Principal Developer

Milton Keynes
16 May 2018
15 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

We have a rare opportunity for a Principal Developer to join our Milton Keynes based team to deliver analysis, design, development, implementation, maintenance and enhancement of NHBC internal applications to support key business processes.

Role Responsibilities

As Principal Developer you’ll report into the Strategic Development Manager and work within a core team. Analysing and documenting customer requirements for enhancements to existing systems as well as new systems, you’ll also analyse, design and build, unit test and document new modules adhering to set departmental standards.

You’ll advise other members of the team/department on technical issues and provide consistently reliable estimates to their Manager as well as weekly progress updates, highlighting any issues as they occur. You’ll also provide second-line support to users of NHBC systems for applications and enhancements the team has delivered.

Who are we looking for?

You’ll need to be able to work well under pressure and be adept at taking problems and seeing them through to resolution with minimal supervision. You should be an excellent communicator and very client focussed with strong interpersonal skills.

Essential skills for this role:

- Current and in-depth experience in software development using Oracle web-based technologies, primarily PL/SQL, SQL and Oracle Forms 10g/11g/12c, Oracle RDBMS 10g/11g/12c, Linux, Oracle Weblogic 10g/11g/12c

- Good knowledge and experience of Oracle database 10g/11g/12c

- Current experience in Oracle PL/SQL, SQL Tuning & performance optimisation and Oracle Webforms 10g/11g/12c

- Proven experience of working on full project lifecycle using Waterfall/PRINCEII/Agile SCRUM development methodologies

- Attention to detail, impeccable organisational skills

- Solid troubleshooting and critical analysis

- Attention to detail, impeccable organisational skills

- Solid troubleshooting and critical analysis skills

- Excellent communication skills

Highly desired skills for this role:

- Experience of Oracle Designer (FHD, ERD), Oracle Apex and knowledge of Business Intelligence reporting tool - (OpenText BIRT) is highly desirable

- Knowledge of Web Technologies (Java/J2EE) and application servers

- Oracle Spatial

What can we offer you?

- Competitive salary

- 6% bonus

- 26 days holiday

- Quality kite mark standard pension scheme providing up to a 10.5% employer contribution

- Life assurance

- Private medical insurance

- Range of discounted and preferential rates for various products and services e.g. gym membership

- Free parking and great discounted restaurant facilities

NHBC is committed to equal opportunities for all. We are a corporate signatory to WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) and the Women in Finance Charter. Our inclusive culture helps us to maintain competitive advantage as we aim to attract people from diverse backgrounds to complement our team.

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