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Software Developer G3

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Recruiter: CFC Underwriting
Listed on: 3rd March
Location: London
Salary Notes: Competitive + Benefits
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Software Developer G3

About CFC

CFC is a specialist insurance provider and a pioneer in emerging risk. With a track record of disrupting inefficient insurance markets, CFC uses proprietary technology to deliver high-quality products to market faster than the competition while making it easier for brokers to do business. Our broad range of commercial insurance products are purpose-built for today's risks, and we aim to give our customers everything they need in one, easy-to-understand policy.

With 450 employees and headquartered in London, CFC serves more than 100,000 businesses in over 80 countries. We're privately held and growing faster than any of our competitors in the market.

Although insurance is a serious business, our culture isn't too corporate, and we never take ourselves too seriously. We invest heavily in the learning and development of our people and enjoy a fast-paced working atmosphere that is friendly, supportive, and fun.

Role Definition

Our software development team is the engine room of our business, providing bespoke systems that give us our competitive advantage in a dynamic and fast paced marketplace. You will work across all our current technology platforms including our bespoke back-office system, online insurance trading platform and a new dynamic document management system as well as driving innovation on new cutting-edge projects and initiatives.

A Software Developer role in CFC is based around a Microsoft Technology stack. Working in an agile development team you will participate in all activities of software delivery, from requirement capture, to refinement and estimation, through design, build, quality assurance, deployment to operational run state. You will need to use pragmatic thinking to propose solutions that achieve an outcome that strikes a balance between engineering excellence and speed to value. CFC has environment where healthy debate generates ideas a focus on organisation value. You will embrace this environment of healthy challenge in your day to day activity. You will engage with stakeholders from across the business, during these times you will use your ability to understand their needs to build the right relationships that maximise value across the organisation.

Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • Contribution to software designs based on requirement and technical analysis, ensuring that designs are focused obtaining the business outcome
  • Presentation of ideas and designs at various levels of the organisation
  • Development of web applications and services to a sufficient quality as to be fit for purpose
  • Maintenance and improvement of existing platforms
  • Creation and maintenance of technical documentation
  • Contribution to story refinement and estimation
  • Mentoring and coaching of less experienced team members
  • Through design and code reviews
  • Through Healthy challenge when exploring technical design
  • Contribution to test automation through either enhancement to the platform and additional tests
  • Assessment of application security to ensure it complies CFC Application Security Standards
  • Evaluation of APIs to ensure that they comply with the relevant CFC API Standards
  • It is everyone's responsibility to ensure that everything is tested prior to release, you will be held accountable, along with the rest of your team to make sure testing is carried out
  • You will be working closely with other developers, QA technicians and Product Owners to ensure that the quality of all deliverables is up to CFC standards
  • Deployment of release to production is a team activity, you will be responsible for ensuring that you play your part in successfully releasing code to production

Skills & Ability

  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft .NET Framework (including standard and core)
  • ASP.NET (and dot net core)
  • Microsoft SQL Server services (database, integration services & reporting services)
  • T-SQL including stored procedures (essential)
  • Database tuning (bonus)
  • Any knowledge of document database systems is a bonus
  • Design patterns (factory, adapter, chain of responsibility, etc.)
  • Understanding of Test-Driven Development (TDD)
  • Knowledge of Behaviour Driven Design (BDD)
  • A working understanding of Web API, specifically RESTful APIs (GraphQL and gRPC would be a benefit)
  • Any front-end development knowledge is a bonus (Angular 4+, HTML, CSS and pre-processors, etc.)
  • Object Relational Mappers (ORMs) such as EntityFramework, Dapper, etc.
  • An understanding of Domain Driven Design