Software Developer

Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
up to £39,513 pa depending on skill and experience
19 Sep 2019
06 Oct 2019
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

About the Role

We currently have a new opportunity in our Software Development team. We are seeking applicants with a wide range of skills, from beginners to experienced professionals. The role is based at Hightown House, our Head Office on Maylands Avenue, Hemel Hempstead.

About You

We are looking for an individual who:

  • has a passion for technology and programming
  • understands systems from a technical and non-technical perspective
  • enjoys automating processes as much as possible
  • takes a creative approach to problem solving
  • has a positive attitude
  • has good mathematical aptitude
  • enjoys helping others
  • can work alone or as part of a team, as needs dictate
  • has excellent communication skills, able to liaise with staff at all levels
  • enjoys a challenge

Depending on your experience and skill level, you will have had an appropriate level of exposure to the following essential areas:

  • SQL Server 2012+

T-SQL: Stored Procedures, Views, Functions


Performance Tuning

Profiler traces

  • C# 3.5+ ( would also be considered)

Writing applications from scratch

Debugging your code, as well as code written by others

  • SSRS 2012+

Report design

Data-Driven Subscriptions

  • Web development (, MVC, MVVM, HTML5, etc)
  • Office 2010+

Excellent level of knowledge as a standard user of Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook

Experience automating tasks using VBA or VSTO


It would be advantageous if you have any additional skills or experience in the following:

  • WPF
  • SSIS, SSAS, Data Warehousing
  • SQL Server CLR .NET projects SQL Server DBA
  • Android mobile app development
  • Any other RDBMS systems (Oracle, MySQL, Sybase, etc)
  • XML
  • Agile development
  • Any other programming languages

You can expect to work with the following tools & technologies on a daily basis:

  • Visual Studio 2017
  • SQL Server Management Studio
  • C# 3.5+
  • SQL Server 2012+, SSRS
  • Office 2016
  • TFS & SVN

You will be expected to:

  • Use your skills to develop fast, efficient and robust software solutions for internal clients
  • Fully comment and document your code and produce user manuals as required
  • Debug code written by yourself and others
  • Contribute to the team efforts of gathering requirements, specifying, designing and planning
  • Work closely with internal clients at all levels at all stages of development

The Benefits

We offer a range of benefits which include:

  • Generous annual leave allowance of 25 days per year, rising with service, plus statutory bank holidays
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • 45 pence per mile mileage for the first 5,000 miles
  • Life assurance of three times your annual salary
  • Comprehensive training and development support
  • Annual bonus based on satisfactory performance
  • Monthly attendance bonus
  • A well located office with on-site parking and gym and commutable from Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, North and West London

About Us

Hightown is a charitable housing association transforming thousands of lives every year. We do this by building hundreds of much needed new homes and providing care and supported housing services for a wide range of people. We have high ambitions, a principled approach and a dependable, flexible team that delivers.

We currently manage over 5,000 homes and employ over 1000 full and part time staff from our head office in Hemel Hempstead. We have an annual turnover of £84 million and a development programme that will deliver around 400 new affordable homes each year.

How to Apply

To apply for this position please click the link below.

Please also click below for a copy of the Software Developer job description.

Closing date: Sunday 6th October 2019

Interview date: Monday 14th October 2019

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