Senior Software Engineer

ENSEK Nottingham United Kingdom Technology

Company Description

We are a technology business operating in the global energy sector.

ENSEK have become the go-to option for top energy suppliers across the globe. Why? Because our technology is a significant step change away from the legacy systems that have historically dominated the market. It’s also massively cheaper to adopt the ENSEK solution, with no loss in customer service or standards.

But by far the biggest reason why ENSEK is the best choice in energy supplier software, is because of the people who work here and their endless enthusiasm, energy, and the way they support their colleagues. All our clients comment on what great people we have. Our people are our superpower.

That is where you come in.

Position

Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the Senior Software Engineers are responsible for working together to write clean code and deliver optimal outcomes. As part of the squad be responsible for contributing towards the designing and implementing solutions for a product line. You will be demonstrating your knowledge and practical experience, following coding standards and contributing to daily scrums, sprint reviews, retrospectives and refinements.

In your senior position you will be responsible for guiding and positively influencing other members of the engineering squad to follow the appropriate PR’s, testing and code reviews with the ultimate goal of writing quality, clean code.

Responsibilities

  1. Working with the Technical Lead you will review and refine your deliverables to provide confidence in the technical delivery of functionality.
  2. Providing regular status updates on progress against the technical debt within domain area, escalating any risks or issues.
  3. Contributing to technical discussions which influence technical decisions for the squad.
  4. Working with squad members in pair programming or solo to write the software or configure the service that is being delivered in this initiative.
  5. Working with the Agile Enablement team to adopt tools and methodologies to delivery high quality software.
  6. Contributing to the appropriate guild where time might be saved, outcomes improved with the aim of shaping best practice.
  7. Working with your Chapter to ensure that the skills and knowledge in your discipline are always improving. 
  8. Contributing as a member of an agile team; attending team meetings, working closely with the Test Engineers and Product Owners in the squad and participating in initiative meetings.  
  9. Learning and developing your area of knowledge and domain expertise within the engineering function. 
  10. Proactively contributing to and suggest ways of improving engineering processes at ENSEK.
  11. Promoting and maintaining a positive ‘can do’ attitude, building collaborative working relationships with the whole engineering squad and sharing skills and knowledge, which includes mentoring Software Engineers.
  12. Adding value to the experience of our clients, colleagues and other relevant stakeholders through practicing and promoting the ENSEK values.

Requirements

  1. Experienced Software Engineer from within a delivery focused environment
  2. Ability to analyse complex business problems and design workable technical solutions is a must
  3. Excellent knowledge of the software development life cycle, testing methodologies and implementation of end-to-end delivery within an Agile environment 
  4. Strong communication skills, able to clearly articulate status, risks and issues within the squad and with senior stakeholders  
  5. Values the importance of teamwork and experience of working as part of a remote, multi-disciplined team is advantageous
  6. Experience/knowledge of C#, SQL and Javascript  
  7. An interest in cloud-based technologies with experience being advantageous
  8. Experience of working in the Energy/Utilities would be advantageous but not essential 

Other information

Flexibility

We are a flexible employer and very much open to finding arrangements that suit your lifestyle. This can include remote working, flexible work arrangements and all or any combinations in between. We’ll do our best to flex around you and your life. Dependent on role there may be a requirement to attend our Nottingham office or to attend client sites.

Benefits

  • 33 days holiday including 8 bank holidays.
  • Option to buy or sell 5 extra days per year.
  • An extra day off for your birthday.
  • Prioritised mental health support in house and externally.
  • Discounted travel passes.
  • Vitality health insurance.

Added Incentives

  • 50% Off Virgin Active membership.
  • Free Amazon Prime.
  • Heavily discounted Apple watch.
  • Regular health & fitness checks.
  • Café Nero coffee each week.
  • 25% off healthy food at Waitrose.
  • Free cinema tickets.

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A - WHO IS THIS PRIVACY NOTICE FOR?

This privacy notice is addressed to the types of individuals listed below (the data subjects), and it sets out whether we process your data as a controller (we are ultimately responsible) or processor (we handle your data for someone else).

Job Applicants

Individuals who are applying for or are being considered as candidates for a job with us.

This notice explains what personal data we hold about you, how we collect it, how we use it, who we may share your data with, and your rights.

We are required to notify you of this information under data protection legislation.

PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU READ THIS NOTICE.

We have separate privacy notices for staff, contractors, and the public.

B - WHAT IS THIS PRIVACY NOTICE ABOUT?

This privacy notice explains what personal data we hold about you, how we collect it, how we use it, who we share it with, and what your rights are. Set out below are some general points to note before reading further.

What is the applicable law?

This document is a privacy notice published to comply with Article 13 and Article 14 of the UK GDPR.

You can find out more information here: Information Commissioner's OfficeUK GDPR; and Data Protection Act 2018.

What is our commitment as controllers?

The controller of your data is the person ultimately responsible for the processing of your data.

As the controller of your data, we are committed to complying with our legal obligations as controller of your personal data, and to transparency about what we use your data for.

Our legal obligations are set out in: the UK GDPR and DATA PROTECTION ACT 2018 (supplements the UK GDPR).

As controllers, we comply with the DATA PROTECTION PRINCIPLES when gathering and using personal information. We seek to ensure that our information collection and processing are always proportionate.

We will inform you of any material changes to the information we collect or to the purposes for which we collect and process it.

Recruitment Agents

If you apply for a role with us through a third-party recruiter, then they will also process your data in accordance with their own privacy notice, and they will be the data controller for their processing, and we will be the data controller for our processing. Please contact them to ask for a copy of their privacy notice.

Must you provide data?

We need you to provide the personal data, in order to operate the recruitment process, verify your identity and right to work, check your background, obtain references, and assess your suitability, and negotiate any employment contract.

If you do not provide the personal data we reasonably ask for, we may terminate the recruitment process.

No automated decision making

We do not use automated decision-making tools or processes to arrive at employment-related decisions.

Contracts

When we refer to a contract in this privacy notice, we mean the employment contract you are applying for.

Any questions?

If you have any questions, please contact our head of talent in the first instance, and then our data protection officer.

C - WHO IS THE CONTROLLER OR PROCESSOR OF YOUR DATA?

The controller (or where applicable, processor) of your data is ENSEK LTD, and our contact details are set out below.

Our Company Name

ENSEK Ltd

Our Company Number

07167027

Our Country of Registration

England and Wales

Our Registered Office

Hounds Gate, 30-34 Hounds Gate, Nottingham, England, NG1 7AB.

This is also our postal address and head office.

Our Website

https://ensek.com/

Our Careers Email

careers@ensek.co.uk

Data Protection Email

dataprotection@ensek.co.uk

Our Head of Talent

John Brown

Our Data Protection Officer

Julian Turner

Our Head of Information Security

Trish Sewell

D - WHAT DATA DO WE HOLD ABOUT YOU?

The following table lists what data we hold about you in connection with your job application.

Some of this data will only be used after you have received an offer of employment, as part of the pre-employment checking process.

Assessments

Assessments, opinions, judgments, and decisions made in respect of your job application and suitability for the job.

Application

Your application details, including cover letter, and the location and role applied for.

Academic History

Information about your academic history, including schools and higher education, degrees and post-graduate education, and vocational training.

Biography

Biographical details, including hobbies, interests, and background, from your CV.

Claims

Information relating to any legal claims made by you in connection with your recruitment for use in dealing with and defending or settling those claims.

Contact Details

Your contact details.

Your personal and work email addresses.

Your personal and work telephone and mobile numbers.

CV

The information contained in your CV, includes employment and education history, leisure, interests, skills, and hobbies.

Employment History

Your employment history.

Your previous employers and your role with those previous employers.

Start and end dates of previous employments.

Salary, benefits, and notice period with current/previous employer.

Health

Information regarding your health, medical conditions, and disabilities, if included in your CV, or where needed in order to make appropriate adjustments and arrangements for interviews to account for these.

Identity Details

Your name, home location, address, date of birth, and age.

Your image, in photographic form, if you chose to provide it in your CV or in our online application system.

We use these at the interview stage simply to establish initially who is applying for the role. Full verification checks are carried out if you are offered the job.

Recruitment Agency

The recruitment agency you were introduced through.

Any other channel you were introduced to or applied through.

References

Details of your referees.

If you are offered the job, then we may also take up and store references.

Right to work

Information about your right to work in the country where the role is based.

At the interview stage, this is to give us an indicative view.

