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  • 06 Nov 2019

Job description

Role overview:

Central to everything Green Man Gaming does, is engineering. The company's roots came from an engineering solution to allow people to sell used digital games back to the retailer. Things have come a long way and our vision has changed slightly, but engineering is still a major factor on what drives us.

Oh big wow, your a shop, where is the challenge in that? Even seemingly simple operations may become a challenge at scale, and we deal with steep traffic spikes all the time. Have you ever thought how you distribute hundreds of thousands of keys to pre-purchased customers? It needs to be fast as every gamer wants their key yesterday, each key is obviously single use so you need to ensure the same key doesn't go to two customers. Our engineers have, and we have patents around this.

We are an e-commerce site but with our growth gives us exciting challenges.   Our code is service driven, we have services, for identity, key distribution, etc. on top of that sits our front end website which talks to each of these services.

The frontend website is the portal our customers take into our world and you will be helping us to further develop the customer experience and ensure that we give our customers more than just a "I bought this game" experience. Including social and recommendations not just on what people buy but what people play. Come join us.

Role responsibilities:

  • Working in an agile fashion to maintain and deliver new features on our front end website.
  • Writing reliable, performant, scalable, unit tested features to improve our website offerings.
  • Participate in retrospectives where the team will look back on the sprint and look at ways things went well and not so well to improve our practices.
  • Investigate and raise cards to support new features for our store.

Skills:

If you don’t have all the skills below, don’t worry, we can help you learn them in-house

  • Strong C#, MVC experience
  • Frontend experience of HTML, Javascript, CSS (We use Angular and SASS)
  • Git experience (It’s kind of a given nowadays)
  • Knowledge of  how to unit test own code and dependency injection.
  • Episerver experience or CMS experience (we can teach you all about Episerver if needed)
  • A professional that develops efficient and quality code.
  • A problem solver who likes challenges - we have lots of tricky challenges to solve.

Experience:

  • Has been working with web technologies for at least 2 years.
  • Ideally has worked as part of a team in an agile environment.
  • £0 - 40k
  • 06 Nov 2019

Job description

We are looking for .Net Web Developer to work in our group digital development team based in our Saga Group part of the business.

We are looking for a skilled ,Net Web developer with strong analytical and programming skills. The candidate will also have a strong background in administering and maintaining Enterprise systems.

You will be undertaking design, technical programming and ongoing support for key strategic digital projects as well as supporting existing enterprise systems.  The role will cover the technical development of group owned digital assets.

Daily life:

  • We offer flexible working hours. 
  • We are happy with remote working, although we find some face to face time is necessary each week.
  • Our new office is quiet and spacious. 
  • We offer free fruit and drinks.

Main Responsibilities

  • The role will be involved in the technical delivery of a range of projects within the Group digital roadmap.
  • You will undertake analysis, design, technical programming and ongoing support for key strategic digital projects as well as supporting existing enterprise systems.  The role will cover the technical development of group owned digital assets.

Some of the main tasks you can expect to be involved in include:

  • Carry out software analysis and design in order to establish technical requirements, which meet the business needs.
  • Detailed analysis of user requirements for new systems and the continued maintenance/enhancement of current systems.  Provide advice where alternative solutions exist.
  • Provision of estimates for fixes/enhancements/new systems requested by the business.
  • Produce Functional Specifications using jargon free language which can be understood by users/business colleagues. 
  • Produce Technical specifications where appropriate.
  • Programming in relevant languages as appropriate with adherence to best practice in coding standards (security, usability, accessibility, design patterns).
  • Unit testing, system testing and user training.  Assist users with their acceptance testing.
  • Follow change management processes.
  • Ensure that appropriate levels of documentation are in place.

Any other duties requested by Group IT Management.

  • Manage any risks or controls delegated to this position as detailed in the relevant risk registers, in line with the business's risk policy.

