Web Application Developer (Java/PHP)

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Job Title Web Application Developer (Java/PHP)
Job Category IT Support / Manager
Job Description Company Overview

As one of the leading interactive entertainment companies, SEGA cultivates creative talent worldwide with offices in America, Japan and our European HQ in London.  Our acclaimed UK based studios include Sports Interactive and The Creative Assembly who are responsible for award-winning titles and iconic franchises such as Football Manager™, Aliens™, and the Total War™ series. Hardlight, the newest UK studio in the SEGA family, are the talented team behind Sonic the Hedgehog™'s latest adventures on mobile platforms Sonic Jump™ and Sonic Dash™.  SEGA's much loved blue hedgehog mascot is a true global brand crossing over from video games in to toys, stationary, apparel and much more.  

SEGA is growing and has recently completed an acquisition of Canada based Relic Entertainment Studio, famed for high quality strategy games including “Warhammer 40k Dawn of War” and the “Company of Heroes” series. We are determined to set new standards in interactive entertainment and are excited by the opportunity of welcoming such a talented development studio into the SEGA family.  

We are a dedicated bunch with drive, passion and creativity, who enjoy being part of a lively, self-motivated, forward thinking company in an exciting and ever-evolving industry and because we work hard we play hard too.  

SEGA also likes to look after its staff’s well being too with discounted gym membership, in-house massage therapy, weekly football tournaments and most importantly a leading benefits package and flexible working environment that make SEGA a relaxed and friendly place to work. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.  

Check out Sega.com http://Sega.com  to find out why we are a workplace you’ll never want to leave!    

Role Overview
The company are looking to redevelop their customer facing applications to take advantage of advances in technology and streamline development according to standards. It’s an exciting time for the team with a vision to integrate emerging technologies into the company and be at the cutting edge of IT Web Services. The Java Programmer, a newly created role, will be a key member of the team, developing and maintaining web-based systems across varied systems on the company.

Key Responsibilities  
  • Analysis, design, implementation and test of enterprise-level web services using industry standard technologies in an Agile environment
  • Support and enhancement of existing systems
  • Investigating integration of new and emerging technologies within the company
  • Provide detailed documentation regarding all aspects of server-related work


    Knowledge, Skills and Experience   Required skills:  
  • Java EE
  • Spring Framework (Core, JDBC, Security, MVC, RESTful, Batch, Integration)
  • Cucumber
  • Javascript
  • Agile
  • BDD
  • Unix
  • Maven
  • JUnit
  • MySQL
  • PHP Zend Framework 2 (PHP 5.3 onwards)
  • Drupal
  • WordPress
  • PHPUnit


  Additional skills:  
  • NoSQL (MongoDB, DynamoDB)
  • AWS
  • Tomcat
  • Continuous Integration (Jenkins)
  • Agile Experience


  Aptitudes/Attributes 
  • Appetite to learn, research and self-teach
  • Ability to communicate confidently and professionally
  • Extensive commercial development experience in a similar environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Excellent listening and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage own time
  • Must be self-motivated
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to pro-actively put forward ideas
  • Team player with flexibility when required.


This job description is an accurate reflection of the duties and responsibilities of the post as at the time of writing but will be changed from time to time as the job is a career development job which will be adjusted according to the progress of the job holder.  It does not form part of the contract of employment.
Salary Competitive hourly rate
Location UK & Europe
Job Category IT / Technical Support
Date posted 03/07/2014
Recruiter This job is advertised on behalf of SEGA Europe using their internal reference .
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