If you are offered the job, then we will also ask for proof (including your share code from HMRC).

Social Media

Details about you from your LinkedIn account as published by you, to help us prepare for interviews with you and assess you for the role applied for.

Skills and Qualifications

Your professional qualifications, skills, and experience.

Tests and Assessments

Tests and assessments we administer with you, to test your skills and capabilities, including scores.

E - HOW DO WE OBTAIN YOUR DATA?

This section sets out how we obtain your data.

From Forms You Complete

We obtain it from the forms you complete.

You may have provided it through a job application form online.

You may have provided it through an online job board or other third-party recruitment services (such as LinkedIn jobs).

You may have provided it in a computer file you have filled in.

You may have provided it through a paper form you have completed.

From Your Messages and Documents

We obtain it from any CV you provide, or from any other documents or documentary evidence you provide, such as passports and proofs of address, identity and right to work.

We obtain it also from emails and written messages you send to us (including inquiries you may send about jobs and placements).

We obtain it from your public LinkedIn account.

From Conversation With You

We obtain it from conversations with you, which may include phone calls, video calls, interviews, emails, and instant messaging.

From A Recruitment Professional

We obtain data from a recruitment professional that was involved in your recruitment with us, or who put you forward as a candidate.

From Our Own Staff

We may obtain information about you where our own staff provides us with your CV and/or other details, as part of any referral scheme we operate internally.

From Third Parties

We may obtain information about you from the following third parties:

  • Recruitment professionals involved in your recruitment with us.
  • Our own staff referring you as a potential job candidate.

Also, if you are offered the job, we may obtain information from third parties for verification purposes including:

  • HMRC
  • Home Office
  • Referees.

F - WHAT PURPOSES DO WE USE YOUR DATA FOR?

CONTEXT

Lawful Basis

To be able to process your data we need to have a lawful basis for doing so under the law.

This part sets out the types of lawful basis we can use, and then sets out the purposes for which we process your data and the main lawful basis for doing so.

General Grounds

For most of your data the LAWFUL BASIS will be one of the following:

Contract

We need to use your data to enter into or perform a contract with you. This includes entering into and performing an employment contract or service contract.

Legal Obligation

We need to do so to comply with a legal obligation or exercise a legal right. This could be a statute.

In Your Interest

We need to do so, to protect your vital interests. This could include care for your health and safety.

Our Legitimate Interest

We do so for our "legitimate interests". This is flexible ground which we must prove. It requires a judgment on our part but is typically doing something you would normally expect, or there is a compelling justification.

Your Consent

If the above does not apply, we would need to get your consent for the specific use. This could be an explicit documented consent, or it could be implicit because you have requested some action to be taken involving your data.

Legitimate Interest

This is flexible ground which we must prove, but it is intended cover uses which one would normally or reasonably expect.

It requires a judgement on our part.

You have a right to object if you don't agree with our judgement (see later in this notice), and we must stop if it is clear you have overriding reasons for asking us to stop.

Most of our processing would fall within the following legitimate interests in the field of recruitment.

To verify your identity, address, history, suitability, reliability, and right to work. To operate a fair recruitment process. To make an informed decision and select the right person for our business. To operate our equal opportunities obligations and policies. To comply with legal obligations and carry out statutory background and right to work checks / provide data to third parties as required by law. To ensure our business.

Special Data

Some data is called SPECIAL DATA.

This is data about: "racial or ethnic origin; political opinions; religious or philosophical beliefs; trade union membership; genetic data, biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person; data concerning health; and data concerning a natural person's sex life or sexual orientation".

We can only process it for one of the following reasons:

Employment Law

The processing is in the field of employment and social security and social protection law and is authorised by law.

Occupational Health

The processing is necessary for preventative or occupational medicine, assessing your fitness to work, and provision of health or social care.

Public Data

You placed the data into the public domain intentionally.

Claims

The processing is needed to make or defend a legal claim.

Consent

If none of the above apply, you have given a clear explicit, and informed consent to the specific use.

In your case, we only process health data, for the purposes of assessing your fitness to work and any reasonable adjustments we may have to make if you have a disability.

Criminal Records

We only process criminal convictions if you are awarded the job.

We carry out background checks on all our staff, covering criminal convictions, credit checks, global watch list (terrorists), electoral roll, and 5 years address and employment history.

