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Permanent Scala Developer (Permanent)

Location: Remote/United Kingdom Country: UK

Scala Developer

Mercator Digital is looking for a Scala Developer to be part of our growing consultancy.

About us

We are a leading technology consultancy, building and delivering digital services for organisations across the globe. Since 2006 we have been working collaboratively with our clients, getting to the heart of their digital aspirations and delivering innovative solutions. We employ over 300 people and have offices in London, East Sussex, France, Singapore and the US. Our successful track record has resulted in us being one of the fastest growing technology consultancies in the UK.

We work with both private and public sector organisations and have a wealth of experience within UK Government. Our work really makes a difference to our clients and has a huge impact on our society - making digital services more innovative, accessible and joined up.

Team Mercator

It's an exciting time to be part of Mercator Digital, we're opening new offices, recruiting, growing and developing. We have won high profile bids and delivered digital transformation that has hugely impacted people's lives. But we're more than just about the work, we really are a team. It doesn't matter what your role is, everyone's opinion counts - and we encourage new ideas and discussion. We have loads of social events too so everyone can get to know the wider Mercator team - and have some fun along the way.

Our brand values

  • We don't stand still - we're constantly evolving, looking at ways to re-new and improve. We make brave decisions and are determined to always find a better way.
  • We keep it real - we don't pretend to be something we're not. We're always straightforward, open and honest.
  • We take care - of each other, our work, our clients and our community. And we look after ourselves by encouraging a healthy work/life balance.
  • It's a joint effort - with our team, our clients and our partners. We trust each other and are stronger together.
  • We own our actions - we empower each other to take accountability for our words, actions and results.
  • We bring out the best - in each other, our clients and our partners. Through our sharing of knowledge and enthusiasm, we seek to bring out everyone's fullest potential.

What we're looking for

Mercator is seeking a dynamic, forward-thinking'Scala Developer with excellent communication skills who can help Mercator in its continued transformation. You will be open-minded, happy to work on your own or as part of a team and want to learn new technologies and promote best practice.

Mercator Scala Developers work collaboratively in multi disciplinary agile scrum teams to develop, modify and maintain user interfaces for new digital services. Using agile methods, you will work closely with other members of the scrum team throughout the development cycle in order to design, build, test, maintain and support the new digital services.

As an Scala Developer you will:

  • Build, deploy and operate outstanding digital services within an agile environment that meet well defined user needs
  • Deliver application designs that meet web standards, ensuring that key elements are built in from the outset
  • Collaborate with design specialists to translate designs into high quality websites, apps, HTML emails, and interactive experiences
  • Contribute to the development and continual enhancement of products
  • Partner with product managers, design specialists, business analysts and software developers to facilitate a consistent user experience
  • Participate in the rapid development of user driven digital prototypes
  • Work in cross functional teams to write and test production quality, sustainable code for world-class user interfaces for new and existing systems
  • Ensure that new and updated digital services are thoroughly tested for accessibility and can be maintained and improved over the long term
  • Provide mentorship and/or line management for more junior Front End developers where necessary
  • Contribute to a culture of continual improvement in which key systems owned by your digital service team are regularly analysed, maintained and improved
  • Contribute to a robust automated test suite to work in a continuous integration environment
  • Become involved in the wider web development community (outside of Mercator), building relationships with other Front End developers and identifying best practices that we can adopt
  • Share knowledge of tools and techniques with technical and non-technical team members in Mercator


You will need:

  • Scala/Play development skills
  • Experience of agile development techniques, test driven development (TDD) and paired programming, etc.
  • Experience building scalable, distributed web applications in Scala (Java with Scala experience gained in personal projects may be considered)
  • Experience of working with Microservices
  • Experience with REST and asynchronous event driven programming
  • Demonstrable experience in using automated testing solutions
  • Problem solving skills: you will be able to logically break down a problem into smaller manageable parts to reach a solution
  • Proven ability to communicate technical concepts to a non-technical audience
  • Any knowledge of MongoDB or working with large datasets would be useful but is not essential
  • Knowledge of the use of version control systems, such as git
  • Experience implementing RESTful APIs for integration with internal and external systems

*Applicants must have the right to work in the UK and the ability to pass BPSS vetting

Posted Date: 21 Mar 2023 Reference: JS - PERM SCALA Employment Agency: Mercator IT Solutions Contact: William Mackellow