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Lead Developer

Date: Jul 22, 2019

Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Team

You might think of us as one of the world’s largest accountancy firms. But there’s so much more to what we do. These days, our clients regularly call on us for all kinds of digital solutions. We are looking to transform the way that we offer tax services to our clients, with you at the forefront

As an integral member of our team, you’ll work with expert Business Analysts and subject matter experts to shape apps for everything from a client facing portal for sharing information to implementing complex algorithms to automate the assessment of tax. Thanks to our ambitious growth plans for the team, your future here is something to get excited about.

The Role

You will be leading a team of 2 senior developers and a test analyst across a variety of projects. You will be responsible both for the architecture and delivery of solutions. You’ll work alongside a Product Owner to help prioritise deliverables allowing you to focus on creating world-class solutions.

You will also be asked to assess the viability of cutting edge cognitive activities to integrate with our solutions. You will be supported in developing your knowledge in these areas both with internal experts and by attending external events.
Finally, whilst there is no expectation of existing knowledge of tax, we would expect in time you to develop a degree of domain knowledge. You would be required to interact with your technical counterparts at HMRC as the government implements its own technical transformation strategy.

Our technology
Our core competency is the .NET development stack (C#, WebApi) and Azure cloud services (Azure Service Bus, Azure Service Fabric). We pride ourselves on delivering highly modular, testable, scalable, SOLID code with continuous integration and deployment to cloud environments. We follow agile methodologies and a Git workflow.

We welcome developers with experience in other environments (AWS, Google Cloud Platform) who are happy to bring their experiences on board. As part of our rigorous recruitment process, we’ll thoroughly test your ability to code and design scalable systems with peerless precision, quality and clarity.

As a member of the team, you’ll be expected to keep up to date with the tech field. We gladly sponsor certifications and training courses.

The person
Essential Experience and Skills
• C# and .NET 4.5+, including async
• ASP.NET WebApi
• Multithreading and concurrency management
• Experience with Event driven systems such as Azure Service Bus, Azure Event Hubs
• Publish and Subscribe architectures and platform level integration
• Queuing and Messaging systems such as Azure Service Bus, AWS SQS, RabbitMQ
• SOA / Microservices architecture
• Agile and XP methodologies
• SOLID code design
• An understanding of cloud environments and deployment strategies
• HTTP-based REST services
• ORMs such as Entity Framework
• Advanced SQL scripting capability
• NoSQL solutions such as Azure Cosmos DB (DocumentDB), CouchDB, Cassandra
• Secure software development principles in line with standard Information Security frameworks

Desirable Experience and Skills
• Actor models such as Akka.NET
• Enterprise grade hosting strategies such as Azure Service Fabric
• Hypermedia REST services
• DevOps and cloud deployment (Azure, Amazon Web Services)
• Data Analytics and Business Intelligence

The best of both worlds

We might be world leaders, but in many ways the department feels like a start-up, with a twist. There’s the buzz of scrum working, the thrill of shaping compelling experiences, the chance to surprise and stretch yourself in response to a fresh challenge. And then there’s all the resources, technology and high profile projects of a major corporate entity. Crucially, we also offer the benefit of clear career progression.

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