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Application Developer

Are you keen to make a difference in a dynamic organisation? Do you have a passion for putting the customer at the centre of everything you do? 

We’re a fast-paced, dynamic Group at the cutting edge of building safe and recurring value for all of our stakeholders. Our core areas include: bespoke pension solutions, wrap platform, independent financial advisory, investment consultancy, research and due diligence, and more. We currently have £15bn Assets Under Management and are still growing.

This role is with Embark Corporate Services Limited, part of the Embark Group.


What you’ll do

In your role as a Developer, you will be responsible for working on new greenfield development projects as well as supporting existing applications and interfaces with third party partners.

You will be responsible for understanding business requirements, participating in detailed design brainstorming sessions and developing web screens, SQL procedures/functions and SSIS packages to implement the required functionality. In addition to this part of the role will require you to work with external third-party partners to support API integrations to the Embark Platform. This will involve utilization of communication and interpersonal skills to convey ideas and technical guidance at all phases of the integration journey.

The ideal candidate will be a full stack Microsoft analyst developer with development experience in both web and database domains, have a good understanding of database design and have good working knowledge of the best practices in Web, SQL & SSIS development demonstrated over several projects as well as having excellent communication and presentation skills.

Key Accountabilities

  • Participate in all phases of software development life cycle including design, development, testing, implementation and support
  • Design and develop solutions using primarily .NET, C# and SQL Server
  • Work with SMEs, Business Analysts and Solution Architects to understand functional & non-functional requirements and technical design
  • Work with third party partners to support API integrations to Embarks platform
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to convey complicated ideas simply
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present to C-level clients
  • Maintain high quality technical documentation
  • Promote best practice in C#, .NET and SQL development.


Who you are and the experience we’re looking for

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a commercial environment using ASP.Net / MVC
  • Experience in assisting the preparation and documentation of software requirements and specifications
  • Experience using SQL Server 2012/2014/2016, with the ability to write high performance T-SQL & Stored Procedures & Aggregate Functions
  • Extensive experience writing C# internal applications utilising various design patterns and Framework versions 4.0/4.5
  • Solid front-end development skills in HTML5, MVC, ASP.NET, CSS3, Bootstrap, JavaScript and jQuery
  • Extensive use of Visual Studio 2012/2015/2017
  • Experience using Team Foundation Server/DevOps or another Source Control
  • Ability to implement RESTful services and WCFweb services
  • Exposure to ORM frameworks such as Dapper, EF6
  • Sense of writing clean code
  • Experience working with third party partners to provide technical guidance at all phases of their API integration.

Desirable Experience

  • Knowledge of creating/running SSIS packages & SSRS reports
  • Exposure to Azure Technologies
  • Knowledge of test automation tools for UI / API such as Selenium, SoapUI / ReadyAPI / Postman
  • Understanding of data modelling and database design
  • Ability to support and educate third party partners on new platform implementations. 
  • Knowledge of the financial services industry
  • Exposure to CQRS and DDD patterns
  • Experience in developing unit tests to ensure required quality checks are maintained
  • Experience in building and managing relationships with clients to drive strategic API integrations forward to completion.


Why join us

Our approach centres on four primary enablers: our expertise, access to leading technology, focus on consumers, and capital.

We believe in transparency and meritocracy; we want to give all of our people the opportunity to be the best they can be, sharing in our future success.


Our family of companies include:

The Adviser Centre – a free-to-air, online fund research and consultancy service, dedicated to helping financial advisers to assess, select and monitor suitable actively-managed funds from the whole of the market.

EBS Pensions Limited – developed over the last 20+ years into a leading SIPP and SSAS provider, with over 15,000 clients and £2.8bn assets under administration.

The Embark Platform – a low-cost retirement-focused platform for financial advisers built on cutting edge and market leading FNZ technology.

Hornbuckle – one of the UK’s leading independent specialist pension providers, Hornbuckle has excelled in self-invested pension provision for more than three decades.

Rowanmoor – the UK’s largest independent SSAS provider and a provider of bespoke SIPPs and Family SIPPs.

Vested – a collaboration between Embark Group and Mazars LLP. Together we bring the very best in employee benefits and workplace savings to small and medium sized employers (those with between 100 and 750 full time employees).

Embark Corporate Services – is the provider of centralised Corporate Support to the Embark Group. Our approach is simple, we provide excellence in service to support the Group in being a world class full-scale retirement solutions provider.


You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.


Apply now and join us on our journey.

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