Software Development Engineer

  • Job ID: 007571
  • Location: Leeds, UK, LS1 8EQ
  • Job type: Permanent - Full Time
  • Salary: Up to £55,000 Dependent on Experience + Bonus & Benefits

We are looking for an API & Microservices - Software Development Engineer to join one of our squads in our Digital Tribe. The role will provide an excellent opportunity to learn new technologies and help shape the digital future at YBS. You’ll join our Leeds based Information Technology & Transformation function (but with working from home capability).

At YBS we provide our Software Development Engineers with the learning tools required to develop and further themselves within their IT career. We also encourage and appreciate innovation - learn, deliver, innovate, and enjoy work is what we do every day!

About the role

As Software Development Engineer – API & Microservices, you’ll design, develop, document, and create test automation of software and configuration that delivers value to YBS customers. This will include -

  • Delivering API’s and Java Spring Boot Microservices that underpin our Digital platforms.

  • Implementing automated build pipelines and monitoring capabilities

  • Participate and lead peer reviews of documentation, code, unit and integration testing

  • Collaborate with Tech leads, Architects, Analysts, Scrum Master, and Product Owners to perform impact analysis and estimation on requirements and designs

  • Ensure that system design meets the current design standards, is appropriate for current architecture and meets future architecture and infrastructure requirements

  • Provide out of hours support for services and API’s.

About you

You’ll have hands-on experience of Java and Spring. In addition, you’ll be able to demonstrate -

  • Strong knowledge of modern technologies and platforms used within digital applications

  • Desirable skills include:

    • Restful Design, working with API Gateway products (Google Apigee or equivalent)

    • Containers and Container Orchestration - Docker, Kubernetes & OpenShift

    • Continuous Integration Pipelines - Gitlab, Jenkins

    • Security (OWASP, Certificates, JWT, Encryption techniques)

    • Knowledge, understanding and experience of DevOps software delivery methodologies and the application of them using tools like JIRA, Confluence, Gitlab and Jenkins

About us

At YBS we don’t have shareholders, we have members. We care about people and that includes you. So here, you’ll be respected for who you are, you’ll be able to bring your whole self to work, and you’ll have everything you need to build a long and rewarding career.

Flexibility. We offer a range of flexible working options without unsocial hours, which can help you find a healthy work-life balance. Whether it’s finishing early for an appointment or fitting your studies and hobbies in around your working hours, we can help make it work for you.

Development. We want you to feel challenged here. Whatever your ambitions, we’re committed to helping you develop your skills and move ahead in your career journey. From day one, we’ll set you up for success with a brilliant induction and full training plan, all designed to get you up to speed quickly.

Inclusivity. We’re passionate about creating an inclusive environment where everyone is welcome and able to be themselves. If you’ll go the extra mile to help our members, you’ll fit right in and feel you belong here.

About our Benefits

We offer lots of fantastic rewards that you can make the most of in and out of work, including:

·Holiday. You’ll get 25 days plus Bank Holidays, as well as the option to buy up to a further 5 days.
·Bonus. We work together to reach for better at YBS, so when we reach our goals we’re all rewarded, with up to a 10% annual bonus.
·Pension. We know how important it is to save towards the future, that’s why we’ll contribute up 11% into your YBS pension.
·Healthcare. Health and wellbeing are an important part of life at YBS, when you join us you’ll have access to a range of health benefits to suit your life including private medical insurance, dental and healthcare plans.
·My Benefits. When you join YBS you’ll have access to our self-service benefits portal, where you can access a range of retail, hospitality and health discounts.

Ready to apply?

If you’re excited about this role and want to be part of the YBS team, click apply now to send us your application.

Want more information?

If you have any questions about this role, please contact Taz at

Please note applications are reviewed frequently therefore this role may close prior to the advertised closing date.

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