Software Developer

Employer
Access Group
Location
Loughborough, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
26 Oct 2020

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Sector
Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Permanent
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What are we all about?
At Access we love software and how technology never stays the same. It's this obsession that drives us to work closely across sectors to understand the business needs of our customers - from professional services to manufacturing to not for profits and more.
We're passionate about helping our customers stay one step ahead of the challenges facing their industry and business. That's why over 1 million users and over 10,000 organisations rely on Access software to help their organisation thrive.

This position is for a .NET full stack Developer to be part of a growing development team. Reporting to the Team Lead, you will be influential in the design and enhancement of Access People Planner, our SaaS application for managing people in the Health & Social Care sector.
You will have accountability for ensuring our software meets business requirements and aligns with technology and governance standards and ensure delivery of on-time, quality solutions.

About you:
You are a dynamic, skilled developer with a passion for technology and a keen sense of pride in the work you do. You are strong team player who thrives on close collaboration with your colleagues and takes shared ownership of the development pipeline along with the team. You are focused on delivering high quality solutions to given times lines and are comfortable in an agile scrum environment. You are constantly seeking to improve both your own skills and the skills of others and enjoy working in a fast paced dynamic company.

Day-to-day, you will:
Design and develop software solutions to meet agreed acceptance criteria and stories using a range of languages and technologies
Write clean, self-documenting code that is well structured, well-named, simple and easy to read
Actively contribute to requirements discussions and requirements analysis, and take responsibility for understanding scope, risk and complexity of changes
Analyse, identify and fix root cause of defects throughout the various layers of an application
Identify, compartmentalise and execute refactoring where commercially/technically necessary
Environment management, management and automation of deployments, understanding and administering of development toolchain
Support the team's sprint deliverables, through proactive contribution to planning, ownership of tasks, identification of dependencies and basic risk management
Actively promote a quality focussed approach within the team, showing ownership for QA activities and collaboration with the QA team. Prepared to test own work and that of others to ensure quality.
Helps to ensure value is achieved through development by understanding customer requirements, identifying dependencies and risk, and clearly communicating and escalating where appropriate

As a well-rounded Developer, your Skills and Experiences likely include:
Able to communicate well with team members and stakeholders on deliverables and approach, demonstrating the ability to communicate and listen appropriately depending on the audience.Able to communicate and collaborate with other teams.
Can provide comprehensive requirements feedback, highlighting omissions, gaps and potential areas of confusion
Writes clear & self-documenting code, organises methods andclasses appropriately. Able to refactor existing code to improve readability.Good understanding of technical and commercial drivers when making decisions on refactoring.
Able to follow pre-defined source control procedure, committing and merging code, dealing with conflicts. Able to perform some non-standard procedures in terms of source control
Ability to efficiently prove the source of defects and demonstrate unit tests and integration testing for eventual pathways following the proposed fix. Can use existing telemetry to identify bugs in running application.
Good working knowledge of build and deployment steps of their core product.Able to troubleshoot a broken build / deployment, provide a post-mortem and suggest improvements going forward.Understanding holistic solution, bidirectional dependencies, and able to raise project related risks during development.
Plays an active role in sprint planning and management. Makes recommendations in planning in terms of capacity, priorities, risks or blockers. Helps drive the planning process, ensuring that everything can be 'done' within a sprint, according to the team's Definition of Done.
Good understanding of QA best practice, including: impact of branch/merge approach on QA, role of source code management & environment/deployment management, requirements analysis and cost of defects. Collaborative approach with QA to find defects as early as possible.
Able to contribute to the setting up of the development environment (provisioning, reflection of production, understanding of Use Cases for environments). Has good knowledge of the systems and how the different services interact and their dependencies. Understands how production & environments work, how systems are administered.
Aware of trending design patterns in the technologies they work in, able to select the best design pattern for the job in hand and articulate to others why this has been chosen. Ability to denormalise data for performance and use advanced techniques whilst considering and maintaining database integrity.
Demonstrates good product knowledge and understands the value of any development
Development and deployment of Enterprise SaaS solutions.
Experience using a range of languages and technologies including C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET, JavaScript, TypeScript and SQL Server

What does Access offer you?
We are a growing software company and we deliver on what we say we do! We take the development of our people very seriously! We will work with you to carve out your success plan and an opportunity to accelerate your career and make a real difference.

In addition to our standard benefits of 25 days holiday, a match contributory pension and healthcare you will get:
A Competitive Salary
Giving Back/Charity days
Quarterly Socials
6 weeks Sabbaticals (after 6 years of service)
The Access Group Big Break: our all-expenses paid holiday to Spain
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