Junior Software Engineer

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    Manchester, Greater Manchester

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    9 months ago

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Job Title: Junior Software Engineer

Salary: £25,000 - £29,187

Location: Manchester

We're reinventing what tomorrow looks like.There's a revolution underway in our industry - and we're leading it. We've always been innovators. But our future will be driven by the possibilities created by new technologies as never before.

What to expect:

You will form part of a collaborative, iterative and agile process within a multi-disciplined team helping deliver best in class digital solutions. This role provides a unique opportunity to help support and grow an entirely new software development capability.

Reporting to the Principal Software Engineer and working closely with other multi-disciplined engineers, you will be a valued member of the Digital Delivery Centre team. You will work on real projects alongside experienced engineers and will be provided with opportunities to learn and build your new software development career.

We have long pushed the boundaries of technology. Now digital innovation lies at the heart of our business - because it is central to our future strategy. We are focused on the development of electric, connected and driverless cars that will reshape the whole industry. Joining us is your chance to help redefine who we are and where we're going. Your talents in software development could take your career in many directions. Get ready to dream for tomorrow.

What you'll need

  • Some experience with Java, Spring Boot, C#, .Net or another OO language
  • OR ... some experience with JavaScript (ES6/7/8) and common front-end libraries such as React
  • OR ... some experience building mobile apps, especially in React Native
  • OR ... some experience in a QA role working with automated testing using tools like Robot, Cypress, Selenium or Puppeteer

We are keen to speak to people who also have the following skills:

  • Some experience with relational database technologies such as MySQL or similar
  • Some experience with practices such as Test Driven Development and Pair Programming
  • Some experience with modern web technologies such as HTML5 and CSS
  • Some experience with source code management and version control (Git/GitHub/GitLab)
  • Some experience or knowledge of modern CI/CD tools and techniques
  • Knowledge of key stages of the software delivery lifecycle

The following skills and experience are nice to have:

  • Experience or knowledge of Object Oriented Programming
  • Experience or knowledge of API integration and development practices (REST, GraphQL)
  • Experience with Pivotal Cloud Foundry or other cloud infrastructure (Google Cloud Platform, AWS, Azure)
  • Familiarity with polyglot persistence and experience with a NoSQL database engine (Mongo, Neo4j, etc)

So why us?

This role is based in our brand new hi-tech Digital Delivery Centre in the heart of Manchester, where you will be working alongside the best engineers in the world. We have the top two floors in the Neo Building which has undergone a £8m refurbishment, neighbours in the building amongst others including Microsoft.

You'll benefit from an annual salary review & bonus scheme performance dependent on performance. Additionally to the below, you will receive flexible working hours and case by case remote working.

  • Bonus (Individual Performance Payment) & annual pay review
  • Privilege Discount Hire/Purchase Scheme for employee and family
  • 26 days holiday + 8 days statutory
  • Discounts i.e. 5% at Sainsbury's, 10% at Boots and 20% at EE
  • Employee Learning Scheme - £250 per year towards any self-development activity of your choice
  • Pluralsight account - unlimited online courses
  • 50% gym discount
  • Occupational Health services