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Region: Midlands

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon

Contract type: Permanent

Reference number: ITDI01011

Working pattern: Full-time

Closing date: 5th July 2022

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  • Working in a supportive team environment within a great company.

  • Opportunities to be involved in current and future IT transformational changes.

  • Acquiring new technologies and skills with good developmental and progression prospects.

About the role

Applications are invited for the position of Developer within the Life Applications Development team within Group IT.  This is an excellent opportunity for you to progress your IT career and play a vital role in delivering strategic business and project change, supporting and shaping the future of the AIA policy application. Working proactively to meet ambitious deadlines, you will use your technical, problem solving and communication skills to liaise with IT colleagues and the Life business to identify requirements and translate non-technical specifications into working solutions.

Working within both the SSDLC and ITIL framework, you will be responsible for ensuring that all code produced meets regulatory, industry and internal standards, group policies and guidelines, and be responsible for implementing an ethos of best practice and continuous improvement with the AIA Software Team.

You will be required to support a small number of release weekends throughout the year. The role will necessitate engagement with business stakeholders, so the successful candidate must have good communication skills. You will be required to meet personal performance objectives and KPIs.

Key responsibilities 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 collaborate 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 and integrate technical 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.

Research, understand and apply new technical tools, processes and technical developments to promote continuous improvement in quality and efficiency standards throughout the software development lifecycle.

About you

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate:

Broad experience in a development environment with knowledge of the full secure software development lifecycle

Previous experience of using the Prolog language or GraphTalk, with a good understanding of the Object-oriented programming (OOP) paradigm.  

Ability to use methodical approaches in performing analysis, design and development, with an aim in promoting maintainability and future-proofing of changes.

The following attributes are also desirable:

  • Proficient Oracle and SQL skills

  • Experience in KPI and controls management

  • Experience of various software development methodologies

  • Awareness of Risk Management and COBIT principles

  • Experience in financial services, insurance, investments and/or pensions environment


Candidates must have 5 GCSE’s grade C or above (which must include Maths and English).

Candidates should be educated to degree standard or possess an equivalent professional qualification.

Candidates will have to work some weekends and out of hours, on a rota basis. 

Benefits and Rewards

When you join our team, you can expect a supportive culture and an attractive range of rewards and benefits including:   

  • Competitive salary

  • Annual bonus (up to 17.5%) 

  • Contributory pension scheme, up to 20%, including your 8% contribution

  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays + buy/sell holiday scheme

  • Access to savings at High Street brands, travel and supermarkets

  • £20 contribution to a monthly gym membership – subject to T&Cs

  • Health and wellbeing plan - cashback for dentist, opticians, physio and more

  • Unlimited access to Refer a Friend £500 bonus scheme

  • Life Assurance cover of 4 x salary

  • Employee discounts on a range of NFU Mutual insurance policies.

Working at NFU Mutual

We’re one of the UK’s leading general insurance and financial services companies. For over 110 years we’ve put our customers at the heart of everything we do. Our people are just as important to us. We pride ourselves on being “a great place to work” and are one of only 39 companies across the globe, and the only organisation with headquarters in the UK, to receive a Gallup Exceptional Workplace 2022 award. We were also named in the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies List 2021.   
We offer a supportive culture where we empower and inspire our people to perform, offer them opportunities to grow, and recognise and reward their contribution. Our people are proud to work for a company that respects them and their 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.