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Senior Software Developer

Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd
Agile working – home working/Head Office in Sale, Manchester
£45,719 - £50,386
Closing date
23 Oct 2021

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Corporate Services, IT
Fixed Term Contract
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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Job Details

Temporary – 18 months FTC

Agile working – home working/Head Office in Sale, Manchester

What Trafford Housing Trust can offer you:

Trafford Housing Trust encourages a healthy work/life balance with family friendly policies and we offer an attractive benefits package for employees, as well as a competitive and transparent system of pay and reward. These benefits include:

  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Access to the Social Housing Defined Contribution pension scheme
  • Free Trafford Leisure Gym Membership
  • Access to Westfield Health Plan
  • Annual leave allowance of 31 days per annum

The Role:

Trafford Housing Trust’s software development team builds & supports a range of products using the latest Microsoft Tooling, including:

  • A number of websites (e.g. Laurus Homes website, which combines the latest google maps APIs along with typescript, CSS, HTML, C#, Umbraco and integration with Dynamics 365 CRM, and Trafford Housing Trust website).
  • Digital online service for customers
  • A number of internal business applications.

The Person:

We’re looking for a Senior .NET Developer to work as part of a growing team, with bold ideas for best practices in the full SDLC, using the latest Microsoft tooling. The right candidate will need to have:

  • Strong skills in C# 7+
  • SQL 2016, TSQL, database design and development
  • Entity Framework 6, Dapper or similar skill
  • ASPNET Core, Framework (MVC + Razor)
  • HTML5 + CSS3, SASS
  • JavaScript skills including jQuery and Bootstrap
  • Passionate to learn and improve self as well as code.
  • Full Software Development Lifecycle experience
  • Azure Dev-ops or similar
  • Good OO Skills including Solid principles

Desirable skills include:

  • Design patterns experience such as Repository and Factory
  • Any solution design experience beneficial
  • Unit testing experience
  • Appreciation for Umbraco 7 or 8, Angular 6+ and TypeScript
  • Exposure to D365, SharePoint/CSOM
  • Ability to talk to large groups at various levels and mentor colleagues
  • Pair programming, and peer review of code
  • Agile/Scrum/Kanban or alternative project management experience

The Trust:

Trafford Housing Trust (THT) is an independent housing company providing more than 9,000 quality affordable homes within the Trafford area of Manchester and across the North West.  As a social enterprise, we are a ‘profit-for-purpose’ organisation, striving for a society transformed, free from poverty, inequality and injustice. 

We have recently joined the L&Q Group, in an exciting deal that will see us build 20,000 new homes across the NW. This represents ambitious growth and a huge vote of confidence in THT’s team and track record. 

We’re actively building diverse teams and encourage applications from everybody. We want to create an inclusive environment where everyone can contribute their best work and develop to their full potential. We celebrate our differences and recognise the importance of our teams reflecting the communities we serve.

Closing Date:     8th October 2021

The Trust reserves the right to withdraw the vacancy early should a suitable candidate be found


Blue Octopus partners with employers from a multitude of different sectors and industries, using our next generation technology and recruitment expertise to help attract, engage and hire the best talent for their unique career opportunities. We know that having the right people in place is crucial to every business’ current and future successes, regardless of the area they operate in.

Over the last decade, our experience has allowed us to specialise in several sectors, including social housing.

Blue Octopus has a strong history of working with social housing providers to help them hire the best talent and improve their talent management processes. This experience, coupled with knowledge developed over time, has allowed us to fully understand both the market itself and the skills required within the sector. We understand that operating at a high standard, efficiently and cost-effectively, is vital for our clients in the Social Housing sector, who provide a much-needed service for their tenants.

Find Us
Octo House, 2 Station Road
West Yorkshire
LS21 3HX
United Kingdom
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