Junior Java Developer

Tech Kings Cross, London Req. UMG-4882


Job title: Junior Java Developer (Front End)
Responsible to: Director, Java
Department: UMPG Global Technology
Location of work: 4 Pancras Square, Kings Cross


Music is Universal


It’s the passionate and dedicated team at Universal Music who help make us the world’s leading music company. From A&R to finance, legal to digital, sales to marketing, Universal Music is the place to grow and develop your career within a truly commercial and innovative business that leads in everything it does.

Everyone is welcome to apply for our roles, and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment because of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief, age, marital status, background, pregnancy or caring responsibilities. We also recognise the importance of diversity of thought within our teams and are fully committed to embracing the talents of people with autism, dyslexia, ADHD and other forms of neurocognitive variation.

We will always seek to make appropriate adjustments to recruitment, workplaces, and work processes to be fully inclusive to people with different needs and working styles. If you need us to make any reasonable adjustments for you from application onwards, including alternatives to the online form or to disclose a neurocognitive condition, please email [email protected]


The A Side: A Day in The Life


As a Junior Java Developer you will be working in a small team with other talented developers to help build a web-based music publishing applications that will be used world-wide by UMPG staff and clients. You will be involved in technical discussions, help drive new innovative ideas of designing software systems and make calls on what is feasible and what is not.

We require everyone to be well-rounded and continuously learn new things but this role may also require you to dive-deep into hard backend-issues.


The B Side: Skills & Experience


Be Technical


  • Develop new features back to front as part of a team


Be Collaborative


  • Engage with other developers, testers, product owners and other departments
  • Liaise with the technical lead to promote great software design and quality


Person Specification




  • Experience with OO languages (preferably JAVA or equivalent)
  • Knowledge/ Experience of SQL / Relational Databases or equivalent
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong creative and innovative problem-solving skills
  • Initiative and the ability to work independently and in a team




  • Knowledge / Exposure to SPA framework – e.g. react or angular or equivalent
  • Knowledge / Exposure to Spring Framework or equivalent
  • Knowledge / Exposure to Git SCM or equivalent
  • Knowledge / Exposure to Linux or equivalent
  • Interest in cloud technologies
  • Interest to learn more about new languages and frameworks


Bonus Tracks: Your Benefits


  • Group Personal Pension Scheme (between 3% and 9%)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • 25 paid days of annual leave
  • Interest Free Season Ticket Loan
  • Holiday Purchase scheme
  • Dental and Travel Insurance options
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Salary Sacrifice Cars
  • Subsidised Gym Membership
  • Employee Discounts (Reward Gateway)


Just So You Know…

The company presents this job description as a guide to the major areas and duties for which the jobholder is accountable.  However, the business operates in an environment that demands change and the jobholder's specific responsibilities and activities will vary and develop.  Therefore, the job description should be seen as indicative and not as a permanent, definitive and exhaustive statement.