Senior Developer

Posted by First Central Insurance & Technology Group

First Central Insurance & Technology Group are looking for a talented Senior Developer to join their Technology team in Salford Quays, Manchester, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, or their offices in Guernsey(£44,000 - £69,000). If you’re a strong team player, self-motivated and someone that strives to drive improvements to contribute to the success of the business, then they'd love to hear from you!
With responsibility for the development of the Group’s Core Application portfolio, you’ll provide First Central with technical expertise in developing the Group’s core software applications. Working with the Chief Architect, you’ll design, produce, review and feedback to ensure solutions support the architectural direction of our technology. 
To be successful in this role, you’ll need to have:

  •  Strong experience of enterprise service-oriented development 
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience of Microsoft .NET development 
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Azure Platform and Services 

Job responsibilities

  • Develop technical capabilities to forward the Group Core Applications as directed by the Development Manager
  • Provide technical expertise into the Service Delivery Function that supports the Group Core Applications
  • Mentor a team of Developers in delivering technical solutions through the common approach, ensuring that the necessary resource and skills are available
  • Support relationships with the other areas of IT to ensure that the development team works in harmony with the other change and IT functions
  • Work with the Chief Architect to ensure Solutions support the architectural direction of First Central
  • Work to the agreed prioritisation of requirements for development and to the agreed delivery dates against these requirements by understanding the business priorities, the technical capability and the strategies of both the business and technology
  • Design and produce any necessary supporting documentation to enable IT to manage new components/processes
  • Identify and feedback any potential improvements to the organisation's technology architecture
  • Ensure compliance with company and other relevant standards/regulations

Skills, knowledge & experience

  • Experience of enterprise service-oriented development
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience of Microsoft .NET development
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Azure Platform and Services
  • Knowledge of a structured yet agile approach to development
  • Expertise in .NET development including popular frameworks
  • Leadership and people management skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good time management and organisation skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Complete understanding of a service-based approach to technology, including component, service oriented and event driven architectures

What can First Central do for you?

  • Fantastic training and development opportunities
  • Employee benefit packages to suit your lifestyle
  • Flexible working
  • YOUday – an extra day off to celebrate a special day
  • The opportunity to take a paid day off each year to do charity work
  • A health cash plan
  • Help with travel expenses
  • The opportunity to buy additional holiday
  • Company pension scheme
  • Group life assurance
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Professional subscription fees paid

Employee wellbeing is high on the agenda at First Central too. They provide a weekly free fruit delivery, discounted membership at a local health club and access to an Employee Assistance Programme, which promotes physical and emotional wellbeing at work and at home. In addition, they provide wellbeing events throughout the year to support physical and mental health.

For further information on what they can offer and to learn more about this role, feel free to contact their dedicated Recruitment team.