Lead Developer – Business and Operational Support

  • SSE Plc
  • United Kingdom, ENG
  • May 10, 2022
Technology Full Time - Fixed Term

Job Description:

About the Role

Base Location: Cardiff or Reading

Salary: £40,658 - £49,626 + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: 12 month Fixed Term Contract or Secondment | Full Time | Flexible First options available

What is the Role?

SSE's Business & Operational Support department is responsible for providing ongoing technical support to Business Energy. We provide support for existing applications, manage the testing and rollout of all new applications and releases, and respond to business requirements for change using rapid application development tools (primarily C# .Net, SQL, MS Access and MS Excel). As part of your role you will:

- Respond to a high demand of support requests from our business area and will take a lead role in the design and development of solutions using a variety of software.

- Assist in the development of MIS reports from a variety of systems.

- Working on your own initiative, you'll plan and manage tasks to meet deadlines and will be responsible for ensuring that all challenges are effectively resolved.

- Identify opportunities to reduce cost drivers and improve efficiency and customer service within the process.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

- In-depth knowledge of C# .Net, Microsoft Access and Microsoft Excel and/or SQL Programming/Server.

- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and can work under pressure to deadlines. demonstrate a high attention to detail and will be a natural problem solver.

- A proactive approach, prioritise your own workload within demanding schedules and take ownership of problems and requests.

- Excellent teamworking skills, we share knowledge and experience across our team to build broader skill and capabilities within the team.

- Previous knowledge of the energy industry would be advantageous.

About our Business

The race to net zero is intensifying for businesses of all sizes. Sustainable decisions made today can meet customers' changing needs for tomorrow and bring long-term success for businesses. Part of SSE plc, the UK and Ireland's largest renewable electricity generator, SSE Energy Solutions is different as all its renewable electricity is sourced from SSE's own UK wind and hydro assets.

In addition to providing gas and electricity to businesses across the UK, SSE Energy Solutions invests in, builds and connects localised flexible infrastructure to drive the long-term performance of energy assets. SSE Energy Solutions works with its customers to deliver financially robust plans to bring flexibility and diversity to their energy infrastructure - the low-carbon solutions they need to succeed in the race to net zero.

What’s in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for ‘Inclusion & Diversity at SSE’ to find out more.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Lynsey at lynsey.macdonald@sse.com or on 01738 340426.

EXTERNAL: Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.

INTERNAL: As a courtesy, please let your current line manager know you are applying.