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Principal Developer

Posted 17 days ago

Principal Developer

Join the Access Family and see how we make software ideas become a reality!

Our core value of ‘Love work, Love life’ has been central to our success and so we’re looking for people to join us who share our passion for making things better every day, to help us become a UK top 10 Software company driven through adoption of the Access Workspace platform.

What are we all about?

At Access we love software and how technology never stays the same. It's this obsession that drives us to work closely across sectors to understand the business needs of our customers - from professional services to manufacturing to not for profits and more. 

We're passionate about helping our customers stay one step ahead of the challenges facing their industry and business. That's why over 1 million users and over 10,000 organisations rely on Access software to help their organisation thrive. 


• Confident in ability to Design, write and unit-test new code using most of the following languages: : C#, .NET Core, PL/SQL, JavaScript, React, Typescript, CSS 3, HTML 5, 
• An understanding of Azure DevOps Continuous Integration & Deployment or other DevOps tooling (Gitlab).
• Experience following domain driven design, test driven development principles
• Knowledge with automated testing and a good understanding on when and what to test

• Able to demonstrate the architecting and management of highly available and scalable environment automation and configuration


• Collaborative and pragmatic. Able to communicate with, advise and guide all stakeholders and leadership, making recommendations based on risk, commercial factors, technical approach and strategic objectives. Demonstrates self-awareness and ability to adapt message according to audience to achieve positive results.
• Proactively lead the Technical Roadmap and work with head of development to ensure this is prioritised in the backlogs. 
• Analyse, identify and fix of root cause of defects, using debugging techniques and tools
• Identify, compartmentalise and execute refactoring where commercially/technically necessary, with a focus on maintainability
• Work with architecture on validating designs before implementation and ensure what the team is building lines up with our strategic approach to building software.
• Implementation and/or management of CI Pipelines, build tooling, and environments and management/execution of Production releases
• Own, manage and be accountable for specific projects and deliverables, managing risks and dependencies with autonomy. 
• Provide technical leadership, guidance and direction to other members of the development team

• Champion a quality focussed approach showing ownership for QA activities and collaboration with the QA team. Prepared to test own work and that of others to ensure quality.

About you:

• You are collaborative and pragmatic. You’re able to communicate with, advise and guide all stakeholders in various departments at various levels, making recommendations based on risk, commercial factors, technical approach and strategic objectives. You demonstrate self-awareness and ability to adapt message according to audience to achieve positive results.
• Aware of latest evolution and of the design patterns in the technologies  they work in. Able to teach other developers about new advances in a technology and about relevant design patterns and when each one should be used. Proactively helps other developers improve the structure of their code.
• You actively promote and show ownership of Quality centred activities.
• Actively promotes and shows ownership of Quality centred activities including responsibilities  for: unit testing, code reviews, collaboration with QA, early discovery of defects, functional testing by developer before handover to QA, optimal running of regression periods, pro-active risk management.
• You keep abreast of technical developments in the industry and are aware of the evolution in the various technologies you work in.

• You pro-actively seek to coach, guide and advise junior team mates; you demonstrate humility (understanding limits of knowledge) and strive to develop gaps in technical and soft skills; you demonstrate individual ownership and ownership of project and sprint deliverables within the team.

As a well-rounded Senior Developer, you will have: 

• Demonstrable experience with the technologies used in the required product, requirements analysis and environments management. 
• 5+ years in a similar role
• Demonstrable experience of owning and driving successful delivery of projects.
• Domain knowledge of HR/WFM systems is an advantage. 

• Excellent attention to detail.  

What does Access offer you?

We are a growing software company and we deliver on what we say we do! We take the development of our people very seriously! We will work with you to carve out your success plan and an opportunity to accelerate your career and make a real difference.

In addition to our standard benefits of 25 days holiday, a match contributory pension and healthcare you will get:  
• A Competitive Salary
• Giving Back/Charity days
• Quarterly Socials
• 6 weeks Sabbaticals (after 6 years of service)
• The Access Group Big Break: our all-expenses paid holiday to Spain