Analyst Developer

Bristol (City Centre), Bristol
08 Jun 2021
07 Aug 2021
Role Classification
Other Professional
Vacancy Type
IT, Development
Contract Type

Simmons & Simmons are looking for an Analyst Developer to join our growing IT department in Bristol.This role plays a key part in the delivery of the firm's strategic IT Digital Services roadmap.Daily activities involve working closely with business users to help realise the full potential of our bespoke and 3rd party applications based on the JAMstack (JavaScript, API and Markup). The role will focus on the development of commercial online services, which include the firm's award winning Online Legal products.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Work as part of the Development Team
  • Estimates size of backlog items
  • Translation of backlog items into engineering design and logical units of work (tasks)
  • Evaluation of technical feasibility
  • Implementation of backlog items
  • Writes and verifies code which adheres to the acceptance criteria
  • Application of product development best practices
  • Technical Planning; technical risk; configuration and data management; progress and in-process reviews including walkthroughs, readiness and action item tracking
  • Change Control; from requests for change (RFC) through to implementation and review, to support the continued availability, effectiveness and safety of the infrastructure.

Person specification:

  • Able to work effectively as part of a diverse and inclusive team.
  • Clear communicator
  • Desire to learn and grow themselves as well as others within the team

Knowledge and technical skills:

  • Skilled in NodeJS (Vue.js), HTML, CSS, API and GraphQL
  • Experience of frontend and backend development
  • Experience of developing on the Microsoft Azure Platform (Function Apps, Logic Apps, Messaging queues, e.t.c)
  • Experience using Test Driven Development (TDD), writing Integration Scripts and Automated UI testing
  • Knowledge of Continuous Deployment \ Integration using Microsoft DevOps pipelines

Benefits at Simmons & Simmons:

  • 25 days holiday (full time employees), this allowance increases with length of service
  • Eligibility for our bonus scheme
  • Pension contribution
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life Assurance
  • Income Protection insurance
  • Access to various health and well-being benefits