This is because our business handles a lot of security-sensitive data, and can access smart meters.

This will be covered by our employee privacy notice.

OUR PURPOSES

In our case, these are the specific purposes we use your data for:

Area

Purpose

Examples

Legal Basis

Administration

To administer the recruitment process.

Keeping a record of your application.

Arranging and holding interviews, making decisions, informing you, and keeping records.

Auditing our recruitment and other processes and reviewing decisions made.

Contract: Preparing for a contract with you.

Legitimate Interest: Operating a fair and well-run recruitment process.

Assessment

To make an assessment of your suitability and a decision as to your appointment.

Considering your skills, experience, and qualifications.

Assessing your general aptitude and attitude and personal qualities.

Comparing you with other applications.

Contract: Preparing for a contract with you.

Legitimate Interest: Operating a fair and well-run recruitment process.

Contacting You

Contacting you and your next of kin.

We may contact you by letter, email, or phone where appropriate in relation to your application.

We may arrange interviews and inform you of the outcome at all stages.

Contract: To enter into an employment or services contract with you.

Legitimate Interest: To properly deal with your application.

Entitlement to Work

To record your entitlement to work, but without verifying it at the interview stage.

If you are offered employment, then we may also require proof of your entitlement to work.

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Legitimate Interest: To ensure that we are lawfully employing our staff.

Health and Fitness To Work

At the interview stage, we would use health data to make reasonable adjustments for interviews.

If you are offered the job, then we would process health data to assess fitness to work and make reasonable adjustments in the workplace.

To assess your medical conditions and allergies.

To assess any disabilities and reasonable adjustments we may need to make.

Identity

To record your identity and address, but without verifying this at the interview stage.

If you are offered the job, then we may verify your identity and address and require proof of this.

If we verify your identity, we may check identity documents, such as a passport and driving license, and check your address, including through utility bills.

Contract: To enter into and perform an employment or services contract with you.

Legitimate Interest: To know who our candidate is and where they can be contacted in relation to the application. To inform our relevant managers of your application.

Recruitment Agents

To recruitment agents who introduced you, to let them know the outcome and pay them any commission due.

To verify the applicability of any restriction periods preventing us from engaging you directly.

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Legitimate Interest: To be able to use recruitment agents to find staff.

References

To capture reference details assessing your suitability for the role you applied for.

Obtaining references from your referees.

Sharing those references with managers responsible for interviewing you and making decisions.

Reviewing those references to assess your suitability and prepare for interviews with you

Contract: To prepare for entering into a contract with you.

Legitimate Interest: To be able to fairly judge your suitability for the role, and against other candidates.

G - WHO DO WE SHARE YOUR DATA WITH?

The table below details who we may share your information with (as relevant), in confidence.

Auditors

We may share your personal data with any third party that is auditing our business and controls, including our security measures and operational controls, for the purposes of evidence, but only to the extent reasonably required for such evidence.

It will be shared securely, and under a non-disclosure agreement; and is shared normally to the auditors' secure evidence repository.

Other Staff

We may share your information where relevant with other staff who are to be involved in interviewing you or making decisions on your employment.

If you are successful we may share your information with our HR staff to commence your joining process with us.

Recruitment Agents

To recruitment agents who introduced you, to let them know the outcome and pay them any commission due.

Referees

To your referees as needed to provide us with a reference.

H - WHERE DO WE KEEP YOUR DATA?

Your data is kept in the systems referred to below. We no longer keep any paper records and all of your data is created, stored, and retained electronically.

Recruitment System: Cezanne

Section We use the recruitment cloud service provided by Cezanne to store your CV and application details and track your application.

Your CV is shared securely by a link from Cezanne to staff who will be involved in your recruitment only.

Microsoft 365 and SharePoint

ENSEK uses Microsoft 365, Exchange, and SharePoint for its general email, messaging, document creation, document storage and document sharing.

Your personal data may appear there in an ad-hoc form where you are referenced in any emails or meetings in connection with your recruitment, including emails and contacts from you about placements and recruitment which may be stored in Microsoft systems.

I - HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR DATA FOR?

We will only use your data for as long as it is required for the purposes for which it is processed.

