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Graduate Developer - Birmingham (2023/2024)

On-site
  • Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Birmingham

Job description

About Acturis

Acturis is the UK’s leading Software-as-a-Service provider for general insurance. Founded in 2000, we have grown exponentially over the past 20 years. To date, more than 95,000 individuals, in over 40 countries, use Acturis solutions to power their business, and our platform manages over £10bn worth of transactions every year. By working closely with brokers, insurers, and MGAs, we have helped to create and shape the insurance market of today.


At Acturis we invest in recruiting, developing and promoting talent. With us you will:

  • Work with a talented, motivated and friendly group of like-minded colleagues
  • Learn how to combine innovation and technology to create new business models from a management team led by two former McKinsey partners
  • Be supported and encouraged to develop your skills and knowledge through structured training and coaching from experienced colleagues
  • Receive written constructive performance feedback and encouragement on a regular basis
  • Be given real responsibility for your own projects as soon as you are ready
  • Receive a competitive salary and annual performance-based reviews
  • Be eligible to participate in annual bonus and company share incentive schemes depending on performance and seniority
  • Receive 25 days’ holiday rising to 30 days over time
  • Work from home up to 3 days per week

The Position 

As a Software Developer in our integration team you will:

  • Support our .NET, Java and webMethods platforms for integration to local and remote systems
  • Work with C#, .NET, webMethods Flow, Java, XML and SQL on a regular basis
  • Work with XSLT, Python and Oracle PL/SQL on a frequent basis
  • Build new functionality into the platforms
  • Implement change requests on existing integrations
  • Support Business Analysts providing feedback on technical requirements and requests
  • Start with learning and working with the key technologies that we use as a team, including C# training

You will be given early responsibility for discrete projects and will receive structured, regular feedback. 


The Career Path 

You will receive structured targets, regular feedback and an annual performance review. You will also follow a clearly defined career path that recognises personal development and contribution to the company.

As a Senior or Lead Software Developer you can expect to be responsible for:

  • Planning and delivering high quality projects, including managing teams and resources
  • Coaching and providing constructive feedback for junior colleagues

Acturis gives early responsibility for line management, including mentoring new joiners, designing and delivering training programmes, and coaching others to develop their skills and responsibilities.

Training 

Acturis believes that a mix of internal and external training allows colleagues to develop rounded skills:

  • New joiners receive concentrated initial training and close mentoring
  • Colleagues are encouraged to complete industry standard training in relevant topics
  • More senior colleagues can choose courses with time set aside and the course paid for
  • The Acturis management team run training sessions to pass on experience and best practice

Job requirements

Candidate Profile 

The successful candidates will have following attributes:

  • Achieved a 2:1 or above in a STEM subject
  • Excellent A-levels, AAB minimum including an A in Maths (or equivalent)
  • Demonstrable passion for programming and experience working with an object-orientated programming language such as, C#, Java, C++, or Python
  • An aptitude for applying technology and structured problem solving
  • Logical, well organised and practical
  • Eager to take on responsibility and the ability to learn new skills quickly
  • The ability to work well as part of a team, seamlessly collaborating with others

Please note Acturis is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. For further information, visit www.acturis.com.


If you will require any reasonable adjustments to be made at any stage throughout the recruitment process then please email recruitment@acturis.com so that we may accommodate them for you.


Successful candidates will usually be contacted within 14 days of applying. Due to the high-volume of applications we receive, we are unfortunately unable to inform unsuccessful applicants.


Unfortunately, we are unable to offer sponsorship for this position at this time, including to those on Graduate Visas. Please keep an eye out on our Careers page for any updates regarding sponsorship.


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