Senior Software Engineer

Job description

Salary: £40k - £50k depending on experience

We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic Senior Software Engineer to join our system transformation programme. We are embarking on a journey to overhaul our ageing business and customer-facing systems to create a new, cloud-based platform of integrated micro-systems.

You will be a part of an agile team using a combination of SCRUM and Kanban. Reporting to a Software Team Lead, you will work on a project centered on delivering excellence to our customers.


  • Develop and take ownership for the source code created and maintained at a high quality and security standard
  • Understand the architecture and actively take part in how the system is designed
  • Experience in writing clean, testable, secure code using
    • SOLID principles
    • Unit/Integration Testing
    • Defensive Programming
    • Clean Code
    • Design Patterns
  • Should embrace Pair/Mob programming where applicable
  • Constantly learn and improve
  • Look to innovate and think about the future
  • Encourage process and technological innovation

About 288 Group

You’ll be joining 200 colleagues in a financially secure e-commerce business with a 75-year track record of successful trading. Be part of our future growth in a business that has weathered the COVID storm well, as we build on sales of £40 million and record profits in recent years.

We offer flexibility over your working hours around daily core-hours. When necessary the ICT team work together to support critical systems during evenings and weekends. There is no expectation to be formally ‘on-call’ but there may be occasions when your assistance is requested. Time worked out-of-hours is generously compensated.


As well as receiving a competitive salary, you will also benefit from:

• 25 days annual holiday, rising to 30 days with service

• Your birthday as an extra day’s holiday

• Annual company trading bonus

• Private healthcare

• Enhanced company sick pay

• Additional maternity / paternity benefits

• Pension

• Subsidised gym membership

• Great summer and Christmas parties

• Some benefits subject to qualifying period


  • 5+ years’ experience in software development (Microsoft stack C# .Net)
  • Experience of working in complex project environments
  • Experience in CI/CD Pipelines
  • Knowledge of agile development practices particularly Scrum and Kanban
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills