Willis Towers Watson

Senior/Principal C# Software Engineer

Software Developer in Reigate, England

Posted 2020-01-03

Summary of Role

As a Senior/Principal Software Engineer, you will work as part of a highly-skilled and close-knit development team following Scrum methodologies to develop market-leading insurance pricing solutions.

This is a varied and challenging opportunity where you will play a key role creating new product features and enhancing existing code, whilst ensuring the product continues to meet high levels of reliability, maintainability, usability and performance.

The Role
-Working with the Product Owner to define, refine and deliver the product backlog,
-Designing and documenting software solutions meeting functional and non-functional requirements,
-Implementing and refactoring product code (C#), following best practices for maintainability, testability and performance,
-Implementing unit tests, developing test frameworks and associated automated test cases,
-Reviewing and debugging code to identify defects, performance bottlenecks or technical debt,
-Working closely with test engineers to guarantee suitable test coverage, identifying and executing manual tests if necessary,
-Participating in sprint planning meetings, daily stand-ups and sprint retrospectives, striving to continuously improve the team velocity, its processes and engineering practices,
-Mentoring junior members of the team and taking a lead role for some of the above activities.

The Requirements
-Proficient in software development using C# .NET,
-Experience with the full software development lifecycle in a commercial/production environment: requirements capture and analysis, estimation, detailed software design, implementation, unit and system-level testing, installation and deployment, maintenance,
-Experience with software engineering best practices: object-oriented design and implementation, design patterns, SOLID principles, Agile and Extreme Programming methodologies,
-Experience with software development tools: IDE’s, version control, test automation, continuous integration, defect and backlog management systems

Other highly desirable, but not essential skills are:
-Ability to coordinate day-to-day development and bug fixing activities,
-Ability to design high-performance, scalable and extensible software architectures which are also easy to test, debug and maintain,
-GUI design/implementation, knowledge of standards and frameworks such as WPF or WinForms,
-Appreciation of current and emerging technologies along with their potential benefits and limitations,
-Visual Studio Team Services and Git,
-Experience of unit and GUI test automation frameworks such as MS Test and Ranorex,
-ASP.NET MVC, WCF, JavaScript, Angular JS, Bootstrap, or other web stack and frameworks,
-SQL Server or other database management systems,
-Azure and Cloud Technologies

Equal opportunity employer

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