Senior Developer

Senior Developer

Location:
Guernsey, Haywards Heath or Manchester
Salary:
£40,000-£63,000
Department:
Technology and Data
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We’re First Central Insurance & Technology Group (First Central for short), an award-winning innovative insurance and technology organisation, delivering market-leading motor insurance, underwriting, distribution, finance, technology and legal services.
 

We are a fast growing digital insurance and technology company where our employees are our biggest asset. we pride ourselves on focusing on your growth and development. we have a highly skilled and innovative software development hub and differentiates us from traditional insurance groups. Our people are our biggest asset.

We have an exciting opportunity to work as a senior developer in our fast growing technology development team in either Salford Quays, Manchester, Haywards Heath in Sussex or Guernsey.

We are seeking an experienced Senior C# .Net developer looking to utilise their skills and further develop their knowledge. Actively working within a Scrum team to build and support the company’s bespoke application environment, you will be highly proficient in C#, HTML, CSS & Javascript, have extensive knowledge of a SPA language (preferably Angular) and have a good understanding of SQL.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Experience developing within a C# .NET environment with particular emphasis on asynchronous programming, dependency injection, Entity Framework and unit testing.

  • Strong SQL writing and general database designs experience.

  • Strong web development experience particularly in a SPA language (Angular 11/12)

Responsibilities:

  • Actively work within a Scrum team across the full development stack.

  • Assist in the support of existing, and the creation of new, applications & services written in both older and modern technologies.

  • Actively support the development team particularly in coding practices and standards and promote our DevOps culture, tools and approach.

  • Advise the team in new technologies, development tools and techniques.

  • Work with Solution Architects to design modern, robust, workable solutions

Our Technology:

Our application estate is a large bespoke enterprise suite of applications & services with the focus on technologies of C# and Angular. We use the following additional technologies:

  • ASP.NET,

  • MVC,

  • WCF,

  • SQL, TSQL

  • XSLT

  • Azure

Your Skills / Qualifications:

  • Experience developing within a C# .NET environment with particular emphasis on asynchronous programming, dependency injection, Entity Framework and unit testing.

  • Strong SQL writing and general database designs experience.

  • Strong web development experience particularly in a SPA language (Angular).

  • Strong HTML, CSS and Java Script skills.

  • Working knowledge and understanding of common software design patterns.

  • Working knowledge and experience of building software to SOLID principles.

  • Working knowledge and experience of writing Unit Tests.

  • Experience of using public cloud technologies (Azure).

  • Experience of working within an operational/transactional enterprise business

About First Central

Starting out in 2008 with just 62 employees, we’ve grown a lot and now employ around 800 people across our multiple locations – Guernsey, Gibraltar, West Sussex and Manchester. The technological expertise of our development team within the group enabled the creation of a bespoke insurance platform, which is used by 1ST CENTRAL insurance broker. This has quickly established us as a highly skilled and innovative software development hub and differentiates us from traditional insurance groups. Our people are our biggest asset.

What can we do for you? 

We believe we can offer you a great working environment as we’re so passionate about our people. Here are just some of the benefits and perks that we offer…

  • Fantastic training and development opportunities

  • Employee benefit packages to suit yourlifestyle

  • Flexible working

  • YOUday – we give you an extra day off to celebrate a special day

  • The opportunity to take a paid day off each year to do charity work

  • A health cash plan

  • Help with travel expenses

  • The opportunity to buy additional holiday

  • Company pension scheme

  • Group life assurance

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

  • Professional subscription fees paid

Employee wellbeing is high on the agenda here too. We provide a weekly free fruit delivery, discounted membership at a local health club and access to an Employee Assistance Programme, which promotes physical and emotional wellbeing at work and at home. In addition, we provide wellbeing events throughout the year to support physical and mental health.

For further information on what we can offer and to learn more about this role, feel free to contact our dedicated Recruitment team.

If you’d like to work for an award-winning employer in a fast-paced environment, apply now!

Want to know what it’s really like to work at First Central? Take a look at our Glassdoor reviews

We’re happy to discuss flexible working during the recruitment process .

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86% of people would recommend a friend to work at First Central

Based on 150 Glassdoor reviews (October 2021)

Benefits

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Flexible working

We support colleagues who wish to work flexibly whilst meeting the needs of the business.

YOUday

We give you an extra day off to celebrate a special day.

Holiday Extra

Not only do you get a generous holiday entitlement, you can also buy additional leave.

Volunteering

Get a day off each year to take part in volunteering activities.

Health cash plan

Claim money back on your healthcare costs, such as dental check-ups and eye tests.

Season ticket loan

We provide interest-free loans to cover the cost of season tickets for rail, bus or car parking.