Software Developer / Engineer

13 Apr 2018
16 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Salary up to £33,392 (salary will be dependent on experience) +quarterly performance bonus + 25 days leave + subsidised gym + free parking + pension benefits.

What is the purpose of the role?

This is a unique opportunity to be part of the team ensuring the delivery of 1.24 billion litres of drinking water per day across one of England's largest counties. Yorkshire Water is committed to continually exploring and developing new ways to do things better. The Telemetry Team ensures that reliable data can be transformed into effective information for use around the business.

The role requires someone who can quickly understand the management of large volumes of data held in a variety of historians. This is derived from thousands of measuring instruments and detectors across the county. With an accurate record of the past the business can accurately model the future, for example to highlight a potential issue if certain weather conditions continue or if an operational asset were to remain offline for essential maintenance.

Overlays of real time data such as Rainfall-RADAR will also be introduced to provide further clarity to the operations team. The Software Developer role will be instrumental in not only configuration but also resolving the challenges posed by introducing many different types and formats of data into a single system.

The Telemetry Team Software Developer will also be responsible for developing/maintaining effective and efficient software platform services aligned with, and enabling, the delivery of company Performance Commitments under Blueprint2020, Strategic Business Objectives and the Company Vision.

What will the role involve?

In your role, you will also be working alongside a team of engineers, analysts, technical leads and an architect. This team creates new telemetry configurations and end to end testing of telemetered data from remote assets back to central systems. You will also support the development of new configuration standards, specifications, testing and provide overall support to the telemetry service.

In your role, you would be directly involved in major projects including the introduction of a profile alarm system as we move away from flat-line thresholds and the large OSI-PI to SAP interface project. To meet the needs of the Plan to Manufacture (P2M) and Asset Plan to Operational Assets (APOA) workstreams Yorkshire Water is developing a bespoke PI to SAP interface. This will allow the business to have a simple method of showing how much resource is required to produce or treat a given volume of product and provide methods for predicting maintenance events.

Any candidate would be expected to have experience of supporting business change, with the ability to coach and drive the right culture and behaviours. Deputise and assist Senior Engineers where required. Demonstrate corporate values and behaviours and have an awareness of your own role within team and project plans.

What skills are we looking for?

An enthusiasm to develop experience in the following areas:

    • Microsoft SQL Server (TSQL, SSIS)
    • Microsoft SQL Server (SSRS, SSAS)
    • Microsoft SharePoint
    • Oracle SOA Suite
    • Oracle BPM Suite
    • Mobile Application development technologies
    • Lotus Notes Development
    • C++
    • MS Powershell (PowerShell ISE)
    • Systems and Technical Analysis

Microsoft .Net (C#, ASP.NET MVC, MS IIS, Javascript, WCF, etc.)

Ability to understand complex data models, SQL query tools, and Business Objects.

An understanding of Service Oriented Architecture design and the ability to develop business services that integrate correctly.

Knowledge of documentation, testing and release management principles.

Knowledge and understanding of service continuity planning, business continuity, IT service monitoring and IT security.

Ability to prioritise and execute tasks in a dynamic, changing environment and make sound decisions in emergency situations.

Ability to absorb technical information and communicate effectively.

Creativity and lateral thinking.

Self-reliant with a personal drive for continuous development and demonstrates a strong customer service ethos.

Good working knowledge of the system development lifecycle.

Ability to carry out systems and technical analysis with supporting documentation.

Desirable Skills

Knowledge of Yorkshire Water's major IT services or previous experience within the water/waste water sectors or with the broader utilities, process or manufacturing industry sectors.

Knowledge/Experience of application platforms similar to OSI PI.

Yorkshire Water values equality, diversity and inclusion we believe that everyone should be treated with respect. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of gender, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, religion or belief and trade union membership.

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