Digital Developer

Student Loans Company
From £29,695 to £45,450 per annum
13 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
SLC are in the process of reforming our Digital Delivery team, this marks the beginning of our journey towards achieving SLC’s Vision - to be valued as a digital, customer-focused, centre of excellence. In order to achieve our vision we require a dedicated team of staff.
For this team to be the best it can be we are looking for individuals who are passionate about their career and keen to develop further, we want candidates who continually develop themselves keeping up to date with the newest technologies and updates within the Digital space.
The Digital Delivery Team will work with the users to continually develop best practises and fully understand the systems inside out in order to develop the best possible system for both our business users and our customers.
Job TitleDigital Developer
What does the role involve day to day?Following the Extreme Programming (XP) methodology, daily pairing on user stories with other developersWorking closely with Business Systems Analysts, Testers, User Experience (UX) Designers and Product Owners to deliver business functionality in an iterative mannerResearching, understanding and implementing modern IT techniques and tooling, namely Continuous Delivery, TDD, Microservices, Infrastructure as Code, NoSQL databasesOwning and driving forward technical enhancements such as introducing a key business feature, new language or architectural conceptDriving agile approaches within the team, such as running retrospectives, ensuring user stories are concise and contain enough detail, owning resolution of problems raised and encouraging feedback within the team
Some of the benefits of working at SLCGenerous holiday allowance (36 days including bank and public holidays) with ability to buy/sell up to 6 days per yearGenerous funded defined benefit Pension schemeFree life assuranceEnhanced maternity cover and shared parental leaveExcellent work life balance with flexi time (pre-planned, subject to business requirements)Interest free loans for travel tickets and access to low cost tax efficient cycle schemeEmployee access to tax efficient salary sacrifice car schemeAccess to discounted products from major high street brandsGreat training opportunities including company funded self studyLong term career opportunitiesCity Centre Location
What do you need to meet our job criteria to be considered for interviewStrong interpersonal skills and ability to learn on the jobStrong demonstrable skills in an OO language, ideally Java.Degree or similar qualification for development skillsUnderstanding of Agile methodology and ability to work in Agile environmentFamiliarity of source control systems, ideally GitAbility to work in a team and be a team playerAbility to adapt and learn new skills quickly
What does the application process involve?Please visit our Careers Page to view all of our current opportunities and apply!

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