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About The Role

Do you have a Proactive and can-do mindset? Do you advocate agile development frameworks, and help create positive working relationships within Scrum teams?

At Simplyhealth, we’re looking for a Mid-Level .Net developer to join our central Technology function based in Andover and deliver end-to-end development of high-quality software applications on a wide range of medium to large scale projects

The role

As a software developer, we’ll need you to translate requirements and acceptance criteria into technical solutions, Other key responsibilities will include;

  • Contributing to daily stand up meetings, sprint planning, sprint demos and sprint retrospectives.

  • Providing accurate estimates for user stories and backlog items.

  • Translating user stories and backlog items into logical units of work.

  • Evaluating technical feasibility.

  • Translating requirements and acceptance criteria into technical solutions.

  • Producing well structured, efficient and reliable code within the agreed timescales, using the technologies selected for the solution.

  • Ensuring that code is well tested using TDD where appropriate.

  • Maintaining an interest in the latest development tools and technologies and being prepared to use these in a fast paced environment.

  • Completing all necessary documentation to support the solutions delivered, ensuring this is accurate, concise and easy to use.

  • Applying development best practices and adhering to IT policies and standards.

  • Experience of end-to-end development of high-quality software applications on a wide range of medium to large scale projects.

  • High level of expertise in delivering software solutions using the Microsoft technology stack (C#, .NET, ASP.NET WebForms, MVC and Web API, SQL Server).

  • Experience of taking leading role in projects that have completed successfully.

Your experience

You’ll need a good level of expertise in delivering software solutions using the Microsoft technology stack (C#, .NET, ASP.NET WebForms, MVC and Web API, SQL Server) with demonstrable experience of;

  • Experience of working as a .Net Developer with C# and competent in the use of MS SQL

  • NUnit or equivalent testing framework

  • Good knowledge of object-oriented development techniques and theories

  • Good knowledge of software design patterns

  • Good knowledge of application security

  • Knowledge of messaging or eventually consistent design principles

  • Previous experience using Scrum and Agile is desirable

  • Effectively communicate technical subjects to team members.

  • Highly proficient in verbal and written English.

  • Use of the MVC framework.

In Return

As well as a competitive basic salary you’ll receive:

  • Group annual bonus (discretionary) up to 6.5% of annual salary

  • 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays with an option to buy or sell a further 5 days

  • A pension scheme with 6% from us, a minimum 3% from you with the option to increase or decrease when you join. If you decide to contribute 4% or above we will add a further 4% which can be allocated in different ways

  • Eligibility for our recognition award scheme – one off payments of £3,000 or £1,500

  • A yearly company funded allowance of £500 that you can choose to use against some great benefits such as shopping vouchers, pet insurance, dental plans and more
     

We’re moving away from only focusing on healthcare funding, towards a diversified health business offering delivery, funding, advice and guidance. We ensure over three million people in the UK have access to the support they need, when they need it and at a price they can afford – we truly believe we can make a difference and help our customers make the most out of life.

Our strategy from the outset, is to care about the positive impact of our work. Not only do we reinvest our profits, we have a corporate giving strategy 'purpose beyond business', donating a yearly 10% from the group profit, alongside regular volunteering days and  further staff donations to ensure we are making a difference both nationally and locally.