SENIOR JAVA developer

At McCarthy’s, we develop integrated plant-based systems for management of core meat processing and value-added food production, throughout Australasia. Since our inception in the 1980s, we have forged a reputation as trusted, reliable innovators in our industry. We are looking for a talented Software Developer to join our team. Based in sunny Hawke’s Bay, this position combines very interesting work in a wonderful part of New Zealand, no traffic jams, beautiful beaches, mountains, rivers and world-class wineries on your doorstep.


About the Role

The types of things you could expect to be doing include:

  • Working alongside Business Analysts to understand the business domain, data model and functional requirements
  • Designing and building the Java layer to support Web UI development
  • Optimising the system to ensure applications are performant
  • Working with, and enhancing, legacy, in-house Java frameworks
  • Supporting front end Developers
  • Responding to issues raised by Testers
  • Keeping documentation up to date
  • Participating in Agile team discussions


About the Candidate

We are looking for a Developer with proven back-end Server-side Java and Database development experience.

Important qualities include;

  • Strong design skills in the Java middleware layer supporting Web UI applications
  • Ability to design high performing Software. Knowledge of efficient ways of dealing with complex data and its transformation for the UI.
  • Experience working with legacy systems. Accepting of their constraints while working toward improvements and transition.
  • Intelligent, learns quickly
  • Good problem-solving approach
  • Ability to convey ideas well, listen and be receptive to input from others.

Experience in any of the following will be valuable:

  • Java EE, OSGi, Spring Boot, Hibernate, Apache Karaf, PostgreSQL
  • Some knowledge of a JavaScript framework
  • Unix, HTML, CSS
  • AJAX, JSON, Rest Web Services


We have considerable experience helping with relocation and settling in New Zealand, including assistance with residency and relocation expenses.

If you believe you would be a good fit for this role then we would love to hear from you!

Please supply quality references.



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