Senior 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 a Senior .NET Software Engineer to be a part of a Squad who work on cutting edge web applications for GoCo. The Squads work in Agile product teams using Test Driven Development to deliver a range of products using C#.NET back end with a range of JavaScript frameworks including AngularJS, VueJS and ReactJS. They offer training tools available such as Pluralsight and Safari Books Online that allow developers to continue their own learning and research new technologies to use in live projects. They are also already using 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 you’ll need to have

·Significant experience of Web-based application solution design, development, delivery and management

·Extensive knowledge of Microsoft development environment

·Demonstrable experience of operating within web-based application development processes

·Strong knowledge, experience and understanding of C#, ASP.NET, JavaScript, CSS, Ajax, JQuery, XML, HTML, XSLT, SQL Server, T-SQL, TFS.

·Previous experience of working within a commercial/enterprise environment

·Previous working experience of full software development lifecycle and methodologies including Agile and Waterfall

·Experience with Test Driven Development (TDD) would be advantageous

What you’ll be responsible for

·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

·Mentors, coaches and develops other members of the team to continuously develop skills, processes and standards

Who you’ll be working with

·Works with the quality assurance team to ensure a high level of quality in development output

·Liaises with the project management office (PMO) and other business areas to clarify and expand on requirements during development to support successful delivery

·Works with external partners through technical discussion and support to ensure all development requirements are met


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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