If you are not successful, then we will retain a copy of your data for 18 months after the end of the recruitment process, and we will not use it except for:

  • if you re-apply for the same role or apply for a different role;
  • to check whether we are outside any restrictions preventing us from recruiting you directly and not through a recruitment agency; and
  • to maintain evidence in case of claims.

You can ask us to keep your CV on file longer than this, but we reserve the right to delete it at any time.

If you are successful, then our full employee privacy notice will apply and you will be informed of that separately, which has a 7-year retention period from the end of your employment.

J - HOW DO WE KEEP YOUR DATA SECURE?

We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost, used, or accessed in an unauthorised way. In particular, we have the following measures to keep your data secure.

ISO 27001

We are certified to and aim to keep certified to ISO 27001, which requires us to have a security management system and to maintain a wide range of security controls. See LINK: ISO 27001

ISO 27701

We are also certified to and aim to keep certified to ISO 277001, which is an extension to ISO 27701 for privacy information management. See LINK: ISO 27701

SOC

We have our security controls audited independently by an auditor under the ISAE 3402 audit standard. See LINK: ISAE 3402

Data Breach

We have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach affecting your data.

We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.

Other Measures and Controls

The above standards and audits require and examine all our security and privacy measures and controls, which we have in place to protect against unauthorised use, access to, change to, or disclosure of your data, against viruses and other malicious software, and against unauthorised access to our equipment, offices, networks, cloud systems, and databases.

These measures and controls cover areas such as office access controls, equipment log-in, cloud system log-in, and associated roles and permissions, network and access monitoring, staff training, management, staff background checks, usage monitoring, anti-virus, and other protective software and devices, and data segregation and encryption.

System Providers

Individual system providers listed in this document have their own separate security and controls with respect to your data in their systems, and we consider these prior to using those systems.

Cloud First

We operate on a "cloud-first" basis, which means that your data is stored in secure and reputable cloud systems, rather than at any offices of ours.

Access Controls

We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to know it.

Proportionate and Confidentially

Those processing your information will do so only in an authorised and proportionate manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

K - WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS?

You have the following rights in relation to our processing of your personal data, but please note that these rights may be subject to conditions and exceptions set out in the law.

You can find out more here: LINK: ICO: Your Data Matters.

If you would like to exercise these rights, please contact the head of talent or our data protection officer.

If you ask for the following, we are obliged to pass this request down to the providers of the systems we use and anyone else we use to process your data, as needed. See LINK: Article 19 of the UK GDPR.

Right to be informed

You have the right to be informed if your data is being used.

This document is how we are informing you.

See LINK: Article 13 and LINK: Article 14 of the UK GDPR.

Right to withdraw consent

If any processing is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw it at anytime. Just email using our contact details in this document.

Right to stop direct marketing

You have the right to stop direct marketing at any time.

Right to a copy

You have a right to an update of the information in this document.

You also have a right to a copy of the personal data we hold about you.

See LINK: Article 15 - Paragraph 3 of the UK GDPR.

You have the right to ask for your data in a computer-readable form so that you can use it elsewhere.

See LINK: Article 20 of the UK GDPR.

Right to a correction

You have the right to request correction of your data (a right to rectification).

See LINK: Article 16 of the UK GDPR.

Right to erasure

You have the right to request the erasure of your data (also known as the right to be forgotten).

However, there are a range of exceptions to this, which mean that we do not have to erase your data if there are good reasons for retaining a copy of it.

See LINK: Article 17 of the UK GDPR.

Right to restriction

You have the right to request that we stop using your data for some purposes.

There are conditions that apply.

This means that we might still hold your data, but we would be stopped from using it for certain purposes.

See LINK: Article 18 of the UK GDPR.

Right to object to legitimate interests

If the legal basis for our using your personal data is a "legitimate interest", or we are using your data to market to you, then you can object to the processing.

See LINK: Article 21 of the UK GDPR.

We must stop the processing unless we can show that our interests should take precedence over yours.

Automated Decision Making

If we are making important decisions about using a computer, without any human involvement, then you can ask us to stop, subject to conditions.

See LINK: Article 22 of the UK GDPR.

Right to complain

We hope that our head of human resources and data protection officer can resolve any queries or concerns you have about our use of your personal data or your rights.

In any case, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner at any time.

Their details are:

Address: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF

Helpline number: 0303 123 1113

ICO website: ICO Complaints Page (Link).

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