theidol.com has provided online insurance quotes and panel management for over 15 years. We are continuing to grow and branch out and now require developers to work within our technical teams to deliver our innovative solutions.

We are looking for dynamic web developers to join our team in Penrith. The candidates must be adaptable to work in a range of different technologies, both client and server side, such as ColdFusion, SQL, Javascript, NodeJS, VueJS and XML.

Duties & Responsibilities

The key responsibilities are as follows:

  • Attending daily scrum ceremonies within a team.
  • Maintaining and developing our existing code-base.
  • Collaborating with team members to deliver functional, iterative application development.
  • Developing insurance and comparison focussed applications.
  • Innovating with new technologies, programming languages and infrastructure.
  • Version managing and unit testing throughout the development process.
  • Work closely with all parties internally and externally.

Skills

Some, but not necessarily all, of the following skills would be a benefit for a successful candidate:

  • JavaScript languages such as NodeJS, Vue and React.
  • MySQL, Aurora or similar database programming experience.
  • Ability to create and consume data from a wide range of sources including database, XML and JSON.
  • Working with third-party APIs or creating public facing & internal APIs from scratch.
  • An eagerness to learn and adapt to new emerging languages.
  • Code commenting, formatting, testing and documenting.
  • Ability to manage their own code through tools such as Git or SVN.
  • Working knowledge of application security.

Experience

This person needs to be highly motivated to work autonomously within a growing team.

Experience in all of the above is not necessary but genuine enthusiasm and an ability to quickly adapt to new technologies is a must. Experience in mobile application development would also be advantageous, in addition to any server-side languages such as ASP.net, PHP, ColdFusion, Python etc.

Due to the breadth and level of experience within the organisation already, any candidate must be prepared to be challenged and take the initiative. A degree of self-learning will be expected, however support and training will be provided where needed.

General

  • Proactive team member.
  • Can-do attitude.
  • Self-motivated.
  • This is a full-time Monday to Friday role with flexible working of 7.5 hours a day.

Knowledge

  • An understanding or interest in emerging technologies.
  • We are willing to speak to candidates who are fresh from College / University with little or no experience.

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If you feel you have the skills and experience required to join the team at theidol.com, please send us your CV, contact details and a short statement about you and your suitability for the role.

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Benefits

As a tight-knit organisation, we like to look after our employees. In addition to a competitive salary, all our staff receive a generous benefits package along with a positive working environment.

  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Financial Benefits
  • Tailored Office Environment
  • Onsite Gym

    We understand it can be a struggle to find the time to go to the gym after work, so we’ve brought the gym to you! Complete with treadmills, spinning bikes and free weights, our fitness area is the perfect place to work up a sweat between meetings.

  • Communal Bicycles

    At theidol.com, we like to do our bit for the planet. We encourage our staff to ditch the car and use our communal bicycles for lunch break trips into town as well as providing storage for those who cycle into work.

  • Work Life Balance

    Life can be hectic, so we appreciate the need for a little flexibility. Flexible working hours and working from home are two such benefits we offer to help you achieve that perfect work-life balance.

  • Holidays

    Everyone needs a break to recharge the batteries. Here at theidol.com you’ll receive a generous holiday allowance that increases with service. Best of all, we will give you a day off for your birthday!

  • Bonus

    As part of our generous financial benefits package you will receive: An annual Christmas bonus; Attendance bonuses; An annual bonus based on company performance, usually between 3-5% of your annual salary; and access to our Legal & General share scheme.

  • Death in Service

    We take our responsibility as an employer seriously so we not only look after our employees, but also their loved ones and family too. We offer group life insurance for all our staff to ensure their nearest and dearest are looked after financially should the worst happen.

  • Pension Scheme

    Up to 10% Pension contribution by theidol.com

  • Breakout Rooms

    It’s important, dare we say essential, to have fun at work. Our recreational areas provide the perfect environment to get away from your desk and collaborate ideas over a game of pool, or unleash your competitive side over a game of table tennis.

  • On-site Parking

    Our bespoke office space includes ample on-site parking, so you won’t need to worry about those hefty parking charges.

  • Staff Focused Facilities

    Our newly-built offices (officially opened December 2017) were custom built to our specification. Therefore, we’ve worked hard to create an innovative working environment that includes: Break out areas; hot and cold drinks provided; standing desks; lockers; and showers.

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If you feel you have the skills and experience required to join the team at theidol.com, please email your CV, contact details and a short statement about you and your suitability for the role to iWantToWork@theidol.com

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Location

Our new purpose-built offices are in Penrith, Cumbria on the edge of the English Lake District, just off the M6 motorway.

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