IT Software Developer

Michael Page Technology
£33000 - £37000 per annum
14 Apr 2018
01 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

This role is to develop, implement and support business system solutions in response to business requirements for this legal client. You will work on a mixture of application foundations, some with a more SQL Server database slant, others more focused on ASP.Net and VB.Net for this legal client.

Client Details

This Birmingham based client is a leading law firm that combines creativity, commerciality and clarity across sectors such as, but not limited to: energy, education, banking and financial services, health-care and advanced manufacturing.


The successful IT Software Developer will be responsible for:

  • requiring analysis to gain an understanding of business needs to develop level of effort estimates, software design and development, unit testing.
  • Developing reliable, innovative and scalable technology solutions to meet organisational needs and process improvements.
  • Managing development items to closure within time, cost and quality constraints.
  • Translating user requirements into detailed design specifications to deliver effective solutions in an agile environment.
  • Creating and maintaining application documentation including: Technical Specifications, Knowledge Base/ Know How Articles and other project artefacts as required.
  • Being capable of understanding and contributing to the technical solutions from design through to solution implementation.
  • Providing regular and effective progress updates to and working closely with the Development Team Leader to ensure the management of any delivery risks or issues.
  • Defining delivery phases of the project including; activities, sub-activities and milestones ensuring these are well documented and used as the basis for the project event log, issues and risk log and subsequent reporting.
  • Ensuring the awareness, involvement and support from the key stakeholders and participants by building strong client relationships and maintaining robust communication on the project status throughout its life cycle.
  • Analysing user requirements.
  • Evaluating, assessing and recommending software and hardware solutions.
  • Developing software, architecture, specifications and interfaces.
  • Developing user interfaces, client displays and management information.
  • Developing, delivering and testing software prototypes.
  • Initiating and driving major changes in programs, procedures and methodology.
  • Collaborating with our software developers and professionals.
  • Reporting to the IT Development Team Leader and / or team members concerning day-to-day progress and issues.

Additional duties will include:

  • Ensuring internal compliance with ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 standards.
  • Providing assistance in risk and best practice improvement projects.


The successful IT Software Developer who will be based in the Birmingham area will have:

  • A minimum of 5 years previous experience in a similar role.
  • A strong background in application development, with the desire to research and learn new skills and technologies as they become available.
  • A practical knowledge of planning, executing and reporting on various forms of testing; including system or integration testing, performance and regression testing.
  • A knowledge of a variety of software development approaches and methodologies.
  • Experience in requirements capture, analysis techniques and process improvement approaches.
  • Experience in producing software specifications.
  • Knowledge of full software development life cycle.
  • The ability to work on multiple development work streams concurrently.
  • Previous knowledge and experience in managing stakeholders.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills , liaising with colleagues, stakeholders and third parties.
  • A sound knowledge of the following systems: SQL Server 2008 R2+, ASP.Net/Net Framework, C# and VB Languages, WCF/Web Services, IIS, website setup/SSL certificates, JavaScript/JQuery, CSS, markup languages/JSON.

Would also be beneficial to have experience in:

  • SSRS
  • MVC
  • JSON
  • Responsive Web Design (such as bootstrap)
  • Object Oriented approach
  • Content Management Systems
  • Workflow solutions
  • Sharepoint
  • Knowledge of Axxia product
  • LINQ/Entity Framework

Job Offer

The salary that is on offer for the Birmingham based IT Software Developer is up to £37,000.

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