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Welcome to our current career opportunities within the Kelda Group, this includes vacancies within Yorkshire Water, Loop and Kelda Water Services.

Senior Software Developer

Apply now Job no: 494100
Work type: Permanent
Location: West Yorkshire
Categories: Information Technology

Benefits - Attractive pension + quarterly performance related bonus + 25 days annual leave + training and development opportunities in line with the Senior Software Developer progression plan

What will the role involve?

Your role will be Senior Software Developer within the Software Development team with a focus on designing and developing solutions across the various websites and mobile applications in use within Yorkshire Water and the wider Kelda Group companies. 

Our current estate consists of a range of both bespoke and off the shelf CMS packages that you will be expected to work on as required.  Going forward, there are various ongoing projects to replace a number of these systems and you will have the opportunity to help set the direction for these new technologies.

Key Accountabilities

The Senior Software Developer will be accountable for designing, developing, testing and supporting (3rd Line) websites and mobile applications, and associated integrations with other internal systems, in line with our IT Programme of work.

As Senior Developer, you will be accountable for identifying technical tasks and providing realistic estimates on various projects, ensuring adherence to our IT process throughout the project delivery lifecycle. You will be accountable for adhering to all approved technical standards and for creating high quality detailed technical specifications to support the overall technical solution, ensuring non-functional requirements are catered for.

You will be accountable for ensuring all solutions are robust, reliable, fit for purpose and meet the specified Service Level Agreements. You will ensure these solutions are secure in nature from a confidentiality, integrity and availability perspective and be compliant with legal requirements of licensing.

You will also be required to undertake the role of Project Technical Lead on various customer focused projects, being accountable for the overall technical solution for the defined business requirements.

As Project Technical Lead, you will be accountable for the sign-off of the final solution. You will be responsible for ensuring the right people are identified for all required technical roles and all appropriate technical tasks and quality assurance measures are in the project plan; you will ensure technical audits at key points in the project; technical quality of all deliverables; and that all non-functional requirements are clearly accounted for in the technical solution. You will be accountable for any technical change to an agreed solution, ensuring appropriate sign-off; and for identifying all technical risks and issues.

You will also be accountable for the provision of documented and, where possible, automated operational procedures and for the technical implementation of the solution and handover to operations.

Additionally, you will contribute to Contingency and Security planning aligned with the Business continuity plans; influence and adhere to the quality management and change control procedures within the team. You will provide guidance, coaching and support to other members of the Software Development team and work with Technology Framework Partners to enhance the services provided by the technology, promote innovation, reduce costs, manage risk and build resilience.

You will also undertake specialist detailed and complex troubleshooting activities within your technical discipline and have the ability to carry out complex systems and technical analysis with supporting documentation. 
What skills are we looking for?

  • Strong JavaScript knowledge and experience with different libraries and frameworks (jquery, react, angular etc)
  • Strong HTML, CSS and good basic design skills
  • Good knowledge of securing public web applications and public APIs
  • Microsoft stack - C# / Entity Framework / ASP.NET (MVC, Web API and Web Forms) / SQL Server / IIS

Nice to have

  • Azure cloud experience
  • Drupal knowledge
  • SiteCore or equivalent .NET CMS experience
  • Mobile App Development (react-native / cordova)


Experience of leading the configuration and delivery of robust and reliable web sites and mobile applications, with a proven track record of delivering fit for purpose solutions, sometimes working alongside third party suppliers.

Excellent experience of documentation, testing and release management principles.

Experience of developing and maintaining effective internal and external relationships within one or more technology disciplines.

Knowledge and understanding of IT security within the cloud landscape.

Ability to prioritise and execute tasks in a dynamic, changing environment and make sound decisions in emergency situations.

Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.

Ability to absorb complex technical information and communicate effectively to all levels, both technical and non-technical audiences.

Highly motivated and self-reliant with a personal drive for continuous development and demonstrates a strong customer service ethos.

What's in it for you?

Career enhancement and development, colleague well-being and a genuinely positive work experience for all are key priorities. We are continuously evolving and improving our ways of working and you will support us in achieving our vision of 'taking responsibility for the water environment for good'.

If you feel this opportunity is suitable and you match the skills required, then please apply on line and complete the application process.

Everyone has an idea of what a water company does. Here in Yorkshire we make sure that all 5.2 million people living in the region have clean safe drinking water on tap and their waste water taken away. But for us it's so much more than this.

We care passionately about the environments and communities in which we work; we always look for new innovative ways to do things that deliver great value for our business and deliver the service our customers want and expect.

Our customers are at the heart of what we do and how we do things. We work best as a company to deliver this when we work together - team work, creativity, enthusiasm and passion are inherent within our 3000 people who work 24/7 365 days a year to keep Yorkshire's water flowing.

We are a business that has its eye on the future, planning ahead to look after Yorkshire's water, today, tomorrow and always.

Yorkshire Water values equality, diversity and inclusion we believe that everyone should be treated with respect. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of gender, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, religion or belief and trade union membership.

Yorkshire Water reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

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