Software Engineer

Go Compare
Newport (Casnewydd)
11 Jan 2018
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Purpose

This is an exciting time to join the GoCompare group, who were recently admitted to the London Stock Exchange. They are looking for 2 .NET Software Engineers to be a part of a new Squad within GoCo working on the Energy arm of the business. You will be given the chance to shape the technologies that are used to build robots and software that gathers live information on energy prices from partners. The Squads work in Agile product teams using Test Driven Development to deliver a range of products using C#.NET with training tools available such as Pluralsight and Safari Books Online that allow developers to continue their own learning and research new technologies. They also use Microservices so are constantly using the latest technology for all projects.

GoCompare are recognised as a leading employer in South Wales and have created a great family atmosphere to work in. They offer flexible hours, a social calendar of events for employees to be part of and a range of great benefits that are detailed below!

Skills and experience

  • Experience of developing application solutions in an online / digital / direct-to-consumer industry
  • Good working knowledge of object oriented development (preferably .NET framework with C#), Web Services, XML, source control, MVC
  • Good knowledge of Visual Studio, TFS, SQL, writing stored procedures, functions, views and general DB
  • Experience of full software development lifecycle e.g. Agile, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery & DEVOPS
  • Understanding of Microsoft Server operating systems (IIS, Application Pools, Event Logs)
  • Strong ability to troubleshoot and collate information to aid the resolution of incidents
  • What you’ll be responsible for

  • Develops new robots, working with the business as required.
  • Supports, processes and deploys partner incidents and change requests and identifies areas of improvement to the partner process
  • Assists with live service deployments to ensure a smooth transition from development into the live production environment.
  • Undertakes the development of change requests in line with service level agreements.
  • Develops and delivers software applications in line with defined process and policy (e.g. peer review, coding standards and deployment process).
  • Produces clear and concise documentation to support software applications
  • Troubleshoots and supports existing IT application solutions to determine issues and provide remedies
  • Prepares, plans and delivers software demonstrations to assist in the progress and handover of project and BAU work
  • Work with other areas of tech, to continuously improve processes through automation and general improvements
  • Who you’ll be working with

  • Liaises with external partners and suppliers as required
  • Liaises with Legal and Compliance to mitigate any risks with changes / deployments
  • Work with RMs and Business Services for partner related activities
  • Works with the testing team to ensure a high level of quality in development output
  • Benefits

    The serious stuff

    25 days annual leave (plus statutory holidays) plus birthday day off so you can let your hair down

    Company pension contribution

    Private medical cover and death in service cover

    Recommend a friend scheme

    Enhanced maternity and paternity benefits

    Childcare vouchers

    Share schemes

    Discretionary bonus scheme

    Fun, food and frolics

    Monthly celebration day with free cake!

    Annual family BBQ

    Christmas party and regular team meals

    Free tea, freshly ground coffee, squash fruit and healthy snacks, plus an awesome on-site diner - fully equipped with Xbox, Wii, pool table and jukebox

    Outdoor picnic area for those fantastic sunny days

    On-site car valet

    Health and hobbies

    Free flu jabs

    Subsidised boot camp workout, massage, nutritionist

    Running & badminton clubs

    Pool tournaments

    On-site showers and changing rooms

    About Us

    GoCompare embraces diversity and firmly believe in equal opportunities for all. We believe that inclusion and diversity increases creativity, delivers innovation, improves performance and better serves our customers. We firmly believe in the ethos that companies with greater diversity perform better than those without. It is for these reasons that all qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of age, race, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, disability, educational background or any other characteristic for that matter that doesn’t relate to your ability to perform the role.

    Recruitment Process

    Yolk Recruitment is working in partnership with GoCompare Group plc on an exclusive, retained basis for the recruitment of a number of key roles including this one. If you wish to apply to this role please send your CV/covering letter directly to Daniel Frost at Yolk Recruitment or simply apply to this advertisement via the methods outlined. Please note that GoCompare Group will not be accepting direct applications, and will direct you back to Yolk Recruitment. Likewise we stress that Yolk Recruitment are in an exclusive agreement therefore contact from any other agency regarding this position will be purely speculative. To be considered for this position or for information about the role, please contact Daniel Frost at Yolk Recruitment on 02921 673715.

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