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Senior Developer

  • Jan 2, 2019
  • Bicester, Bicester


If you are looking for a unique opportunity to be a part of a truly global company, working on bespoke platforms and applications for a large client base DRG Abacus is interested to hear from you! DRG Abacus is recruiting an experienced Senior Developer to join the team in Bicester. As a Senior Developer you will need to be project driven, contribute to scoping out new solutions whilst supporting the application delivery and maintaining and improving new standards. Some of your key duties and responsibilities will include;

  • Programming
    • Programming tasks can span web, mobile, front-end and back-end
    • Develop mobile applications using an integrated suite of tools, including proprietary tools and knowhow. Through learning on the job, you will familiarize yourself with the developer environment so that you can contribute effectively to team projects.
    • Identify and develop tools that automate tasks to improve efficiencies
    • Through good practice and sound approach you can craft solutions using programming / scripting / markup / data management techniques appropriate to the project/situation
    • You draw on your project/industry experience to anticipate pitfalls and are able to avoid potential errors and dead ends.
  • Testing
    • Design and implementation of testing
    • Responsible for QC on all individual works to a high standard
    • Develop unit testing where appropriate
    • Contribute to defining standards and ensure that they are adhered to
  • Management
    • Communicating job expectations for direct reports
    • Providing technical on the job training as required for more junior members of the team
    • Carry out effective code reviews, sharing knowledge with junior members of the team
    • Carry out effective line management reviews, performances reviews and associated initiatives
    • Seek to advance, mentor, motivate and coach direct reports
  • Proposals
    • Contribute to time estimations for planning and proposal writing
    • Responsible for the technical direction of projects
    • Proactively suggesting, seeking and determining viability including financials for change to existing methodology
    • Contribute to technical aspect of proposals, suggest and price the best solution


The successful candidate will accomplish project work with a high degree of initiative, carry out programming and related tasks to satisfy clients and in-house project needs. The contribution to ideas and the experience the Senior Developer has towards projects is key. Our team of developers collaborate and integrate with other teams and find out about why the project is being undertaken, think about the problem/project and add value where possible.


  • Relevant degree or industry recognized industry qualification


  • Web / Mobile developer (Minimum of 5 years commercial experience or displays the senior attributes above and has relevant industry experience)


  • Node.js
  • Angular/Vue or similar frontend framework
  • High competency in HTML/CSS/JavaScript
  • Source control (git)
  • QC of own work to a high standard & follow conventions and best practice
  • Strong team ethic, attention to detail, self-motivated and ability to work under pressure and meet crucial deadlines

Likely to have many of the following skills/experience:

  • Mobile application development
  • ESNext, Babel and/or Typescript experience
  • Bootstrap and/or equivalent
  • Webpack
  • NPM/Yarn
  • Highcharts, D3, C3, equivalents
  • Native app development (Objective-C, Swift, Java, Xcode, etc)
  • iOS app deployment and configuration experience
  • SQL – Postgres is preferred, but exp in any database is good
  • Grunt/gulp/build automation
  • Unit testing
  • Nginx/Apache
  • Unix & shell scripting
  • Amazon Web Services administration, or equivalent


Competitive salary and benefits package in line with experience.

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