Job Title – Senior Software Developer

  • Location - Sheffield
  • Full Time, Permanent
  • Competitive Salary

The opportunity

Westfield Health is a dynamic, award winning, Investors in People organisation and one of the country’s leading health cash plan providers. As well as being highly successful, the Company has a compassionate and ethical outlook and is seen as a true partner by its customers. We are very proud of our achievements to date and have a strong and clear commitment to building the organisation and developing our employees.

We are seeking to recruit an additional Senior Software Developer to work in our ICT Team. The successful candidate will report to the Head of Software Development. The position primarily provides a comprehensive and efficient claims process to our customers whilst providing first class Customer Service.

Key responsibilities

  • Bring industry best practice to develop robust, clean and test-covered code to satisfy required developments for each agile sprint/ story
  • Lead collaborative design processes for the architecture and implementation of new software and cloud infrastructure to meet the requirements of the business
  • Support and feed into Project scoping and definition alongside other Developers, Delivery Managers and Project and Programme Managers
  • Line management and personal development of a small number of developers

Knowledge, skills and experience required

  • Passionate about clean and pragmatic code, TDD/BDD and modern software development practices
  • Experience designing and building stacks for scalable web applications, with consideration of performance, security, auditing, maintainability and integration concerns
  • In-depth familiarity with modern .NET technologies including
    • C# 7
    • ASP.NET 4.7,
    • .NET Core, including Core MVC, and Web API
    • Entity Framework
  • Cloud experience in AWS, Azure or GCP (AWS preferred)
  • Knowledge in developing mobile-first responsive websites, with relevant Javascript knowledge and experience in frameworks such as Bootstrap
  • Front-end frameworks including Angular 2 +/ Vue.js
  • Experience of version control systems including Git
  • Experience of preparing and coordinating the use of development and testing environments and a continuous integration process through these with multiple CI providers such as TeamCity, CircleCi, Jenkins etc either on-prem or in cloud
  • Experience of Agile working and the software development lifecycle
  • Experience of container technologies with knowledge of container orchestration systems including Rancher, Kubernetes, Docker Swarm etc
  • RDB experience with MS SQL Server or MySQL
  • Schemaless database experience with MongoDB or similar

Good but not essential

  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code technologies such as Terraform or Cloud Formation
  • Knowledge of WebPack and SASS.
  • Experience using Azure DevOps
  • Experience of Mobile App development
  • Oracle DB
  • Familiarity with unix shell tooling including Bash
  • Experience in log aggregation, monitoring and metrics tooling such as AWS CloudWatch, Prometheus, Grafana, ELK stack, Splunk or similar
  • Bitbucket, TFS, Target Process, TeamCity
  • Experience using Node.js

Part of the selection process will be a Competency Based Interview. Candidates will be asked for specific examples detailing how they have demonstrated the skills and behaviours required for this role.

This is a fantastic opportunity if you feel that you have the necessary skills to carry out this role, please apply by submitting your CV to and provide information relevant to the selection criteria stated. This should include examples of how your skills, qualifications and experience meet the requirements of the job along with any other relevant supporting information.

Positive about disabled people

Westfield Health is an equal opportunities employer.

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