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Senior Developer

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Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: England - Newcastle
Categories: IT

Job Title: Senior Developer
Business Unit: Chief Information Office, Digital Solutions
Location: Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Salary: Starting from £34,000 - £43,250 per annum DOE
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Disrupt the status quo. It’s a simple statement that tells you everything about our ambition. It’s about thinking what money could be, instead of what it’s always been. Thinking this way gives us so many opportunities to make our customers happier. We’re not like other banks – and we want you to help us be even more exceptional.

Now more than ever enabling customers to access their services digitally has never been more important.  In Digital Solutions we are proud that we are the team that deliver these channels that enable our customers’ access to their personal and business banking services when and how they want to. We deliver across web and mobile across a range of technologies. We believe in collaboration, with Agile delivery practices being at the heart of everything we do.  We aren’t perfect (who is?) so we iterate and improve as we go.

We love what we do and it’s a truly exciting time to join the team!

So, what’s missing?

We are looking for someone who is ambitious and loves the techy side of being a technologists but also someone who will ensure that the customer experience is always at the heart of it.

We are looking for a Senior Developer with a strong Java engineering background, you will be well versed in approaches to engineering automation and, hopefully with some knowledge of DevOps practices of continuous integration and continuous deployment.

Day to day you’ll:

We are in the process of implementing a Tribe and Squad model and you will work as part of a multi-disciplinary Squad delivering work in Sprints. You will contribute to standard Agile planning ceremonies (sprint planning, sprint retrospective) as well as Daily Stand Ups. You will support the Scrum Master and Product Owner in managing the Product Backlog and ensuring that key metrics such as time remaining and velocity are understood and followed by the team. Alongside your team you will develop and test software for one of our key digital channels.

To be successful you’ll need to bring:

  • Java (1.5+) alongside front end technologies including REACT and node.js.
  • Maven
  • Gradle
  • Jenkins
  • Ant
  • Spring Framework and test tools such as Junit, Soap UI and Postman.

The following would be brilliant...but not essential….

Experience of engineering at scale and exposure to the full test lifecycle up to and including non-functional (penetration and performance) testing is also advantageous.

If you are like us you are probably a multi technologist, any experience of Oracle database technology, application server technology (JBoss, Weblogic) and any containerisation technologies (Docker / Kubernetes) would also be a bonus.

As a Senior Developer within Digital Solutions, you’ll be responsible for the design, build, test and documentation of new and amended applications from supplied requirements in accordance with agreed standards, time, cost and quality measures. You’ll provide support, advice and guidance, with responsibility to deliver measurable improvements and act as a role model of our Virgin Money values. 

We are advocates of coaching and mentoring and as a senior member of the team we would encourage you to provide support to other team colleagues as well as having the autonomy for your own work.

We are looking for people who can not only help us continue to disrupt the banking sector but also ensure we deliver ground breaking experiences for our customer and support us becoming better at what we do!

Your attitude and approach are as important to us as the skills and experience you have.

If you think you have what it takes to Live a Life More Virgin join us.

RED HOT Rewards

  • A generous holiday package and the option to buy more!
  • Private Medical Insurance - with the option to extend to family members.
  • Pension!  A market leading pension – we’ll top up your contributions too.
  • Flexible benefits – customise your rewards to work for you!

Inclusion at Virgin Money

Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do here at Virgin Money. It’s good for you, it’s good for us and it’s amazing for our customers. We know that great minds don’t think alike, so we rely on your diverse thoughts, feelings, beliefs and backgrounds to be the best we can possibly be. Got any questions about this or need some support with your application? We’d love to hear from you so get in touch with our friendly team at or

Point to note…

At the minute, depending on which team you are joining, lots of us are working from home. This is something that may change over time, and if so, we will come together in one of our hub locations, giving you the chance to meet your new colleagues in person. We will of course, make sure you have the IT equipment to access our systems and to interact digitally with your new team and colleagues, but we thought it best to let you know this in advance, so you can make sure you are set up to work safely and productively. If you have any questions on this let us know!

Now the legal bit…

If we offer you a job and you accept, there are some checks we need to complete before you can start with us. This will include a credit and criminal record check, as well as providing 3 years' worth of satisfactory references.

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