Software Engineer at Acolyte Group (Hereford, UK)

Software Engineer at Acolyte Group (Hereford, UK)

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Location: Hereford, UK
Type: Full Time
Created: 2021-02-27 05:01:31

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JOB PURPOSETo design, implement and support software and system solutions that meet the needs of allpay.


  • Create, maintain and support software applications.
  • Provide support, assistance and consultancy to other departments within allpay.
  • Work on multiple projects concurrently.
  • Work on systems that process billions of pounds worth of transactions per year, used internally and externally by around 180 staff, 800 clients and 5 million customers.
  • Use specified design patterns and adhere to coding practices.
  • Assist in the determination of operational feasibility by evaluating analysis, problem definition, requirements, solution development, and proposing solutions.
  • Diagnose and implement features and bug fixes in large, multi-tiered systems.
  • Coordinate with tech leads and software engineers working on related deliverables.
  • Assist in communicating ideas and developing strategy through presentations, demonstrations and specifications.
  • Proactively recommend changes in policies and procedures.

ROLE OF DEPARTMENTThe R&D Department write and maintain software for use by internal and external users on a variety of platforms and architectures including Web and Windows.R&D provides technical support, consultancy and analysis services to other departments within allpay to improve processes, procedures and effectiveness.


  • Assist in the requirements gathering process to help ensure requirements contain enough information and fact to support design, development and implementation.
  • Identify areas for improvement in requirements and feed back to Tech Leads.
  • Analyse Business Requirements and supporting information and produce a System Architecture document, Functional Specifications, Installation and Configuration and other documentation for each system.
  • Participate in ‘Agile’ development team to develop software designs and specifications based on system level requirements and in accordance with defined development procedures.
  • Actively participate in sprint and release planning, daily stand-ups and retrospectives.
  • Design software that meets the requirements of the business and users with scope for extensibility, ease of maintenance, supportability and configuration.
  • Perform internal to R&D, testing of all software components and end to end testing prior to testing by QA.
  • Provide support, consultancy and assistance to colleagues and other areas within allpay as required.
  • Provide estimates of work where required and work to agreed timescales and deadlines.
  • Assist in developing documentation, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, charts, code comments and clear code.
  • Follow department policies, procedures and Software Development Lifecycle.
  • Liaise with QA and or Project/Product Management to prioritise, resolve and manage defects.
  • Commit to continuous improvement of self, team and allpay.
  • Maintain and improve current skillset by studying state-of-the-art development tools, programming techniques, and computing equipment; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications.
  • “The post-holder will be required to undertake such tasks as may be reasonably expected by the department manager”.


  • Assist as required with team administrative tasks.
  • Assist as required with maintenance of personal desktop machine and departmental servers and equipments.
  • Participate in the code review process.


  • Experience of using object oriented programming languages.
  • Knowledge of scripting or interpreted languages.
  • Experience of using SQL Server or equivalent directly via Management interface or software application.
  • Ability to solve problems and provide workable solutions or workarounds.
  • Ability to continually learn and adapt to new technologies and implement where suitable.
  • Possess good knowledge of software and hardware environments including networking.
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented and able to handle and effectively prioritize multiple tasks under pressure.
  • Flexible and adaptable to a changing working environment.