Senior .Net Developer

  • London, UK
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • People Manager: No
  • Remote worker, any location: Yes

Company Description

YouGov is an international research and data analytics group. YouGov Sport is the sports division of YouGov – we enable key stakeholders within world-leading sports governing bodies, sponsors, agencies, broadcasters and investors to optimise their commercial programmes in order to meet their strategic and business objectives.

Our mission is to supply a continuous stream of accurate data and insight into what the world thinks, so that companies, governments and institutions can better serve the people and communities that sustain them. 

We have the best data and the best tools. We continuously challenge conventional approaches to research, and we disrupt our industry to ensure that our clients always get the best solutions.

We are driven by a set of shared values. We are fast, fearless and innovative. We work diligently to get it right. We are guided by accuracy, ethics and proven methodologies. We trust each other and bring these values into everything that we do. 

Each day, our highly engaged proprietary global panel of over 8 million people provides us with thousands of data points on consumer opinions, attitudes and behaviour. We combine this continuous stream of data with our research expertise to provide insights that enable intelligent decision-making and informed conversations.

With operations in the UK, North America, Mainland Europe, the Nordics, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, YouGov has one of the world’s largest research networks.

Job Description

The Role:

We are looking for a talented and proven full-stack C# .NET developer, with strong SQL Server and React experience. YouGov Sport has developed a proprietary web-based dashboard to allow our clients access to in-depth, comprehensive research data, enabling them to carry out instant, ad-hoc analysis of key metrics relating to their effectiveness across multiple media channels. You will be responsible for planning, building and implementing functionality into the dashboard, debugging and testing and ensuring the quality of the finished product.

Overall role objectives:

  • Take ownership and responsibility for the maintenance and development of the YouGov Sport dashboard
  • Provide support to internal analysts with data management relating to client dashboards
  • Develop new processes and enhancements to the dashboard to deliver improved internal and external user experience

Key responsibilities:

  • Development and maintenance of YouGov Sports media dashboard using C# and React
  • Developing windows apps and tools to assist in the handling of this data, ultimately enabling the data team to manually extract data in ways that they need
  • Development of web-scraping infrastructure, working with proxies and browser emulation
  • Optimising stored procedures, dynamic SQL queries, and indexes in SQL Server database
  • Assisting data team with extracting data in various formats directly from SQL Server database
  • Assisting data team with handling bulk updating of large volumes of data in SQL Server database
  • Liaise with media analysts and client service to rectify issues
  • Producing reports in various formats for clients in SQL or producing C# applications to generate the reports
  • Analysing ways to improve how data is imported and extracted from the system, to find bottlenecks and more efficient processes
  • Modifying the main website tools and import processes to improve data validation, error reporting
  • Assisting data team with extracting data in various formats directly from SQL Server database


Technical: Core skills / experience required

  • 5+ year's experience of building solutions with the Microsoft .NET 4 web stack (not .Net core)
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of ASP.NET, C#, MVC 5, React, Javascript
  • Experience with SQL Server, ORM Frameworks and Database Design, and experience optimising and writing high-performance database queries and stored procedures for large data-sets
  • Experience of integrating with 3rd party APIs,
  • Knowledge of AWS
  • Good front end experience (React, HTML, CSS, Javascript)
  • Entity Framework 6 / Linq
  • MVC web development
  • Windows console app development
  • Experience working with large volumes of data
  • Good understanding of OO software development
  • Previous experience of working with dashboards an advantage
  • Previous experience of working with social media data would be beneficial

Our Tech Stack:

  • C#, ASP.NET, MVC 5, Web API, React

Soft Skills

  • Problem solver who can identify issues and deliver solutions quickly
  • Ability to communicate ideas effectively to non technical teams and to propose alternative ways of working; understand the commercial request and translate that into technical delivery
  • Evidence to support dynamic and self-motivated work
  • Ability to multi-task whilst consistently maintaining a high level of quality and productivity
  • Proven accuracy and attention to detail
  • Self-sufficient: can take on a piece of work and complete it to a high standard with minimal help

 Education and qualifications

  • Ideally educated to at least degree standard
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