AXA are currently recruiting for a Junior Developer to join their IT Department within the Global Insurance Management entity.
The IT department is based in based in both Droitwich, Worcestershire, and Coventry. From there, our small and dedicated teams of software developers and infrastructure engineers manage and support our Global Dealer Networking software. In use across more than 39 countries worldwide, by some of the leading brands in motor manufacture, and insurance, the platform is the evolving result of more than 30 years consistent development to keep the program at the forefront of the industry as a leader.
Reporting to the CIO, you will be responsible for maintaining and developing the code and platform that make up our Global Dealer Networking software; ensuring that your workload is managed effectively, and the resulting code tested thoroughly, leading to projects being delivered on time.
Working proactively to meet ambitious deadlines, you will use your technical skill to liaise with colleagues and develop given specifications into a working product. You will be expected to be able to work confidently alone on smaller projects, or as a part of the development team on larger developments.
Your understanding of programming technologies will be sound, enabling you to work effectively and develop complementary solutions, solve issues before and as they arise, and provide insight as to how this comprehensive platform can evolve and adapt in the future. You will be responsible for ensuring that all code produced meets both industry standards and internal guidelines, and that your work is documented to a high standard.
Your day to day
Take responsibility of tasks and projects assigned to you, liaising with relevant parties to ensure a thorough understanding of what is expected of your deliverables, and set definitive and realistic timescales in which to achieve them.
As a Junior Developer within GIMS, you will assist in design, coding and testing of technical solutions with clear, concise comments, and thorough project documentation within departmental guidelines and industry standards.
Communicate and collaborate with the development team to understand any tasks you are unsure of, before scheduling the work alongside your other commitments to ensure on time delivery of the resulting work.
Ensure usability and performance are integral considerations during every project you undertake. Identify system deficiencies upon finding them and recommend solutions.
You have good working knowledge of database access methods, SQL and XML/XSD. Understanding the full development lifecycle and have at least one structured programming and scripting languages. You’re able to recognise the fundamental differences between various internet browser, taking this into account when developing. You understand the principles of database design and the relationships that can be created within them.
You’re educated to a degree level in IT or equivalent. 1 year Commercial Development experience and experience of ASP.Net VB or C# is advantageous but not essential.
Remaining positive under pressure comes naturally to you, a quick change in your priorities and working in a demanding environment doesn’t faze you. You have an ability to encourage colleagues to achieve goals and pursue excellence. You understand the set expectations of internal and external clients, recognising when things go wrong then identifying opportunities for improvements while inspiring others around you to make innovative contributions for change.
What we offer
By joining AXA Partners, you will work in a responsible company, which offers a real culture of expertise & diversity. Our focus is on accelerating the development of everyone’s skills, whilst offering attractive and competitive compensation and opportunities for professional development and growth.
Additionally, at AXA, we work to make a real difference to people - when amazing things happen and when we create opportunities for a better life, the feeling of pride is extraordinary.
AXA Group is the world leader in insurance and asset management. We protect and advise our clients at every step in their lives, by offering products and services which satisfy their needs in the areas of insurance, personal protection, saving and asset management. AXA is the leading insurance brand worldwide, with over 100 million clients. We are transforming from payer to partner for our client, with a strong focus on risk prevention.
Our mission: Empower people to live a better life. Our values: Customer First, Courage, Integrity and One AXA.
AXA Partners is an AXA transversal business unit offering a wide range of solutions in assistance services, travel insurance and credit protection. AXA Partners’ role is also to implement innovative solutions emerging from the AXA Innovation unit.Our mission is to help our Corporate clients to enrich their customers’ experience, with more than 9,000 employees at their service anywhere, anytime.