Location
Walsall
Department
Digital Development
Advertising Salary
Competitive Salary
Vacancy Type
Permanent

About The Role

Software Engineer – Bristol – Hybrid Working – Competitive Salary - £600 joining bonus when you join before 31st January 2022!

The RAC is one of the UK’s most successful, recognised and trusted brands – providing complete peace of mind for the driving needs of over 13 million members in the UK.  And there has never been a more exciting time to be part of the RAC team. We are entering a new phase in our journey and will be expanding our driving proposition as well as digitally transforming our member experiences.  Our mission is to make owning, driving and looking after your car simple, straightforward and worry-free and we’ll make it all easy and convenient with our digital products.


With iconic sites in Birmingham, Bristol and Manchester and over 4,000 colleagues, the RAC offers real flexibility through hybrid working.  The RAC is going from strength to strength with a significant new investment from Silver Lake Partners – a leading global technology investment firm – focused on investing in technology-enabled businesses with high growth potential.  This partnership will see new levels of dynamism and a rapid pace of innovation. 


As part of this exciting transformation, we are launching a brand-new Digital Product function within our business to help us create a best-in-class member experience, supported with increased investment and a structured programme of activities to accelerate our digital strategy.


About the role

The RAC Digital Development Team are now looking to recruit a Lead Software Engineer, on a permanent basis, located in Bristol.

Reporting directly into the Digital Development & Delivery Manager, your role will be to operate as part of a cross functional product squad, creating, maintaining, supporting and improving software solutions with the RAC Digital estate which drive customer benefit and value. You can expect to be working on the back-end services and engines that sit behind the main RAC E-Commerce website. This is a fantastic role for someone who has a strong understanding on agile software development methodologies and looking to focus on their development and career, eventually working towards becoming a Senior or Lead within the team!

Please note, our teams are currently working from home with plans to transition to a hybrid working model from the start of 2022 onwards, when colleagues will return to the office up to 3 days per week, so must be in a commutable distance to our Bristol site.

Role Purpose

  • Actively participate in the creation and support of a collaborative and effective team ethic and environment

  • Work with cross functional squad members to deliver highest quality work in accordance with timelines and requirements

  • Take ownership of own specialism within the product squad, acting as the SME where necessary

  • Adhere to RAC to best practice doctrine, agile frameworks and process, including active participation in peer reviews and scrum ceremonies

  • Adoption of design principles to ensure our platforms deliver value and are scalable for a growing membership base

  • Positively identify risks, document code and evangelise knowledge sharing across both the individual squad and the wider Digital team.

  • Implementation of requirements using Minimum Viable Product techniques

  • Close collaboration with DevOps, Content and leadership to ensure clear and concise communication is maintained

Skills & Experience

  • Understanding of agile software development methodologies, values, and procedures 

  • Thorough understanding of the software development lifecycle and product development 

  • Proven ability to work independently with limited supervision and with other department personnel in a very dynamic and timeline sensitive work environment 

  • Exceptional communication, organisation, and time management skills 

  • Minimum 5 years commercial back-end development experience in C# or equivalent language

  • Experience of API creation and Microservice Architecture

  • Experience of Database technologies particularly MSSQL

  • Experience line managing a small team desirable

Our fast-paced and supportive environment will offer you lots of benefits

  • A competitive salary and on target annual company bonus

  • Contributory pension scheme

  • Life insurance

  • 25 days annual leave with the option to buy up to an additional 5 days per year

  • Free on-site parking across all 3 sites

  • Free RAC breakdown cover

We also offer a range of other flexible employee benefits for you to choose from.


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