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Senior Front End developer

Liverpool, Merseyside
Remote Working
Remote Working
Job Type
7 Sep 2022

his is a hands-on senior role responsible for developing and maintaining current and next generation applications and components. This is an ideal role for someone who is used to working across the full SDLC, is passionate about continuous improvement and its application to product development. It is essential that this candidate is able to adapt quickly to a complex environment and learn new concepts quickly, as they will be pivotal in developing and supporting systems, working to develop high quality, intuitive applications to sometimes challenging timescales.

Role: Senior Frontend Developer

Location: Liverpool / Formby / Working from Home

Working hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:30pm (37.5 hours per week) - flexibility will be required due to the nature of the role

What you will be doing:

  • Working closely with BAs and others to help analyse and shape requirements in order to help produce optimal solutions
  • Helping to design and develop new functionalities within core products
  • Implementing SOLID design principles
  • Delivering rich, fast, functional front-end digital experiences
  • Working closely with team leads to senior developers to spread best practice and align efforts

What we're looking for:

  • Innovative but commercially focused, structured and methodical thinking
  • Good understanding of .NET web and app development
  • Good problem-solving capabilities across multiple products
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to work under pressure to deadlines with a 'can do' attitude
  • Excellent communicator, good organisational abilities, a responsible team player with strong interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable chairing meetings and training sessions

Skills / Experience:

  • Experienced cross-product delivery focused Team Lead
  • Strong React / Typescript development experience
  • Experienced leading Agile and as a Scrum Master
  • Experience with Azure DevOps
  • Solid hands on .NET development skills
  • Ability to make pragmatic decisions to deliver good quality software efficiently
  • Ability to understand requirements and conceive good business solutions
  • Perform requirements gathering, analysis and specification
  • Good experience of backend to frontend development
  • Good frontend experience including React, MVC and web forms
  • Building and consuming microservices and web services (SOAP, WebAPI, RESTful)
  • Solid understanding of object-oriented programming (OOP) and design skills and competencies in data structures, algorithms, and software
  • Experience of build processes and technologies including CI/CD
  • Knowledge of Scalable Web architecture and Distributed systems
  • Complete end-end SDLC experience
  • Experience working with TDD
  • Experience working with User Centric Workflow Systems
  • Passionate about building high-quality systems
  • Experience of GIT
  • Experience of strategic and application architecture
  • Interfacing with 3rd party systems
  • Creating and supporting systems that support extensive factory and client-side configuration
  • Typescript, JavaScript, React
  • Ocelot and Envoy
  • .NET Core, .NET Framework, Rest API, Web API, Entity Framework. RabbitMQ, Swagger NServiceBus, Identity Server 4, Autofac.
  • Microservice Architecture, Clean code, DDD, SOLID
  • MS SQL Server 2019 / MongoDB
  • Azure, Azure DevOps, Git Flow, Docker, Linux Experience

About Acorn Insurance

With 40 years of experience helping people secure competitive car, taxi, van, motor trade and home insurance, across the UK. As a specialist insurance provider, we offer a wide range of competitive insurance policies that can are tailored to our customers unique insurance needs. In 2020 we were in the Sunday Times top 30 Profit Track companies for private companies with fastest growing profits.

Why Acorn Insurance?

Acorn want to give you more than a job, we want to give you a purpose and a career. So, what can we offer you as an employer? Some of the benefits you will receive include:

  • Service-related holiday entitlement capped at 32 days (including bank holidays
  • Perk Box Online & High Street vouchers and discounts
  • Fresh fruit deliveries twice a week
  • £250 bonus for every new colleague you recommend to the business
  • Free monthly Café Nero Coffee
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free eye test vouchers and a contribution towards the frames
  • Service-related holiday entitlement capped at 32 days (including bank holidays)
  • Clearly defined progression paths with training and support
  • Free self-development & qualifications via Magpie Learning
  • A comprehensive Mental Health support network including:
  • 4 Free Counselling Sessions
  • Access to a free 4-week programme of CBT with a trained Therapist Mentor
  • Unlimited access to a telephone councillor 365 days a year, 24/7
  • A UK wide network of Mental Health First Aiders
  • Competitive salary
  • Free Hot Drinks on Site
  • Dress Down Days
  • Regular employee engagement including ongoing competitions with prizes from fantastic places like Hotel Chocolat, HelloFresh, and Love to Shop Vouchers
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Charity fundraising events

All roles are subject to DBS and Financial checks, any offer made will be conditional until checks are completed to a satisfactory standard.

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  • Job Reference: 706198402-2
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Acorn insurance & Financial Services LTD
    Acorn insurance & Financial Services LTD
  • Location: Liverpool, Merseyside
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Advert / Media / Entertainment
  • Job Type: Permanent