Backend Developer - 39 hours

Ref: 22627

Hours: Full-time

Contracted Hours: 39

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Chester House, Epsom Ave, Handforth, Cheadle, Greater Manchester, SK9 3DF


Are you a skilled Software Engineer looking for an exciting opportunity to contribute to the heart of Pets at Home's digital services? Join our dynamic Services Development Team and play a key role in delivering innovative solutions within our services layer.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Service Design and Development: Design and develop service solutions that contribute to the enhancement of Pets at Home's offerings.
  • Documentation: Maintain an appropriate level of documentation to ensure clarity and transparency in the development process.
  • Test Creation and Execution: Define and develop automated unit tests to uphold software quality standards.
  • Product Development and Stakeholder Interaction: Collaborate with stakeholders and product management to define and enhance the products under development.
  • Software Development Lifecycle: Play a key role in the Agile software development lifecycle, ensuring efficiency and effectiveness in the development process.


Experience Will Include:

  • DotNet and/or DotNetCore Development: Proven experience in developing using DotNet and/or DotNetCore.
  • Service Oriented Design: A solid understanding of service-oriented design and software development, along with familiarity with the ecosystem and technologies in use.
  • Agile Working Practices: Knowledge of software/process/project lifecycles with an understanding of Agile working practices.
  • C# Development: Experience using C# as a development language of choice, along with knowledge of frameworks, patterns, and practices in software development.
  • Customer-oriented Approach: A customer-focused mindset with a commitment to delivering successful outcomes.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Experience in engaging with both technical and non-technical stakeholders.



  • Test-Driven Development (TDD), Continuous Integration (CI), and Continuous Deployment (CD): Experience in implementing and practicing TDD, CI, and CD.
  • Cloud Native Software Implementations: Experience in developing cloud-native software, particularly within an Azure environment.


If you're passionate about backend development, thrive in an Agile environment, and want to contribute to the growth of Pets at Home's digital presence, we want to hear from you. Join our team and make a real impact on the future of pet care!


Pets just see people. They aren’t biased and they don’t discriminate. We take our inspiration from pets and we value and respect difference in all its forms. Our aim is to reflect the diversity of the communities we operate in and every colleague can help us achieve this. We encourage our people to be themselves so even if your skills and experience don’t perfectly align, if you think you can make a unique contribution through your values and behaviours we want to hear from you!

Organisation: Pets at Home

Date Posted: 14-11-2023

Expiry Date: 13-12-2023