Dawson Andrews

an independent digital product firm


Monday 01 January 1900


Main purpose of role & level in the business:

As a Senior Software Engineer in Dawson Andrews, you’ll be responsible for developing high quality solutions. You’ll work as part of a team and report to the VP of Engineering. It’s a fast-paced environment, so it is important for you to make sound, reasoned decisions. As a key role within the team, you will also work closely with clients on a regular basis to agree technical designs (functional and non-functional), advising clients and managers on estimated effort, technical implications of user stories and user journeys.

You will continuously share knowledge and mentor the team around you. You’ll do this whilst learning about new technologies and approaches, with room to learn, develop and grow.

Essential Criteria:

  • 5+ years Java experience
  • 2+ practical experience in Spring Boot
  • Microservices Architecture
  • Experience in 3 or more of the following:
    • TDD
    • Automated acceptance testing / BDD / Cucumber
    • Performance and scalability testing, e.g. JMeter
    • Penetration testing knowledge / OWASP
    • Kubernetes
  • Designing, creating and calling HTTP APIs
  • SQL Databases, e.g. Postgres, MySQL, MariaDB
  • Works well in a team and with minimal supervision


Desirable Criteria:

Experience with:

  • CI/CD pipelines setup and config
  • Document-based / No-SQL databases
  • The ELK stack
  • Apache Kafka
  • Spring Security and OAuth2 flows
  • OpenAPI / Swagger
  • React
  • React native
  • Native iOS or Android Experience
  • AWS services, e.g. RDS, EC2, EKS
  • Nginx setup and config
  • Legacy Java technology - JSP, Tomcat, ant

Who you are:

You have a ruthless attitude to figure it out and you’re not afraid of taking onus.

Humility where appropriate, confidence when the shot is on.

You should always have an eye on the client’s ROI with an ability to focus on what will deliver them results over distractions.

You should be passionate about building a career in digital product and developing your skills to perform alongside the best in the industry.


About us

We're Dawson Andrews, a digital product studio born in Belfast. We have worked with startups to billion dollar e-commerce companies, we specialise in driving commercial value through digital products and services. We’re a tight knit team, regularly laughing at each other, occasionally fighting fires together and building products we’re really proud of.

How To Apply

Please email us with a cover letter, CV, and link to your portfolio.

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