IT Software Developer
Altrincham, United Kingdom
2d ago

Market leading employee benefits

We are currently recruiting for a Software Developer to join our team in our Head office in Manchester or Belfast on a 12 month fixed term contract.

The successful candidate will take ownership for the design, development, testing and maintenance of internally developed software products, platforms and integrations that support business operations.

What you’ll do :

  • Contribute to the design of solutions that focus on optimising the cost of delivery as well as ensuring solutions are robust and flexible
  • Follow the Lookers development process for development, testing (including unit testing), source control and deployment methodologies
  • Understand best practices for software development and follow the architectural principles when implementing solutions
  • Engage with stakeholders when required to further detail initial requirements
  • Ensure bugs found in testing are kept to a minimum and identify areas of improvement in existing code base and where necessary implement these changes
  • Be able to work in a variety of database environments and be able to design structures that complement the solution they are designed to deliver
  • What we’re looking for :

  • Social versatility and an ability, be good at communicating within their team any slippage or blockage for work they are involved with (gets on with different types of people)
  • Able to work and take decisions independently, providing solutions and anticipating / overcoming challenge.
  • Can respond and be flexible to changing business needs and has the ability to influence and challenge where appropriate
  • Ability to Multi-task Effectively and have strong Attention to detail
  • Comfortable with escalating any issues where necessary and in a timely manner
  • Willingness and ability to learn / understand different systems as required
  • Knowledge of two (or more) of the following;
  • SSIS (highly desirable)
  • MS BI stack (SSRS / Power BI)
  • SSAS
  • The following skills are also desirable;
  • Knowledge of Relational Database and Data Warehouse methodologies
  • Knowledge of Analytics (eg. SAS or SPSS)
  • Exposure to Big Data Technologies and Predictive Analytics (R, Machine Learning, Azure ML, Watson Analytics, Hadoop, NOSQL etc)
  • Qlikview / Qliksense
  • Agile Methodology
  • Programming experience (html, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, .NET, VBA) or similar
  • Why us...?

    Lookers are proud to be one of the top three motor vehicle retailers in the UK, representing 32 vehicle manufacturers, selling and servicing a huge range of cars at over 150 franchised dealerships across hundreds of locations throughout the UK & Ireland.

    We recognise the hard work, flexibility and commitment of our people so we offer an industry leading benefits package. This includes competitive basic salaries, enhanced holidays that increase with service, eligibility to join one of our car schemes, critical illness cover after 2 years, enhanced paid maternity leave for women and for some roles a company car and additional earning potential through commission or bonus.

    We strongly believe in nurturing and providing our people with specific manufacturer brand and management training to enhance career development opportunities.

    We have a great bunch of people and we like to celebrate and encourage success at all levels with our annual Lookers Excellence Awards.

    So? What are you waiting for?

    Lookers are an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to a working environment that is free from all types of discrimination, is inclusive, and empowers our people to bring their whole self to work and reach their full potential.

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