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Senior Software engineer – Show Services (Based in UK, Richmond, Greater London)

IT/Technical & Product Development
Reed Exhibitions
REE00BQC Requisition #

Job Title : Senior Software engineer – Show Services

Location: Richmond, London, UK

Reports to: Engineering Manager – Software Delivery

About Reed Exhibitions

Reed Exhibitions is a leading global events organiser, with more than 500 events in 30 countries. In 2018, Reed Exhibitions brought together more than 7m event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed Exhibitions’ events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organised by 38 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of RELX, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.reedexpo.com 

About RELX 

RELX is a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. The Group serves customers in more than 180 countries and has offices in about 40 countries. It employs over 30,000 people, of whom almost half are in North America.

We value an agile approach, a growth mindset and an entrepreneurial spirit. In return, we offer a competitive salary, great benefits, flexible working, and you’ll be supporting our 520 shows in 43 industry sectors and 30 countries, producing events like Comic Con and Gamer Network among many others. 

The Opportunity

We build new capabilities to support our global events creating a market place connecting Exhibitors and Buyers. The senior software engineer works as part of a highly motivated, collaborative, enthusiastic, distributed cross-functional team.  Using a modern tech stack, agile & devops principals to create services that are of high quality and can deploy changes to production with confidence, safely and reliably.

You will be designing and creating components, applications and algorithms within the Show Services team and building integrations with services and APIs from other teams.  You will partner closely with the Product owner, and offshore peers, to develop new business capabilities which adhere to standards and easy to support. 

Key Responsibilities

You are responsible for adding value and creating business impacts for Reed Exhibitions in the following areas:

Product Leadership: The focus is on delivering products and services on time and above customer expectations, understanding lifetime value concepts, being close to the customer and creating impacts

Excellence: The focus is on simplifying, innovation, clean design, efficiency, streamlined operations, delivery, high quality, reliable, secure solutions and long-term sustainment. 

Teamwork: The focus is on collaboration, communication, support, being SMEs, continuous improvement, having a collective shared responsibility for solutions, and delivering outcomes. 

Problem solving: The focus is on having a questioning mind-set, utilising systems thinking that enjoys investigating, taking action and feeling responsible for delivering results


Senior Developer experience, involved in the full end-to-end lifecycle, working in cross-functional teams in an agile environments

Able to demonstrate building confidence through deep knowledge, being collaborative and customer focused

A polyglot, expert in c#, confident to develop the full stack from through multiple application tiers and enjoys learning new skills

A proven track record of developing high quality loosely coupled solutions.

Experience with software performance optimization and knowledgeable of concurrent programming

Strong experience developing global multi-lingual and multi-tenant systems 

At ease with troubleshooting in complex environments

Demonstrable skills in maintaining and improving CI/CD workflow processes

You actively participate in the development community.

Relevant Technology

You will have experience in many of the following technologies and practices, or equivalent and be ready to learn where gaps exist.

Agility: Scrum, XP, Pair programming

Design: SOLID Principles, KISS, YAGANI, Design patterns, Domain Modelling, DDD, CQRS, Event Driven Architectures, micro-services and message Queues

Languages & Interfaces: c#/.netcore, JavaScript (JQuery, ReactJS), Web, MVC, Restful APIs, GraphQL, CSS, Swagger

Testing: Continuous Testing, TDD (XUnit/NUnit), BDD, Logging (Splunk), Integration Tests, Performance Testing (Gatling)

Software Factory: Git (Bitbucket), Build Orchestration (Bamboo), Artefact Repositories (Proget/Nexus), Sonaqube, powershell, green-blue deployments

Cloud: AWS, Lambda, S3, SQS, SNS, Cloudformation

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