Web Developer - First Central Insurance Management Limited

Haywards Heath

Closing date: 05/02/2019

Quite simply, we provide car insurance to UK consumers.

We sell insurance directly through our website and also via price comparison sites where we regularly make it on to the ‘top 10 sellers’ list. We offer a Defaqto 5 Star rated product, meaning our car insurance provides one of the highest quality offerings currently on the market.

We were recently recognised in an Insurance Times and Consumer Intelligence report as one of the ‘Biggest Risers’ in the industry in recognition of our work to ensure customer satisfaction.

Our proud parent company is First Central Group, a private limited company that was established in 2008 with the aim of selling and underwriting personal motor insurance within the EU.

We started out with just 62 employees in one office, but soon grew, and we now have over 700 employees working across multiple locations.

Job Description:

Are you looking for a new career with a fast-growing, dynamic company? Well look no further! We’re in need of a front-end Web Developer to join our Digital team within the Commercial & Marketing department.

Working alongside our 25+ strong development team, you’ll be an integral member of the team based in Haywards Heath.

You’ll contribute to the development and support of the group’s public facing suite of websites, as well as provide First Central with technical expertise in developing the group’s web-based software applications.


Main responsibilities:

- Develop new web and mobile-based features to forward the group web applications
- Work collaboratively with our Commercial team and UX/UI designer and provide them with technical consultancy
- Work to the requirements for development by understanding the business priorities, the technical capability and the strategies of both the business and technology
- Work with a team of developers to deliver technical solutions through the standard agile development approach
- Work with the Head of Architecture and their team to ensure solutions support the architectural direction of First Central technology
- Identify and feedback any potential improvements (speed, scalability etc) to the organisation’s technology architecture
- Provide technical expertise for the service delivery function that supports the group web applications
- Support relationships with the other areas of technology to ensure that the Development team works in harmony with the other change and technology functions
- Design and produce any necessary supporting documentation to enable technology to manage new components andprocesses

Skills Range:

- Strong knowledge and experience of HTML5, CSS3, responsive design including mobile devices, client-side scripting and JavaScript frameworks including jQuery
- Understanding and experience of asynchronous request handling and AJAX
- Understanding and experience using CMS platforms would be beneficial (ideally Wordpress and Kentico)
- Proficient understanding of source control tooling, preferably Microsoft Team Foundation Server
- Developing web pages from approved UX/UI designs and content (working closely with our internal UI designer and UX specialist)
- Coding for Mobile First
- Create and maintain / code for A/B and MVT Tools
- Knowledge of web standards and experience of using validation tools
- Knowledge of A/B testing tools (specifically Optimizely) CMS and Tag Management Tools
- Strong understanding and experience of Microsoft .NET, specifically C# utilising MVC patterns

Person Specification:

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Good time-management and organisation skills
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
- Proactive, self-starter & team player

Key Area: Programming/Developer Programming/Developer
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000
Attendance: Full-Time

No agencies please

Please mention that you found this job on the Wired Sussex website


Email this job to a friend

Make sure you’re not missing out on other opportunities by registering for Job Alerts and uploading your CV.

For tips on how to secure your dream job see our Careers Advice page.


You may also like

Back-End Developer
Alternative Airlines,
Horley, Gatwick Airport
Digital Designer
Alternative Airlines,
Front End Developer
Alternative Airlines,
Gatwick Airport, Horley
Brightwave Group,
Brighton and Hove
Experienced Unity Developer
Make Real,
Brighton and Hove
Conversion Optimisation and UX Strategist
Fresh Egg,
Worthing, by the beach
Junior Graphic Designer
Frogbox Marketing,
Instructional Designer
INTO University Partnerships,
Top of the page for: Wired Sussex