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Senior Software Developer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

The Software Developer role covers a wide range of technology focused jobs within Global service delivery.  The actual department and role that a software engineer may work in will also vary.  The job purpose may include all or some of the following aspects;

To participate in or undertake

  • Mentoring and leading of  junior developers
  • technical analysis,
  • specification
  • estimation
  • design
  • development
  • implementation
  • support

of software solutions, working with business users, third parties, and other IT colleagues, as appropriate

This role internally is called a Software Engineer

Role Responsibility

There will be a wide range of technical accountabilities and activities performed by the job holder depending on the specific discipline e.g. Design, Development, Support and environment Configuration.

  • The job holder will be the technical authority in their domain.  This could be application or technology specific
  • Give application or technology specific guidance to business analysts, architects and designers to achieve the best overall solutions
  • Impact assess and validate technical solutions, designs, proof of concept to ensure  end to end solutions are fit for purpose
  • Will be a sign-off authority for application solution designs
  • Work within, and develop the application delivery design standards, development methodologies and strategic architecture frameworks
  • Contribute towards and Influence strategic decisions relating to software architecture
  • Provide input to Infrastructure Design teams with regard to overall solution design
  • Takes ownership for resolving all IT related problems within their domain, which directly or indirectly impact on the operational services or development
  • Establish and maintain credibility and working relationships with other IT teams, being an ambassador for BBS IT within the business community, supporting a customer service culture
  • Proactively engages with technology groups outside of their own immediate team to influence solution decisions and outcomes
  • Acts as a technical mentor to less experienced software engineers and other technicians across IT.
  • Manage 3rd party supplier resources in a matrix environment e.g. tech lead, scrum master
  • Is responsible for the quality of all deliverables affecting software within their domain
  • Keeps abreast of current and emerging technologies and actively looks for ways to incorporate technology for the overall benefit of the business
  • Understands business objectives and continually seeks ways to improve business operations, efficiency and cost effectiveness

The Ideal Candidate

  • Software development experience
  • Experience working in more than one of the following service delivery functions; development, support, software design or environment configuration
  • Knowledge and experience of a broad range of technologies or expert in a single technology
  • Ability to translate business goals into technology solutions
  • Strong communication skills, good team player
  • Experience of working in a matrix managed environment, with mixed teams including contractors and outsourced vendors
  • Experience of working within Agile and Waterfall delivery methodologies
  • Experience of working with offshore 3rd Party partners
  • Previous senior software developer experience not essential

Technical skills required:






              SQL Server           

             Agile methodologies


The role internally is called a Software Engineer - level 3

About the Company

Bupa’s purpose is longer, healthier, happier lives.

As a leading global health and care company, we offer health insurance, medical subscription and other health and care funding products; we run care homes, retirement and care villages, primary care, diagnostic and wellness centres, hospitals and dental clinics. We also provide workplace health services, home healthcare, health assessments and long-term condition management services. We have 32M customers globally. With no shareholders, we invest our profits to provide more and better healthcare and fulfil our purpose. We employ 84,000 people, principally in the UK, Australia, Spain, Poland, New Zealand and Chile, as well as Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, India, Thailand, and the USA.

We have grown significantly, particularly through 2013 to 2015, when we accelerated execution of our strategic vision. We are similar in revenue and profit to Marks & Spencer, and larger than Heinz in revenue. Because Bupa does not have shareholders it does not have a listing, but if it did it would be in the FTSE 100. Bupa is not a mutual or a charity but a company limited by guarantee that seeks to maximise its profits in order to fulfil its purpose. With customers in virtually every country in the world and 70% of its revenues now generated outside the UK, Bupa is a truly international organisation. 

Our People
Bupa believes that the growth and performance of our leaders and our people is the single biggest pathway to fulfilling our purpose (longer, healthier, happier lives) and delivering Bupa's strategic priorities. We have a leadership framework called “Bupa Leaders Are” which sets out what great leadership looks like at Bupa. Leaders are called upon to grow themselves, to grow others, to grow the business, and fulfil our purpose: longer, healthier, happier, lives. We are looking for individuals who are capable of delivering extraordinary business outcomes.

International Markets
Bupa’s International Markets (IM) unit has 16 million customers across all continents around the world. It manages a portfolio of businesses, including a large international health insurance, travel insurance and medical assistance business called Bupa Global, as well as established domestic health insurance businesses in Hong Kong and Thailand, two associate health insurance companies in Saudi Arabia (26.25% Bupa ownership) and India (49% Bupa ownership), and Hong Kong’s largest private clinic network.   

Bupa Global
Bupa Global provides products and services worldwide to people who want access to premium health and care at home or as they study, live, travel or work abroad. We provide international health insurance, travel insurance and medical assistance to individuals, small businesses and global corporate customers all around the world. 
Bupa Global has over 1,800 employees and has offices in London and Brighton (UK), Miami (USA), Copenhagen (Denmark), Hong Kong (Greater China), and Dubai (UAE), as well as in Egypt, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Panama, Guatemala and Ecuador. Bupa Global is currently organised around five regional hubs: Bupa Global Africa, India & Middle East; Bupa Global Greater China; Bupa Global Latin America; Bupa Global North America and Bupa Global Europe.

Application process:

Timescales for reviewing applications will differ between regions, but you will always receive a response to your application. The recruitment process itself will vary per role and region, but you will be updated along the way via phone and email (so please look out for these!). To view what stage of the process your application is currently at, you can also log in and view your dashboard.

If you are invited to an interview, a member of the resourcing team will be able to advise you on what to expect. This will vary in region, but will likely include an initial phone or digital interview, followed by one or more of the following depending on the role: Core capability interview; Technical/function specific interview; Online profiling assessment; Presentation, written task, role play; Assessment centre.

If your application is successful and you’re invited to join the team, the resourcing team will guide you through your on boarding journey.

Should you require any reasonable adjustments to be made or facilities provided to enable you to attend an interview, please do not hesitate to contact us prior to the interview at bupaglobalcareers@bupa.com, so we can make adjustments accordingly.


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