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Senior Developer, UKIT

Posted: 10 Jun 2021 Closes: 11 Jul 2021
London Competitive
Permanent & Full-time PwC_196494WD

A career in Information Technology, within Internal Firm Services, will provide you with the opportunity to support our core business functions by deploying applications that enable our people to work more efficiently and deliver the highest levels of service to our clients. Our Information Technology Generalist - Practice Support team focuses on managing the design and implementation of technology infrastructure within PwC, developing and enhancing internal applications, and providing technology tools that help create a competitive advantage for PwC to drive strategic business growth.
Senior Developers are a mainstay of product teams and are expected to have prior experience using modern, agile software development practices. They will take responsibility for the design and development of applications, writing and maintaining efficient code. They will work closely with product managers and architects to determine technical effort required for product features and be able to efficiently estimate and break work down into vertical slices.

Senior Developers have a quality first mindset, ensuring they create efficient unit tests and work alongside testers to create rapid feedback loops. Although design and coding practices are a focal point of the role, developers will be expected to have 'T-shaped' skills, being able to turn their hands to the practicalities of testing, support and deployment.

A Senior Developer will always look for ways to improve the efficiency of engineering practices, through methods such as pair programming, continual refactoring and feature toggling Senior Developers will not be afraid to explore new ways of working for the team to increase quality, stability and cadence of delivery.

A Senior Developer works within product teams to:
  • Design and develop high quality products using modern engineering practices
  • Introduce techniques to ensure that high quality code can be delivered quickly and efficiently through automation and modern software engineering practices and tools, such as:
    • Effective branching strategies
    • Efficient, lean test automation frameworks
    • Utilising automated code scanning tools
    • Providing quick effective quality feedback
  • Ensure support items are rapidly triaged and managed
  • Work with DevOps engineers and test engineers to embed practices in the team which enable consistent, predictable, fully tested deployments
  • Directly lead and mentor developers and test engineers on all of the above
Role;
  • Aware of the importance of considering developing process efficiency and the common ways in which processes are optimised. Supports specific activities to improve development processes. Able to spot or identify obvious deficiencies.
  • Understands key principles of modern standards approach, how they apply to the work they are undertaking, and will apply under guidance.
  • Collaborates with others when necessary to review specifications and uses these agreed specifications to design, code, test and document programs or scripts of medium to high complexity, using the right standards and tools.
  • Translates logical designs into physical designs. Produces detailed designs, and documents all work using required standards, methods and tools, including prototyping tools where appropriate. Designs systems characterised by managed levels of risk, manageable business and technical complexity and meaningful impact. Works with well-understood technology and identifies appropriate patterns.
  • Able to build and test simple interfaces between systems, or can work on more complex integration as part of a wider team.

Experience required;At least a few of:

Experience of TypeScript

Mocha or similar testing framework

Experience of Google Firestore or another NoSQL database

Experience of Dialogflow or similar NLP

Experience of Google Cloud Platform - Cloud Functions, AppEngine

Azure DevOps (Pipeline, continuous integration)
Experience of NodeJS building APIs with ExpressJS

Experience of developing chatbots

Angular 10+

Experienced in the development of Progressive Web Apps (PWA)

Bootstrap

Experience of Firestore

Google Cloud Platform

Azure DevOps (Pipeline, continuous integration)

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The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, 'The PwC Professional' and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

Learn more here: www.pwc.com/uk/careers/experienced/apply
Diversity

Valuing Difference. Driving Inclusion.

We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool because creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business, enabling us to solve important problems and deliver value to our clients. We encourage an inclusive culture where people can be themselves, are valued for their strengths and are empowered to be the best they can be. As an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we also support different ways of working offering flexible working arrangements. Learn more here about our work to support an inclusive culture.

www.pwc.com/uk/diversity
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