Software Developer

Software Developer

We’re looking for software engineers to join our fast paced and growing company.

The Role

Utilitywise are looking for software engineers to join our fast paced and growing company.

We are interested in meeting with candidates who are keen to learn and progress within a technically challenging role.  We are offering technical training, a great working environment and a competitive salary.

This role is based in the UK.

Responsibilities

You will be working on a suite of applications using technologies such as Visual Studio, C#, MVC and SQL Server.

You will work to an agile software development process using Scrum methodologies and you will be assigned tasks that cover the full development lifecycle: from conceptual stages through to implementation. You will work closely with a talented team of developers.

Projects include developing client facing web-based software, web-services and software solutions to meet client requirements. Clients include FTSE 100 companies, Blue-chip companies and Government agencies/Local Authorities.

Qualifications/Training

Essential

  • BSc or higher in software development/computer science or similar

Experience

Essential

  • Excellent Object Orientated programming knowledge and practical experience;
  • Good understanding of IOC, Unit testing, Design patterns and ORMs.

Personal Qualities and Aptitudes

  • Organised, Focused, Intellectual, Committed, Enthusiastic, Methodical, Positive;
  • Must be self-motivated and eager to design and develop advanced innovative solutions;
  • Must be process driven and demonstrate a clear understanding of software development processes;
  • Must have an eye for detail and quality;
  • Must be a  clear communicator – must be able to clearly and concisely communicate technical issues with developers and managers;
  • Commitment to personal development and to the development process;
  • Must have excellent time keeping;
  • Must have the ability to discuss technical ideas with development team and propose new approaches and technologies.

Skills

  • C#;
  • Object Orientated Development, Design patterns;
  • MVC;
  • ORM – Entity Framework / NHibernate;
  • Unit Testing;
  • IOC, DI;
  • JavaScript, jQuery, JSON;
  • HTML, CSS;
  • SQL;
  • 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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