IT Developer


Chris Finch

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  • Role – IT Developer
  • Location – Accrington
  • Salary – £50-60k base plus 25 days holiday, pension & discount card

About the Opportunity

Our client is an award winning ecommerce retail company where technology is at the heart of their business. They are constantly evolving & transforming, and we are now an exciting opportunity for an IT Developer to join the the team.

As IT Developer you will:

  • Be a technical leader on your team.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of our change and release processes
  • Technical problem analysis looking at root cause resolution
  • Work efficiently and routinely delivers the right things with limited guidance
  • Divide a software project into parallel work that can be performed by you and other Software Development Engineers and then reassembled successfully into a cohesive launch
  • Understand the business impact of your systems and show good judgment when making technical trade-offs between your team’s short-term business or operational needs and long-term technology needs
  • Drive engineering best practices (e.g., Operational Excellence, Security, Quality, etc.) and set standards
  • Actively support the team’s manager to recruit and help others leverage your expertise by coaching and mentoring in your organisation (or at your location)
  • Provide technical assessments for promotions to Software Development Engineer level 2 (Mid) and Software Development Engineer level 3 (Senior).
  • Contribute to the professional development of colleagues, improving their technical knowledge and engineering practices
  • Ensure your team is stronger because of your presence

Who are we looking for?

This is a great opportunity for an ambitious individual, keen to join a business going through significant growth and transformation. The ideal candidate will have:

  • Outstanding technical problem analysis
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Proven ability to coach and mentor other software developers
  • Proven Domain Driven Design experience
  • Provide technical oversight and be a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for other developers
  • Experienced in working in a high-pressure, time-critical operating environment
  • Time Management and Prioritisation
  • Experience in supporting the critical applications of a digital business
  • Proven ability to deliver applications emphasising non-functional requirements (Scalability, Reliability, Robust, etc.)
  • In-depth understanding of software development methodologies, concepts, and processes
  • A positive attitude and a desire to learn constant

Essential Technical Knowledge

  • SQL -query development ideally IBM DB2/Microsoft SQL Server/Oracle SQL
  • Data structure design, relational database data modelling
  • Complex data Analysis
  • Messaging technologies e.g., IBMs Integration Bus /Broker, Websphere MQ, Mulesoft
  • Java
  • Source code control tools such as SVN, Bitbucket, Jenkins
  • Application design skills. Must be able to document solutions clearly, accurately and
  • present them successfully to both technical experts, business analysts and managers
  • Application integration skills
  • Enterprise level applications e.g., distributed, support and maintenance, monitoring,
  • security, resilience, user training & support, business processes
  • Overall good technical skills, particularly within Enterprise scale & retail environments

If you wish to apply for this position, please email us at