Senior Software Engineer (Java)

Black Swan Data

  • Full Time

Black Swan Data

  • Full Time

Black Swan Data

Black Swan Data is a leading provider of data, software, and consulting services for the consumer goods industry. Our technology uses AI and social data to power the insight and innovation capabilities of brands like PepsiCo, Kraft Heinz and Heineken.

We are a values-driven company that is committed to our employee’s wellbeing and growth. We believe that our people are our greatest asset, and we want to create an environment where they can thrive.

Job Summary: The Senior Software Engineer will play a critical role in designing, building, and maintaining high-performance services supporting our suite of SaaS products. This role requires a strong understanding of Java, microservices architecture, and cloud computing. The successful candidate will work closely with product managers, designers, data scientists, and other engineers to ensure we deliver the right value at the right time. They will excel in an agile development environment and drive continuous improvement and adoption of best practices.

Key Responsibilities

Design, develop, and maintain high-quality backend systems
Work with a cross functional team to deliver projects on time and within budget
Participate in all phases of the software development lifecycle, from requirements gathering to testing, deployment and evolution
Stay up to date on the latest technologies and trends in the software industry
Mentor and train junior engineers
Work with engineers to design and implement full-stack solutions


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field (or equivalent work experience).
Strong sense of ownership
Extensive experience with building Java services, ideally in the Spring (Boot) ecosystem
Experience building and deploying scalable architectures via containers in a cloud environment
Experience working in accordance with agile and XP principles
Excellent communication and teamwork skills
Strong problem solving and analytical skills

Desirable Experiences

Full-stack (React, TS)
Big-data and data science
IaC (Terraform)

We offer competitive compensation, a dynamic and collaborative work environment, and abundant opportunities for professional growth and advancement.

What makes a Swan?

We want people fanatical about creating innovative solutions inspired by data. We know Black Swan’s DNA is different, it’s what helps us find new perspectives on our clients’ problems. Working in a fast paced, energized environment, our bar is set high, and an ability to build long lasting partnerships both internally and externally is vital.

We have made a difference at our core and that is embedded in our values.

We believe in long-term partnerships through transparency and honesty.
We believe in leaving the world in a better place than we found it.
We believe anyone can achieve great things. We do not put people in boxes.
We listen more than we talk.
We think 10% crazy is just about right!
Most importantly, and because you spend 60% of your waking time at work, we believe you should enjoy it.

What We Offer?

Hybrid Working – 2 days in the office per week (Thursday being our whole company connection day in the office). Some roles will also be eligible to apply for 100% remote working.

Career Development – At Black Swan, we prioritise your development. We break new ground daily – and that provides every Swan with the opportunity to build career-defining skills and experience.

Working environment – Because you spend 60% of your time at work, we try to make it enjoyable! You will benefit from our global benefits: Share options, staff referral scheme, wellness day, development day, flexible working, internal and online training initiatives, volunteering opportunities at, birthday half day, social events, and a flexible leave policy.

Exciting Clients and Projects – We work with some of the world’s most pioneering CPG brands, and operate at the cutting-edge of our industry, solving our clients’ problems with technology.

Talented Teams – We employ the best talent in the market – as a Swan you will be exposed to highly skilled and multi-disciplined teams across 3 continents.

We want to positively change the future through technology and the power of prediction. How about you?

Senior Software Engineer (Java)

Targeting the £40bn+ market research industry, Black Swan Data Ltd is a SaaS company that uses social data to accurately predict consumer behaviour. Black Swan is a pioneer in using proprietary AI techniques to transform raw social data into refined datasets that, through the use of patent-pending machine learning techniques, generate remarkably accurate insights into consumer trends — we call this Social Prediction. Using Social Prediction, Black Swan Data is able to predict consumer behaviour and trends more accurately and further ahead than anyone else. This is how we empower leading CPG companies, like PepsiCo, Unilever, Danone, and others in the UK, Europe, US, and Asia, to make the right decisions and to get to market faster, with greater confidence. Since 2011, we’ve placed nests in the UK, Hungary, the US, and South Africa. We’re data scientists, developers, insights consultants, analysts, designers, engineers, and marketeers. But first, we’re entrepreneurs, driven by making the impossible possible. We believe in moving fast and breaking new ground. Using the most sophisticated data science and AI techniques around, our game-changing products and solutions are helping global companies answer tough questions.

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