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UNUM Software Engineer / Developer in Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Job Posting End Date: 10/17

We are Unum (pronounced you-num) and we’re one of the UK’s leading employee benefits companies. That means we sell Income Protection, Critical Illness cover, Life insurance and Dental insurance through the workplace. You may not have heard of us before, so you probably don’t know that we’ve been around for over 40 years and protect over 1.6 million people in the UK.

General Summary:Software Engineer using OutSystems Low Code Platform – Software Engineer IJob Profile SummarySoftware Engineer 1 is the second step on the career path, and are responsible for the building and/or configuration of software solutions within their business portfolio. They ensure software is delivered to high quality standards by collaborating with their agile team members and by leveraging unit testing and continuous integration. They participate in the estimation of work required to deliver software features.The candidate should possess a good background in a object orientated programing, developing in either C# or Java. They should be capable of handling many aspects of developing an application, including but not limited to performance, scalability, security, testing, and more.Knowledge of OutSystems Low Code platform would be a distinct advantage, or another low code offering. With OutSystems Low Code - deliver apps faster allowing a quicker and intuitive development cycle.Experience in using restful and soap API calls with XML and JSON and SoapUI for testing APIs. Knowledge of Biztalk for workflow development for APIs and MongoDB NoSQL would help. The team at Unum work in an Agile environment using Scrum techniques and methodology. The candidate should have good communication skills and be able to work collaboratively within a team.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the design, implementation, and maintenance of new and existing features for the existing portfolio of applications for a business area

  • Responsible for communication and collaboration with key stakeholders in the delivery of features

  • Design, codes, configures, unit tests, maintains, and documents software deliverables using agreed upon standards and tools. Participates in sizing and estimation activities within the agile team

  • Communicates daily with the Scrum Master or Team Lead and the Agile team on progress made and planned progress for the coming day and reports any impediments that are blocking their progress

  • Participates in code reviews and sprint retrospectives; ensuring their ideas for team continuous improvement are communicated so that the overall process and team can improve sprint by sprint and readily receives feedback for self-improvement. May lead parts of same.

  • Focuses on delivering business priority and value at all times

  • Responsible for ensuring the quality of existing and new features through both manual and automated testing and use of continuous integration techniques, where practical

  • Demonstrates an interest in software architectures and seeks to design solutions in alignment with Company stated architecture and standards

  • Participate in Proof Of Concept work and prototyping when necessary

  • Collaborates with Business Analysts to confirm understanding of business requirements relating to features to be delivered and to help the Business Analyst define requirements that can be delivered from a technical perspective

  • Collaborates with User Experience (UX) designers to ensure designs produced can be translated efficiently into working solutions for feature delivery

  • Collaborates with the agile team to establish the definition of done for each of the stages of production within the team

  • Collaborate with Test Engineers and Senior Test Engineers to ensure that software meets the definition of done; ensuring successful transition of work to the next stage of production during the sprints

  • Ensures an innovation culture in the team by continuous improvement of deliveries and participates in evaluating new processes and technologies that can be applied to future feature delivery

  • Collaborates with Technical Support Engineers to transition software features to a production environment ensuring that the deliveries meet application performance criteria, release standards; and ensures application and system stability.

  • Automates testing of software to industry standards of software automation ensuring very high quality application/solution delivery and efficient regression of existing features

  • Ensures that the latest project progress is known to the agile team by ensuring Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools are up to date and participating in daily standups outlining progress made, progress planned and detailing impediments

  • Thinks with the mind of the end customer at all times, ensuring solutions seek to improve the customer experience and delight their customers.

  • Ensure the continued protection of Unum’s information, by following all applicable Information Security policies and procedures and by reporting suspected weaknesses in information security controls to the Information Security Officer.

  • Understand how Conduct Risk, Treating Customers Fairly (TCF) Risk Management and Solvency II systems of Governance relate to both the role and the divisional activities and highlight any opportunities for improvement.

  • Comply with Unum’s Code of Conduct and other Company Policies and Procedures as appropriate to the role.

Job Specifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science is preferred, or equivalent relevant business experience

  • Demonstrable successfull years experience at the Associate level in software development and software development practices or equivalent experience

  • Shows evidence of analytical ability

  • Takes a logical, analytical approach to problem solving and pays close attention to detail

  • Knowledge of Agile Development Methodologies

  • Self motivated and results oriented

  • Takes an innovative approach to problem solving

  • Demonstrates strong focus on quality delivery and delighting customers; holds self to high standards of delivery

  • Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong team player; able to work effectively within a team and more broadly with people from a variety of backgrounds and areas across the organisation.

This is a great opportunity to work for a UK subsidiary of a global organisation, we look after our employees, offer a great work-life balance, generous benefits, a professional challenge and fantastic career opportunities.

Unum are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

As a recognised Disability Confident Employer, Unum is committed to providing adjustments for people with disabilities during all phases of the hiring process. Please reach out to us to let us know if you if you require accommodations on the basis of a disability. Please send any requests to CareersUK@unum.co.uk.

Company:

Unum UK

A Fortune 500 company, Unum’s family of 10,000 employees spans three countries and dozens of office locations. Our employees focus each day on delivering financial protection benefits to millions of workers and their families when they need it most.

The Unum enterprise includes Unum in the U.S. and U.K., Colonial Life and Starmount Life Insurance – each a market leader in making disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental and vision insurance accessible in the workplace.

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