Software Developer

West Malling, Kent
To £60k
09 Apr 2018
23 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Software Developer

West Malling

To £60k

Pension and Private health Care (on completion of 3 month probation)




Our client requires a Software Developer to take forwards a number of software projects and to develop new applications. Our client has always punched above its weight with software development, the Senior Management Team expects the team to be able to deliver software solutions very quickly and to the highest quality and security standards.

The role holder must be able to communicate with, understand and win the trust of the business, the executives and external partners. They must also have the flexibility to react to the changing needs and priorities of a very flexible business while working within the overall business strategies.

Key Responsibilities

 Ensure a delivery-focused and flexible approach to projects/deliverables, maintaining a high level of accuracy in estimation whilst coping with fluctuating requirements

 Ensure Technology is able to support the business in maintaining its reputation for fast and flexible software delivery

 Define and communicate project milestones, service level agreements and resource allocation to the SMT, team managers and end users

 Develop tender requirements for software and infrastructure upgrades, review submitted tenders for compliance with stated requirements and make or advise on the appropriate decision

 Direct research on potential technology solutions and implementations in support of new initiatives, opportunities and procurement efforts

 Establish and maintain regular face-to-face and written updates to the Management Team as required, team managers and end users regarding pertinent Technology activities

 Undertake other activities over and above those listed in the role profile, appropriate to your skills and experience

Key Relationships

 Reporting to the IT Director

 Close working relationship with Marketing, Sales & Finance

 All external suppliers



 Data - Strong Microsoft TSQL skills required

 Programming - C#, MVC, Classic ASP, Javascript

 RPA desirable but not required

 Strong emotional intelligence with the ability to adapt the approach to tasks and issues to get the best from a wide range of colleagues

 Excellent inter-personal skills, comfortable with develop and maintain good relationships with colleagues at all levels of the organisation, including the Executive

 Excellent, effective verbal and written communication skills

 Ability to question requirements, analyse problems, challenge assumptions and propose practical, innovative and creative solutions, either alone or in consultation with teams and others departments


 A can do attitude

 Strong communication skills

 Tidy and well presented

 Open and honest

 Empathetic

 Always looking to improve

 Able to take and receive criticism

 Consistent


 Degree or industry qualifications

Experience and knowledge

 Experience of, and good understanding of, the functions of a financial services company

 Significant experience of managing IT development teams

 Excellent working knowledge of the Agile development framework

 A background in, or strong understanding of, the IT development life cycle

 Experience of managing large, successful projects

 Experience of communicating with senior management and the executive, both in person and in writing

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