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Automation Developer

Region: Midlands

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon

Contract type: Permanent

Reference number: ITDI00911

Working pattern: Full-time

Closing date: 31st January 2022

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About the role

We have a fantastic opportunity for an Automation Developer, to join our I.T Division here at NFUM Mutual. Reporting to the I.T Team Leader, the main purpose of the role is to configure, integrate and lead components of developing automation for one or more applications and / or systems. It’s also- to ensure that all technical components within area of responsibility, are fit for purpose and meet the agreed business and system requirements. Some key accountabilities will include:

  • Consult and advise business stakeholders on new business initiatives requiring IT solutions within area of expertise in order to ensure a planned and cohesive IT development approach that meets business needs and is aligned to Group IT Strategy.

  • Review, analyse and evaluate IT system requirements in collaboration with IT Business Analysts and IT Solution Designers to ensure that they provide sufficient clarity to enable the production of technical development estimates and effective IT system development.

  • Evaluate and interpret end-to-end technical system designs and recommend changes to applications and / or products within area of responsibility, collaborating with IT Solution Designers to ensure that the final IT solution is fit for purpose and meets the agreed system requirements.

  • Configure, develop, unit test, integrate and lead complex / large technical automation code changes in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders as required, to build technical solutions to agreed estimates, time and quality requirements.

  • Document and direct the handover of software into business-as-usual (BAU) operation and coordinate the resolution of live technical incidents and system problems as and when required, in accordance with the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework.

About you

As our Automation Engineer you will the type of person who has a genuine passion and understanding on how Automation works. You will have the willingness to want to develop yourself further in this role, which is something we will help and provide with. You’ll also be or have:

  • An Information Technology related degree, or equivalent industry experience.

  • Strong background working in tooling or automation roles 

  • Proficiency in a writing, executing and testing programming languages such as PowerShell, Python, JavaScript, HTML, CCS, .NET 

  • Experience of working in an Agile/ Scrum environment 

  • Meaningful relevant and demonstrable experience of IT automation / software development 

  • Formal qualification in technical area of specialism (desirable)

  • Extensive experience of implementing automated testing (desirable)

  • Good knowledge of code repositories like GIT (desirable)

  • Solid understanding of JSON data structures and API calls (desirable)

  • ITIL awareness (desirable)

  • Experience of various software development methodologies (desirable)

  • Knowledge of XML and structural programming concepts. (desirable)

What we can offer

Here at NFU Mutual we pride ourselves on being “a great place to work” and have again been presented with the Gallup Great Workplace Award. Along with a supportive culture you can also look forward to some very attractive reward benefits such as:

  • Competitive salary

  • Up to 17.5% annual bonus potential

  • Contributory pension scheme (company contribution up to 12%)

  • 25 days holiday per annum plus bank holidays (additional holiday purchase scheme)

  • Employee discounts

  • Gym subsidy

  • Health and wellbeing plan

  • Discounted Insurance on a range of NFU Mutual policies

NFU Mutual are happy to offer its employees informal homeworking. Our team is located in Stratford-upon-Avon and it would be expected that on average, 50% of your working time would be located from one of this office, with the remaining days home based should you wish. Due to COVID-19, our employees continue to work from home and a return to the office is being planned for later in the year

About us

One of the UK’s leading general insurance and financial services companies, NFU Mutual has been meeting our customers’ needs for over 100 years. Our employees are important to us. We empower and inspire them to perform, offer opportunities to grow and we recognise and reward their contribution. They are proud to work for a company that respects them and broader communities, and they trust us to be financially sustainable, so we are successful now, and in the future.

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About NFU Mutual

We are a leading provider of General Insurance and Financial Services. From our strong farming roots we’ve grown to become a UK-wide organisation, turning over £1billion annually. Yet success hasn’t gone to our heads. We’re proud to remain completely customer focused, down-to-earth and committed to the rural communities we’ve grown from.

Our ethos - of trust, respect and personal service - lies at the heart of all we do and has seen us build an enviable reputation for exceptional member loyalty. Though we’ve been in business for over 110 years, we have big ambitions for the future. And that’s why we’re looking for talented people to join our growing organisation. Talented people like you.