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Systems Development Engineer

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SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER - PERMANENT - CHELMSFORD
Fantastic opportunity to join a market leading Insurance Underwriter, specialising in Commercial Motor for the UK and Ireland, as a Systems Development Engineer. You will be joining a business where employees and customers are always at the core of their values and practices, where you will be offered excellent opportunities to develop and progress your career, alongside a competitive salary and benefits package.
Key Responsibilities (include, but are not limited to):

  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of applications, databases and information systems of varying sizes and complexity
  • Undertake various application and infrastructure development projects
  • Ensure the highest levels of application, systems, and infrastructure availability
  • Monitor and test application and systems performance for potential issues, identify possible solutions, and work with vendors to implement fixes
  • Troubleshoot areas of improvement or poor performance in order to identify effective solutions
  • Identify best practices in IT change/problem/service management through continuous improvement initiatives
  • As required, assist in other areas of the IT department: technical support escalations and troubleshooting systems technical issues.



Essential Skills

  • Degree educated in Computer Science or Software Engineering
  • Commercial experience using bespoke and/or commercial financial products
  • Expert knowledge of MS SQL or other data analysis/mining tools
  • A solid understanding of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, WordPress (not all mandatory, but desirable)
  • High degree of IT literacy, specifically around Microsoft Excel, Power Pivot & Power BI.
  • Ability to develop dashboards showing overall data performance (for example, using Microsoft Power BI or similar reporting frameworks)
  • Project management skills
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to prioritise and manage own workload
  • Understand the demands of a deadline-driven, top-tier professional company and how the IT team should function to support it
  • Self-motivated achiever who gains satisfaction from providing excellent service
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and listening skills
  • Create positive working relationships throughout the organisation
  • Able to work using own initiative, in a team and work under pressure
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills.



Desirable Skills

  • Any .Net MCP, MCAD or MCSD qualifications are a definite advantage.
  • General understanding of Insurance industry practices & principles.



A Successful Candidate Will:

  • Be proactive, self-motivated, logical, and organised.
  • Be a team player with the ability to work independently.
  • Be able to effectively manage and prioritise a busy workload.
  • Be able to work to deadlines whilst continually strive for improvements in quality, efficiency, and presentation.
  • Possess excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Have experience interpreting and manipulating data and large volume data sets.
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills, particularly in the presentation of complex data and analytical findings to non-technical audiences.
  • Be highly numerate & analytical with excellent attention to detail.
  • Understand the constraints of using sensitive and confidential data.


* Actively always exhibit and develop professionalism and respect confidentiality where required by the business and others.

  • Have a can-do attitude, demonstrate attention to detail, be able to spot irregularities and challenge them.



Pre-employment checks:
Any employment will be subject to background screening checks prior to your start date.

Employment Type
Full-time and office based.

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