Senior Developer

Senior Developer

We’re looking for a Senior Developer to join our fast paced and growing organisation as part of an established and dynamic software development team.

The Role

Utilitywise are looking for a Senior Developer to join our fast paced and growing organisation. The Senior Developer will act as a senior member of an established software development and support team, working with project stakeholders and developers to build the best software solution for the business and ensure smooth, competent delivery of all solutions.

This role is based in the UK.

Responsibilities

Responsible for supporting the development manager in leading the development team in developing, maintaining and championing business software solutions including, but not restricted to: CRM systems, company intranet, field-sales mobile app, telephony software and data visualisation tools.

 Software Development

  • Produce and deliver superior technical solutions;
  • To keep up to date with the latest software development technologies and techniques in order to discuss them for inclusion within software solutions;
  • Recognises system deficiencies and suggests effective solutions;
  • Work with the technical lead and systems development manager to identify changes required to our development environment to keep up with growing business demand.

Leadership & Communication

  • Enhance organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; explore opportunities to add value to job accomplishments;
  • Assist in critical support issues where advanced project experience is required and provide fast and appropriate resolution;
  • Generate enthusiasm, teamwork and vigour within the development team;
  • Regularly look to challenge themselves and push their limitations;
  • Review work of the team – peer reviews, pair programming, etc.;
  • To work towards an aligned goal set by line management;
  • Support end-users with project documentation and assistance;
  • Facilitate effective team collaboration and acknowledges team contributions;
  • To challenge team members and recognise their qualities seeking to further develop the team.

Qualifications/Training

Desirable

  • Degree-level education

Experience

Essential

  • A minimum of 5 years commercial software development experience;
  • Can demonstrate strong experience leading projects;
  • Proven experience of performing all technical aspects related to a full development lifecycle;
  • In depth knowledge of current coding techniques and best practices;
  • Extensive experience in:
    • ASP.NET Core
    • Angular or other Javascript application frameworks
    • MS SQL Server 2014/2016
    • RESTful API delivery and design
    • Dependency Injection and Inversion of Control
    • SOLID principles
    • Source Control (GIT / TFS)

Desirable

  • Experience with the following:
    • NET Webforms
    • NET MVC
    • jQuery
    • SOAP Webservices
    • Knowledge on containerized applications with tools such as Docker, Kubernetes, etc.
    • Continuous Integration and Deployment

Personal Qualities, Aptitudes & Skills

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to portray complex technical issues to both colleagues and project stakeholders;
  • Ability to seek out and suggest new or proven architectural paradigms and understand the advantages and disadvantages of suggested approaches;
  • Highly proficient with HTML, CSS, Javascript, .Net (C# and VB), MVC, SQL and version control (TFS/Git).

Additional information

  • Proof of eligibility to work within the UK;
  • References to cover last 5 years employment.

To apply for this position, please send your CV and a covering email to recruitment@utilitywise.com.

The Company

Utilitywise is a high paced, high growth business that exists to support businesses of all shapes and sizes with their utility needs, be they simple or complex, by connecting our customers with the very best products and services in the market. Over the past ten years, Utilitywise has grown from a fledgling business to one that now supports tens of thousands of businesses across the UK and Ireland, and into Europe. From simply securing a great energy deals via our unrivalled relationships with suppliers, through to intelligent technology solutions, compliance expertise and innovative procurement services we can help businesses to save time, effort and money so they can focus on doing what they do best.

Our mission never stops however, and we are constantly exploring new ways to grow our business and deliver for customers with unique and differentiated propositions and channels.

The Group operates from its headquarters at Cobalt Business Park in North Tyneside and currently employs approximately 1,600 staff across its operations.

Utilitywise was founded in 2006 as an energy procurement service provider for UK businesses. It has since grown and is now an established independent energy procurement and energy management business, it listed on the AIM market in 2012.

The Company negotiates rates with energy suppliers on behalf of business customers, provides an account care service and offers a range of products and services designed to help customers manage their energy consumption. Customers are based throughout the UK and in the Republic of Ireland, across a variety of industry sectors and the public sector, and range in size from small single site customers to large multi-site customers. In total Utilitywise has c.38,000 customers split across the two divisions; enterprise and corporate.

The Group has achieved strong revenue growth to date, seeing revenues rise from £11.7m in the financial year ended 31 July 2011 to £84.5m at financial year end July 2016. This is a result of strong like-for-like growth and the acquisitions of Clouds Environmental Consultancy, Aqua Veritas Consulting, Energy Information Centre and t-mac Technologies. Adjusted profit before tax rose from £16.7m in 2015 to £18.3m in 2016. Utilitywise has enjoyed in excess of 20% revenue growth year on year.

As the Group seeks to expand further, it has strengthened its already robust management team with the appointments of Brendan Flattery as CEO in October 2016 and more recently the appointment of Richard Laker as CFO in January 2017.

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