Senior Software Engineer (Java)

Location: Derby, GB

Salary: £ 30k - 37k (dependent on experience)

Job type: Permanent

MPEC Technology is the leading supplier of condition monitoring hardware and software to the UK railway and has helped make Britain’s railways safer and more reliable. We get to work with technology as old as mechanical signalling, right through to the latest artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms.

The role

As a core part of the business, the enterprise development team delivers software that receives, stores and analyses data from our condition monitoring hardware. The Centrix RCM platform processes billions of data events from across the UK, Europe and North America; providing near real-time monitoring and fault alerting on a variety of railway (and non-railway) assets.

The Senior Software Engineer will be highly competent in current enterprise software development technologies, is responsible for making key software and infrastructure architectural decisions; and completing development items as a member of the development team.

In addition to software development, the Senior Software Engineer will work closely with the Lead Software Engineer and key customers to assist in the definition and maintenance of a clear strategy for existing and new product developments. As an expert in enterprise software development within the business, the role encompasses continual research and evaluation of new technologies, tools and delivery processes to provide quality and industry leading software, as well as developing and supporting customer relationships.

Key responsibilities

  • Deliver enterprise software products to a high quality, aligned with business strategy and to the satisfaction of our customers.
  • Maintain and develop relationships with key customers to strengthen our network of product ambassadors.
  • Act as mentor to more junior members of the Software Development team.
  • Assist the Lead Enterprise Developer in:
    • The agile product delivery process within the enterprise development team.
    • Formulation of strategies for existing and new product development.
    • Supporting server infrastructure including provisioning and maintenance of services.
    • Identifying and troubleshooting potential problems as they arise.

Essential skills and qualities

  • A passion for software development and delivery, with careful attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills across all levels of the business.
  • Solid technical skills, with advanced experience in developing scalable Java, Spring and MySQL software systems.
  • Good understanding of Agile (specifically Scrum) methodology, continuous integration, and associated tools (e.g. JIRA, Bamboo, Confluence).

Desirable skills

Any experience with following skills will be considered favourably:

  • Linux platform
  • Cloud platforms such as Amazon AWS, Google Cloud or Microsoft Azure
  • Docker containerisation
  • NoSQL databases such as Cassandra
  • Message queue technologies such as AMQP, RabbitMQ


  • Flexible working hours over a 37.5 hour week
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (long term service award scheme also available)
  • Lunch provided every day
  • Company bicycle scheme
  • Discounted commuter rail travel
  • Discounted leisure rail travel for you and a partner
  • Group bonus scheme
  • Contributory company pension scheme
  • Company funded sports & leisure activities
  • IET or BCS membership

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