C# .NET Software Developer

  • GMSL
  • Cambridge, UK
  • Mar 01, 2024
Full time Information Technology SQL

Job Description

Opportunity

We have a great opportunity for a C# .NET Software Developer to join our fantastic Power software development team based in Cambridge.

GMSL

GMSL is the market-leading provider of 24/7 energy portfolio management services and software in Europe and plays a vital role in the energy business. We have unparalleled expertise in the industry, built up over 25 years of operating in energy markets throughout Europe.

Our software is used by some of the largest energy companies in the world and is developed using our unique operations experience, giving us clear insight into our customers’ needs.

We have a fantastic team of people and have a well-developed human-centred understanding of how to develop software, so this is a great opportunity for someone who wants to join a friendly, small and highly technical team where you can have a real impact.

The role

You will be embedded as a full-stack developer in one of our small agile development teams. You will collaborate alongside the product owner, tester and other developers to develop features for PowerTrak, one of our leading software products.

Our view of agile software development is inspired by eXtreme Programming rather than Scrum. We focus more on the technical practices that enable agility, such as TDD, Pair Programming, SOLID, Simple Design etc. but we do find some of the rituals useful, such as Daily Stand-ups and Retrospectives.

The product

PowerTrak is a web application that provides comprehensive coverage of the European power markets, enabling users to schedule trades and crossborder flows from the UK down to Italy. PowerTrak is used in-house by the GMSL operations team to provide power scheduling services to a wide variety of customers including large banks, energy and trading companies. It is also licenced by customers who use it within their own operations teams.

The technology

PowerTrak uses a variety of technology, so any experience of the following would be great:

  • C#
  • .NET Core (MVC, RESTful Web APIs, dependency injection)
  • SQL Server, Entity Framework
  • HTML, CSS, jQuery

Your skills

  • You will be the sort of person who enjoys getting things done.
  • You will need to be great at thinking logically, but also laterally.
  • You must be able to communicate your thoughts well.
  • You should enjoy collaborating with others and relish solving challenging problems.

Your experience

  • You will have a minimum of five years development experience using C# & .NET in a commercial environment.
  • Experience of enterprise product development would be particulalry relevant to our business.
  • You will be comfortable working in an agile environment. Experience of any eXtreme Programming practices that are key to being agile, such as TDD, Pair Programming, SOLID, Simple Design would also be beneficial.

Salary

Salary will be reflective of your level of experience.

  • Location              Cambridge – Hybrid (2-3 days a week in office)
  • Job type               Permanent
  • Hours                   Mon-Fri, 37.5 hours per week

All our teams spend at least one day a week in the office and this role requires 2-3 days a week in office, so you need to be based within easy travel to Cambridge

Benefits

Our benefits include:

  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Company pension scheme (6% employer contribution)
  • 25 days’ holiday
  • Private health care
  • Flexible working hours and remote working
  • Casual dress and a relaxed environment
  • Employee assistance program
  • Loyal service award
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Fresh fruit and great coffee
  • Free access to Cambridge University Botanic Gardens
  • Monthly team pub lunches

Working at GMSL

We are a small team. We have around 30 people in our software team, so even though we are a part of a company of around 100 people overall, the software team has retained a small team “startup” feel. Your colleagues will be from a wide variety of backgrounds – we encourage diversity, openness and gender equality.

We value the long-term. The success and stability that comes from 25+ years’ experience in software development means we value the long-term in terms of software development and the development of our people.

We empower teams and individuals. Teams are empowered to own their products. Individuals are empowered to make meaningful contributions at every level.

We are agile. We develop using an agile approach, which focuses on our ability to respond to change. We broadly follow XP practices, but we take a pretty pragmatic view about this. We adapt our processes to support the context, rather than follow a standard rigid process for all situations. We trust the teams who do the work to decide how best to do it.

We strive to make GMSL a great place to work. The management team are friendly, approachable and care personally about the people on their team. Managers consider the people on their team as the first priority and take our people’s personal situations into account in decision-making wherever they can.

We are flexible. Our teams typically work at least one day a week in our office in Cambridge, and the rest of the time working from home. We also have a day a month where the whole software department come in and we all go to the pub for lunch. Hours are flexible and are based on the needs of the team.

How to apply

Simply email us your CV and covering letter to recruit@gmsl.co.uk.

We will only consider people with a valid UK work permit.

GMSL have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK, proof of right to work in the UK will be requested prior to employment.

Salary depends on your level of experience.

Recruitment Agencies

We are not currently accepting recruitment agency applications, we’ll be in touch if we need you to help us. Thanks for your understanding.

Occupations

General-Other: IT-Software Development

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