Java Developer

Nortal, Estonia, Tartu

Building a Seamless Society

Nortal's eGovernment business unit is looking for a Java developer to join the highly successful Unemployment Insurance Fund (Töötukassa) team. You'll be part of a team that develops and maintains a Web-based information system that handles work ability assessments and benefit payments, directly affecting the lives of more than a 100,000 people with a reduced capacity to work, and forming the electronic foundation of the recent Work Ability Reform. The work is located in Tartu; traveling elsewhere is not needed.

Main responsibilities

  • Developing new functionality according to specifications and good development practices;
  • Reviewing other developers' code (using Atlassian Fisheye + Crucible);
  • Fixing bugs, inconsistencies, and performance flaws in your own code;
  • Writing unit tests (at least DAO tests are mandatory);
  • Optimizing and refactoring code as needed.

Essential skills

  • 3+ years of active experience in Java development (we expect you to not get bogged down in fundamentals);
  • Good knowledge of front-end development in general and Angular (2 and newer) in particular;
  • Ability to work in and with a team, that is, asking questions, explaining your work, and providing help as needed;
  • Fluency in Estonian to understand and discuss relatively complex and detailed specifications written in Estonian;
  • Experience with Spring framework;
  • Experience with Agile development;
  • Experience with Mercurial or a similar version control system;
  • At least a passing knowledge of SQL.

Nice to have

  • Experience with Gradle, Hazelcast, and Amazon S3 or similar cloud service;
  • Experience with Spring Security and JASIG CAS;
  • A SUN/Oracle Certified Professional Java Programmer certificate would be a huge plus.

Company benefits

  • Various opportunities to gain experience through challenging (but not frustrating) work, frequent training sessions, and learning from skilled colleagues.
  • A clear career path that encourages you and provides you with opportunities to move to a more senior position;
  • An inspiring developer community within Nortal, with over 200 global advocates to boost your personal growth;
  • Support for taking certification courses and exams, and participating in relevant conferences;
  • A comfortable office environment that allows you to focus on work and recharge yourself if needed;
  • Flexible working hours and annual salary raises.
How can Nortal offer you such an opportunity? We combine strategy, change and technology to deliver meaningful impact. Together with close to 600 specialists, we create data-driven and seamless processes for governments, businesses and healthcare institutions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and now also in the USA. Our development teams operate autonomously, making decisions about technological choices and development processes. We run projects in more than 20 countries across the globe, with the aim to simplify and optimize naturally complex processes in order to create a seamless society.

Here are some examples of our achievements:
- We are proud to have built a third of Estonian e-Government solutions, playing a key role in transforming Estonia into a world-renowned digital leader. According to Europe's Digital Progress Report 2016, Estonia has earned the highest score for Digital Public Services.
- We’ve propelled Oman 127 places up in the World Bank ranking for Ease of Doing Business by changing local legislation and creating an e-Business Registry, to boost local business setup.
- We've created a comprehensive online tax declaration system for Botswana, where it now takes 10 minutes, not days, to declare the taxes.
- For the Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund, we've developed two information systems that reduce the complexity in day-to-day work, automate business processes, and ensure the reliable, efficient, and transparent provision of crucial services.

If you are curious, let’s meet and you can get more first-hand info from people behind this project! 

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About Nortal

About us Nortal is a multinational strategic change and technology company. Combining the unique experience of transforming Estonia into a digital leader and creating change in businesses with a strategic approach and data-driven technology, our vision is to build a seamless society. Nortal operates in nearly 20 countries and employs over 500 specialists who carry out high-impact projects across Europe, Middle East, Africa and the United States.

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