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Date Added: Fri 07/01/2022

Software Developer

London, UK
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Job Type: Permanent

Risk Technology team is made up of a cross-functional team of software development specialists, geospatial information specialists and catastrophe / financial model specialists who bring best-in-class analytics, thought leadership and expertise in designing, building and supporting industry standard risk analysis tools. A talented Software Developer is required to join the function at Willis Towers Watson. You will use your practical experience to hit the ground running, contribute to building high quality solutions to help meet our complex business requirements, challenge the technical design and processes and contribute to improvements.
This role involves working alongside other colleagues on the design and build of web-based applications, which may involve integrations with third-party applications onto our platform. This could be external applications hosted on other platforms, or applications built by other teams across WTW. Typical activities would involve; The development of inhouse applications, adhering to and promoting good development practices, low level design and code reviews.
The successful applicant will report to the Risk Technology Development Manager. This is an exceptional opportunity to play a key role in developing the change capabilities of a global financial services organisation, where the focus will be on practical delivery and reacting to the highest value business needs.
Some occasional travel may be required as part of the engagement with business and technology stakeholders.
The Role
Experience / Requirements
  • Experience with all phases of the SDLC including maintenance and with Agile methodologies
  • Experience with the Microsoft Technology stack, C#. ASP.Net
  • Experience with Angular 4+, TypeScript and other front-end frameworks
  • Experience with Cloud Technologies, Azure preferred
  • Experience with exposing data via Web APIs or Restful Services, etc.
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure DevOps (git)
  • Experience with unit testing frameworks and methodologies as well as working in a TDD approach
  • Proven capacity to work within team and independently
  • First-rate verbal and written presentation skills and ability to apply these to rapid and creative problem solving in a pressurised environment
  • Experience of understanding complex business processes, involving multiple stakeholder groups and perspectives
  • Experience with various authentication protocols, such as OAuth 2.0, Open Id Connect, SAML and the use of Identity Server 3 / 4
  • BSc degree qualified educated in a quantitative discipline (Mathematics, Science or Computer Science)
  • Experience of working in a financial services organisation, preferably with exposure to the insurance industry/insurance broking. Where this directly relevant experience is not available, we will be looking for an ability to rapidly become effective in a new, unfamiliar environment
The Requirements
  • Hands-on development of class leading web-based applications and services, using TDD and software best practices.
  • Maintaining an awareness of technology trends within and outside of the organisation
  • Sufficient understanding of technical architecture to ensure enhancements and solutions are in line with the vision
  • Providing health-check recommendations for the ongoing ‘fit-for-purpose’ state of our services through design and code reviews and oversight of the on and offshore development teams
  • Working to defined Development best practices and principles to enable Willis Towers Watson to deliver industry-leading technology solutions
  • Ability to act as a key member of the project team and provide support and advice to more junior members of the team.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ensure that expected application quality levels are achieved
  • Participate and recommend prioritization through the project implementation process
  • Proven oral and written communication skills
  • Utilize understanding of industry information management trends / software trends to innovate and provide new ideas
  • Work as equals with development team for optimal design / delivery
Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer
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