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Integration Developer

Job Reference: 00247693
Date Posted: 08 March 2018
Employer: Wheeve
Location: Watford, Hertfordshire
Salary: £30,000 to £35,000
Sector: Computing/IT
Job Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 05 April 2018

Job Description

Salary: Circa £30,000 - £ 35,000 per annum plus discretionary bonus and competitive benefits package

About Wheeve

Wheeve helps organisations build and run high-performance, cost-effective systems integration. We have decades of collective experience of delivering integration solutions, and we know the most effective way to analyse, design, build and support solutions to the most challenging of problems.

To support our growth we are looking for an Integration Developer to join or growing integration development competency.

Our vision as a company is to provide three core propositions:

1.To provide high quality consulting services to support organisations in building world-class systems integration teams;
2.To offer implementation services to clients, enabling us to deliver integration solutions for clients;
3.To build and run integration platforms for our clients based on cloud and open source technology, offering a complete outsourced integration solution.

Why should you want to join us?

At Wheeve we're passionate about delivering business value by connecting our clients' systems together with middleware.

This means that for our developers there are interesting and challenging problems that need creative solutions, such as how to make seemingly incompatible systems work together to form a cohesive solution.

A typical project can require our developers to confront the integration task at both a high- and low-level perspective; not only is there plenty of opportunity to get into the low-level details of data formats, protocols and transactions, but also frequently a requirement to focus on the business problem, implementing solutions using low code integration tools with WYSIWIG editors.

Modern integration tools remove a lot of the heavy lifting of coding for many common integration tasks, and some developers are turned off by this abstraction, but in our experience this simply enables the easy stuff to be delivered quickly, allowing us to focus on the more complex, challenging and interesting requirements.

A great integration developer must have a broad skill set and a good understanding of the whole IT landscape. Whether that means interfacing with databases, containerising an integration platform, developing microservices, mobile-facing APIs, or binary debugging an arcane mainframe protocol.

We think integration is the most fascinating part of IT, and with our clients increasingly buying cloud services, the demand for our services has never been higher.

Joining Wheeve you will work with a highly skilled team of engineers, architects, consultants and project managers, in a collaborative and high-performance environment that will take your career to the next stage.

A solid technical background is essential, but above that we are looking for client-focused problem solvers; people who will analyse requirements, considering all aspects of a situation, to identify the most appropriate solution. You will be committed to investing in the development of your career with drive and curiosity to continuously learn new skills and investigate new technologies. We will provide a supportive environment with training, certification, coaching and on-the-job experience to support your development.

Essential Skill and Experience

  • 1-2 years' experience working as a developer since graduation, or 3-4 years' experience as a developer if not a university graduate. Combined with a strong aptitude for middleware development, and as much exposure to integration products as possible.
  • Good understanding of the SDLC, having worked on several projects end-to-end
  • An understanding of SOA, APIs, middleware technology and design patterns
  • Experience using cloud platforms such as Amazon AWS, Google GCP, or Microsoft Azure.
  • Experience with Agile project management tools such as JIRA
  • Working knowledge of relational database design, use of SQL, understanding of NoSQL database technologies
  • Confident working with clients, delivering presentations and able to quickly communicate technical challenges effectively to other technical and management stakeholders in a way that is easily understood
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills; able to think on your feet and determine root cause through careful analysis

  • Desirable Skills and Experience
  • Candidates who have development experience with middleware products including ESB's, API managers, Message brokers etc would be at a significant advantage
  • As would candidates who have worked on multiple projects including multiple interfaces, utilising a range of integration patterns and platform capabilities
  • Candidates who have experience of working within an Integration Centre of Excellence or similar shared service model team will be at an advantage
  • Any experience in automating the deployment of integration platforms using tools such as puppet, chef, or ansible would be helpful
  • Experience with Continuous Integration systems including Jenkins
  • High level of confidence working with Linux/UNIX and open source tool chains
  • Experience with automated build of cloud infrastructure using Infrastructure as Code tools such as Terraform is a bonus
  • Working knowledge of JSON, XML, SOAP, WSDL, Swagger/OAS, RAML
  • Use of any integration test tools including automation and mocking frameworks, such as Postman, Wiremock, SOAPUI and/or MUnit
  • Experience with WSO2, Mule ESB, or other Open Source integration platforms such as Apache Camel would be a significant advantage
  • Any experience with Technical Team leadership in a DevOps model would also make you an ideal candidate.

  • Relevant Qualifications
  • We would prefer candidates that are degree educated, preferably in Computer Science or other technical/engineering with a 2:1 or better
  • The more technical certifications you have the better.


  • We're looking for a passionate, self-motivated individual who would like to strengthen their skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and good ability to develop and enhance relationships at all levels with a flexible, pragmatic and professional approach.
  • The ability to anticipate problems and work forwards successfully with incomplete information.
  • A self-starter that is comfortable working within a small team within a start-up culture; able to identify what needs to be done, taking ownership, and delivering results.
  • Able to provide accurate estimates and meet deadlines and work under pressure when necessary.
  • Willingness to take responsibility for areas outside of their core remit with a reliable, open and honest approach.

  • Please note Wheeve is an equal opportunities employer, but we will only accept applications from people who have the right to live and work in the UK already, and do not require visa sponsorship. Please do not apply if this does not include you.