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Kent Recruitment

Graduate Software Engineer

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Date Published

About you:

Join us. Unleash your energy within.

If you have world-class ambitions to reach the stars while keeping your feet on the ground, we’re the team for you. We've created a new breed of company – future-focused with reimagined ambition across all disciplines within the energy sector.

We love people who know their own potential and are not afraid to use it. We know that together, we’re far more than the sum of our parts. So, we celebrate people who want to grow and develop as we work together on some of the largest projects on the energy world stage.

Our purpose and beliefs:

As Kent, we’re tackling the greatest challenge of our time - to bring our world the energy it needs in the most responsible way ever imagined.

It’s the energy of every member of our team driven by our beliefs that is making this happen. Whatever our skill, our language, or our culture. These beliefs define and direct us every day to be the very best - for ourselves, our clients, our key stakeholders, the communities we operate in and the planet:





Read more about the Purpose, Beliefs and Guiding Principles that drive us:

Our vision for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging:

We recognise that diversity & inclusion are catalysts for success. We’re heightening awareness on the benefits of people diversity, diversity of experiences and diversity of our perspectives. Creating a culture of inclusivity where all employees feel a sense of belonging.

Our combined energy is fueled by different nationalities, across 6 continents and 24 countries. Our commitment is to celebrate character – no matter what ethnic background, gender, age, religion, identity, or disability.

About the job:

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference and engineer solutions that make not only the UK’s energy security stronger but actively impact the way in which the world drives towards a net zero future?

Our Engineering & Consulting Software Development team works closely with our clients to develop high-quality software solutions that add real value to their operations. By combining high-end technical knowledge with modern software development, the team provides its clients with the tools needed to efficiently and reliably solve many of the Energy industry’s technical challenges, across a wide range of disciplines. As a graduate in our team, you will be working on intelligent and useful software to support some of the most challenging engineering projects, helping shape the future of energy. You will get involved in the full software development lifecycle, solving exciting challenges and growing into a high-quality software engineer.

Key Responsibilities:

As a software developed joining our Engineering & Consulting Software Development team, you will:

  • Become an integral part of a growing team, collaborating with your colleagues to develop, deliver and support a variety of innovative software solutions that meet clients’ requirements within time and budget constraints.
  • Get involved in the full software development lifecycle, from requirements gathering, design and implementation, through to testing, deployment, maintenance and support. We use a lean and agile methodology, giving you the opportunity to grow into a well-rounded developer, and allowing you to have an impact on every stage of a project.
  • Deliver bespoke software applications using a range of modern technologies and platforms, from desktop applications and services to web and cloud solutions and Microsoft Office automation. The team will help you continuously improve your programming skills, learn new things and keep up to date with the latest developments in the industry.
  • Solve logical and algorithmic problems, review them with the wider team, and implement these solutions into working software features.
  • Learn and adhere to our software engineering standards, procedures and best practices, and provide suggestions for continuous improvements.
  • Build and configure test environments and carry out unit and factory acceptance tests for our developed applications.
  • Produce relevant user documentation and deployment guides.
  • Provide support to our clients, both external and internal, for our growing portfolio of software products.
  • Help deploy software applications and systems and provide training to end users when required.
  • Be part of an excellent working environment, collaborating with technical experts across various domains and disciplines to produce software of the highest quality standards.

Our technology stack is mostly Microsoft-based: we develop software using .NET and Visual Studio, primarily in C#, but also VB.NET for legacy application. We use Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and legacy WinForms for our desktop apps, ASP.NET and Angular for web development, SQL Server and Azure for data. We also use Python for various data analytics or scripting solutions. You will also get to develop clever macros using VBA to help our engineering teams become more efficient and save time through automation.

Your knowledge/skills, education, and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (or similar) and/or equivalent work experience in the domain.
  • Experience in software development, preferably using .NET (C# or VB.NET) or Python, gained through work experience, degree coursework or self-study. Ideally, you will have used .NET, SQL in the past and have experience with desktop and web development (preferably with some of WPF, WinForms, ASP.NET MVC and WebAPI, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Angular). However, we will help you constantly improve your skills and become a great developer, as long as you are passionate about technology and software development and willing to learn and adapt to the rapid pace of the industry.
  • Understanding of software development principles and strong commitment to delivering to high quality standards, constantly looking for innovation and improvements, whilst future-proofing your work.
  • Technically minded with strong analytical and logical problem-solving skills. A passion for solving difficult challenges, and persistence are desirable.
  • Able to work in an agile environment, adapting to various domains and coping with uncertainty and changing requirements.
  • Ability to work in a team, across a variety of projects and technologies and to prioritise workload, ensuring that quality and timeliness of deliverables is met.
  • Creativity and strong communication skills for both business and technical audiences.
  • A practical mind and being self-motivated, hard-working and reliable.

We are committed to our diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. From day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds.

As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities.

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