Software Engineer / Developer (C# .NET) - Cambridge in Cambridge at Willis Towers Watson

Date Posted: 9/7/2017

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Cambridge
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    9/7/2017

Job Description

The Company

Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at willistowerswatson.com.

The Business

Investment, Risk and Reinsurance

Our sophisticated approach to risk helps clients free up capital. We work in close contact with investors, reinsurers, and insurers to manage the equation between risk and return.  Blending advanced analytics with deep institutional knowledge, we reveal new opportunities to maximize performance.

 

The Role

Join the team developing the world's leading risk management software suite.

We are looking for a senior C# developer to join our agile team of highly skilled software engineers in Great Shelford, Cambridge (within a 3-minute walk from the train station).


You will be working on a world-class risk analytics and financial modelling software platform which already enables over 1,000 major insurance clients worldwide, as well as many of the largest financial services companies, to build and execute financial models. This is an evolving role that will cover a wide range of tasks such as:

  • Designing, implementing, refactoring and testing code (C#), following best practices for maintainability, testability and performance,
  • Implementing unit tests (C#, NUnit), developing test frameworks and associated automated test cases,
  • Reviewing and debugging code to identify defects, performance bottlenecks or technical debt,
  • Working closely with test engineers to guarantee suitable test coverage, identifying and executing manual tests if necessary,
  • Participating in sprint planning meetings, daily stand-ups and sprint retrospectives, striving to continuously improve the team velocity, its processes and engineering practices,
  • Working with the Product Owner to help create User Stories and define acceptance criteria,
  • Documenting requirements analysis or design decisions,
  • Mentoring junior members of the team and taking a lead role for some of the above activities.

Job Requirements

The Requirements

  • Mid/ Senior level software development experience using C# .NET,
  • Extensive industry experience with full software development lifecycle: requirements capture and analysis, estimation, detailed software design, object-orientated software implementation, unit and system-level testing, installation and deployment,
  • Extensive industry experience with software engineering best practices, processes and supporting tools,
  • Ability to coordinate day-to-day development and bug fixing activities,
  • Ability to design high-performance, scalable and extensible software architectures and algorithms which are also easy to test, debug and maintain,
  • High numeracy skills, ideally degree-educated with a 1st or at least 2:1 in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or Science.
 

Other highly desirable, but not essential skills are:

  • Experience of working in an Agile/Scrum environment,
  • Appreciation of current and emerging technologies along with their potential benefits and limitations,
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services (Git), or other version control and CI systems,
  • NUnit (or other unit testing frameworks),
  • GUI design/implementation, or knowledge of standards, WPF or WinForms,
  • Cloud Technologies (Azure),
  • ASP.NET MVC/Core, React, WCF, JavaScript, Bootstrap, or other web software frameworks,
  • SQL Server (or other SQL databases),
  • Passion for maths, statistics and complex algorithms.

Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability. We are committed to equal employment opportunities at Willis Towers Watson.