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Senior Developer - Artificial Intelligence

England, Reading, Berkshire / Havant, England, Hampshire
£55573 - £63643 per annum
Closing date
22 Dec 2023

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About the Role

Base Location: Reading or Havant.

Salary: £55,573 - £63,643 and a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

What is the Role?

The role of a Senior AI Developer is to build high quality and fully performing software that complies with coding standards, technical design and security guidelines and guardrails. Provide leadership and accountability for ensuring the ongoing maintenance, and developed service improvements to, our core applications. To analyse system requirements and to design, test, code and modify very complex programmes and scripts to agreed company standards. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team, able to undertake technical leadership (high level business analysis and application design) and co-ordination of technical development within product lifecycle, and/or system maintenance tasks. Defines development standards in line with specifications. Collaborating with product leadership roles to deliver business outcomes in agile, DevOps environment as part of a team. Continuously improve the way software is delivered within the organisation.

Key Accountabilities

- Deliver product backlog items across the end-to-end products as part of an agile in a DevOps environment

- Setting priorities and managing systems maintenance activities, by leading the process of detailed technical planning.

- Ensuring user requirements are comprehensive, analysed and enabling the desired outcome.

- Undertaking complex systems designs and leading the development process within the multi-disciplinary teams to undertake detailed analysis and coding activities.

- Diagnosing and resolving problems with applications systems (both internal and third party) in the production environment.

- Supporting team members in the fixing of faults as appropriate.

- Coding programs according to industry standards and specifications.

- Developing test plans and test data and conducting tests.

- Using development knowledge to analyse and help to create business environments.

What Do I Need?

- Knowledge in .NET Framework, C# is a must.

- In depth knowledge in Azure Services.

- Experience in using Power Platform, PVA, UiPath, and RPA development are crucial.

- Experience in Dynamics 365 is preferred.

- A deep understanding of machine learning concepts is essential.

- Experience in data manipulation, cleansing and pre-processing.

- Applying industry best practices, automation and patterns across infrastructure and application components e.g., security, elasticity, performance.

- Familiarity with configuring and using Monitoring tools to support the releases (any tools but preference for Azure monitor, App Insights, Log Analytics) can also be beneficial.

- Extensive Phyton development experience with in-depth knowledge of data driven projects.

- Microsoft Azure certifications are a plus.

- Experience from a similar senior / lead development role in supporting business critical systems in a medium/large organisation.

- Collaborated with diverse stakeholders and team members to deliver complex technical solutions in agile environments using DevOps tools.

What's in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact David on 01738 275 846.

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.


We are driven by our purpose: to provide energy needed today while building a better world of energy for tomorrow.

We are a leading generator of renewable electricity and one of the largest electricity network companies in the UK.

We develop, own and operate low carbon infrastructure to support the zero-carbon transition.  This includes onshore and offshore wind, hydro power, electricity transmission and distribution grids, and efficient gas-fired generation, alongside providing energy products and services for businesses, and we have interests across Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Japan, Spain, Portugal, Denmark and Poland.

Our twin focus of practicality and inspiration is a strategy that has seen us through more than 70 years.

We are UK listed, employing 10,000 talented and skilled people and are real Living Wage and Fair Tax Mark accredited.

Because we’re SSE, and we’re for a better world of energy – for everyone.


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