Graduate Software Engineer

Job Description

  • Position: Graduate Software Engineer
  • Location: Harrow, London
  • Reports to: Software Delivery Manager


Open Answers ( is a provider of premium quality digital technology services to blue chip customers and the public sector, specialising in cloud systems integration. Customers include British Airways, Camelot (National Lottery) and Channel 4 Television, along with technology vendors such as MuleSoft and Red Hat. We are passionate about creating business value through doing innovative and interesting things with technology. Our software powers business critical systems in areas as diverse as lottery ticket sales, TV broadcast and care industry regulation, to name but a few. Within our small but successful company you will have the opportunity to make the most of and enhance your skills, working as part of a great team.

Open Answers provides a happy, respectful and collaborative working environment and we give our employees the freedom to find innovative solutions for themselves. Working conditions are informal and un-corporate, there’s no dress code (unless meeting a customer); you’ll get to choose the Linux distro and environment that runs on your desktop.

The Role

We are looking for bright DevOps-minded software engineers to join us in developing and supporting solutions for our customers. The roles offered, at varying levels of experience, will touch on all aspects of software engineering, integration, APIs, and DevOps practices, building, maintaining and supporting the software applications and tools that we and our customers depend on.

This is an ideal opportunity for the graduate with a couple of years of relevant industry experience who wants to progress to the next level, immerse themselves in technology, working with and learning from some exceptional peers.

Your responsibilities and rewards will reflect and grow with your experience.

Technology-wise you will have the chance to receive exposure to all levels of the applications and infrastructure stack. Recognised as Integration experts we are an active part of the ‘API Explosion’, helping our customers gain business advantage through integration in the Cloud.

To be the successful candidate, you will

  • have strong skills in Java
  • be a self-starter, quick to learn and have a passion for delivering to exceed expectations.
  • value learning and solving problems together with your teammates.
  • know the power of automation and avoid repeated manual work.
  • write code only when necessary.
  • fill the gaps in your knowledge by asking the right questions.
  • be an enthusiastic, methodical programmer and know how to recognise good quality code.
  • have a degree in an IT related subject.
  • be a geek at heart with an inquisitive mind, good communications skills and a personable manner

...if this is you then please visit our website and complete the online test. If you are successful we’ll get in touch with you to continue the application process.

Some of the technologies and tools we use

  • MuleSoft Anypoint Platform
  • Apache Camel
  • Spring, Hibernate
  • Apache MQ
  • Ansible, Maven, Jenkins, Git, SVN, Jira, Eclipse, Netbeans
  • MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Neo4J
  • Node.js
  • Vue.js
  • Apache Kafka


What our customers are saying

Open Answers not only know what they're doing backwards but also genuinely care about their customers – that’s almost unique among the many IT vendors I've ever worked with.

CTO, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Open Answers specialist skills and design experience, across all layers of the technology stack, have enabled Practical Law Company to grow its delivery capability to a global scale. Without hesitation, we would recommend Open Answers as the ‘go-to’ infrastructure experts.

CTO, Practical Law Company

Open Answers has supported our growth, thanks to their substantial experience in technology architecture. Their advice is highly respected and we value their independent viewpoint, especially in appraising complex situations.

IT Director,

Open Answers depth and breadth of Unix expertise provides Sun Microsystems with an excellent resource, from education to support and engineering.

Sustaining Engineering Manager, Sun Microsystems

Open Answers managed services deliver high quality solutions at an affordable price point. Critically, the company has a depth of technical expertise that ensures continual high performance and high availability of business critical websites.


Open Answers continues to deliver vital technical skills that support the development of innovative, business critical web sites across British Airways.

Technical Manager eBusiness, British Airways

Open Answers experience in developing and supporting complex Unix based environments enabled us to rapidly create the dynamic site and deliver interactive online play to our customers.

Chief Architect, Camelot Group

Open Answers have always provided AirMiles with a top-quality, reliable service covering the whole spectrum from development work to hosting and operations. Knowing that the web-site is in your hand is one less thing to worry about.

IT Services Manager, Air Miles Travel Promotions

Open Answers managed firewall service delivers both the performance and high availability required by an international organisation which relies considerably on communications.

C.B. Richard Ellis