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Application Developer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Our IT systems are key to our ability to personalise and target communications to our customers, improve the experience of members of Possibilities, our customers and employees, and achieve operational efficiencies.

Come and join a fast paced, existing delivery function at a time of significant and exciting change where you will contribute to a business areas processes in order to deliver world class technology operations for our systems and services. You will do this through excellent operational focus on system stability, security, performance and reliability 

You will join the team as an application developer spanning across enterprise grade transactional platforms in the insurance environment. Working across multiple delivery methods, the team is focused on the delivery and change to the insurance platforms  

You will be responsible for the resolution of faults, system development, enhancements and optimisation of the insurance platforms with the potential to cover all aspects of development and delivery. The role is expected to be able to cover both project delivery and support work but with a strong focus on production support,  

And in return, you can look forward to all of the responsibility and involvement of an integral role, providing you with a rewarding and fast paced career with an excellent benefits package including life assurance, pension, high street and online discounts, and concessions for holidays and travel.

If this sounds like a role for you then keep reading...

Role Responsibility

  • Building and modifying software applications in line with Business needs and requirements 
  • Integrating software components and third-party applications 
  • Ensuring any deliveries are to high quality
  • Working collaboratively with other Technology professionals to deliver technology programmes, projects and workstreams 
  • Ensuring deliveries are secure, in line with best practice and aligned to policy 
  • Creating and maintaining technical documents 
  • Remaining up to date with development best practice 
  • Assisting with troubleshooting systems and work collaboratively to resolve and prevent any defects, risk or issues 

The Ideal Candidate

Capability, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Demonstrable technical & problem-solving background
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience of Java development
  • Experience of a scrum-based agile development methodology
  • Experience of Git-based source control concepts such as push, pull, branch, merge, rebase
  • Experience of Gosu and Guidewire applications would be an advantage

Education and qualifications:

  • Good educational background
  • Educated to degree level in a technical subject would be an advantage

Personal Characteristics:

  • Excellent communication required to manage the technical performance in the team and ensure responsibity with other teams are effectively managed
  • Good analytical and technical skills
  • Passion for personal development and learning – the desire to extend personal skill sets through continuous self-assessment
  • Ability to interpret user story acceptance criteria and deliver solutions that fulfill or exceed expectations
  • Ability to work within an agile development environment and process
  • Ability to recognise and work in line with Saga business objectives, ethos and methods
  • Ability to communicate effectively with immediate colleagues and the wider business
  • Self-motivated, flexible and organised, with an ability to work under pressure and to challenging deadlines
  • Excellent time management skills – ability to effectively prioritise workloads and to meet business expectations
  • Able to cope under pressure
  • Professional manner & positive attitude
  • An eye for detail
  • Conscientious with high quality standards
  • Analytical mind
  • Flexible approach to work, confident and approachable

Package Description

The standard benefits when you join Saga include:

  • Option to purchase a further 5 days annual leave per year
  • Free private medical insurance after 1 years service
  • Pension
  • AXA Be Supported
  • Apples Nursery (Folkestone only and on a waiting list basis)
  • Free fruit 
  • Give as you earn
  • Free eye tests
  • Honeymoon benefit
  • Sharebuy
  • Salary finance
  • Discounts on Saga holidays and insurance products
  • A range of reductions and offers from leading retailers, travel groups and entertainment companies
  • Long service awards

About the Company

When you join Saga you will see that we are committed to treating all employees fairly and to offering equal opportunities in all aspects of employment and advancement. 

We value diversity not just because it is the right thing to do, but because diverse teams perform better. Creating a culture in which everyone feels welcome and offering equal opportunities in all aspects of employment and advancement is incredibly important to us. Fair consideration is given to applications from all applicants, including those with disabilities. If you need support at any point with your application please let us know as we will be happy to help.

Learn more about the Saga business by watching our Saga plc 2019 AGM film below:

To all recruitment agencies: Saga does not accept agency CVs unless specifically engaged on the role by the HR Recruitment Team. Please do not forward CVs to our recruiters, employees or any other company location. Saga is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs.


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