Sigma is looking for a new software developer

By Dave Brislane | 09/12/2019

We are Sigma. We design services and digital products that help people to live and work better. When working with clients, our teams take a multi-disciplinary approach to identifying key problems, designing and developing creative, viable solutions.

About the team

A friendly DevOps team who work with user groups, customers and our own technical consultants to build successful digital solutions using both waterfall and agile processes.   We also provide a support and maintenance service to our existing clients through our ITIL based service desk offering.  With all our work quality controlled by our QA team.

We invest in our team and believe strongly in collaboration and mentoring. We actively support our team members to attend conferences globally such as Umbraco CodeGarden, Umbraco UK Festival, Episerver Ascend as well as SQL Saturday.  We encourage our team to participate in event and meetup attendance.  In addition, all team members are eligible to attend our yearly conference Camp Digital.

We also invest in training and have received offsite and onsite training from Umbraco, Episerver, Royal National Institute for the Blind, NCC Group and others in the past few years. All our developers have attended courses for both Umbraco (including certification) and Episerver (including certification).

We have a number of technical partnerships within the industry including:

  • Umbraco Gold Partner
  • Episerver Partner
  • uCommerce Partner
  • Microsoft Partner

About you

For us, having a dynamic, competent, and enthusiastic developer is an integral part of the DevOps team.

Highly customer and service orientated, you are a self-starter with strong technical knowledge and problem-solving skills who is passionate about current and emerging web and mobile technologies.  You are also an excellent communicator and eager to learn new skills. In return, you will join a growing company, working as part of a supportive team in a highly collaborative environment and benefitting from an investment in training and professional development.  

Most of all we would expect that your experience and friendliness enable you to help build resilience, confidence, and pride within the team.

Key technical knowledge

  • Microsoft .Net.
  • C#, ASP.Net, MVC, Razor
  • CMS Experience (Umbraco)
  • Visual Studio 2017+
  • SQL Server
  • HTML, CSS
  •  jQuery, AJAX, JSON

Desirable skills for how we work

We predominantly develop using the Microsoft Technical Stack (C#, SQL Server), and we utilise Git, Team City and Octopus Deploy for our build and release processes. The applications we work with primarily use services from Microsoft Azure.  So experience using any of these tools would be ideal.

Sigma prides itself in the whole team collaborating to deliver secure and accessible applications which have been developed in conjunction with all key stakeholders.

Additional desirable skills also include: 

  • Test Driven Development
  • Building mobile, adaptive and responsive solutions
  • Building RESTful/SOA web applications
  • Umbraco Cloud
  • Headless CMS / Static site generators

Salary

£35,000 - £45,000 based on experience.

Location and management

Either our Macclesfield or Cambridge office and client sites as necessary.

Some overseas travel (mostly to Europe) may also be required and some nights away from home are expected, but on an infrequent basis.

Reporting directly to the Development Team Lead.

Benefits

Sigma provides a comprehensive employee benefit package to look after the health and well-being of all our staff. This includes:

  • Paid Holiday – 28 days plus public holidays.
  • Long service recognition with increased paid holiday after 5 years’ service, up to a maximum of 33 days paid holiday plus public holidays.
  • Paid sick leave – up to 20 days in any 12-month period.
  • Flexi time.
  • Flexible holiday scheme – buy or sell back of up to 5 days leave.
  • Life assurance (3 x salary) – eligible upon employment.
  • Income protection insurance (after 13 weeks absence) – eligible upon employment.
  • Stakeholder pension scheme (5% company contribution) – subject to eligibility auto-enrolled after 3 months service  
  • Overseas and UK business travel insurance.
  • Cycle to work scheme

Contact us

If you'd like to know more about the role, get in touch at dave.brislane@sigma.se and send us your CV and portfolio or call us on 01625 427718 for an informal chat.