Senior Full Stack Software Engineer

50 Farringdon Road, London, EC1M 3HE, United Kingdom, London EC1M 3HE, GB


Company description

About us

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 4000 specialists in consumer and manufacturing, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government and public services, health and life sciences, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists.

We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Netherlands and Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Job description

  • Flexible working - We are guided by our client work and needs; however, you have autonomy to manage your time and diary to suit your work/life balance.

What is next in your career?

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior Full Stack Software Engineer to join our dynamic team. As a Senior Full Stack Engineer, you will play a key role in the design, development, and maintenance of our software solutions, leveraging a wide range of technologies and frameworks. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of AWS, strong proficiency in React UI, Java 11, and extensive experience with various tools and frameworks across the full software development lifecycle.

  • Design and implement robust and scalable solutions using a full stack approach, integrating front-end (React UI) and back-end (Java 11, Spring) technologies.
  • Utilize TypeScript, Feign, Mustache, Guice, JQuery, and other libraries to enhance the functionality and user experience of the applications.
  • Implement automated integration tests using Cucumber, Gherkin, JUnit, and Selenium for comprehensive test coverage.
  • Use OpenAPI Swagger to specify and document exposed APIs, ensuring clarity and consistency in API design.
  • Work with various data storage solutions, including ElasticSearch, RDS, Aurora, and Postgres, to ensure efficient and scalable data management.
  • Implement hosting and orchestration solutions using Docker, Kubernetes, AWS Autoscaling Groups (ASG), and EC2 instances.
  • Utilize Consul for configuration management, and Vault for secure storage of secrets. Implement Redhat SSO for enhanced security measures.
  • Oversee web container management using Tomcat and NGINX.
  • Implement comprehensive monitoring and logging solutions using the ELK stack to ensure real-time insights into system performance.
  • Set up and maintain an effective CI/CD pipeline using BitBucket, Maven, Terraform, Jenkins, Ansible/Packer, and Kustomize.
  • Work with Kafka and SQS for efficient queuing solutions. Implement scheduling using Jenkins/Ansible.


  • Minimum of 5 years of hands-on experience in full-stack software development with leadership responsibilities.
  • Proficiency in React UI, Java 11, and TypeScript.
  • Extensive experience with AWS services and technologies.
  • Strong knowledge of frameworks and libraries including Spring, Feign, Mustache, Guice, JQuery, Swagger, and Springboot.
  • Expertise in automated testing using Cucumber, Gherkin, JUnit, and Selenium.
  • Experience with data layer management using ElasticSearch, RDS, Aurora, and Postgres.
  • Deep understanding of hosting and orchestration with Docker, Kubernetes, and AWS services.
  • Familiarity with web container management using Tomcat and NGINX.
  • Knowledge of configuration management tools such as Consul and Vault.
  • Hands-on experience with monitoring and logging tools like the ELK stack.
  • Proficient in CI/CD tools and DevOps practices, including BitBucket, Maven, Terraform, Jenkins, Ansible/Packer, and Kustomize.
  • Experience with queuing solutions such as Kafka and SQS.
  • Strong security implementation skills, including Redhat SSO.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in software development projects.

We know the skill-gap and ‘somewhat need to tick every box’ can get in the way of meeting brilliant candidates, so please don’t hesitate to apply – we’d love to hear from you.

Apply today by completing our online application



Additional information

Life At PA encompasses our peoples' experience at PA. It's about how we enrich peoples’ working lives by giving them access to unique people and growth opportunities and purpose led meaningful work.

We believe diversity fuels ingenuity. Diversity of thought brings exciting perspectives; diversity of experience brings a wealth of knowledge, and diversity of skills brings the tools we need. When we bring people together with diverse backgrounds, identities, and minds, embracing that difference through an inclusive culture where our people thrive; we unleash the power of diversity – bringing ingenuity to life.

Find out more about Life at PA here.

We are dedicated to supporting the physical, emotional, social and financial well-being of our people. Check out some of our extensive benefits:

  • Health and lifestyle perks accompanying private healthcare for you and your family
  • 25 days annual leave (plus a bonus half day on Christmas Eve) with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
  • Generous company pension scheme
  • Opportunity to get involved with community and charity-based initiatives
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • PA share ownership
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)

We recruit, retain, reward and develop our people based solely on their abilities and contributions and without reference to their age, background, disability, genetic information, parental or family status, religion or belief, race, ethnicity, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity (or expression), political belief veteran status, or other by any other range of human difference brought about by identity and experience. We are on a journey towards ensuring our workforce is diverse at all levels and that our firm is representative of the world around us. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

Adjustments or accommodations - Should you need any adjustments or accommodations to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us.