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Software Engineer

Posted: 13 May 2019 Closes: 27 May 2019
Sidcup £50,000 - £62,000
Permanent & Full-time l-q-group/5cc80aeb12e57

Software Engineer Permanent, full time

Based at: Sidcup, DA14 5HU* 

Salary: £50,000 to £62,000 pa depending on experience

Software Engineer Permanent, full time

Based at: Sidcup, DA14 5HU* 

Salary: £50,000 to £62,000 pa depending on experience

L&Q is a regulated charitable housing association and one of the UK’s most successful independent social businesses. The L&Q Group houses around 250,000 people in more than 97,000 homes, primarily across London and the South East.

As a charitable organisation, our role goes beyond providing homes and housing services. We are a long-term partner in the neighbourhoods where we work. We hope to build aspiration, opportunity and confidence in our communities through our £250 million L&Q Foundation and our skills academy. 

In response to the housing and affordability crisis, we will build 100,000 new homes over ten years. Of these, 60,000 homes will be built or funded by L&Q, whilst a further 40,000 will come through partnerships. Crucially, at least 50% of these new homes will be genuinely affordable, with a target of 60% in London.

Our vision is that everyone has a quality home they can afford, and we combine our social purpose with commercial drive to create homes and neighbourhoods everyone can be proud of.

A great opportunity has arisen for an experienced Software Engineer to join L&Q at a very exciting time where we will invest, grow and transform our business to provide a better service to customers old and new.

We are looking for an innovative and forward-thinking Software Engineer; who will be able to help shape the future IT Landscape of L&Q.

As a Software Engineer, you will report into a Principal Engineer but be aligned to agile engineering squads as required to develop and deliver new solutions and services to L&Q. The role will have a working relationship not only with architectural and engineering capability such as Solution Architects, Test Engineers, DevOps engineers, Solution Analysts but also the business stakeholders that are essentially acting as your customer.

The Software Engineer will be responsible for developing robust and reliable solutions to key IT requirements as defined in by architecture and the organisation.

The Software Engineer will: 

  • Contribute to the team’s performance and customer service delivery whilst operating in line with L&Q values by designing, developing and implementing software
  • Work alongside those within the product teams to help define, and set scope of iterations or projects
  • Contribute towards team objectives and key performance indicators through developing software of a high quality in line with departmental standards and procedures and the architectural framework

Skills and Experience:

  • Strong commercial experience with C#, ASP.NET, MVC, Unity, JavaScript/HTML, SQL; all within multi-tiered environments. Strong PowerShell scripting skills. Experience in MS Dynamics 365 highly desirable
  • Experience of working in a cross-functional delivery squad working with product owners, solution analysts, solution architects and test analysts
  • Experience of working in an agile environment with at least foundational experience of digital infrastructure, continuous integration, test automation, automated software releases, configuration management and system management in a high availability cloud environment; Containerization experience highly desirable
  • Knowledge and experience of TDD, BDD and ATDD highly desirable
  • Knowledge and experience using the Microsoft technology stack and associated development
  • Awareness and understanding of key DevOps and cloud concepts including CI/CD, Iaas, PaaS and SaaS with enabled multi-disciplined, cross functional capabilities
  • Experience with full lifecycle delivery with strong SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) practices and methodologies. Demonstrable successes in a modern engineering function is highly desirable
  • Experience working in a medium-large IT organisation
  • MCPD certifications highly desirable

*The role will be predominantly based at our Sidcup office but there will be a requirement to travel to other offices ad hoc.

If you believe you have the qualities we are after and are interested in working for an organisation that can really make a difference to people’s lives, then please apply without delay.

Our commitments:

At L&Q, people are at the heart of our business and our success depends on employing the best people and getting the best from them.  This is why we are committed to developing our people. It's only by investing in a well-trained and motivated workforce that we can continue to prosper and sustain business success.

In addition to our support and training, the successful candidate will have access to our full suite of benefits including 26 days holiday rising to 31 days with length of service, annual bonus subject to group performance, excellent Pension scheme, Benenden Healthcare, an employee assistance programme and non-contributory life assurance.

We are committed to supporting your work-life balance and recognise the changing demands and circumstances in life. Please let us know during the recruitment process if you’re interested
in part time working or job sharing.  In addition, should your circumstances change once you have joined L&Q, you can also request flexible working arrangements, e.g. a change to working hours- if it’s feasible then we’ll make it happen.

We are recognised externally for our commitment to inclusion.  We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident (Committed) employer and have signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge to demonstrate our commitment to end mental health discrimination in the workplace.

We expect all of our employees to support our environmental policy and social responsibility work. We are an employer committed to environmental and social responsibility.




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