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Senior .NET Developer

We are looking for experienced .NET developers to join our London teams. As experienced developers, you will be responsible for working with or managing multi-developer teams on enterprise level builds. In addition to .NET experience and a passion for technology, a keen interest in adopting new development tools, methodologies, languages and frameworks will be beneficial for this role.

Our senior developers communicate regularly and directly with clients throughout the delivery process. Developers often operate as the main technical contact within the delivery team so good communication and interpersonal skills are required to provide this support and lead technical discussions with clients.

Overview of the role

Senior developers’ responsibilities include:

  • Leading development teams on a range of small to enterprise level builds
  • Providing clear technical advice to designers, front-end developers, strategists, and project managers
  • Working closely with clients to capture functional and non-functional requirements
  • Producing clear and concise requirements specifications
  • Proactively identifying, communicating and addressing technical risks throughout the delivery process
  • Constructing granular build plans and providing accurate estimations for build tasks
  • Running client workshops
  • Ensuring builds are robust, thoroughly tested and meticulously documented
  • Identifying improvements to the development and delivery processes
  • Identifying appropriate introduction of new technologies
  • Technical service design

Mid-level developers will need to have experience of the majority of the above, and will clearly be looking to expand their skill-set to include this whole range of responsibilities.

Skills & Requirements

It is essential that you have experience of:

  • Delivery of a range of small to large scale websites using ASP.NET and C#
  • Database design and management using SQL Server
  • Application of OOP design principles
  • Experience of .NET Content Management Systems. Experience of Sitecore, Kentico or Umbraco is preferable
  • The integration of third party systems, such as CRMs, payment gateways, document management tools, web services and authentication systems
  • An understanding of web security concerns; experience of testing and resolving security issues
  • Line management experience

In addition to the above, knowledge of some of the following would be of interest to us:

  • Designing solutions for high traffic demands; experience of performance testing, analysing results and applying performance improvements
  • Configuration of continuous integration systems
  • The use of automated testing tools
  • Management of multi-branch source control repositories
  • The application of multi-tiered software architecture methodologies
  • An understanding of hosting infrastructure; experience working with load balanced, multi-server environments
  • Delivery of resilient solutions including web and database failover features
  • The use of JavaScript to enhance UX and to provide asynchronous interface functionality, and validation
  • Experience gained from working on projects involving accessibility, semantic HTML, progressive enhancement, and front-end task runners

About Reading Room

Reading Room is an award-winning digital consultancy. We work as architects of digital change, helping our clients create new and effective systems suitable for the emerging challenges of modern business.

We help our clients develop business strategy; we build communication platforms; create content, and provide design and build services for clients in the UK and across the globe. Fundamental to everything we do is a comprehensive understanding of the clients we work with. This client-centric approach has become central to the way we work.

Our approach to work

We work in multi-disciplinary teams to avoid the conveyor-belt approach that is incapable of delivering the complexities of digital projects. We know that digital problem solving requires many different skills and mind-sets.

All our work is based on flexible, agile approaches. This allows us to build, release and test at rapid speeds, updating strategy and research with real-world learning ensures constant improvement to platforms as we build them.

As independent thinkers, we’re free to recommend the right solutions to clients whatever they may be. We are a technology agnostic agency with experience of working with a variety of open source and proprietary technologies including Drupal, WordPress, Kentico and Sitecore. We have extensive experience of integration with third party systems such as Dynamics, Salesforce, SAP, and Sugar CRM.

How to apply

Please apply by email to [email protected]. Include your CV, portfolio (if relevant) and short covering note telling us why you’d like to work for Reading Room.

We do reply to everyone who applies, but at times we do have very high levels of applicants, so please do give us at least a few days to get back to you.

Please note: you must be eligible to work in the EU.

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