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Belfast, Northern Ireland

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Full Stack Developer

  • Team Context

    At Aflac Northern Ireland we’re all about using technology to deliver exceptional customer experiences, and one of the new teams we’re establishing will be responsible for building solutions that do just that. Using web & mobile technologies such as Angular, Ionic and Node to deliver core capabilities to our policyholders and focusing on a mobile-first, cloud-enabled strategy, making it easy for our customers to interact with us, change policy information, submit claims – all from the device in their pocket. At the same time, we’re building web solutions that will help deliver an omni-channel experience to our policyholders, ensuring that their interactions with Aflac are as seamless as possible.

    The intention is for our teams to continually adapt and reinvent their skills and capabilities over time as technologies change and evolve. We provide the right challenges and opportunities to enable your success, you to bring your enthusiasm, the ability to learn quickly, and to take minimum-viable-product technology to produce industrialised solutions for the enterprise. Once you have successfully delivered robust and scalable solutions in one area, there will be a new technology waiting to be explored within our organisation. We’ll be keeping things pretty fresh.

    Role Context

    We want passionate Full Stack Developers who want to build customer-focused responsive applications using Angular, Ionic, and other frameworks, and are motivated to develop and learn new skills. We are building intelligent apps that will put the policyholder in control of their lives, improve the services they receive from Aflac, and add value and simplicity to the customer experience. We are building modern scalable applications using a multi-layer API integration architecture that will enable faster delivery of data and feature-rich capabilities to our applications. As part of our Agile teams, we will provide you with the opportunity to use the latest technology to serve our policyholders and sales agents, and apply your skills as part of an exciting new team.

    What you’ll be doing

    • Delivering high-quality, tested, secure customer-centric solutions for web & mobile platforms
    • Working closely with Product Management and UX/UI designers to take an idea from concept to delivery using excellent software design, coding, and processes
    • Developing and integrating application programming interfaces (APIs) leveraging RESTful techniques, typically using Java as the main programming language
    • Responsible for unit testing and maximizing test automation as part of the SDLC using a Test Driven Development approach
    • Implementing automation through a CI/CD pipeline process
    • Participating in daily stand-ups and contributing to an Agile development team that values the opinion of everyone in the team
    • Listening to the inputs of others and working towards the best solution design that maximises the value to the policyholder, without ego or prejudice
    • Solving complex problems collaboratively alongside fellow team members

    What you should have

    Below is an overview of the skills and experience we are looking for, but remember, don’t rule yourself out if you don’t have everything on the list – it’s your intellect and your attitude we are really after.

    Essential (Don’t worry if you don’t have it all, we still want to hear from you)

    • Passionate about building user interfaces that are easy to use and add value to the end customer
    • 3+ years as a web developer using Angular or similar JS framework OR 3+ years as a developer/engineer in Java or similar OO programming language
    • Experience with n-tier, data and client server design/development · Experience integrating application programming interfaces (APIs) to support front-end functionality
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Collaborative team player who works well within a team environment, maximising the different strengths across the team
    • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a Computer Science, Engineering, or STEM subject. Comparable commercial experience may also be considered

    Desirable

    • Experience with Angular 8 and above
    • Experience as a mobile app developer for either Android or iOS
    • Experience deploying web applications to mobile platforms using Ionic
    • Experience building or maintaining APIs that leverage RESTful techniques
    • Knowledge and experience of DevOps as part of Agile software development
    • Experience of delivering Agile solutions for customers/clients located in different time zones · Experience of implementing security standards meet privacy requirements for web/portal/mobile applications
    • Technology experience valuable for the role: Angular, Ionic, JavaScript, Java, GitHub, REST-based API, JSON, XML, Azure DevOps, Amazon Web Services (AWS), iOS, Android, Kubernetes, Docker, SQL & Relational Databases, Xamarin, NoSQL databases

    So that’s us. Thanks for taking the time to read this far (pretty impressive in the era of the 280-character tweet). We look forward to hearing from you if you fancy joining a tech innovation company with the agility of a start-up and the stability of a Fortune 500 U.S. company.

    Aflac is an equal opportunities employer