Lead NET Developer

Up to £55,000 per annum
02 Dec 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Aviva is revolutionising insurance and we want you to be at the forefront of it.

You’ll be joining Aviva at a really exciting time. We would love you to be a part of building great new innovative ways to engage with new and existing customers, on a portfolio of products that reach out to 17 million customers. It’s never been more important for us to hire fantastic people into our awesome digital teams who sit at the forefront of delivering our strategy. Our scrum team’s work across a range of products such as Home, Motor and Travel insurance bringing in a combined £122m GWP and Breakdown insurance, pensions, retirement planning, protection and health.

We have also created the award winning customer portal; MyAviva which allows our customers to access and maintain their Aviva policies. MyAviva has been so successful it’s now a global platform which we are currently launching in France and coming soon to Italy, Canada and Singapore.

And if that’s not enough we develop all of our mobile apps too and did we mention that we were also awarded Digital Insurance Company of the year 2014 at the Data, Analytics & Technology Awards for Insurance.

Within Aviva Digital we approach software delivery with an Agile mind-set, focused on delivering small, value driven enhancements often. We achieve that with our scrum teams that include developers, testers, BAs and Solution Designers to create brand new experiences, small changes to existing products as well as investing in maintaining our existing products to improve code quality against our core development principles.

We are looking for a Lead Software Engineer to join our Digital organisation, working within one of our scrum teams to build and maintain, change and further evolve both existing and new products. You’ll sustain our culture of continuous improvement both from a process and technical perspective, ensuring that:

You concentrate on building working software.When the code leaves development it is production ready.If you change code you only ever make it better: Ratchet.SOLID/KISS principles are followed.Keep re-use at the forefront of your mind.Only design and build software that is cloud ready.Frequently deliver high value features to our customers.Focus on building great stuff.You’ll be responsible for:

.Net MVC application architecture and client based application development using a range of tech.Technical Lead for scrum teams in the creation and expansion of our Web applications.Software Engineering – improving speed to market at a reduced unit cost.Radically transforming the engineering and delivery process.Supporting & sharing best practice with teams.Undertaking design and code reviews to ensure systems meet functional and non functional requirements and proactively identifying where changes are required to maintain these in the future.Evangelising and leading the way on creating a technical culture of innovation.Working with architects to design and implement solutions that align with business requirements.Identifying improvement opportunities such as enhancements to standards or technical innovations to increase the quality and efficiency of delivery.Providing technical expertise and technical leadership whilst collaborating with teams operating across the globe.You’ll achieve this by:

Joining the Technical Lead community to be at the forefront of improving our technical capabilities.Working with scrum team members and the Scrum Master and Product Owner to architect solutions that are capable of long term maintainability and growth whilst delivering focused, value driven changes to a high quality standard.Influencing the teams with your technical expertise and aspirations to develop the best application solutions.Fostering team spirit and collaboration within your team.Leading the way by engaging and contributing to the technical capability of our products to ensure they are the best fit for our customers.We’re particularly interested in:

Experienced and confident lead developers who want to be hands on and develop great platforms on a large scale.Bringing people on board with excellent technical expertise in Web development technologies including C# MVC, HTML5, JavaScript (jQuery, AngularJS, d3.js.).Experience negotiating, influencing, effectively challenging and gaining commitment.Excellent knowledge of industry direction and trends within Web and Mobile application development.Shaping product backlogs, new projects and initiatives, assessing the impact of initiatives, programmes or projects on systems/applications.Experienced working within an agile environment; able to identify and create epics, write user stories, t-shirt sizing and pointing.Lead Developers that aren’t afraid to fail whilst also wanting to celebrate success.Knowledge and experience of leading the implementation of modern software engineering practices, such as Test Driven Development, Behaviour Driven Development, Continuous Integration (Jenkins, Maven), Code Analysis software (Sonar, CheckMarx).With some commercial experience of:

Responsive design for mobile and tablet devices.Source Code Management (GIT, SVN).Web services experience (XML, REST, SOAP).And if you don’t have experience of some of the above then the urge to learn about it.Additional Information:

We offer a competitive salary and fantastic benefits, including excellent pension and bonus potential, as well as generous annual leave.

You will be assessed against the Aviva core values: Care more, kill complexity, never rest and create legacy.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

One of Aviva’s core values is Care More, and this is brought to life through the flexible ways we like to work. This may include working from home some of the time, or flexible work schedules to accommodate parent and carer responsibilities, further studies and hobbies.

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