all new hires on our Diversity and Inclusion policies and ensuring they are aware of their rights and responsibilities to create a safe and inclusive workplace.
  • By taking these steps, we are dedicated to building a workplace that reflects and celebrates the diversity of our employees and communities.

What Happens Next?

Our Talent Acquisition team will be in touch to advise you on the next steps. We have a two-stage interview process for most of our consultants. In certain cases, we may include a third and final stage, which is a conversation with the company Partners. This will only be considered if deemed necessary.