We’re Alfa, the makers of Alfa Systems – the number one software choice for asset finance companies, worldwide.

Live across four continents, our class-leading technology platform is at the heart of some of the world’s largest and most innovative asset finance companies.

Our implementations revolutionise our clients’ businesses, and our track record is exceptional. We’ve been completing complex projects all over the globe since 1990.

Alfa has never needed as many talented people as we do now. As our product grows, so does its complexity and so do the tasks of management, architecture, DevOps, QA and all other essential areas of software development.

Job description

We have opportunities for experienced Java developers to join our product-led consultancy.

Working on ALFA Systems, you will be delivering the benefits of cutting-edge Java technologies to our clients in the asset finance industry. Building and maintaining an industry-leading product capable of managing millions of complex contracts offers plenty of interesting technical challenges.

We’re a strong believer in the benefits of processes such as agile, test-driven development and continuous integration. We also believe strongly in the value of technology industry conferences, and regularly send developers to JavaOne, QCon, Devoxx and others.

Your skills and experience will help us keep at the forefront of functionality and technology.

We only consider applicants who already have the right to work in the UK.

We are looking for:

3+ years of professional Java development

Optional technical skills

These are some of the technologies we use day-to-day. The more of these you have experience of the better, but we can provide training where required.

  • Eclipse IDE
  • Java EE
  • JAX-WS
  • Servlet API
  • JMS
  • JMX
  • Hibernate
  • Google Guice
  • Infinispan
  • Lucene (via Hibernate Search)
  • Groovy
  • Agile & Scrum methodologies
  • Object-oriented design
  • Database design and SQL
  • JUnit and test-driven development
  • Subversion
  • Continuous integration
  • XML, XSD and XSLT

Other useful skills

  • HTML, CSS, Javascript
  • Oracle database
  • MySQL database
  • SQL Server database
  • JBoss, WebSphere and WebLogic application servers
  • JMS, including WebSphere MQ


What’s it like around the office?

We work a 40 hour week and most people are in the office between 8 am and 6 pm. We know people have lives outside of work so we try to be flexible where possible; if you need to be at home for a delivery that’s fine. We are developers; the dress code is casual and listening to music while you work is all good. We have our own cafe with free top class coffee and snacks. We have hackathons, monthly drinks, quarterly company meetings and an annual conference which is usually abroad. We have an active CSR team; we donate and volunteer.


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