Junior Systems Developer

  • Full-time
  • Business Solutions
  • Regular Homeworker


Full-time, permanent

£20,000 per annum - £25,000 per annum and home working allowance

Based: Home working and office

We are a fast growing, reputable and innovative company with a successful hybrid working style in this digital age. Hood Group is a dynamic, forward thinking customer management business that provides outsourced customer services for well-known UK trusted brands.

As a junior developer you will be key in helping the department and business in launching an ever-increasing new business book of opportunities for new brands and partners as well as supporting our existing products on the system,

With training and support you will be required to learn and take ownership of designated build tasks throughout the lifecycle of projects in line with the agreed program of work. This will range from initial analysis, review of requirements and planning the build to configuring, unit testing and releasing through project stage gates to delivering products and changes to the live platform. You will then support the warranty (initial support of products after go live) phase of projects and be on hand to deal with any bugs raised.

There will also be a small change workstream where you will be required to deal with independent change requests outside of projects but following the same development lifecycle.

You will be responsible for creating release documents and adhoc documentation to support builds and changes adding to our knowledgebase.

This is a demanding role that requires good analytical, and problem-solving skills. You will also need excellent communication skills and be self driven.

Key Responsibilities

What will I do in the role? 

  • Following company agreed methodology to build and develop products onto the relevant insurance system/s or standalone product/s using built in system tools with the possibility of some core code development

  • You will be predominately working with Back Office developers, but there will be the need to discuss work with front end developers as the backend work and functionality feeds into the front end design

  • To build products and applications managed within the governance of a programme of work to deliver the product roadmap agreed by the business to agreed timescales. 

  • Engaging in the full development lifecycle from analysis, discovery and implementation to testing, debugging, release and handover

  • Contributing to Project and Change Requests with relevant solutions and ensure all software configuration complies with the overall I.T design and architecture strategy

  • Share knowledge and insight with wider development team to foster an environment of collaboration and teamwork

  • Creating clear, concise documentation based on company templates to record all changes made including handover to testing, releases and support handover

  • Develop and progress individual skills for existing and future needs of the business

  • Any other adhoc duties as required


What do I need?


  • Excellent logical analysis skills and problem solving
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-driven
  • High levels of initiative
  • Work well under pressure
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • An understanding of insurance products and the insurance lifecycle
  • Development knowledge or insurance knowledge



Why work for us?

To be part of a fantastic, supportive team with great progression opportunities, with access to the following benefits;


  • “The best job ever!“ feeling
  • Various high street discounts – including discounted local theatres tickets, Merlin attractions
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Health & Wellbeing Program
  • Incentive of £250 on Refer a friend scheme
  • Learning & Development assistance Program
  • Private Medical Health Care
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Eye Care Vouchers
  • Pension Scheme

And there’s more benefits…….

We have a new, modern, airy office based right in the heart of Southend-on-Sea, just off the high street. This is a key part of our hybrid model, having a space where people can work together collaboratively and catch up in person. Whether that’s coming in for training, meetings, workshops or simply coming in to work! We offer home working for all staff, whether regularly or occasionally, allowing flexibility and a good work life balance around other commitments and family life.

We will provide your laptop and any other professional equipment required and you will also receive a working from home allowance.