Software Engineer

Job Reference : ATR3276
Location : Ocean Point
Job Closing Date : 20/02/2018
Salary : Grade E: £25,681 - £28,871
Employment Type : Permanent - Full Time
Department : Marketing - Customer Experience
Directorate : Marketing, Digital & Brand Scotland
Hours of work : 35
Contract Duration : Permanent


The post-holder will be responsible for implementing standards compliant web and technical projects at VisitScotland. Our developers come from diverse programming backgrounds, but primarily work with Java, JSP, MySQL, MongoDB and JavaScript. We like to work with people who enjoy writing high quality code, while at the same time show initiative and seek to improve themselves, their teammates, processes and the codebase.

Working together with other members of the team to provide solutions, the post-holder will be responsible for building and maintaining web applications, proactively identifying, tracking and tackling technical debt and bugs. 

Knowledge, Skills & Experience required:

  • Java (JDK 7+, Servlet 3 and JSP 2.2)
  • Tomcat 7 or similar
  • MySQL, JPA (Hibernate/OpenJPA)
  • Experience working with, RESTful services, JSON and XML
  • Proven track record developing web sites and applications
  • Exposure to best practice testing approaches (JUnit, JMeter)
  • Knowledge of software design patterns in Java
  • JavaScript/jQuery, HTML


VisitScotland actively promotes the Gaelic language and an interest in the language or possession of Gaelic Language skills would be considered a desirable attribute in any prospective employee. 

For more details please see job description below. 



This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.