Senior Developer

Information Technology

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Information Technology


Business Professionals


Leeds, United Kingdom



The role


We’re looking for Senior Java Developers who want to make an impact. Join our growing team of forward-thinking individuals, committed to using our skills and creativity to passionately and powerfully serve the business (and beyond) in new and exciting ways.
You will join a development team within a firm who are strong leaders in our field, providing an opportunity for you to apply your talent to shaping and building the future of digital services in Legal and helping blaze the way in what is sure to be a Legal services revolution.
The role is suited to someone with a strong desire and capability for bringing about positive change.  We’re looking for someone who can bring soul to the role, giving birth to fresh ideas, breathing life into them and using your deep technical ability and experience, to make great things happen. 
We offer a friendly and playful environment with an incredibly supportive team.  Our culture is one of empowerment and autonomy and we offer the flexibility and freedom to enable you to have the best experience and make the most impact in what you do.
We are:

  • A a small, close-knit but fast-paced and expanding Development Team at the heart of our digital transformation
  • Responsible for enhancing and developing our next generation, Azure hosted, cloud-based services
  • Passionate about technology
  • Passionate about our people and our values
  • Of the belief that working together is the key - and are flexible in where, when and how we do that


We’re looking for someone who will:

  • Thrive in a team where you can genuinely influence and contribute to what we do and how we do it;
  • Share our passion for continual improvement and driving our digital adoption;
  • Bring strong knowledge and experience in:

o    Java 11+
o    Spring Boot/Spring Cloud
o    React, Next.js, Node.js
o    GitLab Pipelines/Jenkins/CI-CD
o    Containers & K8S (AKS)
o    Severless Functions
o    SQL Server, MongoDB, Neo4j
o    Events/Queues - Kafka,  RabbitMQ


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.


In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative - we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold - we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional - we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations


At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do.  We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work. 

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

We support anyone with a disability or long term health condition to ensure they have the opportunity to perform at their best. If you have not done so already, please let us know if you require any support so we can make the right adjustments and considerations should they be required.


We know that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That's why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.


In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers.