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  • Letchworth Garden City
  • Competitive salary
    • Permanent
  • 28 Jan 2020

Are you looking for the Career of a Lifetime? There couldn't be a better time to join Willmott Dixon's IT department at our Head Office in Letchworth. We are currently going through a strategic IT transformation to move to the cloud (Azure) and are rapidly adopting the latest concepts of BI (Power BI) and digital construction.

As a part of this we are undertaking an organisational, operational and service transformation. We are therefore recruiting for key new roles that are tasked with the important job of establishing new capabilities, using IT best practices.

We also aim to be world class in offering agile and flexible working practices. This offers you a great working environment and a genuine work-life balance.

We would welcome applications from people who are looking for an exciting challenge in IT transformation, who understand "what good looks like" and who enjoy a lively and fun place to work. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a talented IT team and take on a role in which you will be able directly implement change and shape the strategy and vision of the IT function in the years ahead.

We are currently recruiting for a Software Developer to join our busy in-house development team. We follow the Scrum methodology and work closely with our internal customers to deliver high quality software. Our projects span across Finance, Operations, Purchasing, Legal and Sales. We believe in following industry standard best practices. Our technology stack includes C#, ASP.Net, .Net Core, Typescript, MVC, Web API, Angular, TDD, Entity Framework, MS SQL Server 2012, Visual Studio 2015 and TFS.

Key Responsibilities / Objectives

  • Provide high quality software development expertise for Willmott Dixon software applications.
  • Recommend solutions to identified requirements using the most appropriate communication method.
  • Build and maintain good collaborative working-relationships with internal and external project stakeholders.
  • Organise and manage own workload effectively to meet all project timescales and manager's expectations.
  • Actively contribute to IS projects as required.
  • Collaborate with the Digital Business Partner in identifying areas for improvement and maintain a good knowledge of emerging best practices in the field of software development.
  • Provide a designated level of application support to end users and other IS personnel.
  • Perform unit testing of developments prior to release.
  • Maintain database views, tables and data mapping in support of software development requirements.



Essential and Desirable Criteria

Technical

Knowledge of:

  • Experience using .NET, .NET CORE and C#.
  • Experience using Angular, Typescript, CSS, SCSS.
  • Application development using TDD.
  • Experience using Entity framework, SQL server, Lamar, Unity.
  • Experience working in Agile/scrum environment.
  • Experience in SDLC.

Desirable:

  • Cloud development experience - Azure.
  • Experience using Azure DevOps.
  • Experience using Frontend test framework Jasmine, karma.
  • PowerShell, DSC.

Training offered:

Willmott Dixon offer over 100 top-class learning programmes designed to provide individuals with the opportunity for personal growth. In particular the Willmott Dixon Management and Leadership Programmes are designed to provide development for our next generation of leaders. They are designed to support all individuals whether they are joining us mid-career or as graduates, trainees or apprentices. We offer personal Pluralsight and MSDN accounts to train on latest technologies in Web development. We also offer different Microsoft and BCS certifications as part of a personal development plan.



Personal Qualities



Additional Information

Willmott Dixon embraces diversity in the workplace.

Flexible working will be considered.



About Us

Willmott Dixon is one of the largest privately owned Construction businesses in the UK. Our unique selling point is our people. We are passionate about people, with a real focus and drive around continuous development. We strongly believe that this passion has allowed us the success we have enjoyed in recent years. Above everything else you will be joining a values based business: our values are at the centre of every activity we undertake. Having the right talent, coupled with the right culture and values, ensures that we have a sustained future and a trusted brand in our respective markets.

Willmott Dixon has very recently been awarded 5th place in the Sunday Times Best Companies Top 100 to work for and is the first major contractor and developer to win a Queen's Award for Enterprise in the category of sustainable development. We have also been recognised for outstanding investment in communities with a CommunityMark from Business in the Community.

We offer a competitive salary in addition to a comprehensive benefits package* including a company pension scheme, company car or car allowance, life assurance, discounted private medical cover, incentive/bonus schemes, employee trade discounts, and many more. We offer you a bright future, one where you will have the opportunity to develop your career with a fast moving, forward thinking company, who recognize and reward your achievements.

* Benefits may vary dependent upon the role and type of employment contract.



  • Letchworth Garden City
  • Competitive salary
    • Permanent
  • 28 Jan 2020

Are you looking for the Career of a Lifetime? There couldn't be a better time to join Willmott Dixon's IT department at our Head Office in Letchworth. We are currently going through a strategic IT transformation to move to the cloud (Azure) and are rapidly adopting the latest concepts of BI (Power BI) and digital construction.

As a part of this we are undertaking an organisational, operational and service transformation. We are therefore recruiting for key new roles that are tasked with the important job of establishing new capabilities, using IT best practices.

We also aim to be world class in offering agile and flexible working practices. This offers you a great working environment and a genuine work-life balance.

We would welcome applications from people who are looking for an exciting challenge in IT transformation, who understand "what good looks like" and who enjoy a lively and fun place to work. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a talented IT team and take on a role in which you will be able directly implement change and shape the strategy and vision of the IT function in the years ahead.

We are currently recruiting for a Software Developer to join our busy in-house development team. We follow the Scrum methodology and work closely with our internal customers to deliver high quality software. Our projects span across Finance, Operations, Purchasing, Legal and Sales. We believe in following industry standard best practices. Our technology stack includes C#, ASP.Net, .Net Core, Typescript, MVC, Web API, Angular, TDD, Entity Framework, MS SQL Server 2012, Visual Studio 2015 and TFS.

Key Responsibilities / Objectives

  • Provide high quality software development expertise for Willmott Dixon software applications.
  • Recommend solutions to identified requirements using the most appropriate communication method.
  • Build and maintain good collaborative working-relationships with internal and external project stakeholders.
  • Organise and manage own workload effectively to meet all project timescales and manager's expectations.
  • Actively contribute to IS projects as required.
  • Collaborate with the Digital Business Partner in identifying areas for improvement and maintain a good knowledge of emerging best practices in the field of software development.
  • Provide a designated level of application support to end users and other IS personnel.
  • Perform unit testing of developments prior to release.
  • Maintain database views, tables and data mapping in support of software development requirements.



Essential and Desirable Criteria

Technical

Knowledge of:

  • Experience using .NET, .NET CORE and C#.
  • Experience using Angular, Typescript, CSS, SCSS.
  • Application development using TDD.
  • Experience using Entity framework, SQL server, Lamar, Unity.
  • Experience working in Agile/scrum environment.
  • Experience in SDLC.

Desirable:

  • Cloud development experience - Azure.
  • Experience using Azure DevOps.
  • Experience using Frontend test framework Jasmine, karma.
  • PowerShell, DSC.

Training offered:

Willmott Dixon offer over 100 top-class learning programmes designed to provide individuals with the opportunity for personal growth. In particular the Willmott Dixon Management and Leadership Programmes are designed to provide development for our next generation of leaders. They are designed to support all individuals whether they are joining us mid-career or as graduates, trainees or apprentices. We offer personal Pluralsight and MSDN accounts to train on latest technologies in Web development. We also offer different Microsoft and BCS certifications as part of a personal development plan.



Personal Qualities



Additional Information

Willmott Dixon embraces diversity in the workplace.

Flexible working will be considered.



About Us

Willmott Dixon is one of the largest privately owned Construction businesses in the UK. Our unique selling point is our people. We are passionate about people, with a real focus and drive around continuous development. We strongly believe that this passion has allowed us the success we have enjoyed in recent years. Above everything else you will be joining a values based business: our values are at the centre of every activity we undertake. Having the right talent, coupled with the right culture and values, ensures that we have a sustained future and a trusted brand in our respective markets.

Willmott Dixon has very recently been awarded 5th place in the Sunday Times Best Companies Top 100 to work for and is the first major contractor and developer to win a Queen's Award for Enterprise in the category of sustainable development. We have also been recognised for outstanding investment in communities with a CommunityMark from Business in the Community.

We offer a competitive salary in addition to a comprehensive benefits package* including a company pension scheme, company car or car allowance, life assurance, discounted private medical cover, incentive/bonus schemes, employee trade discounts, and many more. We offer you a bright future, one where you will have the opportunity to develop your career with a fast moving, forward thinking company, who recognize and reward your achievements.

* Benefits may vary dependent upon the role and type of employment contract.



  • UK-London

The Control Engineering team is responsible for developing and enhancing control implementations and tooling to allow monitoring, as well as command and control UIs for the front-to-back architecture across Securities Division. We undertake a key role in the architecture of the platforms, and our success contributes directly to the efficient functioning of the firm's trading and sales operations on a day-to-day basis. 

Front to Back Post Execution Desktop is a brand new real-time user interface originally to be built for the Equities post execution trade flow to facilitate client queries and manage trade flow with a long term objective to cover all asset classes. Enables Sales, Traders and Operations teams to have a low latency real time trade view of flow coming from the front to back trade processing platforms.

As this is a new initiative, we will be involved in the evaluation and selection of components and frameworks to use. We will support customisable docked grids, charts and more to show real time trade data sourced from a streaming database such as AMPS. The application will also allow a flexible set of commands to take actions on the entities on the screen. Standard dashboard features such as filters and pivots will also be supported.

We are an Agile (Scrum) self-organised team. We are running Scrum sprints with iterative feedback loops with our clients and continual improvement of the team’s processes. We are looking for talented engineers who have an insatiable appetite for learning, passionate about building commercial/innovative solutions and developing highly effective teams.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR

  • Strong UI developer with good UX experience
  • Driven individual with strong analytical, design and architecture skills
  • Ability to efficiently work within a global team
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Good team player and good interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter and able to work in a high paced environment
  • Must be willing to handle first line support calls and work on a support rota
  • Maintain a focus on quality, attention to detail, communication and delivery to tight timescales

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE WE ARE LOOKING FOR

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Full Stack Developer with 3+ years of experience in developing web applications using HTML5/React.JS/AngularJS/Angular on Typescript
  • Good knowledge of core Java and middle tier systems
  • Real time streaming using Websockets, and Restful services
  • Web development frameworks with NodeJS, Gulp etc
  • Frameworks and components like Bootstrap, ag-Grid etc
  • Familiarity with testing frameworks (Karma, Jasmine, PhantomJS, Selenium, Cucumber) and concepts of Test Driven Development, Regression and Parametric Testing
  • Strong skills in Web services, Spring, Vert-x to support Rest and Websockets
  • Strong OO design skills and experience
  • Design Patterns knowledge

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • View servers, such as AMPS
  • Linux / Unix skills including scripting (shell)
  • Working experience with databases
  • Experience in developing distributed real-time systems
  • Knowledge of financial markets would be an advantage
  • UK-London

The Control Engineering team is responsible for developing and enhancing control implementations and tooling to allow monitoring, as well as command and control UIs for the front-to-back architecture across Securities Division. We undertake a key role in the architecture of the platforms, and our success contributes directly to the efficient functioning of the firm's trading and sales operations on a day-to-day basis. 

Front to Back Post Execution Desktop is a brand new real-time user interface originally to be built for the Equities post execution trade flow to facilitate client queries and manage trade flow with a long term objective to cover all asset classes. Enables Sales, Traders and Operations teams to have a low latency real time trade view of flow coming from the front to back trade processing platforms.

As this is a new initiative, we will be involved in the evaluation and selection of components and frameworks to use. We will support customisable docked grids, charts and more to show real time trade data sourced from a streaming database such as AMPS. The application will also allow a flexible set of commands to take actions on the entities on the screen. Standard dashboard features such as filters and pivots will also be supported.

We are an Agile (Scrum) self-organised team. We are running Scrum sprints with iterative feedback loops with our clients and continual improvement of the team’s processes. We are looking for talented engineers who have an insatiable appetite for learning, passionate about building commercial/innovative solutions and developing highly effective teams.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR

  • Strong UI developer with good UX experience
  • Driven individual with strong analytical, design and architecture skills
  • Ability to efficiently work within a global team
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Good team player and good interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter and able to work in a high paced environment
  • Must be willing to handle first line support calls and work on a support rota
  • Maintain a focus on quality, attention to detail, communication and delivery to tight timescales

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE WE ARE LOOKING FOR

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Full Stack Developer with 3+ years of experience in developing web applications using HTML5/React.JS/AngularJS/Angular on Typescript
  • Good knowledge of core Java and middle tier systems
  • Real time streaming using Websockets, and Restful services
  • Web development frameworks with NodeJS, Gulp etc
  • Frameworks and components like Bootstrap, ag-Grid etc
  • Familiarity with testing frameworks (Karma, Jasmine, PhantomJS, Selenium, Cucumber) and concepts of Test Driven Development, Regression and Parametric Testing
  • Strong skills in Web services, Spring, Vert-x to support Rest and Websockets
  • Strong OO design skills and experience
  • Design Patterns knowledge

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • View servers, such as AMPS
  • Linux / Unix skills including scripting (shell)
  • Working experience with databases
  • Experience in developing distributed real-time systems
  • Knowledge of financial markets would be an advantage
  • London, United Kingdom
    • Permanent

Front End Web Developer– FinTech

Up to £70,000 + bonus + benefits

City, London

Tech: ES6, Vue.js and VUEX, Webpack, SasS, JQuery, Jasmine, JEST and Protractor for testing, AngularJS and Grunt knowledge is useful for older parts of the codebase

We’re working with a profitable FinTech , based close to Bank Station, to help them double the size of their development team as demand for their platform grows.

They currently have two senior Python Engineers and one Junior Engineer who work on platform development, two Senior Python Engineers who work on the more quantitative / AI / Machine Learning aspects of the platform and two UI / UX Developers who create a constantly evolving, feature-rich and data intensive GUI.

The platform itself is allowing some of the Worlds’ largest financial institutions to conform with the ever-tightening regulatory landscape by crunching enormous amounts of data and doing some very clever modelling.  

