Developer (270/22)

Exeter, England /
South West Water – IT /
Permanent full-time
At South West Water we believe that the strongest businesses are built on solid, stable foundations - with a vision and a culture that gives them the freedom to change, improve and innovate.
We’re proud to be responsible for providing reliable, efficient and high-quality drinking water and wastewater services for the beautiful South West area.
And we have huge ambitions.
Not only are we committed to reaching net-zero by 2030, but we’ve also partnered with wildlife charities, National Parks and local partners to help ensure a better future for generations to come.
So, if you want to be part of a diverse team where opportunities flow and fresh ideas are welcomed, #JustAddWater.

Are you an experienced IT Software Developer seeking a new opportunity within a trusted and forward-thinking company? Do you want to apply your experience to a role where you can influence business processes? 
We currently have an exciting new opportunity available for an IT Software Developer to join our team working in Exeter. Joining us on a full-time, permanent basis, you will receive a starting salary of up to £46,000 per annum plus excellent benefits.
About the role:
As an IT Software Developer, you will design, deliver and enhance applications and interfaces. This includes configuring, coding, developing, and documenting software specifications throughout the project life cycle.  You will provide tactical responses to urgent requirements and be flexible, working on a wide range of activities including large transformational programmes where required.
You will support the organisation with process definition, implementation and change where appropriate, to maximise the effectiveness of new solutions you deliver. The role requires you maintain a knowledge and skill level appropriate to this specialist area.

What you'll be doing:

    • Designing, building and implementing solutions to enhance our ability to serve our customers
    • Consistently writing, translating, and coding software programs and applications according to specifications
    • Recommending and undertaking modifications to improve security, efficiency, reliability, and performance
    • Authoring and updating user manuals, guides and other appropriate support and maintenance documentation
    • Providing third-line response for complex problems, performing monitoring, diagnosis, and root cause analysis
    • Coordinating and collaborating with network, infrastructure, security and system administration functions in response to incidents, problems and changes
    • Ensuring adherence to department information security policies
    • Growing your skills through formal training, self-directed learning and continual professional development

What we are looking for:

    • A degree, ideally within an IT or mathematics related subject, or equivalent experience
    • Relevant development qualifications and training, especially in programming and solution design
    • Technical experience in web technologies, programming languages, database query languages, API development and Integration, including C# .NET / .NET Core, Python, JavaScript / TypeScript, Angular and SQL Server
    • Technical ability to understand complex issues and convert into clear action plans/programmes of work
    • Ability to work across departments/teams, interacting with technical staff and senior stakeholders alike

What's in it for you:

    • We know that the support and commitment of our staff is key to our success so you will receive the opportunity for ongoing development and training for a long-term career with us. We’re one of the largest companies in the South West and are proud to have been awarded Investors in People recognition.

      In return as our IT Software Developer, we will offer an excellent range of benefits including:
    • 26 days holiday allowance, rising to 30 days with service milestones plus bank holidays
    • Hybrid working model, with the flexibility to work in the office and from home
    • A discretionary Bonus
    • Competitive Contributory Pension
    • Access to the Company Sharesave Scheme
    • Various health benefits
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Financial Support services
    • Training and Development Opportunities
    • And more!
Closing Date: Thursday 30th June 2022
Please note that the successful candidate will be subject to a mandatory DBS check as part of the onboarding process.

Be yourself, we like it that way. Together, we will build a culture of belonging, where inclusion is instinctive. Diversity is our strength and a reflection of our communities. We care, we value everyone, we celebrate uniqueness.
Our core values which are essential to our success are:
·       Trusted - We do the right thing for our customers and stakeholders.
·       Collaborative - We forge strong relationships working together to make a positive impact.
·       Responsible - We keep our promises to our customers, communities, and each other.
·       Progressive - We are always looking for new ways to improve and make life better.