Java Software Engineer


This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic Java Software Engineer to join our Platform Engineering team. As part of the team, you will be responsible for the ongoing development of an evolving service-based platform which forms the heart of the company’s systems. Our services use REST and Thrift APIs, both internal and customer-facing, to deliver a number of core functions such as data import and export, systems integration, data processing, reporting and communications.

We’re about to enter a new phase of service development, so this is the perfect time to join the team and take part in green-field development as well as contributing to the maintenance and enhancement of our existing services.


  • Solve problems and develop high quality solutions using Java and its associated libraries and toolkits.
  • Show initiative and be able to work reasonably autonomously to complete tasks in a timely fashion to meet business deadlines.
  • Maintain a good level of technical knowledge and be willing to learn any new technologies that may form part of our systems in the future.

You will have:

  • Good knowledge of core Java
  • Knowledge of the Spring framework, including Spring MVC
  • Experience working with web services
  • Experience writing comprehensive unit tests
  • Good communication skills, and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a wider team
  • A practical and pragmatic approach to software development


  • Knowledge of MongoDB or other NoSQL database and also relational DBMS
  • Knowledge Javascript Frameworks
  • Experience working in a Linux environment
  • Knowledge of other Spring libraries and components, especially Spring Boot
  • Knowledge of JUnit and Mockito
  • Experience of TDD BDD
  • Data engineering experience OLAP and OLTP
  • Experience with Jenkins
  • Experience working in an agile team
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services or other cloud providers

About The Floow

The Floow tackles the world’s number 1 killer of young people, road accidents, to make individual mobility safer and smarter for all.

The Floow is a leading insurance telematics provider whose capabilities consist of data science excellence, cutting-edge mobile technology and the innovative use of social science to provide unique safety insights for the benefit of our clients and their customers. Founded in 2012, with the mission to make mobility safer and smarter for everyone, The Floow’s team currently numbers 100 people based in the UK, US and across mainland Europe.

We deliver Connected Insurance solutions to motor insurers that:

  1. Improve their ability to assess risks through a suite of behavioural scores that are highly predictive of claims propensity and improve risk differentiation compared to traditional risk models.
  2. Reduce operating costs by engaging drivers to help them improve their performance and turning them into partners in risk prevention, preventing fraud and delivering on timely FNOL
  3. Collect data from smartphones as well as most other sensing devices in an agnostic fashion

Over the years, The Floow has been recognised with a number of awards including the Made in Sheffield Mark, named Winner of Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards, recipient of the Queen’s Enterprise Award (Innovation) for 2016, Winner of Red Herring 100 in 2017 and recipient of DIAmond Award in 2017.

Our FloowDrive product was named Best Smarter Travel Innovation at the Smarter Travel Awards and The Floow was named winner of the Technology Innovation in the European Usage-based Insurance Industry from Frost & Sullivan in 2018, Winner of the Insurance Times Tech and Innovation Data Analytics Excellence Award in 2019 and our FloowCoach programme was named Private Sector Initiative of the Year at the 2020 Young Driver Focus Awards.

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If you think you have the right skills for this role, please send us a copy of your CV and make sure to reference JSE01