.Net Web Developer (.NET MVC, HTML, CSS)

Published: 27 May 2021 Closing Date: 10th July 2021 Location: UK based / Remote

At a certain point in our lives, we will likely feel overwhelmed by information. We get bank statements, phone bills, council tax bills, pension statements, credit card statements, phone bills, wills, life insurance, home insurance, car insurance, pet health insurance, and there is no central place to store all of these documents. Then, when we want to do something big - when we are buying a house, changing a will, getting married, switching jobs - we need to get a seemingly random set of documents together, put them in some sort of order, and share them - with banks, business partners, love partners, solicitors, or employers. Gathering and sending these documents can be a organisational pain, and if our application is rejected or we hear back that they just need “one more document”, it can be head-meets-wall frustrating.

In other words, life is complicated.

We want to make it simpler.

Legado exists to help people prepare for big life moments - to collect all of the information that you have that is floating around and put it in one easy-to-access, completely organised place, with as little work on your part as possible. We then wrap bank-grade security around it - imagine suddenly having a Swiss bank vault for your documents. Then, when you actually need it, we make it incredibly easy to share it with anyone who has an email address, so that you can take the time you would have spent trying to remember your pension account password from the employer you had three years ago just to get the last 24 months of statements for a financial advisor and…well, do whatever you want with that time.

And we’re looking for a  .Net Web Developer to join our growing team.

We are Legado, and we are still a startup. We are funded, and we are raising another round as the very moment these words are being typed. Our team is tiny, and growing. Because it is tiny, we are calling this “a multifaceted and highly dynamic role where you will carry out a variety of different tasks”. In other words, you should have development chops, and you should also be able to give feedback to Product when you don’t think a story is written clearly enough for you to test it (we are also hiring a tester, so testing is just a temporary bottleneck, but you WILL need to test things on occasion - again, we are a startup.) You should be eager to learn, to grow, to take on new challenges, because right now it seems like every day we are inventing new, ludicrously exciting challenges to take on. This is an amazing opportunity for someone with experience of - and a passion for - building a meaningful product that will really help end-users at all stages of life.

The things you will do:

  • Work with our star Lead Developer and our growing team to create products for our end users and corporate clients.
  • Look with a critical eye at our customer experience and work with the team to propose and implement changes - to our product and, as importantly, to our processes and systems.
  • Be a key member of a caring and honest team in our friendly and collaborative work environment. We care about you as an individual, and are looking for real team players who will care about us, too.
  • Work to identify the best technical solutions for business requirements, balancing good value with low technical debt.
  • Make sure that work meets requirements from Agile Stories and Acceptance Criteria, and collaborate with the product team to make sure everything meets those requirements.
  • Work within the Microsoft Azure Devops environment.
  • Deliver to challenging timescales in two-week sprints.
  • Keep up-to-date with software engineering practices and influence the on-going technical ways of working. (We want you to keep learning and growing; we don’t want people who are just going to stand still and work until they get a pension, although if they do, we expect that they will someday store those pension statements in a Legado vault.)
  • Create unit tests and be an advocate for test-driven development and automated testing.

Qualities we are looking for:

Table Stakes:

  • We want people who can take individual ownership of user stories  and bugs, and who have experience writing and running unit and system tests. 
  • We want people who understand the software development life cycle and don’t get scared by adaptive Agile engineering practices. (Don’t go chasing waterfalls…)
  • We want people with a start-up mindset – you should be flexible, creative, interested in new things, and want to give value-for-money.
  • We are looking for people who can demonstrate a clear understanding of reactive, functional and object-oriented programming fundamentals, and who come in with task management and organisational skills. (We are a life management tool; we need people who can manage their own lives.)
  • You should have an exceptional attention to detail. We aim to ensure that nothing falls through the cracks; it is critical to taking care of all the key stakeholders in Legado, and, most importantly, our amazing users and customers.
  • You should be yearning to have a sense of ownership of any problems that arise, whether it is from your own work or the work of the team. You should never hesitate to jump in, roll your sleeves up and fix things.
  • UX is key, so we are looking for people who can get enthusiastic about providing the most lovable user experience possible, all the time.
  • And on the technical side, we want people with basic experience of:
    - C#,  .Net Core, ASP.Net MVC
    - 3+ years in JavaScript frameworks and application
    - HTML5, CSS, SCSS
    - Integrated systems using REST services and message queues   
    - SQL Relational Databases  
    - Unit testing

And again, we are a very lean startup, with a team staffed with a motley crew of internationals (and we really value diversity!). You should be excited about joining us, moving fast, occasionally breaking things, being inspired, going from good to great, and working to change the world for the better.

And it would be nice if you had:

  • A talent for graphics and visual flair;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Azure;
  • Awareness of Cryptography principles;
  • Experience in software development in banking, financial services or technology;
  • Scripting builds (Powershell, Cake, Gulp.js, Webpack);
  • Any experience with Umbraco; and/or
  • Microsoft certifications.

If you think you might want to join our band of brothers and a sister, we can’t wait to hear from you. If you’re not sure that you exactly fit the above criteria, get in touch anyway. Personality and attitude can be just as important as experience, and we love a good talk!

What’s in it for you:

  • Competitive salary and generous employee equity participation scheme.
  • 32 days of annual leave (which includes public holidays).
  • Work life balance - we’re a small team and understand sometimes you need a day off here and there.
  • Collect extra time off: Gain an extra day of holiday for every year of service.
  • Hot Day! - Extra day off when the temperature hits 22 celsius or above at our Edinburgh headquarters!
  • Office kombucha, cookies, biscotti, muffins, and other baked goods, provided by our Product team (as time and his child-care duties allow).
  • A chance to make a meaningful contribution to people's lives and deaths, whilst joining a super exciting, high-growth technology start-up.
  • An amazing experience. We work hard. We are focused. We are constantly improving - individually, as a team, and as a company. You will learn. You will grow. You will have opportunities that will astound you. Your skills, abilities, and network will grow exponentially. You will get the chance to try on different hats and determine if you want your career to take a new direction. If we IPO, you get to be a part of that. If we burn through all of our cash and implode at the end of our runway, you will rise out of the ashes as a phoenix - a highly-skilled phoenix, with abilities that your peers will never develop, with C# talons and tail feathers of the purest Azure.

About Legado

At Legado, we’re transforming the way in which life organisation and legacy planning takes place for individuals and families.

Our leading digital experience has tools for education, planning and collaboration, making it easier than ever to ensure your affairs are in order, should anything happen to you. We help users to securely and easily organise, store and share their most important documents, files, wishes and memories.

Working with some of the world’s largest organisations, we are using our technology to reimagine the way customer’s life’s can be made easier. We are a customer-led business, creating a tool that generates tangible value for our users.

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What Next?

If you are interested please email us at hello@joinlegado.com with your CV and we'll be in touch.