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Backend Developer

Job Title: Backend Developer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Maidenhead, Berkshire
Industry:
Salary: £50.000 - £65.000 per annum + pension, bonus and healthcare
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH5613
Contact Name: Jack Grimes
Contact Email: jgrimes@venquis.com
Job Published: November 11, 2016 15:45

Job Description


My client is currently in the early stages of an IT transformation journey to simplify, standardise and centralize the technology landscape. The objective is to create the foundation from which it can drive the digitization agenda of the newly formed cluster of areas built in within the business. The first step in the IT Strategy is to put in place a core IT team that can deliver standard IT services to support the organisations key objectives.

Purpose:
My client is in the process of accelerating their online experience. Our client has many country web site presences and a corporate site. The corporate site needs to be rebuilt to meet the needs of corporate and all functional locations so they can then effectively migrate the existing data from sites over to the new refined main corporate site.

My client is developing multiple digital products and need to ensure they have a consistent and customer focused experience across all their systems and platforms.
A vacancy exists for a Back-End Developer.


PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
  • Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable C# code
  • Ensure the best possible performance, quality, and responsiveness of applications
  • Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to these problems
  • Help maintain code quality, organization, and automatization
  • Secure quality of deliverables in the given development team
  • Facilitate establishing of adopted development best practices in the team
  • Follow the Agile approach with value-first and fail-fast principles
  • Drive end-to-end responsibility in the development team
  • Accelerate development by driving improvement initiatives
  • Coordinate across other development teams to remove blockers
  • Daily sparring and spiking with the development team on the aspects of quality of code and deliverables
  • Build reusable software that integrates into the wider business infrastructure.
  • Engage, coordinate and collaborate development activities within and across teams globally.

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REPORTING AND SCOPE:

The reporting line will be to the Head of Development
Global scope - Maidenhead based; frequent travel is foreseen.


SKILLS/EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATION
  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or related experience/certifications.
  • Experienced with C#, OO Programming, SQL Server, Visual Studio and related technologies
  • Experience working with Azure would be a bonus
  • Ability to produce high quality & detailed documentation
  • Ability to develop in Agile Scrum methodology
  • Proven experience balancing multiple priorities and dealing with ambiguity
  • Proven ability to challenge and remove any unnecessary barriers to delivery
  • Highly articulate and credible at all levels
  • Experience of working on a global level serving multiple regions and languages
  • Must be able to handle company information with confidentiality and discretion.
  • Experience within a customer focused environment
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills including the ability to effectively articulate visual solutions
  • Full software development life cycle experience
  • Innovative and solution driven mindset
  • Experience of project based environments with understanding of the Agile process
  • Experience with OOD principles and languages
  • Understanding quality assurance principles of software development
  • Knowledge of software quality metrics and measures
  • Familiarity with DevOps principles, Agile methodologies and tools
  • Understanding software testing approaches
  • Experience with Microsoft .NET stack



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