Milan-based - Analyst Programmer

Job Outline

To join an experienced programming team working on applications for Media and Commercial
Publishing. You will work in a team to help shape the current and future direction of your core
products. Designing, implementing and testing new products and features to a very high standard.

Qualification Requirements

Educated to degree level in a subject related to Computer Science.
A minimum of three years commercial experience of programming with Java, producing polished
commercial applications.

Skills and Requirements

We are looking for people who have a passion for technology. You will be used to working on projects with a growing team, and have extensive experience building and testing server-side Web applications in an agile environment.
We expect to see some, or all of the following skills and experience:

  • Good understanding of object-orientated design and data structures
  • Good understanding of algorithm design, problem solving and complexity analysis
  • Proficiency in the following programming languages: Java, Javascript
  • Experience of frameworks such as Spring
  • Experience of Java Application Servers such as Tomcat
  • Experience with both relational and non-relational databases
  • Experience with HTML5, JSP, jQuery, AngularJS
  • Experience with the Git version control systems (or similar)
  • A desire to write readable, maintainable, modular and extendable code
  • Experience in full development life cycle; design, coding, test, build, QA deployment and maintenance
  • Experience in Lean and Agile environments and understanding of principles thereof
  • Solid enterprise / commercial development experience
  • A strong team player with the ability to problem solve with peers and work towards a common goal
  • Demonstrate ability to self-manage, be proactive, take ownership, build relationships and drive solutions through from inception to production.


  • Managing the Kanban board, liaising with stakeholders and adding work to backlog
  • Identify and remove impediments for the development team
  • Attend daily stand-up meetings with product and system teams
  • Define project objectives by analysing user requirements; envisioning system features and functionality
  • Design new products and features for enterprise-class Web applications
  • Researches new technology and analyses value of adoption for company
  • Co-ordinate and collaborate with the product team on the full product technology stack, promoting regular pairing and rotation where appropriate
  • Take ownership of the product suite, ensuring products are delivered at a high quality and meet the demands of the customer and market
  • Employ regular performance testing practices with a particular focus on high availability and scalability
  • Assist support / delivery team with customer issues and change requests
  • Maintain the build and deployment scripts, progressing towards continuous delivery
  • Provide technical consulting for customers, remotely and very occasionally on site in the UK and overseas.
  • Collaborate regularly and professionally with designers, other development teams and product owners of the company.

Current Company Benefits

  • Permanent contract
  • Professional Classification (CCNL Metalmeccanici)