Junior Software Developer

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Junior Software Developer

£18k – £20k
This is a fantastic opportunity for a Junior Software Developer to join a well-established Software House, based in the heart of Maidstone. You are not expected to have any prior experience as they will provide all the training necessary for you to quickly become an important part of the software development team and to start contributing to their product suite.
As a junior software developer you will be working on some of the most respected financial reporting and auditing systems in the world, working on live deployed systems.
You will be creating new content, new processes and designs whilst also bug-fixing and maintaining current releases. They reward creativity and you will be encouraged to challenge how they do things and to carry out research ideas as part of your work.


· Career advancement – Comprehensive appraisal processes, skill development and team leadership structure will support your success. They promote from within where possible.
· Holidays – Employees enjoy 23 days holiday in addition to eight public holidays. Additional holiday is accrued at the rate of one extra day for every two years of service up to a maximum of 28 days
· Pension – They automatically enrol employees on the pension scheme, which offers an above-average employer contribution.
· Bonus – They believe in rewarding staff for their hard work. That’s why after a year of service you’ll be eligible for a discretionary profit related bonus.
· Life assurance –  In the event of the death of an employee, this is paid at a rate of four times the basic annual salary
· Employee assistance programme –  They provide 24-hour confidential life management and personal support services for employees and immediate family at the same address.
· Childcare Vouchers  – A work/life balance can be difficult with young children, so they run a childcare voucher scheme through Edenred, by way of salary sacrifice.
· Eye test – They cover the cost of your eye tests and contribute towards the cost of your glasses or contact lenses if you need to wear them when working.
· Dress –  What you wear each day is up to you. They don’t have a strict dress code – it’s about being adaptable in your style to suit the nature of your working day.
· Social –  They are proud of their team spirit, their social committee organise plenty of events from bowling to go karting and evenings out.
· Christmas  – They always book a good venue so their staff can celebrate Christmas in style! Their annual party and ad hoc events are a chance to have fun with teammates and enjoy the entertainment provided.
· Office Environment – Enjoy a relaxed, comfortable working environment close to town centre amenities.
· Charity –  Each year different charities benefit from the annual football tournament, bake-off, tough mudders, skydives and more. You name it we’ll do it for charity!
· Sporting Events –  Can’t bear to miss the World Cup and Wimbledon? Don’t worry, you’ll be able to watch the matches on numerous televisions around the office.
· Free Tea and Coffee –  No one wants to pay for drinks whilst at work. Sit back and enjoy a variety of free tea and coffee along with plenty of cold drink options.

Responsibilities of Junior Software Developer

· Development and maintenance of the desktop financial reporting, taxation and auditing templates
· Continually developing your skills
· Learn how to use scripting as a solution and as part of your developer’s toolkit
· Prepare bug fixes as directed by the development work schedule
· Prepare documentation on the above as required
· Work in accordance with daily and weekly development schedules
· Attend project and development meetings as necessary
· Provide feedback to product and project managers on job progress
· Investigate new technologies which might enhance the current product range
· Remedial work on older legacy templates
The qualities that we are looking for in a Junior Software Developer is that you must demonstrate an interest in software development and be a logical thinker and problem solver who doesn’t stop at finding “a” solution when they’re sure a better alternative must exist.
You will be educated to degree level OR have a demonstrable aptitude for software development.
In addition to graduates they have employed some very talented self-taught developers so please get in touch if you have the desire, aptitude and commitment to succeed as a software developer.
You might be looking for your first role in a software development team or you might have some initial experience in a collaborative development department.
Either way we are looking for aptitude rather than experience, we want someone with the potential to become a confident developer so we’ll be interested in any projects you may have worked on either in a personal capacity or as part of your further or higher education.

You will:

· Be a logical thinker with a strong problem-solving ability
· Have excellent verbal and written communication skills
· Have a strong work ethic and an ability to work with minimal supervision
· Be patient and persistent
· Demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy
· Be comfortable and confident working as part of a team
· Be creative
· Be comfortable with change and happy to challenge existing practices
· Be keen to learn new skills
· Have a degree OR be able to demonstrate an interest in, and aptitude for, software development

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