Back-end Developer

We are looking for an intelligent, energetic, and driven back-end developer to help us deliver our brand, products, and services to our clients. People who are excited by technology, love pushing the boundaries of what is possible while at the same time keeping an eye on the bigger picture and ensuring the best outcomes for our customers by providing straightforward solutions.

The successful candidate will be responsible for hands-on development, delivery of requirements, and driving development modernisation of our front-end platforms.

You will drive the back-end tech stack as well as being involved in discussions and planning for the front-end delivery.

Key responsibilities:

You will be part of a cross-functional Agile team understanding, designing & implementing core solutions that are pivotal for AJ Bell platform propositions, building close ties with the business and broader technology function. This is a growing function where you can help on our journey as we adopt a cloud first, microservice and micro front end architecture approach where the teams are enabled from ideation to delivery. The solutions and processes implemented are key to ensure we remain operationally efficient, regulatorily compliant and provide a best-in-class service for our customers and people.

Key technical skills:

  • Expertise in .NET Core / .NET 6
  • Writing and structuring unit tests
  • Rest API
  • Application architecture
  • Microservice Architecture
  • Exposure to front-end JavaScript frameworks
  • Experience with CI/CD

Bonus points for:

  • ETL / Event Steaming
  • Automated testing with Postman or similar
  • Software security
  • AWS
  • Observability

About us:

AJ Bell is one of the fastest-growing investment platform businesses in the UK, with over 418,000 customers using our award-winning platform propositions to manage assets totalling more than £74.1 billion. Having listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange in December 2018, AJ Bell is now a FTSE 250 company.

Headquartered in Manchester with an office in central London, we now have over 1000 employees and have been named one of the Sunday Times ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ for three consecutive years.

There are opportunities for growth and professional development for members wanting to progress within their career including induction training and our study support scheme which is part of our benefits package.

Our EQ4 office design is centred on delivering agile and collaborative working spaces that enable us to deliver a first class service to our customers, but remote working continues to be a large part of our work life and will continue to be post-covid. 

At AJ Bell you can expect a friendly working environment with a strong sense of team work, we have a great sense of pride in what we do and this is reflected in our guiding principles.

There is an active programme of social events throughout the year, which are open to all employees.


  • Hybrid working policy - regular work from home
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Buy as you earn share scheme
  • Contributory pension
  • Dedicated time for proof-of-concepts and assessing new tech
  • Support to attend conferences, events, and meet-ups
  • Monthly socials on our 7th floor roof terrace
  • 24 days holiday increasing to 30 with length of service
  • Holiday buy scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity
  • Death in service cover
  • Confidential 24/7 365 employee assistance helpline
  • Free onsite gym and trainer led classes (yoga, Pilates, boxercise, circuits)
  • Paid volunteering days
  • Bike loan scheme
  • Season ticket loan portal
  • Plus, much more

This role is available under our hybrid working scheme. Ideally we're looking for people who are within commuting distance of one of our offices however for certain roles we can consider UK-based candidates who are further away - ask the recruitment team for more information. Please note, we are unable to provide employment sponsorship to candidates at this time.

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