Java Developer: Back End (Bristol) TL226

Epimorphics is hiring for a Back End Java Developer, collaborating on projects that make a positive societal and environmental impact and benefiting from mentoring from some of the most accomplished computer scientists in the Linked Data world.

We're an exciting company at the cutting edge of Open Data publication in the UK. Our clients’ Linked Data and Semantic Web applications model intricate relationships within large volumes of data; e.g. enabling near real-time river and flood reporting for the Environment Agency, allowing the public to check bathing water quality in England and Wales, and helping the Food Standards Agency use data to make better decisions about the food we eat.

You can make a direct contribution right away. We're a flat structured team with an Agile / iterative approach and you'll be empowered to take initiative and make decisions. We're proponents of open source and you can influence technology choice, architecture and design, enjoying direct access to support and unparalleled technical knowledge from senior colleagues.

We can support career aspirations around; software engineering and solution design; data modelling and representing complex data using novel approaches; infrastructure and automation; or, client-facing delivery aspects.

Example projects

  • Developing software tools and platform components to integrate data and deliver data service APIs
  • Developing infrastructure tools and components to help automate, monitor and test our data services
  • Working with our data modellers and UX designers to deliver data projects for customers
  • Investigating and evaluating new technology, tools and techniques for use in our services

We're looking for

  • Someone positive about learning and applying a mix of technologies
  • Demonstrable Java skills - gained through industry, study, internship or own projects
  • Solid foundations in software engineering, through study or practice
  • Familiarity with modern software tools and techniques
  • Competence with scripting languages, such as Ruby or JavaScript
  • Familiarity with Linux, and/or deploying to cloud based services, such as AWS
  • Someone who has - or who'd like to gain - skills in data intensive projects, especially if includes use of Linked Data or Big Data technologies
  • Or, someone who has - or who'd like to gain - skills in DevOps – not just the coding of software, but the art and craft of deploying, scaling and supporting software-based infrastructure services
  • You may be looking for post-graduate, Junior or Mid level Java Developer jobs in Bristol such as: Java Developer | Java Software Engineer | Back End Developer | Back-End Developer | Graduate Software Engineer | Linked Data Developer | Big Data Developer | Open Data Developer | etc.

Our current technology – we'll help you get up to speed

Core Java | The Apache Foundation ecosystem; notably Apache Jena | Linux | Tomcat | AWS | custom tool stacks | NoSQL data stores | Ruby | JavaScript | and more…

Salary and benefits

  • £28,000 - £45,000+ negotiable
  • Discretionary home working | 25 days holiday | flexible hours | discretionary travel season ticket
  • Pension | workstation and OS of your choice | training courses, budget for books, time to attend conferences | contribute to open source
  • Good coffee and teas | staff kitchen | indoor bike storage | free parking

About us

Epimorphics is a fast-growing software and services company which makes complex datasets more accessible, so people can do interesting things with them. Our leadership team helped define the standards in the Semantic Web and Linked Data, and co-developed Apache Jena. We now take the results of our research and build solutions that help individuals and organisations make the most of their data. We welcome diversity of thought and approach, and offer a collaborative and friendly work environment.


  • Portishead, Bristol. You may work from home for the majority of the working week, at Epimorphics' discretion. Frequent impromptu visits to the office at Portishead will be required.

Even if your CV isn't ready, please talk with Vittoria at techfolk to find out more:

0117 318 2447 | | @we_are_techfolk

RECRUITERS: Epimorphics has selected techfolk as our recruitment partner and cold calling is not welcomed.