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Junior Software Engineer

About the role

We are recruiting for a Junior Software Engineer for a full-service wealth management house, they are a new leader in the UK, skilled in delivering integrated-led growth. They are a company embarking on an exciting journey of growth and transformation.

The culture is at the heart of everything the company does and maintaining this is critical to the firm’s success. Collaboration is also a key tenet of day-to-day operations of the firm and understanding the business inside-out is pivotal to your success.

To help foster this environment, you will be based in the head office where you will be surrounded by the whole Technology team as well as several other key business areas, including the Senior Management team, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Business Support, and Finance. Learning and development is a key commitment we have to junior members of the team, and this close proximity to valuable tribal knowledge and experience will be invaluable.

Salary: Up to £29,000 DoE

The role is an office based role working 37.5hrs between Monday and Friday, based in Boldon.

Role Responsibilities:

You will contribute the design, delivery, testing, and support of a broad range of Technology systems and services, both client and colleague facing. Personal and professional growth is paramount and as such, you will take on several key responsibilities with the aim of giving you direct experience of a broad spectrum of processes and technologies. You will work closely with senior members of the team on a day-to-day basis and will be 100% hands-on.

Your time will be (loosely) split across the following day-to-day activities:

  • Delivering ‘small change’ initiatives (30%)

    • Joining daily scrum sessions and taking responsibility to deliver tasks that are assigned to you on a fortnightly basis

    • Owning and delivering “small changes”, which may range from 1 day to 1-2 sprints

  • 2nd / 3rd Line Support (30%)

    • Communicating with business users to help support business-critical systems and services including, but not limited to, Client Portal, Gateway, data warehouse, and Tableau reports

    • Writing, testing, and deploying fixes to production defects

    • Triage and escalation of support tickets

    • Writing and maintaining knowledge-based articles

    • Helping to embed a tiered support model collaboratively with Technology Operations teams

  • Testing & QA (20%)

    • Contributing to the testing of bug-fixes, small changes, and larger “project” change initiatives

    • Helping to build and maintain an automated test framework and test packs

  • New business acquisition data migrations (20%)

    • Providing analysis, testing and execution of data migrations from firms being acquired via the ‘Downstream Buyout’ (DBO) process

    • Working closely with senior stakeholders and new firm principals to ensure good communication between departments is maintained

Other key activities include:

  • Contributing to continuous improvement and innovation initiatives

  • Following software development best practices

  • Contributing to regular Scrum ceremonies

  • Building and maintaining relationships with other Technology and business teams

Role Requirements:

Personal

  • A strong appetite to grow and establish yourself as a key player in a growing and highly ambitious Technology team

  • Highly motivated individual with a passion for continuous improvement

  • Collaborative in nature and enjoys working with others

  • Shows initiative and drive to be involved in all areas of the delivery life-cycle

  • A passion for software development but technology as a whole

Technical

  • Exposure to:

    • Microsoft Azure

    • VB.NET

    • C# .net core

    • SQL Server

    • Testing frameworks

    • Web development technologies inc. React Native, ASP.NET MVC

  • Appreciation of:

    • Agile delivery (SCRUM, Kanban)

    • CI/CD technologies and principles

    • Software engineering standards and best practices

Benefits Include:

  • Birthday off work

  • Enhanced pension scheme

  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays

  • Annual leave purchase scheme

  • Ride to work scheme

  • Corporate eye care scheme


To apply, click ‘apply now’ to be considered and one of the team will be in touch.

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