Senior Developer and Technical Architect

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 £33bn Assets Under Management and are still growing.

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


What you’ll do

In your role as Senior Platform Developer / Technical Architect, you will be working on new Platform development projects as well as supporting existing clients and integrations with our 3rd party partners. The Platform development projects will include white label partner implementations, platform enhancements, RESTful API enhancements, UX/UI integrations, regulatory changes, complex integrations involving multiple counterparties and multi-billion £ AUA platform migrations.

You will be involved throughout the project lifecycle from requirements analysis through to design, PoC, development sprints and testing phases. This role will be tightly integrated with our key technology partner, FNZ. The ideal candidate will be a full stack Microsoft senior developer with development & architecture experience in API, web, middleware and database domains demonstrated over several projects. The ideal candidate will also have experience of liaising with external 3rd party companies in technical capacity.


Key Accountabilities

  • Participate in all phases of software development life cycle including design, PoC, development, testing and implementation
  • Lead enhancements and extensions of our RESTful API stack in co-ordination with FNZ architects
  • Liaise with our white label partners (Tier-1 banks and financial institutions) throughout their technical API/UI integration journey
  • Undertake REST API testing
  • Design and develop solutions using primarily full Microsoft stack and modern web frameworks
  • Work with FNZ/Internal/3rd Party SMEs, Analysts, Developers, Architects, Security experts, Infrastructure teams to contribute towards functional & non-functional requirements, technical design and problem resolution
  • Maintain high quality technical documentation
  • Promote and execute best practice in software development and software hosting.
  • Develop unit tests to ensure required quality gateways are met
  • Actively communicate the status of assigned items of work to project team, project manager, delivery manager and 3rd party stakeholders
  • Comply with internal & FNZ development, release & QA standards
  • Take an active role in understanding the business domain and contributing to requirements gathering
  • Complete agreed training / self-improvement activities in line with agreed career development plan
  • Conduct research on emerging application development software products, languages, and standards in support of procurement and development efforts
  • Actively identify and promote opportunities for application efficiency improvements and performance improvements
  • Actively mentoring and guiding other platform developers.


Who you are and the experience we’re looking for


  • ASP.NET, WebForms, MVC, Javascript & modern Javascript frameworks (React/Angular), AJAX, jQuery, CSS
  • C#, VB.NET, Framework 4.0/4.5
  • SQL Server 2012/2014/2016
  • RESTful web services
  • Automated API Testing (e.g. Ready API, Soap UI, Postman or other)
  • Understanding of core design principles and best practices across all disciplines of software development
  • Understanding of hosting, security and cloud technologies
  • Financial services / Finance experience.


  • University degree (at least Bachelor’s degree)
  • Wrap platform experience
  • Experience with writing unit tests (Rhinomocks, Xunit or other)
  • Message broking (RabbitMQ 3.5.3, EasyNetQ 0.50 or other)
  • Source control (Team Foundation Server, Accurev or other)
  • Reporting technologies (SSRS, Qlik, Tableau, Power BI, Flexcel or other)
  • SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
  • Selenium automation.


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.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


BOLTON  ∙  View all open roles here ›

EDINBURGH  ∙  View all open roles here ›

LEICESTER  ∙  View all open roles here › 

LONDON  ∙  View all open roles here ›  

MILTON KEYNES  ∙  View all open roles here ›  

SALISBURY  ∙  View all open roles here ›  

Already working at Embark Group?

Let’s recruit together and find your next colleague.


Applicant tracking system by Teamtailor