Job description

.NET Core Web Application Developer

We are our people. If you have a genuine passion for beautifully implemented code, a desire to learn new technologies and taking exceptional digital products from concept to launch is what you want to be doing every day, we want to hear from you. Join our established, innovative, fast-moving digital product studio.

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We’re looking for two further mid-senior level developers to join our Shrewsbury office.

Our Tech Stack

  • .NET Core*
  • .Net Framework (C#)*
  • Entity Framework
  • React.js and React Native
  • Umbraco CMS
  • SQL Server/ Azure SQL*
  • JavaScript
  • GIT*
  • HTML5
  • CSS3/SASS
  • Azure/DevOps

*Experience essential for this role

About the company

We are an established digital product studio, working on an eclectic mix of custom web applications and apps for clients all over the world. From start-ups to international brands like Sony, Volvo, Tesco and Volkswagen Group. In addition to our client work, we also have several in-house projects and are building our own SaaS platform.

We invest in your career development with the tools, kit and learning opportunities you need to be the best developer and team member you can be.

Role

As a mid or senior-level developer, you’ll be working with an experienced, close-knit team of strategists, creatives and developers who learn and develop together.

A strong mid and back-end developer, you'll be creating web applications that utilise .NET Core and Azure SQL server backends, communicating with React.js front ends, playing a key role in developing disruptive software that solves real problems in multiple industries.

Most of your work will be on greenfield web application projects for clients, building projects from the ground up, and then developing new features for those projects as time goes on. The rest of your time will be spent maintaining existing applications and mobile apps, including our in-house web platforms.

Salary and benefits: Our remuneration package includes a competitive salary and above-law benefits, including 32 paid days off per year (*plus your birthday!) and a great company pension. And of course, bean-to-cup coffee and a stocked kitchen will keep you fuelled while you work side-by-side with other talented, committed, enthusiastic members of a growing team.

Attitude

The ideal person in this role will match the values of our existing team; smart and quick to use your initiative, with a lot of drive, a natural love of development and good natured when working in a team.

You’ll be happy to share your opinions and experience, suggest solutions to challenges and support others. You’ll be keen to learn new methods and tools; to develop your skills and master your craft in a supportive environment. You’ll be happy to work hard in a team, determined to do the best you can to make sure the project journey is enjoyable for everyone involved.

Skills

You’ll be strongest in the mid and back-end aspect of a project, though able to work in the front-end if needed. 

Our core stack is .NET Core, React.js, and Azure SQL Server, for web applications, often utilising an Umbraco CMS. For mobile apps, it’s the same stack, replacing React.js with React Native. We like to work with the latest technologies, and keep our skills up to date. 

Additional skills/experience that will give you an advantage

  • Entity Framework
  • React.js and React Native
  • TypeScript
  • Umbraco
  • SASS
  • Razor
  • Azure infrastructure
  • DevOps
  • Scrum
  • TDD
  • MVC

The job

You’ll get to:

  • Be part of a talented, supportive, dynamic Agile Scrum team
  • Work with the latest technologies, tools and kit
  • Work on a large variety of different projects in a wide range of industries
  • Work with elegant, structured code that is efficient and easy to maintain
  • Pair-program with team members when relevant, and create code independently
  • Follow best practices, like test-driven development, refactoring and continuous integration
  • Work with team leads or management to review and create functional specifications

Practice:

  • We follow well-established Scrum ceremonies and actively improve our processes in a collaborative way
  • We encourage and actively improve our BDD, DDD, KISS and DRY principles, as well as REST, scalable systems and microservices
  • We build positive internal and external working relationships at all times

What you bring to our team:

  • Hands-on development and delivery experience with .NET Core, SQL Server, plus (optionally) React and JavaScript
  • The recognition that it’s important to refactor on an ongoing basis and care for the codebase of our projects
  • Strong object-oriented programming skills
  • An understanding of common architecture patterns, unit testing and refactoring code
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving ability
  • A passion for learning
  • An openness to share knowledge with others
  • A natural curiosity for new platforms and tools
  • Willingness to pick up the phone to our clients, take part in meetings and attend to support requests on a rota

Must-haves

  • English language fluency
  • Full visas required for long term work in the UK
  • References for your accomplishments as a developer

Environment

The studio is based in the town centre of Shrewsbury, one of the finest market towns in England. We provide an open, friendly and collaborative working environment in our large open-plan studio, where teammates solve challenges together, share knowledge, present to each other on emerging trends in technology, software engineering and self-development.

Culture

Dress: We dress how we like in the studio - it’s important that we all feel comfortable while we work - and only brush up for meetings and if we have a client visiting.

Flexibility: Outside of lockdowns, we work together as a team in the studio most days. We’ve learnt to be flexible over lockdown, so don’t mind if you want to work from home occasionally.

Location: We’re a 5 minute walk from the centre of Shrewsbury, just across the river, by the Theatre and right next to Frankwell car park, which means you’ll always find it easy to get in to work. A couple of our team members cycle, and there are also bike racks in the studio.

Our values

Our success starts and ends with our team. We aim to inspire our people and provide a connection to how what we do has a larger impact on our clients, their teams, and their communities.

We’re a growing, supportive and collaborative team, working together to build exciting and innovative projects. The great thing about joining a company like us, is that there are lots of opportunities to learn, and directions for your career to grow, which will depend on your interests, where you excel and what you aspire to be.

Our core values guide and influence everything we do:

  • Comradery - We are in it together and have the good of the company, our clients and the wider community at heart;
  • Mastery - We aim to reach the highest standards, personally and professionally and share knowledge to create an environment of learning and growth;
  • Adventure - We push outside of our comfort zone with curiosity, explore what’s possible and enjoy the ride;
  • All-in - We are confident in the decisions we make, and committed to seeing through projects to a successful outcome.

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