• Junior Developer

    Job Locations UK-Kent-West Malling
    Job ID
    2018-1411
    # of Openings
    1
    Operating Business
    SearchFlow
    Category
    SF – IT
    Position Type
    Full-Time
    Contract Type
    Permanent
  • About Us

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    SearchFlow, we have over 25 years' experience and run more than 1 million conveyancing searches every year for over 2,000 legal clients in England and Wales. We deliver highly focused, in-depth property intelligence, quickly and efficiently.

     

    Investing in innovation, we are owned by DMGT, a company committed to investing in its portfolio of innovative property data services. Our sister companies include leading brands such as Landmark Information Group, Argyll & OchreSoft.

     

    We hire ambitious and passionate talent into our business and are proud of the steps we take to maximise potential in our employees, nurturing and supporting their professional and personal development.  We all know money makes the world go around, but at Searchflow we understand that financial rewards also mean more than cash.  We believe that in order for our employees to flourish, it’s important to strike a healthy work/life balance.  We provide modern, open-plan, light working environments, flexible working hours, 25 days holiday and free beverages, fresh fruit and biscuits

    The Opportunity

    The Junior Developer will work under the guidance of a more senior developer, providing assistance and support to the project team in the design and implementation of Landmark Group products, applications, websites and tools both external and internal.

     

    The Junior Developer will be exposed to all aspects of the development lifecycle and will be provided with a range of project tasks to complete as well as a number of key research, training and learning opportunities. This will enable the junior developer to obtain a greater understanding of the tools, techniques and processes required as a Landmark Group developer.

     

    The Junior Developer will assist with design, implementation and testing tasks, taking guidance from a more senior colleague while remaining responsible for the thorough testing of all work and getting the work reviewed to ensure that it meets the quality standards required by a Landmark product.

     

    The junior Developer will actively seek opportunities to learn new and legacy skills, techniques, tools and technologies with the goal of playing a larger and more autonomous role within the project team.

     

    The role will involve:

     

    • Assisting with implementation and/or configuration of modules / components that comprise a Landmark Group product. Includes:
    • Sub-module / small module level design and implementation
    • Creation / implementation of automated tests at unit and integration level based on a template or prior example
    • Learning and application of good development practice & patterns from other developers within the team.
    • Assisting with the creation of estimates and ensuring these estimates are met.
    • Supporting the team by adopting new initiatives and approaches when required
    • Demonstrating a positive work ethic and willingness to learn new tools, techniques and technologies.
    • Assisting with the creation of parts of technical specifications, design and analysis documentation.
    • To thoroughly test their own code at unit and module level with the aim of exceeding the quality level expected, including implementation of repeatable test automation modules where required. Seeking guidance from a more senior team member to approve the quality of test automation code
    • Supporting the project management function by monitoring your individual tasks and providing appropriate feedback on progress.
    • Taking an active part in project meetings, offering constructive and honest feedback of positive and negative aspects of the project.

    About You

    The ideal candidate will be an IT/Computer Science graduate with some prior development experience from a technology related role (eg internship/placement year).  You will also have/be: 

    • Experience of C#, .Net, cloud services (eg Azure or AWS) and agile scrum processes would be an advantage.
    • A desire and natural aptitude for rapid self-learning, actively seeking opportunities for personal development.
    • A desire to employ modern technologies to solve customer and business problems
    • An effective communicator with both colleagues and managers.
    • The ability to produce routine reports, documents and process outputs from standard templates

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