Capability, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Expert understanding and utilising core. Analysis and Development technologies including Microsoft SQL Server, SQL, C# .NET.
  • A good understanding of HTML, CSS and client-side scripting (Javascript, Jquery).
  • Sitecore experience desirable.
  • Knowledge or understanding of MVVM frameworks, e.g. AngularJS.
  • Understanding of ECommerce specific coding and testing processes and procedures.
  • Good knowledge of windows server applications such as IIS.
  • Good understanding of software design patterns.
  • Takes ownership of deliverables, works under own initiative and manages own timescales.
  • Adapts quickly to changing priorities and workloads.
  • Good understanding of distributed source control systems, e.g. Git/Mercurial.
  • Familiar with deployment tools such as Octopus Deploy/Team City.
  • Experience with Windows servers operating systems.
  • Understands competing objectives of commercial benefit and internal quality and when to make effective compromises.
  • Communicates effectively with both technical and non-technical personnel.
  • Able to facilitate large change programs.
  • Understands SEO concepts.
  • Understanding of PCI and OWASP security vulnerabilities.
  • Good knowledge of W3C usability requirements together with other related legislation such as PCIDSS and cookie regulations.
  • Good knowledge of testing methodologies.
  • Good understanding of Agile methodology and Jira.
  • £24k - 36k
    • Contract
  • 06 Nov 2019

Job description

We're looking for an energetic new recruit to work in our full-stack development team' who has prior PHP development work experience and can hit the ground running in our fast paced environment!

If you are successful you will join a team of developers jointly responsible for developing, testing, deploying and maintaining the Comms Express website and web based internal systems. If you have a technical degree it would be a bonus but is not a prerequisite. You will work closely with the Lead Developer and IT & Systems Director.

Please note this would be on a 6 Month minimum contract, with the potential for this to be extended or made a permanent role in the future.

Responsibilities:

  • Project manage tasks
  • Write code in a clean and well constructed manner
  • Troubleshoot and test software written
  • Develop the core website and future micro sites along with internal systems used across all departments
  •  Resolving website/internal system issues

Requirements:

  • Software development experience in PHP
  • Experience and knowledge of MVC Frameworks such as Laravel
  • Working knowledge and understanding of web technologies such as HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery and the ability to write code for them in a well constructed and methodical manner
  • Knowledge of relational databases (MySQL) and version control tools

Skills:

  • PHP 
  • Laravel
  • jQuery
  • MySQL
  • Git
  • HTML and CSS
  • MongoDB

Linux system management experience desirable but not essential. Mac experience essential.

Holiday included based on Contract Term

Six month contract with potential to extend or make permanent based upon performance and work required. 

Salary Range £24,000.00 to £36.000.00

  • Equity
  • 06 Nov 2019

Job description

As a Senior Quantitative Researcher at Yelp, you’ll be part of the revenue-impacting Customer & Sales Intelligence (CSI) team, whose goal it is to improve and understand customer retention, a key lever in Yelp’s business model. Collaborating with business operations, engineering, and product teams across both our London and San Francisco offices, you’ll help us discover what makes our customers happy and how we can drive revenue via retention programs and interventions. CSI provides intelligence to inform Yelp’s business and product decisions as well as predictive signals for tasks such as customer targeting and segmentation. To get there, we’ll use causal inference, data analysis, and machine learning tools to back our business and product understanding, forecast future effects, and design and analyze experiments to test hypotheses. As a relatively new initiative, you’ll have the opportunity to help shape CSI and our future investment decisions. Come help us make Yelp a better place for our customers!

What You Will Do:

  • Identify and own challenging problems, form testable hypotheses, and drive significant business impact
  • Lead the design and analysis of experiments or development of causal and predictive models to test your ideas
  • Collaborate with product and engineering to affect changes in production systems and provide intelligence to other teams
  • Communicate your conclusions to technical and non-technical audiences alike
  • Keep the team and our projects current on new developments in ML and statistics by reading papers and attending conferences and local events
  • Productionize and automate model pipelines within Python services

What We Are Looking For:

  • Several years of work experience in data science, machine learning, or a related field
  • MS (or higher) in a quantitative discipline such as Econometrics, Statistics, Computer Science, Applied Math, etc.
  • Experience with data analysis/statistical software and packages (pandas/statsmodels/sklearn within Python, R, etc.) and SQL
  • In-depth knowledge of statistics and machine learning: experiment design, predictive modeling, forecasting, correlation analysis, and causal inference
  • Motivation to develop deep product and business knowledge and to connect abstract modeling and analysis tasks with business value
  • Passion for math and statistics coupled with curiosity and tenacity to get to the bottom of each problem and carry your ideas end to end
  • Comfort with or willingness to learn our development environment: Python, Linux (shell), Git, etc., and an appreciation for good software engineering

What We Offer:

