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03 Jun 2019

The Business

Willis Towers Watson is a preeminent developer of risk and financial modelling software, with over 400 clients worldwide. We combine the technical innovation and engineering expertise of our software professionals with the actuarial knowledge and thought leadership of our Human Capital & Benefits business to provide solutions that help clients’ measure value, manage risk and safeguard solvency.

Human Capital & Benefits combines deep analytics, sage advice, astute broking, intuitive software, proven administration and relevant solutions to help all kinds of organisations (from small to mega) address their talent and benefit issues.

By partnering with clients to solve their people and risk agendas we help them deliver exceptional – and sustainable – employee experiences

Our 14,000 HCB colleagues are based in four businesses: Retirement, Health & Benefits, T&R, and TAS (outside North America). We also share the Global Services and Solutions teamwith Corporate Risk and Broking.

The Technology and Administration Solutions (TAS) business of HCB delivers high quality pension administration services and solutions to clients outside North America. Our target market is medium to large private sector organizations for whom we provide fully outsourced services or co-sourced services, where we supply our software for a client to administer their scheme in-house Our largest markets outside North America include Germany, Hong Kong/Asia and the United Kingdom, although we have a presence in most countries with an established private sector occupational pension scheme market.

TAS is expanding in both our traditional services and markets but also developing services in different ways. For example in certain countries we provide administration services to support the LifeSight DC Master Trust and are collaborating with colleagues across HCB to develop and combine service lines to respond to the growing interest in consolidation of DB schemes.

Increasingly and successfully our client solutions, both in service delivery and software development, embrace our global operating model working with colleagues in Manila and Mumbai making our performance more efficient and time responsive.

We are recognised by our clients and market intermediaries as having a substantial global footprint with a strong focus on member centric service delivery and highly functional member portal solutions. Through a commitment to quality and service, we have the best client retention record of any competitor.

The Role

*** Please note that we do not accept multiple applications and you should only select and apply to one programme per year***

The role of the Software Application Development Team is to create, maintain and deliver software to support the Pension Administration business to some of the most well-known global companies. As a Software Engineering graduate the role is intentionally varied and will involve you discussing functionality with consultants, proposing solutions and generating prototypes, understanding and coding algorithms ensuring that time and memory constraints are satisfied, iterating user Interfaces and researching new technologies and tools. You will get the opportunity to work on many parts of the system learning good practices, how we work and what tools we work with

You will be involved in all aspects of professional software development life cycle using the latest tools and techniques to deliver complex software of the highest quality. You will learn how software is produced and experience all aspects of today’s industry best practices.

This includes but is not limited to:

  • Understanding what our clients need and how to solve those needs
  • Developing high performance software using various technologies on multiple platforms
  • Creating an engaging user experience through clean and crisp user interfaces
  • Delivering quality using the latest test and automation techniques
  • Deployment to complex client IT infrastructures

This is all done within small agile teams that collaboratively contribute to the effective delivery of quality software.

This position requires a passion for technical design, development, problem solving, and the ability to learn new concepts.

Career Path & Qualification

As a graduate at Willis Towers Watson you have a world of opportunity ahead of you. As a software engineer you will drive your own career progression, moving into software architecture, project management or progressing through education, training and experience to become a subject matter expert in software development.

We offer graduates the flexibility to study towards a range of qualifications from both technical and business disciplines depending on the needs of the business and individuals.

The Requirements

  • Minimum 2:1 degree in a Software Engineering, Computer Science or similar technical or analytic discipline with a reasonable understanding of Mathematics is required.

It would also be an advantage to possess the following skills:

  • Experienced in the breadth of the software development life-cycle, with the flexibility to work from architecture decisions to system level testing
  • Experience of using a wide range of systems (Linux,Unix, Oracle)
  • Experience of writing software in an object oriented mainstream language (C#, Java, PL/SQL Python)
  • Appreciation of current and emerging technologies
  • Appreciation of algorithm and software performance.

The Company

Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential.

Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer.

Willis Towers Watson believes that effectively managing a diverse workforce is vital to our business strategy. We have an obligation to our organization, ourselves and our clients to hire and develop the best people we can find. We will continually review our policies and practices to ensure that all areas of the employment process (including recruiting, hiring, work assignments, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, company-sponsored development programs and overall workplace experience) are free from discriminatory practices. We are committed to equal employment opportunities at Willis Towers Watson.

Unsolicited Contact: Any unsolicited resumes/candidate profiles submitted through our web site or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Willis Towers Watson are considered property of Willis Towers Watson and are not subject to payment of agency fees. In order to be an authorized Recruitment Agency/Search Firm for Willis Towers Watson, any such agency must have an existing formal written agreement signed by an authorized Willis Towers Watson recruiter and an active working relationship with the organization. Resumes must be submitted according to our candidate submission process, which includes being actively engaged on the particular search. Likewise, for our authorized Recruitment Agencies/Search Firms, if the candidate submission process is not followed, no agency fees will be paid by Willis Towers Watson. Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer.

  • Job Type: Graduate Job
  • Area of Specialism: IT & Systems, Risk Management
  • Degree Result Required: 2:1
  • Location: Reigate
  • Salary: Competitive
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