Senior Backend Developer

Posted 25 April by Walsh Employment

Senior Backend Developer

To £55K plus excellent benefits package

Remote with occasional visits to Southampton or London office estimated at once or twice a month

Position Summary

We are looking for a Senior Backend Developer, to join our team dedicated to building amazing content-managed websites. An exciting blend of greenfield development, mixed with continuous improvement and support work.

You’ll mostly be working on websites based on the Umbraco CMS, which means working in .NET / ASP.NET MVC. For the right candidate, we are willing to provide on the job training to introduce you to our ways of working, and other relevant areas of knowledge.

We don't obsess about skill sets and keywords. Who you are is more important, and how you think is the only true requirement. If desired, this role can include oversight over some of our other developers and could be the start of a path towards a leadership role. Either way, the job involves input on a broad range of projects across the company, with some pretty exciting partners.

We work in a fluid & lean way, so you'll need to be comfortable working iteratively with the rest of the team to deliver an excellent result without specifications or intensive project management. You will be expected to take ownership of your work, manage your time, communicate in a dynamic team, and ultimately deliver quality code.

In return, you will have all the support you need. You will be working under a team lead who can manage and help you, and with other talented backend-focused colleagues. Working alongside best-in-class UX designers and frontend developers, you will get to deliver incredible websites, and make a real impact to our business, our relationships, and our output.

Person requirements:

We are looking for someone with:

  • A lengthy history with?ASP.NET, and preferably Umbraco
  • An ability to write secure, performant and maintainable code
  • Experience in an agency or working on multiple concurrent projects
  • An ability to spot problems where others can't
  • A desire to continually improve practices and knowledge
  • Experience managing or mentoring less experienced developers
  • Their three or four useful most git commands memorised or written on a PostIt

You should also have experience of:

  • .NET MVC and .NET Core
  • Building and using REST services (i.e. WebAPI)
  • DevOps practices, including git, CI & deployment
  • Solution design and architecture
  • ORMs (e.g. Entity Framework)
  • HTML/CSS/JavaScript fundamentals
  • Working in an agile/lean team (e.g. Scrum)

Nice to have but not essential:

  • Umbraco CMS
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Behaviour- or Test-Driven Development (BDD & TDD)
  • Modern JavaScript frameworks (e.g. React, Angular or Vue.js)
  • TypeScript

Core responsibilities on a day-to-day basis:

You will assist our responsive and dynamic team in delivering exceptional digital products for our partners and be continually seeking new opportunities to improve upon how we build them. Other duties include:

  • Development within a support and continuous improvement framework on existing partner's websites
  • Backend development of new website builds within an Agile process
  • Take ownership and be responsible for delivering key workstreams
  • Take part in activities including research and development, workshops, writing user stories, acceptance criteria and estimates
  • Mentor junior developers and co-ordinate with other developers within the team
  • Explain technology solutions to technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Act as a platform evangelist, sharing news and updates to the wider team
  • Continuously measure and identify opportunities to improve methodology and process within the wider team

Benefits include:

23 - 28 days of holiday (based on your length of service)

Plus, your birthday off (after first year of service)

Contributory pension scheme (4-5% employer contribution depending on length of service)

Finish at 3pm on Fridays

Life assurance

Income protection

Medical insurance

Employee assistance programme (mental health, legal and tax advice, etc)

Free breakfast on Fridays

Regular free lunches and drinks to reward the successes of the team

Your choice of job-related book added to the Company Library each month

Employee loans

Eye care vouchers

Cycle to work scheme

Sick pay package

A fun and supportive working environment

Senior Backend Developer

Senior Backend Developer

Required skills

  • ASP.NET
  • Backend Development
  • REST
  • Website Development
  • Umbraco

Application questions

Do you have a lengthy history with ASP.NET?
Do you have experience with .NET MVC and .NET Core?
Do you have experience of building and using REST services (i.e. WebAPI)?
Do you have experience of DevOps practices, including git, CI & deployment?
Can you demonstrate experience of solution design and architecture?

Reference: 42553390

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