Vacancy for Integration Developer

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Location West Midlands
Contract Type Permanent - Employee
Working Hours per Week 40 hours
Remuneration £50,000 per annum plus benefits
Job Reference GR/10785

OCS have embarked on a major programme of technology transformation which will deliver significant new capabilities both internally and externally.

To support this, we are looking for a technically strong developer to take responsibility for the development of APIs and web services using a new Azure API Management platform and Middleware application.

Reporting to the Head of DevOps, you will be accountable for ensuring APIs and web services are developed in C# to OCS standards for integration and are designed and deployed to improve integration between our core applications and business processes.

Upon receiving requirements from both business analysts and the solution architects to develop APIs and web services, in response to these, you will integrate applications internally and externally to the organisation. You will identify, document, and communicate any risks and issues and escalate as required.

Enhancing the existing middleware platform in Azure to achieve integration both internally and with third parties, you will also ensure the middleware service is developed in line with the recognised practices and principles of software development and security.

You will also engage and collaborate in partnership with our existing third-party software development provider to design, build and document a scalable template for systems integration.

Responsibilities will include:

Develop APIs and web services to support process automation and application integration

Develop standards for API and web service naming, levelling and deployment

Collaborate with the Lead Solution Architect and Process Automation Engineer(s) to deliver fully or partially automated processes

Expose APIs and web services to clients and other third parties securely

Drive reuse of APIs and web services to reduce the cost of technology change

Use documented business requirements and solution architectures to develop APIs and web services in a Microsoft Azure Platform and Middleware application

Develop in other tools as required – e.g. ESB, LogicApps

Develop and manage development standards for APIs and web services

Ensure that all APIs and web services are properly named

Ensure that APIs and web services are discoverable and accessible to required applications and third parties

Develop an understanding of the new BPM platform (Bizagi) though training and documentation

Work with the Process Automation Engineer to develop high quality automated process solutions with optimum reuse of APIs and web services

Conforming to OCS security policies and standards, make API and web service functionality available externally to OCS as required

Maintain a catalogue of APIs and web service, ensuring minimal duplication of functionality and maximum reuse across solutions


Experience required:


Must have a good standard of education to at least degree level OR demonstrate equivalent skills and ability.

ITIL, CoBiT, Prince2 frameworks or similar would be an advantage.

Evidence of ongoing learning ability essential.

Working experience/Personal attributes:

Proven API and web service development expereince 

Experience of working in a facilities management environment is highly advantageous.

Experience of Microsoft Azure API Management and LogicApps is highly advantageous.

Experience of application integration and related development is essential.

Exposure to IT project delivery processes and best practise.

A career history showing progression within development roles within a challenging, changeable environment comprising multiple business systems and business teams.

A track record of delivering world class development solutions within a large, complex commercial operation where flexibility and value for money are key success factors.

Ability to deliver optimal development approaches, based on a balanced view of cost and risk to the organisation.

Analytical approach and consistent attention to detail.

Continuous improvement mind set with a desire to develop your understanding and knowledge of new systems.

Ability to cope in a technically complex and fast-changing environment, and to respond calmly and rationally to changing aspirations in a deadline-driven situation.

Strong planning and organising skills including the ability to manage several work streams simultaneously.

Excellent documentation skills with the ability to explain outcomes to a variety of stakeholders

Excellent communication skills with a capacity to present, discuss and explain issues coherently and logically, both in writing and verbally to non-technical colleagues.

Good influencing and persuasion skills with the ability to enthuse and inspire multidisciplinary teams and build successful relationships at all levels.

Clear decision-making ability with the ability to judge complex situations and assess when to escalate issues.

Ability to balance conflicting and changing demands through prioritisation and a pragmatic approach

Good team player, self-motivated and able to work on own initiative.

What will you get in return?

An enhanced pension scheme (above auto enrolment rates) - to save for the future

Life Assurance – to protect your family should the worst happen

25 days holiday, plus 8 bank holidays on top

Option to purchase additional annual leave

Private Medical Insurance – to protect you

Access to 100s of high street discounts

Financial Wellbeing support - Access to low interest loans

Recognition scheme ‘OCS Stars’- monetary rewards given to top performers

Training and Development- apprenticeships, e-learning, English as a Second Language and our award nominated ‘Impact’ Programme

Long Service Awards

Cycle to work scheme- discounted bicycles

Access to our Employee Assistance Programme- 24-7 Health & Wellbeing Support

Successful candidates for this role, who meet the eligibility criteria, may have the opportunity to undertake a formal work-based training course under our commitment to personal and professional development through the Government’s apprenticeship scheme

Why join OCS Group UK Ltd?

OCS prides itself as a company with strong family values and we are passionate about hiring people who demonstrate the same.

We take CARE of you; We act SAFELY and responsibly; We are TRUSTWORTHY; We work as EXPERTS. If you share these Values, we want you to be part of our team.

OCS have a well-respected brand and our colleagues are empowered to be the best version of themselves. We offer job stability and are committed to developing our colleagues by offering more than just a job. We are a financially stable business who continues to be privately owned since its inception in 1900.

We reward those who demonstrate our values and since the launch of our OCS Star recognition scheme we have rewarded nearly 1,500 colleagues with monetary vouchers, certificates, and public recognition within the business.

We invest and support the growth of our people and are currently sponsoring over 310 colleagues who are enrolled in a variety of apprenticeship programmes, ranging from Level 3 qualifications in customer service to degree programmes in Leadership. If you want to develop you career, OCS is a great choice.

OCS offers the family feel of smaller organisations although large enough to offer so many opportunities. We recognise your efforts and contribution and show our appreciation through a variety of reward schemes which in turn results in our colleagues staying with OCS.  Our business is the family you can choose, and our people stay for the friendships, opportunities, and career fulfilment we offer