Senior Software Engineer, Backend at Auto Trader Limited

August 28, 2023

Job Title: Senior Software Engineer, Backend – Full Time or Part-time
Company: Auto Trader Limited
Location: Manchester + Work from Home

About the role
We’re looking for Senior Software Engineers to help us build a technology platform for more than just the needs of

Utilising our public-facing web services and additional external data sources means that we’ll be able to power businesses across the automotive industry.

Spring Boot, Apache SOLR, Cloud SQL and Apache Kafka power our platform and process millions of events per day. As a team, our software developers are responsible for ensuring service availability and responsiveness continue to improve. They work on systems that handle thousands of requests per second, with sub 100 millisecond response times, servicing requests from over 50 client applications.

Our tech community value collaboration and teamwork. Interactions such as pairing, code reviews and regular stand-ups mean that our software developers stay connected.

What We’re Looking For
In depth understanding of Java and the JVM
Knowledge of server-side frameworks such as Spring
Web application design and RESTful API know-how
A structured approach to programming and testing, such as TDD
Passionate about mentoring and coaching and sharing technical expertise

Related: Software Engineer at Babcock International

Although not a requirement, helpful experience includes:
Google Cloud
SQL/Relational databases
Document/Map based storage (eg: MongoDB)
Working with Kafka messaging/streaming

Benefits and more
We’re offering a salary between £50,000 and £70,000 dependent on experience, and a flexible benefits package to support your health and well-being. You’ll have 28 days holiday per year, and that’s in addition to bank holidays and half day closures on Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Our Aviva pension scheme offers between 5% to 7% employer contributions depending on the percentage you choose to contribute, and we provide Bupa healthcare cover for all of our employees.

Our employee assistance programme, enhanced parental leave and share-save options and are just some of the other benefits on offer should you decide to join us.

Career development is something that we’re passionate about at Auto Trader, and we all develop and learn things differently. Whether you attend an external conference, utilise a LinkedIn Learning license or choose one of our in-house masterclasses, there’s something for everyone.

Connected Working
We’re offering full and part roles. Please share your desired workings arrangements with us at the application stage and throughout your recruitment journey. We can support at least 22 hours across 3 full days or on a reduced-hour basis across 4 or 5 working days.

Our hybrid working model, Connected Working, combines office with home working. We’ve split it into fixed and flexible days to help you get the best out of the working week. Everybody has two fixed office days with their team, so you will know that the rest of your team will be in on those days. There is an expectation that everyone is, on average, in more than out; therefore, on top of your two fixed days, you will be in the office on other flexible days. You can choose these flexible days in the office depending on your work, home and team commitments.Find out more about Connected Working here or speak to a member of our resourcing team.

Work Level
Experienced, Senior-Level
Employment Type
Full Time, Part Time
£50,000 - £70,000