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Developer - Emerging Technology


Developer - Emerging Technology

  • 526617
  • Closing date: Sep 27 2021 BST

Base Location: Havant, Hampshire or Reading, Berkshire or Perth, Scotland (other locations considered)

Salary: £36,836 to £48,648 (depending on experience) + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible working options available

What is the Role?

This role represents an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to move to a mid-level position in an inter-disciplinary team.

You will join an agile team working on greenfield projects to build innovative proof-of-concepts for the energy industry.

The team itself deals with a breadth of additional technologies including IoT, VR, AR, 3D visualisations, O365 Power Platform and Azure, providing further opportunity and exposure if you desire.

You will be responsible for requirements gathering and stakeholder engagement, developing proof-of-concepts and running technology demonstrations.

You should be able to communicate well with other team members and have good written language skills, as well as possess excellent time management skills and be a strong self-starter.

What do I need?

You should be comfortable with Javascript or Typescript and will need to have exposure to one or more modern web frameworks such as Vue.js, React or Angular. You will also need to have experience of developing middleware using one or more technologies such as Express JS, .NET Core / C# or Node.Js and experience of developing systems with Security and Authentication. Knowledge of SignalR and Sockets would be advantageous but not essential.

In addition, experience of one of more of the following would be advantageous but not essential:

  • experience with cloud service providers such as Azure or AWS
  • microservices and serverless architecture
  • Docker and Kubernetes
  • CI/CD and DevOps tooling
  • familiarity with creating progressive web apps (PWAs) or leveraging mobile frameworks such as React Native
  • the ability to create basic prototype wireframes to help inform the UI/UX

In terms of soft skills, we're looking for someone who has:

  • Flexibility and adaptability in learning new technologies and be passionate about future technology and problem solving. It’s an extremely exciting role and the rewards can be game changing.
  • Self-motivated with excellent personal effectiveness, you’ll be able to manage your own workload.
  • You’ll also have a systematic, disciplined and analytical approach to problem solving. The ability to deliver quality work to strict deadlines in a pressurised environment is vital for this role as is strong communication skills across all organisational levels and delivery methods.

About our Business

SSE IT underpins the technology needs of all the different businesses that make up the SSE group. From emerging technologies to data and analytics to cyber security - we power SSE's growth and enable it to generate value, while keeping it secure. As a trusted business partner that helps SSE lead in a low carbon world, we are proud of our service. Working for SSE IT is all about equipping SSE for now and the future.

Life at SSE

If you're considering a career with us, you're probably wondering what's in it for you? From health and wellness to finances and family, we're proud of our benefits package which includes 34 days holiday (plus the option to buy additional days), enhanced maternity and paternity leave, discounted healthcare and a wide range of offers via our SSE Advantage scheme.

At SSE we're proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself. We take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application and assessment process, and upon joining SSE.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact 275846

EXTERNAL: Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.


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Our Benefits

  • Sharesave Scheme
  • 34 days of annual leave
  • Option to purchase up to 10 days holiday
  • Interest-free technology loans
  • 24/7 free and confidential employee counselling service
  • Private healthcare discounts
  • Subsidised gym memberships
  • 21 weeks full pay maternity leave
  • Cycle to Work scheme with generous £2500 limit
  • Interest-free salary advance to cover transport season tickets

Explore our full list of benefits:

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