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Software Engineer

Cardiff

  1. Full time

Closing date

29/04/2021

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We’re looking for a Software Engineer with experience in Java and ideally with experience of using or development a document management system (such as Hyland OnBase or similar).

You will have full ownership the application, from end to end including any support, design and development.A willingness and enthusiasm to learn is essential for this role as we’re at the early stages of our journey in this area.

Knowledge of Azure and Guidewire Insurance Suite is desirable, but not essential.

Location: We are open to discussion around remote working possibilities (UK only)

Job Purpose

As a Software Engineer you will be actively encouraged to contribute to all aspects of software delivery, evaluating feasibility, exploring requirements and solution development. As our business diversifies, you will be expected to learn and work on technologies and functionality as it’s developed.

Whilst providing quality software solutions for our business whilst evaluating requirements, proposing solutions and developing solutions, as part of an Agile delivery Squad, you will also take responsibility for estimating, planning and managing your own tasks and reporting on progress.

Relationship Management will play an important part as you’ll be collaborating closely with other members of the squad and working alongside Product Owners, Business Analysts and Test Engineers to understand and take a shared responsibility for the overall efforts the squad has committed to helping deliver business value.

Accountabilities 

  • Accountable for developing end to end solutions using best practice engineering methodology while adhering to the relevant Admiral IT Architecture and CISO controls and standards
  • Accountable for supporting end product/ solution operational acceptance by enabling and maintaining agreed functional performance as and where required
  • Accountable for identifying and implementing suitable detailed development activities for each sprint set of epics/ stories in accordance to best practice standards and processes as advised
  • Accountable for providing appropriate planning and estimation of development tasks to support both sprint planning and enable continuous improvement activity
  • Accountable for ensuring end to end solution functional integrity at all times including meeting strict regulatory and data compliance requirements where identified

Responsibilities

  • Understanding the business purpose of the story and defining and analyzing possible alternative ways of satisfying the business purpose of the story
  • Planning and estimating development tasks with other engineers that are required to fulfill the story
  • Working directly with the Product Owner to clarify and further define the details of how the story should be implemented
  • Providing guidance, coaching and mentoring to other engineers as necessary
  • Taking overall responsibility for “shepherding” the story through the process all the way to (and including) UAT. The developer responsible for the story should lead the presentation of the completed story to the Product Owner in UAT (or Sprint Review)
  • Responsible for shaping and sizing Epics/ Stories within sprint including challenging requirements or source material where needed. 
  • Responsible for designing technical solutions (within technical skill sets) that are compliant with best practice engineering design standards including complying with internal architectural governance and standards as advised
  • Responsible for development of technical solutions with specific adherence to relevant coding standards as advised alongside complying with internal architectural governance and standards as advised
  • Responsible for supporting and action Unit testing with and alongside Test Engineer in accordance to testing methodology and controls
  • Responsible for ensuring both the integrity and utilisation of code repository and promotion tools where available
  • Responsible for taking ownership over specific story activities during the Sprint where required
  • Responsible for conducting test and development alongside Test Engineer including post deployment support
  • Responsible for enabling effective problem solving including conducting diagnostic (within technology skill set) during the Sprint.
  • Responsible for identifying and conducting knowledge transfer and transition within the Squad alongside supporting knowledge transfer across Tribe where appropriately
  • Responsible for identifying and implementing continuous improvement change that positively impacts the Squad resulting in a greater Squad ROI.  
  • Responsible for living the following values: productivity, quality, transparency, and openness over internal politics.

Key interactions

  • 1-1’s with Chapter Lead for development and career opportunities
  • Collaboration with Technical Lead to ensure quality of User Stories meet required coding  and architectural standards
  • Collaboration with Product Owners to understand Product Backlog and requirements
  • Collaboration and support with Test engineers to ensure quality of User story delivery

Knowledge and Experience Required

  • Extensive knowledge and experience in Scrum development practices including BDD/TDD, using associated tools for testing and continuous integration & deployment
  • Experience with development of Micro Services in a Cloud environment
  • Extensive knowledge and experience working and development with these technology stacks:
    • JAVA
    • Document Management Systems such as Hyland ONBASE
  • Exposure to and awareness of:
    • Microsoft Azure
    • Guidewire Insurance Suite
  • Experience opertaing within heavily regulated environments including external regulated consumer products and service offerings would be nice to have
  • Experience of communicating with a wide and varied audience at various different seniority grades

Professional Training Requirements

  • Expectation is that they would require specific domain, technology type qualifications dependent upon expected backlog technical outcomes
  • SAFe® 5 Agilist certification

Salary, Benefits and Work-Life Balance

We do not have a set salary for this position, as it will be dependent on the successful candidate’s experience. We are happy to see CVs from all candidates who meet the requirements and will be happy to discuss the remuneration package.

At Admiral, we are proud to be a diverse business where we put our people and customers first. We have great benefits to ensure employees have a great work-life balance; it's one of the reasons we're voted no. 1 in the 2019 Sunday Times Best Big Companies to Work For in the UK. We want you to have an element of freedom to define a working lifestyle that supports this, so accommodate flexible hours wherever possible.

You can also view some of our other key benefits here; https://admiraljobs.co.uk/employee-benefits/.

If you think this role is for you and would like to be considered for this opportunity, please click “apply now” to complete an online application form.

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