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about 1 year ago
Location: UK
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Software Engineering
Category: Software Jobs

Sky is a valued part of everyday life in over 10 million homes. We entertain, excite and inspire our customers with a great choice of high-quality content. We strive to be the best for our customers and our people, and to make a positive contribution to life in the UK and Ireland. We're always looking for ways to improve. That spirit has made us what we are today, and it will drive us to become what we want to be tomorrow.


You will join a cross functional software development team that uses cutting edge technology to provide applications that put Sky first for online content, customer service and sales. We ask for the very best from our development teams, so we'll make sure that you'll get the training, experience you need to have an enjoyable and fulfilling career at Sky,

Sharing highly valuable knowledge with a wide community of world class engineers.

As a Senior Software Developer you’ll be knowledgeable and passionate about technology, enjoy pairing with other smart people and use agile to ensure your team succeed

Key Responsibilities:

•Develop excellent quality software using agile techniques such as Test Driven Development and Pair Programming
•Take an active role in Story definition, assisting QA's and business stakeholders with Acceptance criteria
•Working on exciting products delivering significant new capabilities to Sky's applications, ensuring the User receive the best service every day, improving the codebase wherever possible and have active participation in all aspects of the team - this includes daily stand up meetings, planning, showcases, retrospectives and more.
•Participate in regular showcases of new work to business stakeholders
•Sharing and generating new ideas, provide constructive and useful feedback with peers
•Communicate professionally with your team and other teams in your division, knowing when to contribute and when to listen.
•Delivered work is accurate and thorough and you strive towards excellence
•You play an active part in the Sky Technology communities
•You are an active contributor to internal and/or external open source projects
•you are actively mentoring and coaching other members of the team, your help has a recognized impact on their development
Skills advantageous for this position:

•Experience and strong ability in Java, Spring, Cassandra, MySQL, CouchDB and build tools such as Maven and Gradle.
•Experience of Mocking Frameworks such as EasyMock, PowerMock or Mockito
•Strong TDD and BDD (tools include: Junit, TestNG and Cucumber)
•Experience in Continuous integration (Jenkins, TeamCity, Cruise Control)
•Experience in both Unit and Functional Testing
•Knowledge of refactoring legacy Code
•Knowledge and experience of a wide range of best of breed open source and commercial technologies
•Experience of software development for high capacity, high traffic (1 million sign in’s a day), high availability websites/systems
•Understand of how the web works, from SQL to HTML
•Delivery experience within an agile scrum/ Kanban environment
•Bachelors’ degree or equivalent industry experience
Behaviours sought:

•A Bias for getting the job done
•You recognize discordant views and take part in constructive dialogue to resolve them.
•An enthusiasm and aptitude for learning new skills and practices
•Take pride and ownership in your work , You confidently represent your team to other parts of Sky

If you’re ready to work in a dynamic environment alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, apply today

Happy to talk flexible working

It’s our people that make Sky Europe’s leading entertainment company. That’s why we work hard to be an inclusive employer, so everyone at Sky can be their best.

If you are successful in your application for this role, your appointment will be subject to receiving a positive outcome from your Criminal Record Check.

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