Software Developer

Exciting things are happening at Blue Octopus, so if you are interested in working on an exciting greenfield project utilising some of the most exciting technologies on the market today then this could be the role for you!

This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate who would love a wide range and freedom of work, who wants to leave their mark and help us deliver a game-changing system!

We have exciting plans to grow the business and therefore require an experienced and enthusiastic Software Developer to join us.

Reporting to the Digital Director, you will contribute to the development of our existing in-house recruitment technology (a multi-tenant ASP.NET MVC C# MS-SQL system), bespoke career microsites, and new projects, working on both front-end and back-end aspects.

With substantial development experience, the successful technology enthusiast will be quick to learn and assimilate new technologies and ideas and will be educated to Degree level; ideally in computer science or a similar technical discipline.

Commercial experience of C# and ASP.NET will be required and you should also have knowledge of MVC, MS-SQL, HTML/CSS/JavaScript along with Entity Framework and source control systems (e.g. Team Foundation Server, git).Skills in .NET Core and Xamarin would also be an advantage to contribute to new applications.

Our ideal candidate will have worked on public facing, business critical systems or products including demonstrable experience with web technologies. Strong time management and communication skills are also essential for this role.

In addition, knowledge of Server Administration, particularly around IIS, and MS-SQL administration would be beneficial, however is not essential.

As a member of our established software team, you’ll be at the heart of the business and play a crucial part in driving the business forward to achieve growth targets. If you have experience and attributes we are looking for, then we would love to hear from you!

Here at Blue Octopus, we offer a fresh approach to recruitment. Utilising every ounce of our collective 40 years’ experience, we successfully attract high quality candidates from the UK's top jobsites, our own interactive site and our clients' websites.

We’re celebrating our 10th birthday and 2020 promises to be another exciting year in our quest to further build our reputation and client reach.

In return, we offer, MSDN subscription, Pluralsight subscription, quiet working conditions, three monitors as standard and the possibility of working from home when required.

In addition to the above, it’s important to us that our staff have a great work life balance and to achieve this, here are a few of the benefits we have on offer:

  • Great office hours - 09.00 start, with a 17.00 finish
  • Friday 16.00 finish
  • Fresh fruit delivered
  • We’ll provide your breakfast!
  • 4 Day weeks once a month!
  • Healthcare scheme
  • Pension

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