Senior Software Developer (000637)

Job reference: 000637

Closing date: 16/04/2021

Employment type: Permanent

Hours per week: 40

An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Software Developer to join our in-house development team of 4 based in Newbury, on a permanent full-time basis.

You will be responsible for defining, documenting, writing, reviewing and maintaining scalable code to contribute to the ongoing development of our digital platform. 

This is an opportunity to join a growing development team offering the chance to work on an award winning product in an innovative environment. Owing to the ongoing pandemic this role is initially remote based.  



  • PHP or Python
  • MS SQL  
  • TypeScript/ES6 JavaScript 
  • REST API development and integration 
  • Excellent analytical and mathematical skills 
  • Product specification and documentation 
  • Test-driven development (TDD) 
  • Object-oriented programming (OOP) 
  • SOLID design principles 
  • Version control systems (ideally GIT) 


  • Linux command line 
  • Pandas 
  • Shapely, GDAL 
  • HTML5 
  • SPA (Single-page web app) development 
  • GIS mapping systems/libraries 
  • Apache 
  • OpenLayers 

Frontier is a successful and growing business. It is the largest crop production and grain marketing company in the UK, with over 1,000 employees and a turnover of more than £1.5 billion.

With a vision is to be the first choice partner for crop production and grain marketing, and the first choice employer in UK agriculture, Frontier is committed to delivering a culture where people are at the heart of success.

Our business approach is underpinned by our core values – Integrity, customer focus and expertise, these values support our whole philosophy and ways of working,

Award winning for our commitment to people, we have been recognised by Great Place to Work since 2012 and we are proud to have been ranked in the top 30 UK best large places to work.

SOYL are a division of Frontier Agriculture. We are the UK market leading precision crop production service provider, offering expert advice, services and support to growers to improve the economic, agronomic and environmental performance of their farm business.

Why work for SOYL?

At SOYL, we believe in rewarding our people for a job well done. As an employee you will have access to the following benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Contributory Pension Plan of up to 7%
  • Salary Exchange Benefits (Holiday Purchase, Cycle to Work)
  • Employee Discounts Programme
  • Life Assurance of 3x Salary
  • 25 Days Holiday
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Learning and Development Opportunities

About Us

Our business approach is underpinned by our core values – Integrity, customer focus and expertise. These values support our whole philosophy and ways of working and we are always looking to attract talented individuals with either industry knowledge or specialist skills that will help us deliver consistently to these values.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At SOYL we have a clear commitment to equality of opportunity and diversity encouraging fairness and equality of treatment for all and as such we would encourage applications from backgrounds outside the agriculture sector.

We recognise the value of a workforce in which people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to introduce fresh ideas and contribute to the business goals.

We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive environment, inclusive employment policies and flexible working arrangements are in place to support this.


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