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Lead Developer

Date: May 25, 2019

Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID144187BR
Job TitleLead Developer
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationGlasgow
FunctionTax
Service LineTax Central
Service Line InformationKPMG's Tax Centre of Excellence carries out the vast majority of the tax compliance work across the whole UK Firm and comprises over over 300 qualified tax compliance experts and supporting staff. Our vision is to become the most respected compliance team in the UK and help our clients cope with their rapidly changing tax compliance needs. We have 3 main locations in Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham, but also support a large number of remote workers, in short we offer flexibility in our ways of working. Over the next 2 years we are looking to increase both our scope of specialisations and our service offering as well as deploying class leading tax technology to deliver a great service to KPMG's clients.

KPMG OverviewKPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.

With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Job Description
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
- WCF
- 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.

Our Deal

Flexible WorkingWhile some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.

Applying with a DisabilityKPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG.



Returning to work after a break
At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

Policy for Agencies

KPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies: Policy


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