Salary: £44,800 – £67,000

You’ll be a member of the Design Authority, providing the expertise for the design, implementation, security and performance of the Society’s software. You will lead the development design across multiple complex projects to meet project deadlines whilst working closely with the engineering teams. Regularly presenting software solutions, which adhere to software design policies, at review boards for final approval.

You’ll research, evaluate and prototype new technologies and make recommendations for their implementation. Providing early engagement in the project lifecycle to ensure the correct design has been chosen. You will innovate and drive technology changes within the Department, taking responsibility to ensure new initiatives are shared, understood and documented.

Effective collaboration with other areas of IT is essential, including solutions architects and business analysts, in order to produce high level technical specification documentation that will guide the development teams.
Desired Skills and Experience

• Proven technical ability in one or more of our core technologies i.e. .Net, IBM Middleware.
• Strong software design skills and understanding of key principles and patterns.
• Self-motivated, willing to expand on your knowledge and prepared to adapt to change.
• Ready to seek out and research new technologies, demonstrating their capability to the various stakeholders.
• Experience in Agile methodologies
• Experience in event-driven microservices architecture would be an advantage.
Internally this role is known as Senior Software Engineer – Development.
IT at the Coventry is changing; we are currently undertaking an exciting transformation project that will shape the future of the organisation. As we progress on our journey we are seeking talented individuals who are passionate about delivering an outstanding experience for both members and colleagues in an environment where you will have the opportunity to be part of the future success of the organisation and work in an environment where personal and professional development is taken seriously.

About the team:

As a team, we work really closely with each other and various areas of IT. This enables us to maintain a ‘family’ feel to what we do; you’ll support, care and succeed together. Within this close-knit team, you’ll have opportunities to grow with us and to play a key part in a thriving, growing organisation – you’ll feel like you belong. Appealing, right?

That’s not all! We’re passionate about what we do, whether this is conducting our key processes, making change happen to procedures or supporting the local community. We’ll actively encourage you to be involved in a variety of fun, frantic fundraisers that can range from cake sales, to ‘I’m a Celebrity’ style eating contests.

You’ll take pride in being here, and to make sure that you can cram all of this into a typical week as an Software Architect, we are closely aligned to the Society values. These are designed to make sure you’ll do what’s right and we deliver our main promise; putting members first.

Location: Coventry-Binley Business Park