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Schneider Financial Solutions - Junior Developer - London

Founded in 2013 Schneider Financial Solutions is a matrimonial litigation funder providing discreet lending solutions to assist with individuals divorce costs. We have built on this success and developed our product list to include solutions for contentious trust and probate litigation funding and have pioneered products such as living expenses loans and enforcement loans.

Having recently rebranded and restructured the company, we enter an exciting stage of our growth. With international partners and the UK’s top 500 Law firms utilising our solutions, we are widely considered to be the pre-eminent matrimonial litigation funders in the UK

We aim to continue the market growth we have achieved over the last few years, exploring new products and commercial channels, staying ahead of the competitor curve. We are one of the few litigation funders who employ experienced reputable solicitors to underwrite our loans, providing us with the capability to provide rapid response to our clients, mitigate loan risk exposure and earn professional respect from our peers.

Working at SFS is demanding. The shifting landscape of our regulated industry requires broad skillsets and a level of commitment that may not suit routine-lovers. We are looking for individuals who take pride in maximizing their potential, enjoy a varied workload, see opportunity in the face of challenge and want to imprint a legacy on their industry.

Like most businesses in 2020/21 Schneider Financial Solutions felt the effect of the Covid restrictions. We have convincingly managed the challenges faced so far, and we are confident that we will turn disruption into opportunity in 2022/23. While many companies are in a state of retrenchment, we are glad to be offering the prospect of employment.

Outline

The purpose of this role is to help with the continued design and development of a highly scalable, robust and responsive software platform in a cloud environment, underpinning management of the business’ financial products. As such, you will be required to work across a broad range of development activities and across several disciplines, mainly focused on the front-end web applications. From day to day, you will be involved in design and development of new features for the web applications, testing and execution of bug fixes, or investigation into alternative solutions to complex financial transactions.

Working with a full stack developer with nearly 20 years’ experience (at some of the world’s biggest corporations) you will get exposure to pioneering computer science methods and the highest standards of architecture, development, and planning. In a cloud-based infrastructure, you will be responsible for helping to ensure the integrity and continued expansion of our tech services and operations. Duties will also include development and maintenance of data analysis, reporting and monitoring web applications, creation of technical documentation and dealing with technical support requests. This role would suit a recent graduate with expertise in Javascript and an understanding of current web technologies, and who may also have an interest in learning Java and .net applications. We are offering on the job training as well as the opportunity to attend training courses where appropriate. This is a fixed-term contract with the expectation of a permanent placement.

After 6 to 9 months in the role the postholder would be eligible to apply for a developer role via the graduate promotion process.

Duties

  • Assist with the development and maintenance of service platform components including: Web applications and related RESTful web APIs, Authentication components
  • Working on the deployment, installation and configuration of software releases, and other third-party applications in the cloud environment.
  • Assist in the management of cloud based infrastructure assets
  • Contribute to maintaining the LMS service availability in line with service level agreements (SLA)
  • Assist with translating user requirements into technical specifications, test cases and subsequently into program code
  • Participate in quality reviews and undertake testing as needed or directed
  • Creation of technical documentation for both internal and external consumption
  • Contribution towards technical decision making
  • Aid with technical support requests
  • Provide reports or briefs to senior developer and c-suite on progress and other aspects of development work
  • Attend conferences and workshops as required.
  • Produce routine reports and service monitoring statistics.
  • Participate in cross-service activities and projects as required.
  • Undertake other duties commensurate with the post as they arise

Skillset

Degree in computing or other equivalent formal training, or relevant experience in an equivalent role

  • Good working knowledge of Javascript, and an awareness of related technologies and frameworks particularly ReactJS, AngularJS, NodeJS, Grunt and Bower.
  • Awareness of distributed source code management tools such as Git or Mercurial
  • An understanding of what RESTful web services
  • Knowledge of .Net related technologies and frameworks
  • Knowledge of web server software such as Apache Tomcat
  • Knowledge of relational database management systems such as MySQL
  • An understanding of web accessibility and usability issues
  • Excellent communication skills including ability to communicate clearly with both technical and nontechnical audiences
  • Ability to write concise and clear technical documentation and reports
  • Analysis and problem solving
  • Ability and willingness to quickly learn new skills on the job
  • Attention to detail, adherence to standards and ability to work to deadlines
  • Willingness to engage with the user community

Success

You will be appraised on your ability to produce good quality code in the timeframes set by your manager. We want to hire someone who is brave enough to have a brilliant imagination but grounded enough to be pragmatic in their prioritisation .

We offer

  • The opportunity to enjoy a progressive environment and produce meaningful work
  • Competitive Salary
  • 25 days Holiday per annum (plus 8 days public holidays)
  • Full Bupa Health insurance & Pension
  • Regular company professional & social events
  • Multiple local perks and benefits
  • A modern office with excellent conveniences, IT facilities, proximity to clients and a rooftop garden in the heart of the city

We expect competition for this opportunity to be intense, so please do not delay in providing me with your CV (and a covering letter if you wish).

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Connect with me on LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/litigation-finance

Visit our website www.schneiderfs.com