Software Engineer - what do you want to learn? Stoke, £40-55k

Modis International Limited
16 May 2018
24 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The majority of Developers I've worked with over the last 13 years have had a thirst to learn, have wanted a career path and wanted to strike a strong work-life balance. This isn't ground-breaking - after all, that's what we all want, right? But how many of you and your peers actually get this where you work?

I recruit for a company that has a proven track record in developing their staff, offer the opportunity to learn new tech and actively search for Engineers who get a kick of finding solutions to incredibly complex problems. This isn't corporate speak - this is what Developers who I've recruited actually tell me.

You don't need to be the kind of Developer who's authoring articles on Stack Overflow every evening, but you will be the kind of Developer who is interested in how you can make things better. It may be you're a Front End Responsive Web Developer who's interested in what's going on at the middle tier and back end. Or you may be a WinForms / WPF .NET Developer who wants to work on more complex systems development. Either way I may well have an opportunity for you.

Management at this firm get the fact that you can't be an expert at everything - their technical set-up gives you time to learn new skills and get up to speed with how systems are configured. Crucially you're encouraged to work with others with different skillsets to produce a full end-to-end solution.

Yes you'll be pushed outside your comfort zone and may be asked to work on stuff that isn't your forte, and you'll be working in an environment which releases at a high frequency at times. But if you want a challenge and reap the subsequent rewards this could be the environment for you.

The tech stack includes languages that most firms use - C#, ASP.NET MVC, JavaScript, NodeJS, HTML5, Java - with the added bonus of increasingly working with Open Source and functional programming languages to develop mobile apps, web applications, real time distributed systems, NoSQL databases, enterprise Business Intelligence solutions and complex business logic.

Your new employer's way of working has led to rapid development of systems that are way outperforming the competition. Whilst we need core skills in Object Oriented programming, we're just as keen on the right mindset - do you want to get your sleeves rolled up and start adding value from Day One?

The hiring process is pretty slick - one phone chat followed by one face-to-face interview. Sometimes you'll do a coding exercise in your own time - no sitting in a room on-site in solitary. Your new manager will be very open and honest about the culture and what you can expect in terms of progression and promotion. They'll also talk to you about how your colleagues get home in time to see their family and friends every day!

Staff retention is strong and your benefits include a well above average pension contribution, gym membership, bonus and annual pay reviews.

If there's anything else you would like to know please drop me a line at neilesh dot sood at modis dot co dot uk or 01159485712. I'm happy to have a no obligation chat.

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