Senior Developer – Job Vacancy
Reports To: Head of Product Development and Architecture
Working Hours: 40 hours per week
Location: Cardiff, Ringwood, Home-based
Salary: Up to £45k
Smarter Technologies’ ability to flex and deliver small bespoke solutions and major transformation programmes is built on a model where the client’s needs and goals are prioritised over everything else.
Currently undergoing a period of rapid growth through word of mouth recommendations, Smarter Technologies associates are right now helping senior leaders across Government plan and deliver some of the most exciting and truly transformational programmes required to modernise public services.
We operate an associate model, only engaging with first class, known and trusted associates, with at least 10 years government delivery experience each.
We have over 100 permanent staff, and our wider resource pool includes over 800 subject matter experts from our sub-contractors and long-term associates, who collectively cover all of the skills and knowledge areas required.
The associates that we work with all share our values and commitment to delivering a high-quality service. Many have worked with us for a number of years across multiple projects and complement our permanent team with additional niche subject matter expertise or delivery experience.
The Senior Developer will join a dynamic development team working on a range of exciting projects using cutting-edge technologies. The intention is to expand the business over the next 2-3 years. Activities will include building out the next generation of highly-scalable, reusable and performant distributed services and applications for Smarter Technologies’ extensive and diverse range of customers and clients. The successful candidate will need to hit the ground running, with a proven track record in software development of enterprise class solutions that consistently exceed customer expectations.
- Designing, building, testing and maintaining efficient, reusable and reliable unit-tested code.
- Implementing solutions using a range of languages and technologies.
- Assisting with understanding customer requirements, technical design and estimation.
- Ensuring our architecture is fit to meet the needs of the business: fast, scalable, reliable and expandable.
- Taking personal responsibility for ensuring all code that goes to production is of top quality and meets customer requirements and needs.
- Ensuring new and existing applications are scaled to meet expected demand.
- Continuously improving the software infrastructure, such as the deployment process.
- Undertaking code reviews, providing constructive feedback and advising on best practice and coding standards.
- The post holder is responsible for maintaining a safe working environment and ensure as reasonably practicable that safe working practices are adopted by employees within this work environment
Essential Requirements, Qualifications, Skills and Abilities:
Education and training
- Educated to degree level, or equivalent, preferably in subjects related to Information Technology.
Specific job skills and experience required
- Several years of experience delivering solutions using Agile methods (Scrum, XP, etc), utilising Test-Driven Development, code refactoring, with a strong awareness of the principles of creating ‘clean code’.
- Extensive experience of developing and delivering software for commercial and public sector organisations, with a logical approach to problem solving.
- Experience of using automated unit testing tools.
- Experience of middleware technologies, message queues, message brokers and stream processing technologies (e.g. Apache Kafka).
- Highly proficient at designing and developing RESTful APIs.
- Working knowledge of cloud-computing platforms and services (ideally Azure).
- In-depth knowledge of relational and NoSQL database design and strong SQL skills, as well as an awareness of Object Relational Mapping technologies.
- Extensive experience of using source control tools such as Git, and software build tools such as Maven / Gradle.
- Comprehensive knowledge of at least three of the following technologies:
- C# / .NET Framework, ASP.NET Core
- Ionic Framework, React Native, Flutter, Android / iOS Mobile Development
- Microsoft Power Platform – Power Apps, Power BI, Power Automate
- HTML5, CSS
- Cloud computing, serverless functions, preferably Azure.
- MS SQL Server, Cosmos DB, other relational / NoSQL databases.
- Python, Java
- Microsoft Dynamics and SharePoint
Personal attributes and competencies
- Passionate about software development, and producing high quality, innovative code and solutions.
- A quick learning capability, easily picking up new technical concepts.
- Ability to spot trends in the market and implement most efficient technologies.
- A can-do, self-motivated attitude, with a strong attention to detail.
- The ability to work on multiple concurrent projects and priorities.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, plus a relentless ability to come up with different ideas and initiatives that will help the business to achieve its objectives
Desirable Requirements Qualifications, Skills and Abilities:
- A great sense of humour.
- A good understanding of working with a public sector organisation.
- Exposure to Docker, Kubernetes and containerised deployment.
- Experience of Azure DevOps.