IT Systems Developer (Laravel)

Recruiter
Reassured
Location
Hampshire
Posted
26 Nov 2018
Closes
10 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Purpose

As part of the Development team at Reassured, the IT Systems Developer will work on enhancing the functionality of current internal systems and incorporating new technologies to meet business needs. The role involves testing both hard and software systems, and diagnosing and resolving system faults whilst making recommendations and creating solutions and ideas for future developments.

Technically minded with good interpersonal skills and a natural attention to detail, the successful candidate will need have the ability to communicate with non-technical colleagues about technical issues, in order to quickly diagnose issues and to communicate the solution in a timely fashion.

In return we can offer personal knowledge growth and career progression within a growing IT department at the heart of Reassured, whose work directly impacts the growth and success of our expanding company.

Reassured is the UK’s largest Life Insurance brokerage. On Trust Pilot we are rated 9.6 across 19000 reviews and have appeared in the ‘Times top 100 Companies to work for’ list for the last 4 years, this year coming in 8th place.

Main Duties

* Maintenance and updating existing internal and external systems

* Developing new solutions & systems as required by the business

* Analysing user requirements

* Researching, designing and writing new software programs

* Testing new programs and fault finding

* Evaluating the software and systems

* Integrating existing software products with external solutions

* Creating technical specifications and test plans

* Writing and testing code and then refining and rewriting as necessary

* Writing operational documentation

* Maintaining systems by monitoring and correcting software defects

* Working closely with other staff

* Help out in all IT-related activities as required

Skills and Experience

Essential:

· PHP 5 or PHP 7: 2+ years

· Experience with an MVC framework, e.g. Laravel, CakePHP, Zend, Symfony: 1+ years

· HTML / CSS: 2+ years

· SQL: 1+ year

· JavaScript: 1+ year

Desirable:

Successful applicants will have significant experience of two or more of the below:

· Laravel

· Vue JS

· MySQL / MariaDB

· Version Control (e.g. Git, SVN or Mercurial)

Added advantage:

(not essential, but any of these skills will add value to our team):

· Experience of both PHP 5 and PHP 7

· CakePHP

· JQuery

· Git

· Linux/Unix Systems Administration / Shell Scripting e.g. CentOS / Red Hat / Ubuntu / FreeBSD

· Test Driven Development

· Web Server administration (nginx ideally, but Apache experience is useful too)

· Any Experience with VOIP telephone solutions

· Experience in the Insurance Industry

Key Competencies

* Solid knowledge of computer systems.

* Passion and ability for learning new skills and technologies.

* Good communication skills.

* A meticulous and organised approach to work, with a thorough attention to detail.

* A logical, analytical and creative approach to problems.

* Business and commercial awareness.

* The ability to work autonomously whilst working in a team environment.

* Career motivation and a willingness to continue to further your knowledge and skills

* An awareness of current issues affecting the industry and its technologies

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