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Graduate Java Developers

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Graduate Java Developers


Sophia Search is a new award winning technology company with its roots in the University base and is a progressive company with big ambitions. It develops software products for the enterprise search & content management sectors. Established in late 2007 as a spin out from the University of Ulster, it is the innovation leader in contextual enterprise search solutions whose products help organizations improve productivity and innovation whilst saving time and money through empowering them to intelligently discover high quality actionable knowledge from their unstructured content.



The Company have already received widespread international recognition through winning prestigious awards at both Irish and UK level. Recent achievements include

  • May 2011, Sophia won the UK leg of Logica's Global Innovation Partner programme.
  • June 2010, Sophia received the largest ever private investment in Northern Ireland history and went on to open an office in Silicon Valley, California where it is currently focusing its sales activities.
  • 2009, Sophia won Intertrade Ireland's Seedcorn competition, beating 250 other companies to win the title of Best High Growth Company in Ireland.


Graduate / Associate Java Developers x2
It is currently looking to expand its software development team to help support demands from new customers and is looking for highly motivated individuals who will contribute to the culture and enjoy the challenges and unique environment an early stage technology company provides. This is an opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a rapidly expanding company that is recognised as a leader in its field.



As a Java Developer, you will be responsible for the design and development of SOPHIA's suite of applications based on its patented Contextual Discovery Engine. You will be part of a dynamic software development team working in an agile environment. You will be exposed to the full life cycle and a wide range of technologies. You may be a graduate that is passionate about technology and looking for a role that allows you to showcase your skills and gain new ones or you may already have a number of Java projects under your belt and are looking for a more dynamic, challenging environment with unrestricted growth opportunities.



Required Skills

  • Excellent academic record including a 1st or 2:1 degree in Computer Science or related discipline
  • Understanding of software architectural patterns & best practices
  • Good knowledge of J2EE/Java
  • RDBMS SQL skills
  • Good knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and basic web page design principles
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

Other Skills

  • In addition to the technical skills required, the successful candidate will need to be proactive and able to work independently, as well as part of a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with an ability to influence others and build rapport, are required.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills along with ability to work together as a team.
  • Top notch analytical, communication & decision making skills and be a truly proactive problem solver.
  • You will take full responsibility for quality and timeliness of own work.
  • You should possess excellent organisation skills, as well as strong time management and planning skills, combined with a high degree of personal and professional integrity.


Remuneration will be commensurate with the level of the position.


This is a key role in a dynamic, fast growing young Company offering the right candidate direct responsibility for executing the Companies technical development duties and the chance to influence and develop the product development.




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