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Drupal Web Developer

Business Role Type
Business Support Role
Business Support Departments
Communications
Location
Cardiff
External Closing Date
23/10/2018

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This is a rare and exciting opportunity to work on a small team of developers based in the Communications department, voted Best Small Department in the Group, 5 times.

Your main audience will be staff from around the Group, including our international operations. The work will vary from day to day, with a range of requests from all levels of the business. You will also have the opportunity to make changes to the Group’s corporate website.

About the team

We are a team of 4 developers and a project manager, and sit within the Communications department. The department uses a variety of tools to communicate information across the Group and to gain feedback from staff on their ideas and how they feel about working here. We work full time from Monday to Friday, and have flexible working hours. The team have a mixed skill set, so we don’t expect you to be a master of everything involved, although having a passion to learn and be excited by new things is essential. We all love what we do and work hard to do the best job possible, but you need to have fun and never take yourself too seriously!

Job Purpose

Working in a close and friendly team and reporting directly to the Atlas Project Manager, you will help us support, research and build features to increase the effectiveness of the Group’s Intranet, Atlas, as a communication and information tool. Other responsibilities will include our Corporate Website – admiralgroup.co.uk.

Main Duties

Your main duties will be based around developing new features, or adapting and evolving existing ones to either improve communication around the Group, or help people and make their job that little bit easier. Although you’ll spend a lot of your time writing code, no two days will be the same. You’ll need to get out into the business and meet the people that are using your products. It’s this part of the role that makes it unique to other developer environments.

Experience and Qualifications Required

We have a large amount of ambitious projects to work on and need somebody to join us who can contribute from day one. Through this role you will gain significant exposure to the business and therefore the ability to prioritise complex workloads and effectively communicate with a range of stakeholders will be essential.

Essential skills

  • Knowledge of Drupal 7 CMS
  • Working knowledge of basic web languages including HTML, JS, CSS, PHP and SQL.
  • Experience in using GIT or similar version control system
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • An enthusiasm about code
  • Good problem solving abilities
  • An active interest in new methods and technologies
  • An organised and methodical approach to your work
  • Creative and innovative thinking
  • A happy to help attitude
  • Flexibility and reliability
  • The ability to work to deadline and therefore prioritise workload effectively
  • An ability to multi-task and work on several projects at once
  • An ability to manage a project from start to finish
  • A sense of humour and a team spirit!
  • Strong attention to detail, with excellent analytical skills.

Desirable

  • Some knowledge of Linux web servers and the typical LAMP stack.

About Admiral

We're Wales’ only FTSE 100 company with forward-thinking approaches and endless opportunities to test, learn and grow. There's a reason we've been named a best place to work: Our progressive culture, core values, and commitment to diversity and inclusion has created a working environment where people share ideas, aren’t afraid to speak up and change things, and above all, are felt valued.

Based on innovation and organic growth Admiral has grown from being a small start-up into one of the largest car insurance providers in the UK. The company is constantly investigating new products, services and markets and is now in seven countries with a diverse product portfolio.

Admiral’s success goes hand-in-hand with having a strong people focussed culture. We believe that happy people make happy customers and happy customers help increase profits. Our philosophy is a simple yet effective one: people who enjoy what they do, do it better. 

We truly care about our customers, they are at the heart of every decision we make. We’re very proud of the innovative products we offer and level of service we provide. Everything we do acknowledges the needs of our customers and by recruiting the right people, we can continue to provide great service and ensure an excellent experience for our customers.

Admiral people work hard to keep us at the top of our industry, and are rewarded for it—with competitive pay, great benefits, a share package based on company performance, work-life balance opportunities, nearby fitness and health centres, and other special perks.

The Recruitment Officer looking after this role is Jessica Sutton. If you’d like to know any more about the position, please feel free to drop her an email Jessica.SUTTON2@admiralgroup.co.uk or give her a call on the Recruitment line - 0800 118 1619.

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