Application Delivery Engineer

Location: Raunds

Hours: 37.5 hours

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 20 December 2021

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Application Delivery Engineer

Howdens Joinery are looking for an Application Delivery Engineer to work within our busy Digital Solutions team based at either our Raunds, Northamptonshire or Croxley, Watford offices. As a FTSE 250 business which is undergoing an exciting period of digital transformation and growth, this role offers a customer focused professional an excellent opportunity to be an integral part of helping us support our new website and internal systems.

Reporting to the Trade & Digital Application Delivery Manager, you will ensure the smooth operation and continuation of service of our core trade and digital applications ensuring any application issues are resolved as efficiently as possible.

As an Application Delivery Engineer, you will need to be service focussed, with the desire to deliver first class service to our colleagues and be dedicated to improving our processes through automation, innovation and continuous improvement.  Your key tasks will be responding to production incidents, driving recovery and mitigation, and ensuring agreed levels of support are maintained and delivered to the Howden user community.  You will also, where possible, address small change requests that can be completed within a short amount of time.

Part of your role will also involve you taking an active part in the Program Increment (PI) Planning sessions as part of the Scalable Agile Framework (SAFe) methodology, providing regular updates on work during daily stand ups.  This is the perfect opportunity for an application support professional, who wants to expand their technical knowledge and looking for an opportunity to grow within a nurturing environment. 

Following government guidelines this role will be home based for the immediate future, however this will be reviewed as and when restrictions are updated.

Key Skills and Experience Required:

  • Excellent judgment, analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience of working in a software development environment.
  • Skills or Knowledge of ASP.NET, JavaScript, Angular, C#
  • Knowledge of web design and web development.
  • Good understanding of database design, programming (SQL) and query optimization.
  • Experience with supporting .NET content management systems, preferably Sitecore.
  • Good understanding of Scrum and/or Kanban.
  • Awareness of Source control: Azure DevOps / Git.
  • Experience in at least one scripting language such as PowerShell, Python and JavaScript.
  • Experience of application performance monitoring tools and supporting deployed systems, through the use of tools such as AppDynamics.
  • Experience of Scalable Agile Framework (SAFe) v4.5 or greater an advantage.
  • Recognised qualifications i.e. MCSE Certification would be an advantage. 
  • Experience in the Retail/Trade Sector an advantage.

Howdens Joinery is a highly successful business, with over 780 depots nationwide and more than 10,000 staff. Despite our scale, Howdens remains a local business with traditional values. 

We have a very competitive salary and benefits package including 25 days holiday, company bonus and pension and a friendly and supportive working environment.  As well as the opportunity to develop within a high-profile FTSE 250 company, you will be part of a rewarding organisation recognised for excellence in the workplace in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For.

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