Java Developer (Email Technology)

Posted: 12/3/2019

Location: Washington, Washington D.C.
Function: Production
Specialty: Web Production
Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

About the Team

We love tech problem solving that paves the way to more innovation!

Our team of talented engineers and designers our empowered to deliver. We offer structured career development to all of our people ensuring they have the skills and experience to grow. Our CTO, Kevin Li Ying joined us as a Programmer!

We care for our people and recognise that our technology is only as good as our people. We create an environment for our Tech & Engineering team to thrive.

Job Purpose

Future is a tech enabled global specialist media business with a large proportion of our business operation is online. Our proprietary tech stack is what allows us to win in this space.

We are looking for Java Developers to join our team in Washington DC. We’re a close-knit team of highly engaged developers who work together closely to further develop our content management and advertising systems using many technologies. Some highlights:

  • Java

  • Spring framework

  • Jersey


  • Gradle

  • Docker

  • AWS

  • Puppet

In this position, you will get the opportunity to wear many hats and work with all these technologies. You will participate in a wide range of development life cycle functions using test driven development in an agile Scrum environment.

Key responsibilities

  • Develop product features with minimal supervision.

  • Analyze requirements and develop software solutions.

  • Contribute to engineering practices, architecture, and implementations.

  • Maintain up-to-date documentation on processes and code.

  • Work with data team to analyze and design database for application.

What do I need to succeed?

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, or other software-related field, or equivalent practical experience.

  • 2+ years relevant work experience, including programming experience with Java, and SQL.

  • Adaptability and curiosity about unfamiliar frameworks and technologies.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication.

  • Ability to work effectively in a team.  

  • Eagerness to work in a collaborative environment, including teaching and learning from teammates.

Additional preferred skills:

  • Experience with other platforms and technologies (e.g. PHP, REST API design, JavaScript, AngularJS, JQuery, AJAX).

  • Development and deployment using Linux or UNIX systems.

  • Source code management and bug tracking software, especially Mercurial and Jira.

  • Comfort with Agile software development practices, including test driven development, continuous integration, and iterative development.

What will I get in return?

As well as our standard benefits, we have a number of awesome perks available to our staff including:

  • Performance-related bonus

  • Central office location with cool open plan working spaces and a great rooftop terrace!

  • Onsite Gym

  • Regular staff socials arranged by our wonderful Community & Culture committees

  • Huge opportunities to learn and develop whether through professional qualifications, exposure to incredible business projects or informal lunch & learns, hosted by your colleagues

We are Future

Connectors. Creators. Experience Makers

We have big ambitions to transform media and change people’s lives. Together, we connect people to their passions through the high-quality content we create and the innovative technology we pioneer. It’s an incredibly exciting time to join!

Future is the name behind market-leading brands in specialist sectors across technology, gaming & entertainment, music, creative & photography, hobbies, knowledge and home interest. 

We’re dedicated to creating loyal fans of our brands, and the number is growing all the time. Our global reach is phenomenal with over 250 million consumers across 180 + world-leading brands. It’s an incredible privilege to have such a passionate audience base across our websites, magazines, social media and events.

But that’s not enough – we continue to add to our portfolio and restlessly look to improve, innovate and push the boundaries of what can be done. We are developing leading-edge proprietary technology which is disrupting the media marketplace.

Together, we’re exceeding the expectations of everyone we exist for – our audiences, clients, staff and shareholders. In a short space of time, Future has transformed into an innovative global media platform.

We reap the rewards too, of course, with a fun and creative place to work with endless opportunities to forge a career. We believe in teamwork that transcends location,  so we don’t have a Future HQ but a globally connected workforce across the UK, US, France and Australia

Every kind of talent is celebrated here.. We hire for person not for the role, looking for people who share our ambitions to be bold and innovate, making Future a global success story. 

Learn more about Future’s mission and values hereLet’s do this!

To apply for this role, please submit your CV and a covering letter explaining why this is your dream job

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Future.  

Equal Employment Opportunity
All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law. Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

Future is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

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