Developer Back End

James Newbury
Houghton Regis
14 Apr 2019
10 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Role: Developer (Back End) Salary: (phone number removed)

Location: Houghton Regis, Beds Hours Mon-Fri (Apply online only) (45 hours pw)

enhanced pension
free parking
gym membership
subsidised canteen

Overview of the Developer (Back End) Role

The Developer (Back End) is responsible for the day to day management of the group companies developed applications and Websites.

The role requires a hands-on approach to providing a high demand service to the business.

The Development team will develop and enhance the group companies applications and web sites / portals as part of an Agile team.

The Developer will have experience in transforming monolithic in house hosted applications to Cloud Hosted (Azure) Micro Services for 24 x 7 availability.

Primarily working on continuous development and integration of the in house developed core company Applications.

Additionally, ensuring stability of those applications including that all incidents, problems and requests are resolved within the agreed SLA’s and KPI’s, in a timely and professional manner.

The Developer is responsible for Administration, Management and Maintenance of the companies Online Certification System, an internally developed application, Web Site and Customer Portal. Current systems are developed using ASP.Net and HTML5 with Xamian for Mobile App development.

The role of the Development Engineer is to primarily implement, maintain and upgrade existing and new systems in line with the Development teams. You will provide automation which will help QA and Support teams whilst working on deployment processes to allow the team to react quicker.

The Developer will:

Provide automation tools to increase feedback loops, promote moves to CD

Introduce Development tools to legacy applications to assist with modernisation

Deployment, tuning and upgrade applications and services

Automation and codification of new environment/tools/services

Enhancement of application and service monitoring

Duties of the Developer (Back End) Role

* Day to day management of Development workload including 3rd line support, ensuring tickets are prioritised and handled according to agreed SLA’s.

* Support Development shifts ensuring support is covered within service delivery hours.

* 90% hands-on role including the resolution of 3rd line support tasks as required.

* Monitor the Development performance against agreed SLA’s & KPI’s.

* Escalate to, and coordinate with, other IT teams as necessary.

* Ensure Development team follow IT Policies and Procedures in line with the implemented Agile & ITIL framework.

* Responsible for ensuring internal Development documentation is accurate and up to date.

* Plan, manage and execute Development project requirements.

* Act as a project resource supporting projects as required.

* Liaise with 3rd party suppliers and have the responsibility for maintaining IT Asset Management and Procurement Inventory.

* Provide support and assistance to entire Service Delivery function.

Undertake any other duties as appropriate within their competence, as required by their line manager.

Person Specification of the Developer (Back End)
you will have:
Strong communication and customer facing skills
Experience of managing and leading a Development team
General knowledge and understanding of IT systems, Cloud, ASP.Net, HTML, CCS and Mobile App architecture
Ability to react quickly to changing priorities by being flexible, proactive and cooperative at all times
Accurate and with high attention to detail
Time management skills with the ability to prioritise workload, meet tight deadlines and work under pressure
Ability to work individually or as part of a team
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate with stakeholders at all levels
Proactive approach with a willingness to look for solutions and answers to problems
Self-motivated with the ability to use own initiative and work with minimum supervision
Excellent customer service skills – ability to recognise the needs of the team’s customers and provide the best level of customer service
A Flexible and ‘can do’ approach, with a willingness to help and support the IT team and their customers

The Development Engineer Skills Required are:

* Jenkins/Gitlab-CI

* Scripting experience (MVC ASP.Net, Bash, JavaScript, Groovy, Ruby, Xamian, CCS, HTML5)

* Experience monitoring tools such as Prometheus/Grafana

* Experience of Log Management tools - Gravlog/ELK stack

* Experience of Jira/Confluence

* Experience with Containers/VMs

* Work/learn bespoke Systems

* Understanding of the Agile & ITIL frameworks

* Broad range of Technical knowledge and expertise: - operating systems, ASP.Net, HTML5, LAMP, Java, Cloud computing and hosting. As well as Agile tools and techniques.

* IT degree or equivalent

This is a role to start asap in this award winning company, so please send your details to James Newbury Appointments for immeidate response. If you do not hear back within 3 working days, unfortunately you have not been shortlisted in this instance but please, do keep an eye for further opportunities as we would love to work with you if we can. Thank you

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