Software Engineer

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    31 January 2022

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Arianne Santos

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We are Cambridge University Press & Assessment, a world-leading academic publisher and assessment organisation, and a proud part of the University of Cambridge.

We are recruiting for a passionate Software Engineer who will be part of our Academic Technology Team in Manila.  The role will play an essential part in the support and development of Cambridge Core and its key content and platform applications. The Manila hub is located in Makati City, operating to support the university's global operations.

Why should you join Cambridge?

Our mission is to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning, and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Which is why every year, we give vital support to millions of people in more than 170 countries around the world. From teachers and learners to researchers and academics, we help to build confidence, unlock potential, and enable success. We give people the opportunity to show what they've learnt, we spread knowledge, spark enquiry, and aid understanding.

We achieve this by embracing change, and continuously focusing on our customers' needs. And by collaborating, and carefully listening to our customers and to each other, we keep moving forward, keep innovating, and keep finding newer and better ways of doing things.

When you join Cambridge, you get the best possible start in the best possible career in IT, and with benefits to match.

What can we offer you?

We have 50 offices worldwide, with ten major hubs.' In this role, you will collaborate with different hub developers, quality analysts, engineers, project owners, business analysts, and Scrum masters. It is an opportunity that will enable you to widen your horizon by learning from other cultures.

The role is pivotal to the success of technology services for the organization. There are no limits to the opportunities afforded to work with new and exciting technologies and highly talented people.

On top of these, working with Cambridge will also give you stability. We show our care for our people by allowing them to grow not just professionally but also personally. We promote work-life balance through flexible work schedules, hybrid work arrangements, and generous paid leaves. In addition, you will be entitled to our health care benefits with coverage for dependents, group life insurance, and robust wellbeing programs right on the first day of joining us.

What will you do in this role?

The key to our work is our colleagues, whose shared commitment enables us to have an ever-greater impact. We are a united, vibrant, and respectful global community of people, and we ensure that every individual is recognised, listened to, and cared for. And because our impact is amplified when our people are empowered, we give everyone the opportunity to develop in their own way. Whether you want a career that's linear, or want to follow your own path, we'll support you, and help give you the resources and training you'll need to be bold and take ownership of what you do.

You will often deal with the infrastructure design and programming, research, and development of content platform applications. Overall, you will be responsible for delivering the project while collaborating with other members of the team. 

Other key responsibilities will include:

  • Planning, processing, and efficiently performing work even without assistance from the team lead
  • Maintains product quality in its integrated level of the development
  • Work closely with team leads, project owners, Scrum Master, solutions architects, QA and SRE to ensure that tasks or projects are delivered on time, on budget, on standards, and met the requirements
  • Keeps the quality of code by adhering to Coding Standards

What are the qualifications?

The ideal candidate should have software development experience with an aptitude for testing, excellent communication skills, and community building by participating in COPs/guilds and external software test/developer communities.

In addition, experience, knowledge or expertise in the following are an advantage:

  • At least 2 years' experience with Java in a web environment, preferably on REST web services, or a strong background in object oriented programming
  • Spring, Spring Boot, and related frameworks
  • SQL and relational databases
  • NoSQL databases like MongoDB
  • Maven and Junit for build and unit testing
  • Git for version control
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • AWS
  • Basic navigation and troubleshooting on UNIX based systems

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