Experienced Java Developer

Undisclosed salary
Manchester, United Kingdom
Back-end | Java
6 days
Remote (United Kingdom)


About Capsule 

Capsule launched in 2009 following the founders' frustration with existing customer relationship management services that were either too simplistic or too complex for most businesses. We want to bring a fresh experience to business owners; a modern CRM that helps businesses stay organized, optimize sales opportunities all while providing a great user experience and fantastic customer support.

We're looking for people who not only want to build a great product but who also want to contribute to growing a close-knit team.

The Opportunity

We are looking for an experienced backend developer who gets excited about creating elegant, scalable, robust and maintainable solutions to complex problems.

Our large customer base is growing quickly and so this is a great opportunity to work with highly scalable systems. Capsule began life as a Java application and today we write almost all new backend code in Scala. Not having previous experience with the Scala language shouldn’t be a barrier to applying, we’re also keen to talk to Java folks who are interested in learning the language. If you’re interested in full stack development you’ll also have the option of also being involved with the development of our JavaScript frontend.

How We Work

You’ll be working with a team of developers and designers to create new features and enhancements. Working on the latest kit, you’ll develop your code in GitHub feature branches and pull requests that are regularly regularly merged into the main code line and shipped to customers frequently. We’re constantly improving Capsule so we ship new releases every day and can quickly see feedback from our customers.

Your DevOps toolkit includes access to unified logging, application performance monitoring, statistics and stack traces from production environments for diagnosing issues, monitoring performance and understanding user behaviour. Capsule has a comprehensive Jenkins CI environment with an extensive automated test suite, static code analysis and monitoring for security vulnerabilities.

Deployment of Capsule is fully automated and releases are shipped to Amazon Web Services. As a result Capsule’s infrastructure and code is performant, reliable and available for our customers 24/7.

To help you get more in-depth knowledge of how the entire system works, the development team cycles through week-long stints working with our wonderful Support and Customer Success teams. During these weeks, you’ll help resolve technical issues for customers and support third party developers who are using our API. You’ll be supported with a buddy when you need help getting to the bottom of an issue or raising it with the wider team.


Currently we’re all working from home full-time. We’re hoping to reopen our Manchester HQ later in the year, after which everyone on the team will be able to find a balance of office and remote work that’s right for them.

During 2020 we welcomed 8 new people across the company and are well placed to provide the support you’ll need, whatever the situation when you join.

Working with us

  • Small and friendly world-class team
  • Ship changes almost every day
  • Competitive salaries
  • Flexible working hours
  • Work from our office in Manchester, UK
  • 25 days paid annual leave in addition to the stat holidays
  • The best kit for the job (which usually means lots of Apple gear)
  • Monthly eBook allowance with a Kindle
  • Conference allowance
  • Support via sponsorship and time to prepare if presenting at community events

Diversity and Inclusion

At Capsule, our values are focused on kindness, support and self-learning. We’re committed to creating an inclusive environment that nurtures and empowers our employees. We’re excited by what different backgrounds, experiences and abilities can bring to the Capsule team and so we encourage anyone interested in this role to apply.

If you require any assistance during the application process, such as accommodating a disability or familial circumstances, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

Recruitment agency policy: We do not accept agency CVs and will not be responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs.

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