Software Developer
  • Employer: Hightown Housing Association
  • Reference: SD
  • Published: Fri 20/11/2020, 17:45 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 31/12/2020, 23:45 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours
  • Salary: 30,000 - 41,133PA
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: HP2 4XH, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

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Software Developer

Software Developer

Up to £41,133pa depending on experience.

At Hightown, we`re a housing charity that builds homes and support people.

We have an opportunity for a Software Developer within our busy, friendly Software Development team at our Head Office in Hemel Hempstead. We`re looking for someone who has the right values, behaviours and attitudes to be the difference which are:

  • Putting our residents and service users first
  • Treating people with respect, promoting independence and choice
  • Developing passionate and committed teams
  • Being cost effective without compromising standards or safety

If you share our values, we`d love you to work for us.

Who we are looking for

We`re looking for someone who:

  • has a passion for technology and programming
  • understands systems from a technical and non-technical perspective
  • enjoys automating processes as much as possible
  • takes a creative approach to problem solving
  • has a positive attitude
  • has good mathematical aptitude
  • has good attention to detail
  • has excellent communication skills and is able to liaise with colleagues at all levels

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who enjoys a challenge and is looking to work as part of a team as well as alone who can make a real difference by helping others within the organisation.

We are ideally looking for an experienced developer used to designing and creating these types of applications but we have successfully trained Junior Developers in the past and would be interested to receive applications from anyone who is interested in this area of work, who is good at maths, has some experience of coding or working on complex spreadsheets and who can demonstrate the potential to learn quickly.

Depending on your experience and skill level, you will have had an appropriate level of exposure to the following essential areas:

  • SQL Server 2012-2016: Very strong T-SQL: Stored Procedures, Views, Functions, Triggers etc. Database Design, Debugging, Indexing, Performance Tuning, profile Traces, SQL Agent jobs
  • C# ( would also be considered): Writing robust, well-architected applications from scratch, Web development (, MVC, MVVM, HTML5, WebAssembly etc), Debugging your code, as well as code written by others.
  • SSRS: Designing and modifying reports, Troubleshooting, Data-Driven Subscriptions

It would be advantageous if you have any experience in the following desirable areas:

  • WPF, SSIS, SSAS, Power BI, Cubes, Data Warehousing, Data Lakes etc. SQL Server CLR functions, SQL Server Data Administration, Android/ iOSmobile app development, Working with XML/JSON, Agile development practices, Version control: TFS, SVN, GIT etc., CI/CD pipelines, Any other programming languages

You can expect to work with the following tools & technologies on a daily basis:

  • Visual Studio 2017 - C#, SSRS, SQL Server Management Studio with Redgate SQL Toolbelt and SSMSBoost, SQL Server 2012-2016

Junior Software Developer Candidates should ideally have some of these skills or have the ability to pick them up quickly

About the role

You`ll be working as part of a busy internal Software Development Team who support the organisation by producing SQL based reports and develop simple-to-use applications working stand-alone and with Microsoft Office products.

You will be expected to

  • use your skills to develop fast, efficient and robust software solutions to use across the Association.
  • Fully comment and document your code and produce user manuals as required
  • Debug code written by yourself and others
  • Contribute to the team efforts of gathering requirements, specifying, designing and planning
  • Work closely with internal clients at all levels, at all stages of the development cycle

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you or you want to have an informal chat, please contact Jack Daniels, Software Development Manager on 01442 292300 or

We request no contact from agencies or media sales.

The benefits

In return for your hard work and commitment, we offer a considerable benefits package which includes:

  • Generous annual leave allowance of 25 days per year, plus statutory bank holidays, rising with service
  • Annual bonuses based on satisfactory performance
  • Regular reviews of salary and cost of living to ensure you receive above the market salary for the role
  • An organisational commitment to employee health and wellbeing
  • Life assurance of three times your annual salary and a workplace pension scheme.
  • Ongoing training and support to deliver outstanding support

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