**Please note that no agencies have been instructed to work on this role so we would encourage all applicants to apply direct**
We are Places for People Group; we are placemakers; our work impacts on the lives of people across the U.K. – providing homes to live in, communities to retire to, spaces to stay active, supported homes for independent living, and student accommodation. Our places work when they work for everyone.
How do we do all this? By surrounding ourselves with attention to detail people, customer focused people and problem solving people. Our people live and breathe our SPIRIT values; we are the place for spirited people.
So, we want you to join us and the 12,000 other colleagues on our journey; colleagues who have helped us create places, maintain 195,000 homes, manage £4 billion of assets and teach 75,000 children to swim each week.
More about your role
The Places for People Group has embarked on a growth agenda and has an ambition to grow its asset base, increase margins, improve operational ways of working, improve the Customer and Client experience and increase its social responsibility. Project Synergy is a business transformation programme for the Property Management Companies within the Group. The main objective of Project Synergy is for the property management companies to define and adopt a new way of operating. The new ways of working, which are in part encapsulated in the property management business processes, will be driven by a single technology solution.
Please note that this is a fixed term role expected to last until June 2021 initially.
For more information please download our job profile available on our website.
More about you
The ideal candidate would be someone that has been a technical lead and is now looking to move into an architecture role or someone that is already an application architect that has a strong development background. You'll have previously worked within a large and complex organisation with a proven track record of working on C# or Java developments. Due to the requirements of the role we would expect you to have an understanding of REST and soap web service integration, as well as integration products such as Dell Boomi, MS BizTalk or Azure Service Bus.
Furthermore you need to be able to demonstrate a technological understanding of relational databases, preferably SQL Server
We want someone that has a people focus; that enjoys engaging with their customers and working collaboratively.
Although this is a fixed term contract, this is a great opportunity to get your foot in the door of a large and stable organisation who has a great track record of retaining talent.
Our ambition gives you all the challenge you could wish for and that's why we can offer you tangible and exciting career progression in a diverse and pioneering business.
Here people can flourish, thrive, better themselves and work in fantastic communities with inspirational colleagues and customers.
We know that there's always more we can do to make you smile, that's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to help colleagues save money or make their lives a little bit easier; from a pension, generous holiday pay, training, sick pay, and free or discounted gym membership – to a wealth of extra perks including interest-free loans for colleagues, discounts and offers on thousands of retailers, restaurants and leisure outlets and much more.