Software Developer

FSB is seeking an experienced Software Developer to join an expanding in house development team.

Hours: Full Time
Salary: up to £45,000 + Competitive benefits package
Location: Head Office, Blackpool (remote and flexible options considered)
Status: Permanent, full time

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The Role

FSB is currently undergoing a transformation programme and reviewing the technology in all areas of our business, so there is an exciting variety of projects you will be working on such as Microservices, Web applications, SSO & security, SaaS & data integrations, 3rd party API’s, Business Intelligence, database development and mobile applications.

Joining a well-established development team located in Blackpool, you will contribute to FSB’s transformation journey.  You will be involved in all stages of projects, helping to shape and innovate solutions for business problems. 

This role is usually based in our Blackpool Office, however we are open to discussing flexible working and so invite applications from across the North West.

The Person

You will have solid technical skills in the core Microsoft technologies including C#, MVC, ASP.NET, Web API, SQL Server.  You will be comfortable developing applications within Visual Studio within a variety of methodologies, and we will expect that you will be able to lead in development best practices including unit testing. 

It is important you have experience developing secure web applications and web services, Microservices and database development.  CRM concepts & experience would be a benefit, as would front end web development frameworks (React, Bootstrap, jQuery, HTML5), Business Intelligence, mobile or DBA experience.

The Experience

The applicant must have:

  • 3 years’ experience of developing in C# (ASP.NET, MVC, Web API etc) in a commercial environment
  • Degree Calibre (achieved through formal qualification or equivalent organisational experience)
  • Understanding of the full software life cycle
  • MS SQL Server experience
  • Secure Web Applications and/or API’s experience
  • Unit testing

Experience in the following is not essential but would be advantageous:

  • .Net Core
  • Microsoft Azure or AWS
  • Mobile application development
  • Test automation
  • BI/MI or Data Warehouses

About Us

As experts in business, we offer our members a wide range of vital business services, including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government. Our aim is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions.

Established over 45 years ago to help our members succeed in business, we are a non-profit making organisation that’s run by members, for members.

Members get an exclusive package of great value business services including advice, financial products and support. These cover a wide range of benefits such as tax, legal and HR, local network groups, business banking and mentoring.

We don’t only provide fantastic membership benefits - FSB is also the UK’s leading business campaigner, focused on delivering change which supports smaller businesses to grow and succeed. Our lobbying arm starts with the work of our team in Westminster which focuses on UK and English policy issues. Further to this, our expert teams in Glasgow, Cardiff and Belfast work with governments, elected members and decision-makers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Additional Information

All applicants must be able to provide at interview stage their highest education certificates as listed on their CV and verification of their eligibility to work in the UK.

As an equal opportunities employer, FSB is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership. We believe there is a strong case for the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion agenda and aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace, where all employees can bring their whole self to work. We strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a range of backgrounds to apply and join FSB. Candidates with a disability who require reasonable adjustments should contact the HR department at [email protected].

Applicants are advised to apply early, we reserve the right to close a vacancy prior to the closing date if a high number of applications are received. If you are successful and short listed for interview you will be contacted by email.

To apply for this role please email your CV and covering letter to [email protected].