Up to £52,000 depending on experience

** Remote/home working allowed with the requirement to come into our Folkestone office at least twice a month**

Our people are everything to us. The way they deliver exceptional experiences every day for our customers, for their colleagues. The way they own what they do. Their ‘Why’s it like that?’ curiosity. How they always think of others and work together to get things done. For us, for you, make do will never do. Good enough? Not even close. Come and do the best work of your life alongside lovely colleagues. Come to Saga. 

…And right now, we are looking for a Lead Azure Application Developer to work in our Travel IT department at an exciting time in Saga’s history. As a Group, Saga is taking to the seas in our brand new, luxury cruise ships, leading the market with innovative insurance and financial products.  

You will be responsible for leading other developers, as well as designing, developing, and implementing technical solutions to deliver world class technology operations for our systems and services through excellent operational focus on system stability, security, performance, and reliability. 

And in return, you can look forward to all the responsibility and involvement of an integral role, providing you with a rewarding and fast-paced career with an excellent benefits package.  

So, if you have excellent coaching and supporting skills, then we would like to hear from you.

  • Building and modifying software applications in line with Business needs and requirements. 

  • Integrating software components and third-party applications. 

  • Ensuring any deliveries are of high quality and any development side testing is complete. 

  • Working collaboratively with other Technology professionals to deliver technology programmes, projects and workstreams. 

  • Ensuring deliveries are secure, in line with best practice and aligned to policy. 

  • Creating and maintaining technical documents. 

  • Remaining up to date with development best practice. 

  • Assisting with troubleshooting systems and work collaboratively to resolve and prevent any defects, risk, or issues. 

  • Providing technical expertise. 

  • Performance managing Application developers. 

  • Communication skills. 

  • Knowledge of coding languages and frameworks relevant to area. 

  • Agile development methodologies. 

  • Ability to learn new coding languages and technologies. 

  • An eye for detail and identifying problems. 

  • Performance management. 

  • Application development leadership. 

  • Good education background ideally to a degree level.  

  • Record of accomplishment of successful delivery. 

  • Design, develop and implement technical solutions in Microsoft Azure environments using .NET (Azure Logic Apps, Azure WEB/API Apps). 

  • Develop event-based and message-based solutions with connectivity to third party services and develop solutions for Azure storage. 

  • Experience in assessing best Azure solution considering cost, scalability, security, and redundancy. 

  • Experience in SQL Server development. 

  • Working knowledge of security best practices and controls in Azure, app/user authentication. 

  • Working knowledge of UI frameworks (Angular). 

  • Experience in Devops concepts such as CI and CD, and knowledge of tools such as Azure Devops. 

Our values are:

  • Precision Pace – Always owning and making things happen
  • Empathy – Always aware of others
  • Curiosity – Always asking why
  • Collaboration – Always one team, the Saga team!

Job Reference: saga/TP/74/1534