Trainee Solutions Developer

Closing on: Jun 23, 2021
Contract: Permanent
Location: Sheffield
Hours: Full time

Role Purpose

Working with other members of the Application Support department, reporting directly to the Application Support Manager, the Trainee Solutions Developer’s chief responsibilities include supporting professional colleagues in undertaking the management of trust based pension schemes through database management, creation of SQL scripts, functions, and stored procedures, system upgrades, and creation/maintenance of a suite of external tools built using C# and/or

Key Accountabilities

  • Undertaking support work at the direction of senior colleagues
  • Liaise with colleagues throughout the Administration and Application Support streams to understand system/work requirements
  • Work with other members of the Application Support team to create specifications for new solutions (or changes to existing solutions) where there is a strong business case for development
  • Use appropriate tools to develop such solutions (SQL/C#/, adhering to best practice for code commenting and documentation
  • Liaise with colleagues to ensure solutions are fully tested and fit for purpose
  • Provide training, documentation, and support for end users at point of release
  • Maintenance and support of web services, integrated with SQL databases (CSS, HTML, JavaScript)
  • Performing database and application upgrades for the administration platforms, usually undertaken annually
  • Developing a basic knowledge in trust-based pension management in order to progress a career within the working environment

Technical Knowledge and Professional Qualifications

Key Skills

  • Organised approach to project work
  • Highly computer literate
  • Highly numerate with exceptional analytical skills.
  • Attention to detail & commitment to providing a quality service
  • The ability to work independently & as part of a team
  • The ability and willingness to work within a project environment, often to strict deadlines
  • Strong problem solving skills & initiative
  • The ability to communicate effectively both verbally & in writing


  • Graduate of a software/computer science-based degree course
  • Strong proficiency with SQL, especially the T-SQL dialect
  • Strong proficiency with C#,, and the .net framework


  • Knowledge of project management methodologies
  • Experience/interest in expanding knowledge with T-SQL or C#,, and the .net framework (dependant on Required Skills)
  • Experience with software version and revision control systems, especially Subversion
  • Experience with CSS, HTML, JavaScript
  • Understanding of XML and XSD

Overarching Obligations

  • Adhere to all relevant laws & regulations, and Broadstone Policies & Procedures
  • Achieve a good standard of ethical behaviour, i.e. do the right thing at all times
  • Comply with all relevant professional standards
  • Comply with the FCA’s requirements in relation to Conduct Risk & Treating Customers Fairly
  • Familiarity with the Data Protection Act (2018) and the General Data Protection Regulations

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