  • Full responsibility for projects from day one, an awesome team, and a dynamic work environment
  • Competitive salary with equity in the company, a pension scheme, and an optional employee stock purchase program
  • 25 days paid holiday initially, rising to 29 with service
  • Private health insurance, including dental and vision
  • Flexible working hours and meeting-free Thursdays
  • Regular 3-day Hackathons and weekly learning groups, always with interesting topics
  • Opportunities to participate in events and conferences throughout Europe and the US
  • Public transportation season ticket loan and £50 per month toward any exercise of your choice
  • Monthly personal development allowance
  • Central location, a fully stocked kitchen, adjustable sitting/standing desks, quarterly offsites, locally roasted coffee, happy hours, and more! 
  • £30k - 45k
  • 06 Nov 2019

Job description

We have a unique opportunity to join our fast growing team in a challenging but rewarding position. You will be responsible for building large scale eCommerce sites for our luxury & premium client base. Using cutting edge front-end technologies you will be working closely with the design team to deliver innovative digital shopping experiences. 

This is a very creative role, the successful candidate must have a genuine passion for design, animation and all things digital. Not only will you be writing exceptional code you will be contributing ideas on creating the best in class, award winning websites. Frontend development will be at the core of your role however there will be exposure to new technologies and languages to expand your skillset. 2019 is the year of Progressive Web Apps, so we are building all our projects using our Vue.js-based framework connected to Magento through its API, this uses a cutting edge tech stack, focused on the speed and user experience.

Responsibilities

  • Build pixel perfect, polished eCommerce websites
  • Consult with the design team and validate UX/UI ideas
  • Contribute modular code to the company framework 
  • Create and implement automated testing
  • Enhance and optimise front end performance

Must Have Skills

  • Rock solid HTML, CSS / SASS / LESS, Javascript
  • Web animations (CSS transitions, SVG animation, WebGL a plus!)
  • Commercial experience using a Javascript framework (Vue, React, Angular)
  • Ability to work with various REST API’s to fetch receive/post data
  • Experience with Grunt and / or Gulp
  • Git in a team environment
  • English fluency, written and spoken

Nice to Have

  • Familiarity with server-side languages such as PHP
  • Magento experience
  • eCommerce knowledge
  • Agency experience

Benefits

  • On Site Gym Membership (London)
  • Allocated Conference days
  • Bike to work scheme (London)
  • Christmas Trip Abroad
  • Regular social events
  • Sponsorship for Certifications
  • Free fruit & Pact coffee delivered every week
  • Paid for training courses
  • 25 days holiday
  • £49k - 57k
  • 06 Nov 2019

Job description

.Net Software Engineer (Software Developer)

Lloyds Banking Group

Bristol – Harbourside Building – BS1 5LL

Salary & Benefits: £49,149 to £57,340 base salary, plus significant annual personal bonus %, 13% employer pension contribution, 4% flexible cash pot, private medical insurance, 30 days holiday plus bank holidays. We also offer flexible working hours, agile working practices and home working opportunities at least 1 day per week! Working for Lloyds is great.

Want a Summary of the Role?

This Software Engineering role sits in the Technical Services team who are responsible for DevOps, Team Foundation Server, together with software development and technical problem solving on .Net within Insurance and Wealth. We are involved in project based work and business as usual developments.  There’s an opportunity to work with high performing technical engineers to expand your technical knowledge, along with sharing your own experiences

So what am I responsible for as Software Engineer?

We are doing a lot of exciting work in our Engineering space. You would work within a cross-functional team and collaborate with solution architects to shape and review technical designs, support project stakeholders to understand critical path, team engagements and priorities, specifying and supporting low-level infrastructure design and configuration details. Providing technical consultancy and problem solve on behalf of other teams is essential to the role.

Primarily you would be responsible for building and maintaining relevant applications in C#.NET 4.5.2. Supporting those developments through route to live environments and relevant infrastructure support. You would work in an Agile DevOps environment. 

What experience, skills and knowledge will I need to do this role?

You will need a minimum of three years of experience of relevant software engineering across the whole software development lifecycle, ideally in a large scale complex systems environment. A good knowledge of agile development practices, TDD/BDD, automated builds, continuous integration, code quality metrics and good interpersonal skills. 

Knowledge of DevOps tools such as Selenium, Urban Code and experience of TFS would be an advantage. Git experience is essential.   Good working knowledge of containerisation, such as Cloud Hosting would be beneficial.

This would be a great role if you…

·       Are passionate about software engineering

·         Enjoy problem solving, troubleshooting and analysis

·         Want to help make a difference for our 40 million UK customers

·         Be at the heart of Engineering driven change within Lloyds

Which area of the bank does this role sit?

Insurance & Wealth Transformation is on a journey to create an excellent experience for our customers though our newly initiated Value Streams. Our Financial Planning & Retirement Value Stream has ambitious plans to significantly grow our software engineering teams this year and into 2020.

Together, we are focused on improving support to our customers throughout their financial lives, with clear, straightforward customer journeys and resilient administration platforms.

Who are Lloyds Banking Group

As the UK’s largest retail and commercial bank, we have a footprint that touches nearly every community and household in the UK. That gives us a big responsibility to support the UK economy, and we have a clear strategy to put customers first and achieve our vision of being the best bank for our customers.

We're committed to employing a diverse and inclusive workforce, reflective of the customers and communities we serve – where all our colleagues can be themselves and succeed on merit.

What support will I get and how will my career grow?

As a multi-brand, multi-channel business, we have the scale and breadth to provide you with a diverse range of training and development opportunities, helping you achieve a rewarding and fulfilling career. Join us and be part of an inclusive, values-based culture focused on making a difference.

Together we make it possible.

If you perhaps don't have your CV ready yet, or would like to discuss the role before applying please e-mail darrenwilkshire@lloydsbanking.com or Jon.Barratt@lloydsbanking.com for more information.

Join us and be part of an inclusive, values-led culture focused on making a difference. Whatever your aspiration, you can also expect excellent benefits, personal development and a career that’s enriching and full of opportunity. 

  • £40k - 50k
  • 06 Nov 2019

Job description

Our product is the Open Gaming Architecture - 'OGA' - a software platform built from the ground up in Python as a "game server construction kit". It is a flexible and elegant architecture which allows free development of games against a stable framework without system-imposed limitations. We are fans of elegantly architected, simple, scalable, open-source solutions and as such, OGA is gaining a lot of interest in the marketplace.

We are looking for talented and keen mid-level developers who want to get stuck in to making a big difference in a small company. You will be working in the office as part of a team on anything from core developments, APIs, extensions, game engines to customer integration projects. Specialise where you find the most satisfaction and take as much responsibility as you can handle. This is a real opportunity to grow with the company and have a direct influence on the evolution of the software and of our working practices. There are opportunities to:

  • influence our development methodology and project tracking
  • influence designs and high-level solutions
  • introduce your favourite technologies and tools

Skills & Requirements

Must haves

  • 3+ years solid software development and design experience
  • strong in at least one of Python or Javascript (ES6)
  • Test-driven development
  • Good understanding of relational databases
  • Very sound general technical knowledge and an enthusiasm for elegant solutions

Should haves

  • RESTful APIs / HATEOAS
  • Git
  • SQL
  • Hands-on experience with many technologies and systems

Great to haves

  • Docker
  • Postgresql
  • GraphQL
  • Performance and scalability experience
  • £37k - 45k
  • 06 Nov 2019

Job description

Job Introduction

This role is an important part of the SID (Saga Insurance Database) team who strive to facilitate, to help and support the Saga Services function of the business. We are looking for a Senior Java Developer.

You'll be practicing Agile methodologies, the team is focused on delivering change and benefit into the SID solution. As well as being responsible for the development of new features across the SID platform.With the potential to cover all aspect of development within the SID solution. This can include tasks in both project work and support work.

You'll bring experience knowledge scrum-based agile development methodology

 Main Responsibilities

Deliver SID application changes and defects in line with best practices and within project deadlines

  • Participate fully in the teams agile development process, contributing to daily scrum meetings, sprint planning sessions, and retrospectives
  • Ensuring the appropriate user story specification and acceptance processes are followed
  • Work directly with QA testers to ensure high quality of delivery
  • Contribute to a culture of continuous improvement consistent with the cultural context of the organisation
  • Seek opportunities to contribute original ideas to the benefit of the team and organisation
  • Perform any other duties consistent with the skill-set of the individual as required by the organisation from time to time

The Ideal Candidate

Capability, Knowledge and experience:

  • Experience of Java development
  • Experience of a scrum-based agile development methodology
  • Experience of Git-based source control concepts such as push, pull, branch, merge, rebase
  • Experience of Gosu and Guidewire applications would be an advantage
  • Demonstrable technical & problem-solving background
  • Experience in a development role

Daily life:

  • We offer flexible working hours.
  • We are happy with remote working, although we find some face to face time is necessary each week.
  • Our new office is quiet, spacious and has adjustable-height desks.
  • We offer free fruit and drinks.
  • £47k - 64k
  • 06 Nov 2019

Job description

Salary: £46,696 – £63,700 (depending on skills and experience, inclusive of up to £10,000 allowance)

Are you an experienced DevOps Platform Lead who works in a delivery focused Agile environment? 

