Back-End Developer (JAVA)

  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Full-time

Company Description

Ahead Digital, an agency specialized in digital strategy based in Brussels and Paris, is looking for an Experienced Java Developer, for a position to be filled as soon as possible. 

The mission will take place at one of our main customers’ office in Brussels (Belgium). You will be joining a team of experts including business analysts, UI designers, QA, front end/back end developers, tester… 

The objective of the role is to develop and improve banking solutions but also to use your expertise and experience to assist our client in its digital acceleration.  


Job Description

As a Back-end Java developer, you will be involved in the development of programs and applications that will optimize the interactions of the organization with its customers and other organizations. You will also assist our client develop its micro services environment by creating API’s and act as aspiring Software Craftsmen. 

On a daily basis, you will have to:   

  • Develop JAVA Applications / Micro Services / API’s 

  • Develop XML Web services 

  • Build a performant, responsive and premium application 

  • Ensure the production and maintenance of a reusable code 

  • Work closely with the feature teams to bring the ‘extra-mile’ and imagine new features 

  • Deal with outside data sources and APIs 

  • Participate to unit-test code to guarantee the reliability of the application  

  • Correct bottlenecks and fix bugs when necessary 

  • Develop and maintain a high-quality code 


You have been working as a confirmed JAVA developer for the last 3 years and you have proven experience of application development within a financial or similar institution.  

Technical skills 

  • You master JAVA application development  

  • You know how to design webservices in XML 

  • Your approach is based on OOP and other best practices 

  • You know how to write readable code 

  • You do not hesitate to refactor where necessary. 

  • You have experience in testing driven development (TDD) and Unit Tests 

  • You have experience in Spring Boot, Maven, Oracle DB, PostgreSQL DB 

  • You know SVN/Git (Gitlab or alternative), Jenkins, SonarQube, Fortify, Confluence, JIRA 

  • Continuous Integration/Deployment principles, Docker, Container and Groovy have no secrets for you 

  • You have experience with RESTful APIs to connect iOS / Android applications to back-end services and third-party libraries or API’s 

  • You are able to speak and write English fluently 


Soft Skills 

  • You are ‘Agile’ by nature and apply the SCRUM values 

  • You understand business needs and are able to translate them into technical requirements 

  • You team oriented 

  • When necessary, you are able to challenge the business, based on your expertise 

  • Continuous learning: you share your knowledge and expertise and hence contribute to the constant improvement of the team 

Additional Information

Ahead Digital gives you the opportunity to participate in the growth of a growing digital strategy agency. You will be able to develop your skills by collaborating with experts in your domain, in a dynamic, agile and user-friendly environment. 

We do not work for our clients, but with them on innovative and exciting projects. 

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