As well as a generous salary package, your skills will be rewarded with 25 days holiday, stock options, pension, health insurance, exceptional maternity / paternity packages, WFH options, free breakfast, free yoga… the list goes on!

Requirements:

Experience with any of the following:

  • ES6
  • Vue.js and VUEX
  • Webpack
  • Sass
  • JQuery
  • Jasmine, JEST and Protractor for testing
  • AngularJS and Grunt 

For immediate consideration please contact Monique Collman at Harrington Starr

  • London, United Kingdom
    • Permanent

Front End Web Developer– FinTech

Up to £70,000 + bonus + benefits

City, London

Tech: ES6, Vue.js and VUEX, Webpack, SasS, JQuery, Jasmine, JEST and Protractor for testing, AngularJS and Grunt knowledge is useful for older parts of the codebase

We’re working with a profitable FinTech , based close to Bank Station, to help them double the size of their development team as demand for their platform grows.

They currently have two senior Python Engineers and one Junior Engineer who work on platform development, two Senior Python Engineers who work on the more quantitative / AI / Machine Learning aspects of the platform and two UI / UX Developers who create a constantly evolving, feature-rich and data intensive GUI.

The platform itself is allowing some of the Worlds’ largest financial institutions to conform with the ever-tightening regulatory landscape by crunching enormous amounts of data and doing some very clever modelling.  

As well as a generous salary package, your skills will be rewarded with 25 days holiday, stock options, pension, health insurance, exceptional maternity / paternity packages, WFH options, free breakfast, free yoga… the list goes on!

Requirements:

Experience with any of the following:

  • ES6
  • Vue.js and VUEX
  • Webpack
  • Sass
  • JQuery
  • Jasmine, JEST and Protractor for testing
  • AngularJS and Grunt 

For immediate consideration please contact Monique Collman at Harrington Starr

  • London
  • £50,000 - £70,000/annum
    • Permanent

We're on the search for a Test Lead who can help our client who will help lead and coordinate the testing of the software produced by the in-house development teams. You will be essential in the success for the developer of a bespoke CRM system. 

Some of your responsibilities will include: 

  • Help lead and mentor a team consisting of permanent and supplier test resources.
  • Development of test scripts from use cases, user stories and other sources.
  • Write and maintain performance load testing scripts using jMeter.
  • Manage the creation and on-going development of an automated testing framework for use by the teams.
  • Lead the team in undertaking testing both during development sprints and in the lead up to product releases.
  • Support multiple Scrum delivery teams with estimation, planning and status reporting.
  • Ensure the maintenance of test environments, ensuring best practices for data quality and
  • consistency.
  • Collaborating with the other testers and members of the development team to set up and run automated tests using Selenium and automated test scripts in C# using SpecFlow.

To be considered for the role you'll NEED the following experience: 

  • Ability to define a test strategy including test approach, test data management and environments.
  • Functional test planning, preparation and execution including experience of test design techniques.
  • Knowledge of .NET Framework and C#.
  • Knowledge of load testing practices and tools such as jMeter.
  • Knowledge of Selenium, SpecFlow and xUnit as well as Jasmine.
  • Knowledge of bug tracking tools, such as Azure DevOps (aka VSO).
  • Understanding of Octopus/TeamCity and their use within testing.

If you're interested in this position and would like to know more then please get in touch. 

  • London
  • £50,000 - £70,000/annum
    • Permanent

We're on the search for a Test Lead who can help our client who will help lead and coordinate the testing of the software produced by the in-house development teams. You will be essential in the success for the developer of a bespoke CRM system. 

Some of your responsibilities will include: 

  • Help lead and mentor a team consisting of permanent and supplier test resources.
  • Development of test scripts from use cases, user stories and other sources.
  • Write and maintain performance load testing scripts using jMeter.
  • Manage the creation and on-going development of an automated testing framework for use by the teams.
  • Lead the team in undertaking testing both during development sprints and in the lead up to product releases.
  • Support multiple Scrum delivery teams with estimation, planning and status reporting.
  • Ensure the maintenance of test environments, ensuring best practices for data quality and
  • consistency.
  • Collaborating with the other testers and members of the development team to set up and run automated tests using Selenium and automated test scripts in C# using SpecFlow.

To be considered for the role you'll NEED the following experience: 

  • Ability to define a test strategy including test approach, test data management and environments.
  • Functional test planning, preparation and execution including experience of test design techniques.
  • Knowledge of .NET Framework and C#.
  • Knowledge of load testing practices and tools such as jMeter.
  • Knowledge of Selenium, SpecFlow and xUnit as well as Jasmine.
  • Knowledge of bug tracking tools, such as Azure DevOps (aka VSO).
  • Understanding of Octopus/TeamCity and their use within testing.

If you're interested in this position and would like to know more then please get in touch.