Senior Analyst Developer - Java Spring 6 months FTC
About the role
In an exciting time of growth and change, the IT Development team are at the forefront of this transformation, keeping our business future fit. In the role of Senior Analyst Developer, you’ll take the lead to analyse user requirements and make the digital strategy a reality – a multi-year programme encompassing many stimulating and innovative projects. Right now we’re working on our new product proposition, and when that’s finished we’ll be on to the next stop on our digital roadmap! You’ll be using your skills as a back end Java developer within a Spring framework building best in class technical solutions to wow our internal stakeholders and external customers.
Keeping up with the ever changing landscape of LV=GI requires an Agile methodology, so the team works within a Scaled Agile Framework environment (SAFe), and you will be working within multidisciplinary Scrum teams collaborating closely and effectively to deliver effective, reliable IT solutions to high standards of quality and performance to the agreed timescales. This is an initial 6 month fixed term contract with the scope for extension for the successful applicant. Whilst on an FTC you are entitled to all the benefits you see below.
With your expertise as a Java developer, you are now looking for a new opportunity where you can make a big impact. You are an expert in Java 8 (new features) and Spring framework (specifically Spring Boot, Spring Web Services and Spring Security), Groovy and Test Driven Development with JUnit and Mockito.
Full training will be given in the LV=GI systems and applications, so although financial/insurance sector Java development is a big advantage, if you have strong technical skills evidenced in your CV then it shouldn’t stop you applying. Other technologies in your work history that will take your application to the top of the list include knowledge of Spring Batch, Spring Integration and Spring Web Flow. The most important thing is your experience working on real world development projects with Java Spring technologies.
You’ll certainly have worked within Agile frameworks before; have been in Scrum teams and perhaps already well versed in SAFe methodologies. Either way, you thrive in a collaborative and challenging environment where together with your team you deliver to your internal and external customers in a time efficient and high quality results focus way.
Why Work for Us?
Exciting things are happening at LV= General Insurance (GI). Having recently joined forces with Allianz, we’re proud to now be one of the largest personal insurers in the UK. Working with a new energy, we’re shifting gear and transforming our company, industry and beyond. And we’re just getting started.
Driven by pride and passion, we will always do the right thing to inspire trust in our people and our customers. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to become Britain’s best loved insurer, by helping people look after what they love.
Reward and Benefit
Talk to us about flexible working . . .
When it comes to flexible working, we’ll do our best to accommodate your needs. At LV= General Insurance many of our employees work flexibly in many different ways, from part-time, flexi-time, job shares, an element of working from home or compressed hours.
We want the best people working at our organisation and we recognise that those people aren’t always available full-time.
So if you need any adjustments, let us know during your interview. If it’s right for our customers, our business and for you, then we’ll do everything we can to make it happen.
This role is a Band C in the LV= Structure. To find out more about our bands, click to view our FAQ page here. We want you to love what you do that’s why we’ve put together a benefits package that recognises and rewards a job well done.
We’ll give you:
- 30 days' holiday, with the option to buy up to 2 additional days
- A competitive pension for which LV= will pay twice the amount you pay, up to 14% (please click here to read more about it)
- An annual bonus scheme based on company and personal performance
- Single cover private medical insurance which you can upgrade to family cover
- A flexible benefits package (e.g. discounted retail vouchers, great value dental insurance)
- A generous 25% discount off our general insurance products including home, pet and travel as well as up to 50% discount on your car insurance
To find out more about our benefits and rewards, please click here.
LV= are an equal opportunities employer who value a diverse and inclusive working environment. We do not discriminate and we recognise and embrace that people work in different ways.
We value alternative viewpoints, celebrate individuality and foster a culture where everyone feels respected for their individual contribution and is able to bring their true self to work.
With the above in mind we accept applications from everyone regardless of your background, beliefs or culture however we especially welcome applications from women, people from ethnic minorities, people with a disability and people who are LGBT+ as these groups are currently under-represented in our organisation.