Software Developer (SD8334)
Software Developer – Competitive Package – Milton Keynes
DRS Data Services Limited (DRS) is owned by AQA, an independent education charity that is the largest provider of academic qualifications in UK schools and colleges. We provide large scale, high stakes examination processing solutions for the education sector and support awarding organisations in the UK, India and Africa and technology partners worldwide.
We aspire to be the best provider of e-Assessment software and services and we are wholly focused on ensuring that every examination candidate gets the result that they deserve.
We do this by providing our innovative e-Marker® solutions coupled with sophisticated services, that support our global partners, whilst reliably delivering trusted outcomes to students. Our core values of ‘Inspiring, Clarity, Simplicity, Ingenuity
and Together’ are at the heart of everything we do.
What we’re looking for
We are seeking a Software Developer who will be responsible for developing, building, and supporting reliable solutions that achieve DRS business objectives.
The successful candidate for the Software Developer role will work within a team using an Agile approach to development. The Software Developer will be part of a dynamic and innovative team, working on industry leading products.
The role requires someone with a solid grounding in development who is able to actively participate in SCRUM ceremonies, peer reviews, work with Business Analysts, Architects and QC. You will produce quality code with good unit test coverage and complete all changes identified at code review or Functional testing. You will work to documented departmental procedures and methods and take responsibility for the management of implementation through effective breakdown into tasks, estimates and timely updates in Azure DevOps.
You will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft's .NET Framework, Visual Studio (Visual C#) and SQL Server. This would generally necessitate a relevant degree either in Computer Science or Engineering (or relevant field) and work experience in a similar role.
You will be naturally inquisitive and be keen to learn, along with good communication skills. Expected positive personal attributes include being: approachable, a team player, well organised, confident and resourceful.
What we’re offering
At DRS we believe that to be truly happy at work, you need a stimulating and rewarding role, with first class development opportunities and inspiring colleagues, where you can achieve a great work/life balance.
That is why, in addition to your salary, we offer additional financial benefits such as income protection, life assurance, contributory pension, contributory private healthcare scheme and generous leave including 25 -27 days’ holiday per year, plus bank holidays and for most roles, the opportunity to take up to 10 flex days per year (subject to service), if additional hours are accrued throughout the year. We also offer an extra day’s leave each year to enable every employee to get involved in voluntary service in the local community.
Our Social Committee organises numerous activities throughout the year from regular yoga, badminton, walking and running groups to tournaments in football, cricket and squash.
If this sounds like what you are looking for, and you believe you can share in our mission, purpose and values, we would love to hear from you.