.NET Web Developer

The company

The Lead Agency is a fast-growing technology business with 16 years’ experience in lead generation and customer acquisition. We are a trusted growth partner to some of the world’s biggest and most ambitious organisations.

We connect consumers to products and services that fulfil their needs, help organisations to find and acquire new customers and enable publishers to monetise their audiences.

We are a thriving company with over 100+ specialists located across our Liverpool HQ, London and New York offices.

The Lead Agency is made up of talented, creative and determined people.  We seek ambitious forward thinkers who are equally passionate and driven for career success.

The job

You will be joining The Lead Agency’s consumer engagement development team who have responsibility for all the consumer facing technology. TLA is a customer acquisition business so our primary activity is trying to engage with consumers in market to buy the products our clients are selling. Our core focus has always been within automotive sales however this has expanded over the past couple of years into areas such as higher education.

We engage with consumers using a range of technologies and our approaches are continuously evolving. Currently, our core activity is via:

  • Our own network of websites such as Carkeys.co.uk, Askaprice.com, TheStudyNetwork.co.uk
  • Direct lead generation activity within social media channels such as Facebook
  • Our bespoke publisher advertising technology which we run across a network of 3rd party websites
  • Automated chatbots
  • Microsite and landing page activity for specific campaigns

You will have the opportunity to work across these areas utilising the latest technologies and systems such as:

  • .NET Core & MVC
  • Umbraco
  • Typescript, Angular2, Vue.js, webpack
  • .Net Bot Framework, LUIS and Watson NLPs
  • SQL Server and NoSQL databases such as MongoDB or Cosmos.
  • Caching systems such as Redis
  • Azure including ServiceBus, Event Hubs Logic apps and functions

You will report directly to the Engagement Team Leader, contributing to applying the methodology, approach and processes we use across the wider development team.

The responsibilities

Your primary responsibility will be to develop the websites and solutions required to help our business engage with in-market consumers. TLA expect their staff to contribute ideas and develop a passion for the products they work on meaning you will have significant input into the direction of these technical solutions. You will be involved at all stages of the development lifecycle and will need to collaborate with internal stakeholders and other teams, especially digital marketing and design/ux on a daily basis.

In addition to your developer role, you will also be responsible for the following:

  • Researching new technology and approaches.
  • Contributing to team process, technical approach and development standards
  • Mentoring junior team members.

The skills

We are looking for an accomplished developer with a passion for technology and who thrives in a fast paced, dynamic environment. We’re not a large corporate and, while we have strict process and standards, we try hard to maintain a smaller business culture and approach as this allows us to maintain the dynamism required for the rapidly evolving market we work in.

You will have commercial experience working on public facing websites and engagement systems so a core understanding of SEO, site architecture, page structure etc.

The following are the minimum specific requirements for this role:

  • At least 3 years’ experience working on public facing C# .Net web projects
  • Technical experience working with:
    • MVC
    • .Net Core/WebAPI development
    • Typescript/Angular (or other JavaScript frameworks)
    • SQL Server
  • Minimum 2nd class degree in computer science, mathematics or another science-based subject

Any of the following would be beneficial:

  • Umbraco experience
  • Experience working on AdTech based software
  • Performance optimisation
  • Cloud services such as Azure

The culture

The Lead Agency is a fast-moving and creative company that believes that if something is worth doing, it’s worth doing right.

We value ambition and persistence, and we encourage each other to drive progress through continual improvement and innovation. We’re working on exciting projects with the potential to transform our industry and allow us to expand both in the UK and internationally.

Our headquarters offer one of Liverpool’s best locations to work in – a bright, open plan office on the 13th floor of the Unity Building, offering spectacular panoramic views of our city.

Balance is important to us, which is why we offer flexible working hours, free personal training and squash games, subsidised gym membership… and a free office bar every Friday! In addition, we have regular nights out and charity events throughout the calendar.

The application

The Lead Agency appreciates the time you’ve taken to consider the details and we welcome your application.

To begin your application please send your CV or LinkedIn profile to careers@theleadagency.com or call +44 (0)151 221 9889 to discuss the role.

Alternatively, apply below.