Bespoke Developer

Company: Shakespeare Martineau
Closing date: 15/03/2024
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Team: IT
Location: UK-Wide
The opportunity

This role is part of the maturing of our IT Organisation, adding specialisation and technical knowledge into the Applications and Development team to help us support our IT project portfolio and current technologies.

We have a blended work to your diary approach where we flex where, when and how we work, with attendance at our hub spaces 1 or 2 times a month – as team meetings and client need requires.

Role Purpose

  • Developing and supporting new and existing bespoke applications and integrations across the organisation’s application architecture within our Agile Delivery Processes.
  • Proposing and implementing solutions to business requirements that align with our product roadmap and architecture. 
  • Supporting Change and Release Management processes as part of the software development lifecycle.
  • Working as part of a team to transform the Application Architecture of the organisation and formalise best practice standards and methodologies.

Role Priorities

  • Becoming familiar with the applications, integrated solutions, backlogs and current roadmaps as well as the supported business processes. 
  • Participate in Agile Ceremonies.
  • Begin to undertake testing tasks, progressing to basic modifications and creations of features and then on to more complex developments. 

Key Accountabilities

  • As an experienced developer you will work on projects across predominantly Microsoft C# .Net MVC, SQL Server technologies and Web API’s.
  • Assisting with design phases on Business IT programmes, validating requirements and ensuring that all aspects of UX, data and solution design are within scope, complete, and deliverable.
  • Handover from development and pilot into supported production, ensuring that appropriate documentation and support models are in place.
  • Being a champion for innovation, analysing new technology solutions that could bring significant benefit to the business.

Skills and experience

A minimum of 3 years demonstrable track record of successful delivery of complex technical applications and services

You will need to have previous experience with the below tech stack: 

  • C#, .Net  & ASP.Net
  • Javascript
  • MS SQL Server, SSIS, SSRS, T-SQL, Azure SQL Server, SQL managed instances, Azure Database Migration Services
  • Azure DevOps
  • Source Control
  • Experience of Microsoft architectural blueprints and transitioning on premise application to the cloud
  • Azure Cloud development, NServiceBus, CQRS and Domain-driven design, Scrum/Agile, API Design and management skills
  • Data Engineering projects using Data Lakes, Data factories, ETL techniques, Synapse and PowerBI
  • Entity Framework

Experience with the following would be beneficial:

  • Devops Automated Testing
  • MS Logic and Power Apps
  • AI + Machine Learning
  • Analytics: Analysis Services, Data Lake Analytics, Data Catalog
  • DevOps: Application Insights
  • TypeScript, NodeJs
  • Blazor
  • KendoUI

Key Competencies

  • The ability to produce high quality technical material, and to identify and develop opportunities to provide business benefit. 
  • Strong operational transformation experience with an analytical skillset to assess, identify and exploit opportunities. 
  • Excellent organisation and the ability to prioritise and carry out multiple tasks. 
  • Strong problem-solving abilities with the ability to think ahead and anticipate problems, issues, and solutions. 
  • The ability to build good relationships with stakeholders and colleagues. 
How we work

We embrace agile working and offer a blended approach to where and how we work.

We appreciate that people have different needs and preferences and we’re keen to be flexible, after all, we value what you do, not where you do it.

We have hubs in Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Leicester, London, Lincoln, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Solihull, Stratford-upon-Avon and Sheffield. This role will be predominantly home based with travel as required into Birmingham or one of our other West Midlands hubs 

Additional information

It’s the people at Shakespeare Martineau that make us so special. By understanding what our people want, giving them the support they need, recognising everyone’s contribution and realising the unique power of teams, together we win.   As a firm we are focused on proactively building and developing diverse teams, bringing different backgrounds, personalities and perspectives together. We play to our strengths, pushing ourselves to be consistently better than yesterday and deliver amazing solutions for our clients. We empower our teams with a high degree of individual responsibility; we self-manage and encourage everyone to be responsible for their own learning, knowing it makes us even better at what we do!    

We believe in trusting our people to make the right decisions for themselves, from when and where you work, to how you dress; we focus on outputs.  

Want to find more about our amazing benefits?

Please be aware, for some vacancies, where we receive high numbers of applications we may need to bring the close date forward.

Due to the nature of the work undertaken, confirmation of employment will be subject to a variety of checks which will be carried out once an offer of employment is accepted. Details of the checks can be found here.

Equal opportunities

Shakespeare Martineau is a committed equal opportunities employer. We seek to attract, develop and retain talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. We value and respect individuality and encourage a culture within our business where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths and experiences. Everyone who either applies to or works for the firm is treated equally, regardless of their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.