Back End Developer

  • Wimbledon
  • Competitive
  • Full Time
  • March 17, 2023
Back End Developer

Back End Developer

Location: Flexible working with visits to our office in Wimbledon

Salary: Competitive

Contract Type: Permanent, full time

Our Mission:

Tech transformation underway of a successful warranty business to become a global insuretech business while replacing current technologies to use the cloud instead of on-prem

We have an amazing opportunity for a Back End Developer to join our Technology & Engineering department here at Domestic & General. Reporting to the Tech Lead, you will play a vital role in supporting the business with its objective to transition into cloud and to adapt new outstanding strategies within the Technology, Digital and Contact Centre space.

The role is for a Senior Cloud Developer that has strong AWS Serverless development experience. The Back End Developer will work as part of an agile Scrum team, developing AWS Lambda functions and supporting infrastructure, integrating with Angular SPA frontend and legacy ESB backend services via REST API’s

As a Back End Developer, you will work closely with the Product Owner, Business Analysts and with the Automation Testers and Information Security in designing, building, and running technology-powered products and services used by millions of D&G customers

Domestic & General is a company with an ambitious future. We are expanding our horizons and entering new markets and we need your expertise to help make it happen. We are an international company who works with some of the worlds most respected and well-known brands of domestic appliances and electronic consumer goods. These opportunities don’t come around often, so this really is a position not to be missed.

What you can bring to the projects:

  • Experience working with Developers, DevOps, and Engineering teams in a dynamic environment to promote/implement secure by design solutions.
  • Be involved in sprint planning to ensure work is delivered in line with the Product Owners priorities
  • Good Knowledge of security best practices for client-server product architectures, focusing on cloud-based server development.
  • Experience working on Cloud Platforms (AWS)
  • 3 years Programming experience in languages relevant to D&G.
  • Strong unit test and debugging skills – including automation of testing.
  • Usage of CICD processes including the integration of security & quality tooling.
  • Knowledge of DevOps processes and tools (Ansible, Jenkins, Git, Azure DevOps, UrbanCode)
  • Security Scanning tools (Static Code Analysis, Opensource and Container Scanning tools).
  • Able to produce clear documentation to support the development activities.
  • Experience in working within modern application development and engineering teams using DevOps & Agile methodologies.
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools.
  • Experience of producing technical documentation and reports.
  • Self-motivated, proactive, driven individual with strong problem-solving skills. Ability to work with APIs and Plugins to integrate security tools into established CI/CD pipelines.
  • Leadership and Teaming skills to coordinate remediation of vulnerabilities within established timeframes

To be successful in this role you have:

  • Solid communication skills and expertise to translate technical jargon into business familiar language.
  • Ability to quickly explore, examine and understand complex problems and how these relate to the customer’s business.
  • Adaptable, able to quickly switch between projects, demands and environments.
  • Stakeholder management and business awareness skills, ability to understand and interpret customer problems and navigate complex organisations.
  • Self-motivated and self-educating, yet willing and able to work collaboratively Well organised with a healthy sense of urgency; able to set, communicate and meet aggressive deadlines with competing priorities
  • Excellent mathematical and problem-solving skills.
  • Highly accurate and detail-oriented
  • Python, NodeJS, Javascript

Additional Skill sets:

  • An understanding of the latest trends and their role in a commercial environment
  • Environment management, code, and data management
  • Integration in loosely coupled architecture, and using stubs for testing
  • Experience with Java & Go Lang
  • Great communication skills to be able to explain technical matters concisely.
  • Up to date with coding best practices and bring the latest knowledge of threat modelling, risk assessment techniques, code reviews, current best practices, and the latest cybersecurity threats

We offer lots of great benefits! Some of which include:

  • Competitive salary and annual discretionary bonus
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank/public holidays, as well as an annual option to buy up to 5 additional days of annual leave
  • Training opportunities as well as clearly defined career progression
  • Health cash plan – employer funded cover to enable you to claim money back on essential healthcare costs, including dental, optical, physiotherapy and many more. Cover also includes unlimited access to a 24/7 virtual GP service
  • Attractive company pension scheme
  • Life assurance – employer funded cover of 4x basic salary
  • Dedicated online benefit portal offering access to saving and lending facilities, financial wellbeing, and support services:
  • Salary Finance – access to savings and borrowing through payroll
  • Car Leasing – access to a carbon neutral salary sacrifice car leasing scheme, with an all-inclusive monthly cost covering all charge, taxes, insurance, repairs and maintenance on a range of brand-new vehicles
  • Travel Loans – interest free loans to help spread the cost of annual travel tickets
  • Cycle to Work – tax efficient bike and cycling equipment worth up to £1,000
  • Health & Wellbeing – discounted gym membership, online virtual workout sessions, online culinary classes
  • Employee Assistance Programme – specialist advice and support on issues such as finance, relationships, illness, and family issues
  • Free Domestic & General protection plan – one free plan each year with access to discounted rates of up to 50% on additional plans, including referrals for family and friends
  • Employee discounts – access to discounted Sky TV and broadband packages, together with a range of discounts for 100s of online and high street retailers

Domestic & General are an equal opportunities employer which means we treat people fairly. We welcome applications from all suitably skilled persons regardless of their gender, age, race, disability, ethnic background, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or marital/family status.

Please note that we have a thorough referencing process, which includes criminal record checks.

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