We have a long history of developing specialist apps and services for the benefit of our clients, which enhance our consultancy services and are designed to make life simple for our clients.

IT specialist careers

Our clients include a range of high-profile organisations. We also support the efficient running of the business through the development of apps for managing our work, people and business processes.

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We are a community of 60+ software developers working in teams across our software portfolio. Mainly full-stack developers, but as our teams grow, we have opportunities for those with more specialised software development experience, including front-end web design, web security, RESTful web API design, and software architecture. 

Development projects are for internal and external clients and their customers. Depending on the level of experience our developers might expect to be responsible for all aspects of client systems including analysis, design, build, test, deploy and support. There are also opportunities to contribute outside the team through communities, show-and-tells and hackathon events.

We mainly code on the latest version of Microsoft Visual Studio, using Azure DevOps services to manage our code, tests, builds and releases. We are on a DevOps journey with automated build and release pipelines built for many of our apps, deploying to our on-premise servers and preparing for a future in the cloud. A typical web application stack is SQL Server, ASP.NET and Angular, with front-end code written in typescript and back-end code written in C#. We will always aim to apply the most appropriate technology to solve a problem and our hackathons are an ideal opportunity to explore new options.

We recruit from graduate level upwards and offer progression in to team leadership, project and programme management as well as in to engineering (design and architecture) or analysis (domain expert, product ownership and business architecture) pathways.

To support your professional development, you’ll have access to thousands of online courses, learning paths and skills assessments through the Pluralsight plaforms. We also provide access to Gartner for Technical Professionals giving access to research and experts.

Our teams mainly operate out of Amersham, Bristol, Cheltenham, Glasgow, Leeds and London.

Qualifications supported

Professional exams including but not limited to Microsoft Certifications and the Project Management Institute exams.

More about our software developer roles

Our IT Operations team designs and maintains the company’s IT infrastructure and strives to keep it running securely and efficiently. They ensure the security of company data by implementing backup, disaster recovery, and security processes.

The team also works with the Software development teams deploying software out to the company. Additionally, they provide third line support for end-user issues which are escalated by the IT Support Team. We also support the business (internally as well as for clients) with extensive use of specialist 3rd party software.

IT Operations Engineers form the largest part of this team while we also have Dev Ops and Database specialists.

Our team members regularly take exams in the latest technologies (most recently cloud-based tech) to further their career in IT and improve proficiency in managing our systems. All IT staff have access to Enterprise Pluralsight subscription​, which gives access to thousands of informal online courses, learning paths and skills assessments. We also provide access to Gartner for Technical Professionals giving access to research and industry experts making sure we stay ahead of the game. We recruit those with existing IT Operations experience at both junior and more senior levels.

Our teams mainly operate out of Amersham, Birmingham, Bristol,  Cheltenahm, Glasgow, Leeds and London.

Our IT Help Desk and IT Support teams provide first and second line support to end users with IT issues within BW and play a vital role in keeping our business operating and performing at its best.

Their mission is to meet and exceed expectations and contribute to the success of the firm through the provision of timely, consistently high-quality and professional IT support at every point of contact.

As a member of the IT Help Desk team, you might expect to carry out the following activities:

  • Deliver a knowledgeable and reliable service at first point of contact
  • Offer advice and support for centrally provided IT services
  • Look for ways to develop and improve our services, processes, and documentation
  • Escalate issues as appropriate through agreed channels to other teams where required such as IT Support

Our IT Support team deal with any issues which require local support in the offices and will be involved in distributing laptops, phones and providing direct user support. We recruit from entry level through to more experienced IT Support specialists and we also offer apprenticeships from time to time. Click here for more information.

Our IT Help Desk team are based out of our Cheltenham office and our support team are based out of our Amersham, Bristol, Birmingham, Cheltenham, Glasgow, and Leeds offices.

Qualifications supported

MS Certified Practitioner

Our QA and projects team form an integral part of our wide software development function who provide software for internal and external use. They ​​work with our software development teams to ensure software is developed to the required level of quality and to manage software project delivery.

Our experienced QA team is made up of Quality Assurance Technicians and Test Automation Technicians while our projects specialists include Scrum Masters and Software Delivery.

We recruit at all levels from trainee technician up to experienced.

Our QA and Projects team is based out of our Amersham, London, Cheltenham and Bristol offices.

Qualifications supported

We support relevant QA and testing qualifications such as Practitioner in Agile Quality Certification (including ISTQB certifications in Tester Foundation Level and Agile Foundation Level).

Career paths at BW

Barnett Waddingham is host to a wide range of roles and abilities. Whether you've already started your career journey or are interested in adapting your skills for a new challenge, our career pathways page can help you assess your options.

Whatever your background, if you have experience or transferable skills, we would love to hear from you.

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