Reed Business Information Ltd
Harleston, Norfolk
Up to £50k + 10% bonus + benefits
20 Apr 2017
20 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Based in Harleston, Norfolk

RBI are seeking an experienced Principal Developer with strong C# and AngularJS skills to join one of our flagship digital brands based from our Harleston, Norfolk office. You will join an agile project team delivering data rich, highly interactive commercial web based product to customers of one of our most innovative businesses.

You will be working with a team of highly capable team members in close collaboration with web developers, designers, solutions architect and commercial stakeholders to deliver a game changing, market-leading product. Successful candidate will need to hit the ground running, with a proven track record in software development of enterprise class web applications.

We need someone who can champion best practices within software development, has excellent problem solving, communication and interpersonal skills, has ability to convert complex requirements to technical design working with the team as well as architect.




·C# Web API


·MS SQL Server



·Angular.js 2

·AWS stack (EC2, S3, RDS, CloudFormation)

·GitLab CI



The successful candidate will join a dynamic team working in a friendly atmosphere with a focus on quality and a passion for delivering applications that exceed client expectations.

So who are RBI and Farmplan?

RBI is a global online media and information business cited amongst the world’s top-100 ‘online superpowers’. We have an international portfolio of market leading brands (including Farmplan, ICIS, Accuity, Flight Global and New Scientist) that spans Western Europe, North America, China, Singapore, Australia and beyond; we’re also part of the FTSE 100 RELX Group, a global media and publishing group with a history spanning several hundred years and revenues in the region of $10bn. As one of the fastest growing brands within RBI, Farmplan is a leading brand of farm management software for farmers and agriculture businesses online, in print and face-to-face. It provides news, market prices, technical advice, opinion and vital interactive services for farm businesses.

How important is technology to Farmplan?

Technology is a central part of the Farmplan business. The technology team develop and maintain the online products that help UK farm and rural businesses effectively manage business records and meet legislative, cross compliance and performance management requirements. We provide news and views about the business of farming. Farmplan provides topical technical information from independent experts, designed to help farmers manage their businesses more effectively. We use modern technologies, work almost exclusively in the cloud and focus on agile development approaches.

What’s it like to work here?

Outstanding - you’ve probably already got a feel for what we do and the technology we’re involved with but what’s really stands us out from the crowd is our culture. We’re an agile, dynamic and forward thinking organisation who understands the importance of looking after our staff. We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality products, providing our employees with interesting challenges for their personal and career development whilst also striking the right balance between work and family life.

In addition to all of this we offer the following 'core' benefits:

    29 days holiday 2 paid charity days (as a business we do a lot of charity work) Pension and life assurance scheme SAYE Share Options Scheme 
There are also AIP (bonus), car allowance, and medical benefits available at more senior levels within the business.

And what about your career?

Career development is a big thing for us and we take our PDP (personal development plan) process very seriously; we want you to learn and progress quickly in the direction you want to go and we will provide you with the training and support to achieve that at the right pace. The great thing about us career-wise is that we’re a company made up of leading online businesses so you can develop in three dimensions, vertically through the business, across different brands, and across different functions (if you fancy a change). We’re also an increasingly international business and are often able to offer overseas opportunities either as secondments or on a permanent basis.