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Software Developer - Tools Specialist - Fix Term Contractor

Location: Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
 Working within a talented team of technology experts, a Software Developer Tools Specialist will play a significant role in the delivery of high quality applications for our customers. Technology innovation in the Learning and Development industry is paramount, and through innovative solutions we aim to create a differentiator for our business that provides a legendary experience for our customers on every part of their journey with us.
 
As a Software Developer Tools Specialist at Insights you will support the Software Development team by updating our Microsoft Technology stack of tools and frameworks.  These updates will empower the team as they evolve the Insights API layer, which underpins our customer facing software technology stack, as well as our client facing web applications. 
 
You will work in a highly collaborative environment using a mixture of Agile and Waterfall methods.  You will leverage and promote our software frameworks, components and design patterns to deliver robust and scalable solutions.
 
What you’ll do to succeed
-  Update the tools and frameworks in our Software Dev Environment, including Visual Studio, SQL Server, TFS, Release Management. .NET, and other 3rd party tools
-  Make changes as necessary to ensure that our web applications and APIs still function and are performant in the updated Software Dev Environment
-  Teach and train other team members how to upgrade their local tools and put them to use
-  Ensure quality of solutions by assisting in peer reviews and writing automated unit tests
-  Clearly articulate your progress against the current project plan
-  Provide the appropriate level of documentation for solutions and contribute to the development, support, and operations knowledge base
-  Be highly productive whilst balancing the need for quality and agility
-  Work collaboratively with the team
-  Understand our business and our customers
 
How you’ll show up
-  You are 100% responsible for your tasks, and ensure that you diligently follow through on them until they are satisfactorily addressed
-  You have a positive “Can do” outlook and work ethic
-  You look to collaborate with your team and others in the business
-  Problem solving is high on your list of things to do and you are tenacious in your drive to deliver on this
-  You are passionate about technology, always looking for the next piece that will allow deployment of our solutions to be better
-  You have a desire to deliver solutions that empower your team and please users
 
What you’re great at
-  5+ years of experience in working in a Microsoft Software Development Environment (C#, ASP.Net, SQL Server, HTML, Javascript, Visual Studio)
-  Experience with building and deploying Web Applications and Web APIs
-  Experience collaborating across technology functions, such as Infrastructure, Service Management, Software Development, and Applications
-  Automating the dev process, including continuous integration, automated testing, and automated deployment (Jenkins, Docker, Puppet, etc)
-  Working with source / revision control systems, such as TFS and Jira
 
Please note this role is based in Dundee, Scotland
 
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