Are you excelling in your current role and looking to challenge yourself in a new, exciting workspace?


If so, we want to hear from you.

We are looking for a new DevOps Platform Lead, who will be responsible for the Platform and DevOps capability and delivery within the DVSA Digital Delivery function. This is a critical role in the context of building sustainable capability to operate, support and improve digital services.

Are you passionate about having a hands-on approach to enable continuous improvement? You will be responsible for the delivery and budget of platform and infrastructure services for several Digital services within DVSA, with the ability to provide hands on technical expertise and leadership through the coaching and mentoring of our team of DevOps Engineers. You will lead as a technical platform owner working with Product Owners and Delivery Leads to develop medium-long term strategies for our Digital platforms with an in-depth technical understanding of best practices and ability to drive the delivery of strategy to time and budget. Role Responsibilities include but are not limited to;
  • Managing the roadmap with for our platform working and leading Delivery teams and internal/external stakeholders to ensure our platform is fit for purpose
  • Work with internal Security teams to ensure and develop services which have security considerations inbuilt throughout the lifecycle.
  • Be a role model for Agile values and behaviours, supporting the team understand the best Agile approach for delivery cycles, acting as a coach to support maximising growth and development of the team.
  • Own the cost matrix of Digital Infrastructure Services making recommendations, decisions and implementing plans to maximise service efficiency to achieve and control run costs for Digital Services.
  • Responsibility for implementing strategies to solve problems within complex technical scenarios and providing solutions with end-to-end ownership to final resolution.
About You

Are you an expert with understanding of cloud computing services and experienced with approaches such as infrastructure as code and continuous deployment? You will have experience with cloud providers such as AWS, Azure, GCP. You will need to be an expert understanding of AWS infrastructure environment design, management and implementation. Previous experience of coordinating a team of DevOps engineers. Ideally you would have had previous exposure to common network technologies i.e. Firewalls, switching, MPLS. Understanding of application deployment strategies, continuous integration and version control with tools such as Git and Jenkins. Previous experience of making effective decisions within fast-moving Agile delivery environment. You have the ability to simply and clearly communicate technical design in conversation, documentation and presentations. 

Going forward we are committed to encouraging and enabling our staff to develop in and above their role and will support you in undertaking further development opportunities/qualifications.
  • £0 - 35k
  • 06 Nov 2019

Job description

Job Introduction

Here at Saga in our Folkestone office, we are looking for Java Developers to join our Saga Services IT department.

You will be responsible for the resolution of faults, system development, enhancements and optimisation of the insurance platforms with the potential to cover all aspects of development and delivery. The role is expected to be able to cover both project delivery and support work but with a strong focus on production support.

Daily life

  • We offer flexible working hours.
  • We are happy with remote working, although we find some face to face time is necessary each week.
  • Our new office is quiet, spacious and has adjustable-height desks.
  • We offer free fruit and drinks.

Main Responsibilities

  • Delivery of application changes and defects in line with best practices and within project deadlines
  • Participate fully in the teams agile development process, contributing to daily scrum meetings, sprint planning sessions, and retrospectives
  • Ensuring the appropriate user story specification and acceptance processes are followed
  • Work directly with QA testers to ensure high quality of delivery
  • Contribute to a culture of continuous improvement consistent with the cultural context of the organisation
  • Seek opportunities to contribute original ideas to the benefit of the team and organisation
  • Perform any other duties consistent with the skill-set of the individual as required by the organisation from time to time

The Ideal Candidate

Capability, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Demonstrable technical & problem-solving background
  • Good analytical and technical skills
  • Experience of Java development
  • Experience of a scrum-based agile development methodology
  • Experience of Git-based source control concepts such as push, pull, branch, merge, rebase
  • Experience of Gosu and Guidewire applications would be an advantage