Careers .net Core Developer

  • Role type
  • Permanent

  • Location/s
  • Flexible, UK, Bristol

  • Closing Date
  • 17/04/2023

Job Description

Ricardo UK Ltd. Logo

Role: .net Core Developer

Location: UK Flexible

Role ID: 2023-1791


Our vision is to create a safe and sustainable world

Ricardo plc is a global strategic, environmental, and engineering consulting company, listed on the London Stock Exchange. With over 100 years of engineering excellence and employing close to 3,000 employees in more than 20 countries, we provide exceptional levels of expertise in delivering leading-edge and innovative cross-sector sustainable products and solutions. Every day, we enable our customers to solve the most complex and dynamic challenges to help achieve a safe and sustainable world.


Energy & Environment, one of Ricardo plc’s five operating business units, is a leader in sustainability consultancy, solving complex environmental challenges through industry-leading analysis, advice and data. With more than 40 years of heritage in addressing air quality, environmental and sustainability issues, our customers value us for our deep understanding and breadth of services covering the entire value chain from evidence, policy & strategy to implementation.


We are looking for a dynamic and talented senior C#.Net developer to join our expanding digital services team and help lead a small team of talented developers. 


We need your skills to help us develop a range of bespoke enterprise grade applications based principally on C#. Traditionally we have built and evolve desktop (WPF) and web-based solutions (Asp.Net Core/ Blazor/ Angular) that support high profile projects for our public and private sector customers, we’re looking for competent individuals to help us expand our capability and support our clients internationally on a growing range of consultancy and development projects as well as helping us to re-architect desktop applications to the cloud.


We manage large commercially sensitive data sets for our government and private sector clients and therefore our systems must be secure, accessible and standards compliant.  We need flexible and energetic individuals who can adapt to the changing needs of the projects we deliver, bringing to the fore their strong development skills as well as people skills, assisting our senior developers in shaping the right solution to meet the needs of our clients.


Our technical teams collaborate in the development of new solutions, maintaining and improving existing systems (both customer facing and internal back-office), resolving bugs, along with building unit tests and reusable modules.  Our ideal candidates will have a proven commercial experience in web development and our stand-out candidates will also have some experience formulating design patterns as well as desktop application development experience using WPF to help us support important internal systems. The ideal candidates will be organised, well humoured and approachable, able to help us grow and develop our data management applications through scrum.


Key competencies and experience

  • Team leadership experience
  • Experience in .Net Core
  • Proven Experience in .NET v5
  • Commercial C#.Net development experience with demonstrable examples
  • WebAPIs
  • Solid understanding of object oriented (OO) concepts
  • Demonstrable good coding practice and ability to perform code reviews
  • Experience operating in commercial scrum teams
  • Good communication skills, able to be the informed consultant and engage with clients
  • Adaptable and flexible to changing needs of the business
  • WPF and WCF commercial experience with proven 
  • Experience working with Azure with DevOps experience a distinct advantage

Desirable skills

  • Commercial experience using Blazor will be a distinct advantage
  • Commercial experience using Angular
  • Experience working with Azure
  • A good and demonstrable understanding of software design patterns and architectures
  • Exposure/ understanding of SQL Server/ T-SQL
  • Entity Framework
  • An IT or computer science degree is desirable but not essential

Skills and behaviours 

  • The ideal candidate will be a good team player, skilled people person who can work within our passionate team
  • This role will require you to interact with people at different levels inside and outside the organisation so you should be able to communicate effectively and confidently
  • Flexibility, resilience, using your initiative and prioritising are some of the key attributes of this role so you should be a self-motivated person with high attention to details and able to multi-task.

Working here


Ricardo is an exciting and rewarding place to work and you have the opportunity to make a difference. You will work with teams of talented, dedicated, and supportive individuals. Alongside having a fantastic opportunity to develop your career with us through our broad range of projects, mentoring opportunities and a personalised approach to your learning and development. We are always keen to hear from people who have driven, ambition and a flair for innovative thinking.


Wellbeing and work life balance


We offer flexible approaches to work, whether that's working from home, being in the office, or as a hybrid worker. We're happy to discuss flexible working arrangements. Wellbeing is at the core to our culture, allowing employees to flourish and to achieve their full potential. Our People are important to us, and we take pride in our wellbeing programmes and policies that support individuals including flexible working, carers policy, mental health first aiders and readily available support through our extensive Employee Assistance programme.


Diversity, Equality and Inclusion statement


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours. We have an ambitious diversity, equality, and inclusion approach as explained here. We value diversity; recognising that a more diverse workforce creates a richer and more varied working environment. Diversity also drives innovation, by allowing us to offer our clients the best consultancy service that we can. As part of our commitment to engage positively and pro-actively with all our employees and ensure a culture of inclusivity, we are a recognised as a 'disability confident' employer.




Our core benefits include 25 days' annual leave, plus 8 flexible bank holidays, a competitive company pension scheme, life assurance and professional subscriptions reimbursement. We also offer a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.


Once you have submitted your application a member of our Recruitment Team will be in touch. Please be aware that the timing can vary dependent on the volume of applications that we receive for each role and in some cases, we may start to review applications prior to the closing date.