Software developer

Software developer job at BPP EDUCATION GROUP

Applicants must provide proof of their right to work in the UK as BPP are unable to provide visa sponsorship

Job Profile IT – Architecture

Type of Contract Permanent

Purpose of the position

Support a best-in-class approach to application development

By developing applications, APIs and database components in the BPP architecture, you will ensure that all work is performed to the highest standards in accordance with industry best practices. Help drive continuous change and the Never Stand Still attitude of IT and the broader business.

what you gonna do

• Estimation, development, unit testing and documentation of all application, front-end, back-end, API, database and system components in accordance with the architecture strategy

• Act as SME for identified internal applications and components and share knowledge as appropriate

• Ensure that all coding and development is done in accordance with SDLC BPP, coding standards and guidelines

• Contribute to the development team and team on all activities during the sprint, including the development of user and defect stories and peer code reviews/comments

• Work closely with testers and other developers to meet expected acceptance criteria

• Provide ongoing support to business critical applications, components and processes

• Identify the root cause of production problems and defects, recommend resolution paths and correct where necessary.

• Work with the architecture team to ensure designs are accurate and understood

Choose a better work-life balance

With hybrid working available, you will be able to split your time between our Manchester hub and wherever you choose to call home. Either way, you’ll benefit from a vibrant workplace and a culture that believes in the importance of caring for others, while being part of a diverse workforce where difference is celebrated.

Plus, you’ll work alongside other like-minded professionals who champion progress, while having opportunities for development in an environment where creativity and innovation are rewarded. In addition to a competitive salary, we offer:

  • 25 days of annual leave (increasing to 30 days after 5 years of service) plus statutory holidays
  • Retail discounts
  • Group Personal Pension Plan
  • Optional health and dental plans
  • Study opportunities – study any of BPP’s courses for free – whether it’s a professional qualification or a full degree

Main responsibilities:

Please refer to the full job description

department Technology – Architecture

vacation spot UK, North West, Manchester St James’s

Application criteria

What we are looking for

  • Qualified at BSc/BA level with a highly technical, programming or computer science degree
  • Significant experience in a similar development role

Demonstrable skills in the following areas:

Development Skills

  • Java 8
  • Commercial back-end Java development
  • REST API / API Gateway
  • AWS Lambda
  • Source control management (Git)

Development methodologies

  • Experience in Agile, Scrum/Kanban
  • Complete appreciation of the end-to-end SDLC
  • TDD
  • Business oriented with the ability to quickly understand a problem or situation and develop an approach to moving solutions forward
  • Able to consider broader strategic objectives in the face of operational pressure
  • Demonstrable ability to apply relevant industry and process standards to all tasks undertaken
  • Dedicated to ensuring own technical skills and specializations are kept up to date in line with industry developments
  • Able to develop effective partnership relationships with key stakeholders
  • Effective at anticipating and understanding customer expectations and ensuring customer requirements are met and expectations are managed appropriately.
  • Strong team player, eager to share knowledge, offer ideas and solutions, and provide quality information

Job details

Contract hours 37.50

AND P 1.00

Salary Competitive


Full job description

JD – Software Developer (Venus).pdf (21 KB)