BullionVault and WhiskyInvestDirect

Senior Java Developer

Galmarley Ltd, the owner of two complimentary online businesses, is looking for a talented Senior Java developer to join its agile software team.

The team builds and maintains software for two separate businesses – BullionVault and WhiskyInvestDirect. BullionVault is the world's largest physical gold trading exchange. WhiskyInvestDirect is a much younger company – the world's first online scotch whisky trading platform.

The two businesses provide a wide range of challenges - including dealing with large amounts of data, writing high performance concurrent systems, and ensuring the security of our clients' holdings.

Our technology stack includes Java 8, Scala, Groovy, Spring, Tomcat, Oracle, Postgres, React Native, Docker and Linux. Code quality is extremely important to the team - you should be passionate about producing clean, maintainable code.

The existing team is intelligent, friendly and supportive. We have a relaxed working environment in West London. Perks include 25 days holiday, Christmas and summer parties, monthly whisky tastings as well as other social events. Flexible working arrangements include working one day a week from home.

Skills & Requirements

  • Experience of developing web applications with a modern Java stack
  • Oracle or other database experience
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
  • A university degree

About BullionVault

BullionVault is the world's largest physical gold and silver online market, offering private investors the cheapest access to and storage of investment-grade bullion. Launched in 2005, it has now enabled more than 75,000 private investors across 175 countries to benefit from the low dealing costs, deep liquidity and ultra-high security of the wholesale bullion market.

Holding more gold between them than do most of the world's central banks, BullionVault users – 89% of whom live in North America or Western Europe – today own $2.0 billion worth of gold, silver and platinum bullion in total (£1.5bn, €1.8bn, ¥221bn).

BullionVault offers:

  • Online & mobile trading 24/7;
  • Instant settlement of physical bullion for USD, EUR, GBP and JPY;
  • Low-cost storage in secure vaults (London, New York, Singapore, Toronto & Zurich);
  • A unique Daily Audit proving the full allocation of client property in public

In 2008 BullionVault became a full member of professional trade body the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA). In 2011 it was one of only four businesses to feature on both The Sunday Times' Fast Track and Top Track league tables of private companies by growth and by size. Winner of a 2009 Queen's Award for Enterprise Innovation, BullionVault received a second award in 2013, this time for International Trade after growing overseas sales by 140% in 4 years.

About WhiskyInvestDirect

WhiskyInvestDirect is the online market for buying and selling Scotch whisky as it matures in barrel – a compelling new asset class for investors large and small, showing better than 7% annual appreciation after storage costs and inflation over the last decade.

Accounting for 25% of UK food and drink exports by value, overseas sales of Scotch whisky equal 40 bottles per second. WhiskyInvestDirect supports this centuries-old business both by providing cash-flow to distillers and by introducing for the first time an electronic exchange where brand-owners can then source a range of high-quality single malts and grain whiskies.

Launched in September 2015, WhiskyInvestDirect now cares for just under 8 million Litres of Pure Alcohol (the industry's standard wholesale unit) for its users. Worth more than £24m at current wholesale prices, that's enough spirit to make over 28m bottles of Scotch once mature.