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Associate Software Engineer

Date: 01-Oct-2021

Location: Manchester Airport, GB

Company: MAG


  • A company that is proud to promote diversity and we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds
  • Competitive base salary + pension + Bonus + free parking + reduced cost public transport, and numerous other corporate benefits.
  • Opportunity to an iconic business in the North West currently ivensting heavily in digital transformation 
  •  Great training and development


Our Business


MAG is the country’s largest airport group. We own Manchester, Stansted and East Midlands Airports, as well as our MAG USA business based out of Chicago. Our IT Department is the glue that keeps the business operational.


With a number of significant Growth Programs underway, MAG is undertaking a radical transformation of our technology landscape, to ensure that our systems and data can best support the Organisation into the future.  One of our strategic programs of work is developing a systems integration strategy to create a loosely coupled, modular, best-of-breed component architecture aligned with MAG’s strategic aims and growth plans.  This will allow greater flexibility in product selection and faster integration and deployment of new solutions and systems thereby delivering a continually improving service to passengers and partners at a lower cost to MAG.

The foundation of this transformation requires the implementation of an Integration Backbone, enabling an API-first approach for integration & development to allow operational data to be extracted from the AODB whilst reducing the pressure placed on it. This integration backbone will be enterprise wide hybrid-cloud platform, catering for the integration requirements of MAG’s operational systems as well as B2B and B2C opportunities


Find out more about MAG here:


The role:

The Software Engineer work within Integration and Application Development to implement/develop our Systems Integration practice leveraging the latest technologies including MuleSoft, API development and DevOps capabilities to build a world-class data platform for the Group.


Duties include:

  • Working with the product teams to develop functional and operable code within an Agile methodology.
  • Write tests for existing and created code to ensure compatibility and stability.
  • Working with the Lead Software Engineer to ensure design and implementation supports the goal of reducing time to market / minimizes cost to deliver via CI/CD and DevOps techniques.
  • Supporting the platforms that we build.
  • Self-learning, enhancing your own skills
  • Working within a Scrum team made up of multiple disciplines.
  • Contribute to PoCs related to component technology.




Essential experience -

  • Ideally educated to Degree level in relevant subject area. Candidates with work experience in programming will also be considered
  • Programming experience (gained from university, self-study, bootcamps, or industry experience) in one or more third generation language (3GL) for instance C#, Java or C++
  • Appetite for Self-Learning.
  • Understanding and basic experience of Agile ways of working.
  • Understanding and basic experience of the various test cycles including, unit testing, automated test cycles, integration testing etc.




  • Working in a continuous integration/deployment pipelines and tools such as Jira, Gitlab and Jenkins
  • Working with Integration Technologies such as MuleSoft, SSIS, Data Factory etc.
  • Working with TDD/BDD patterns
  • Working with DevOps principles
  • Use of test tools, for instance Bamboo, Postman, Selenium etc.
  • Experience working in the cloud
  • Experience working in an office environment.



What are we offering?


  • A company that is inclusive and tolerant to all
  • Flexible working approach for a better work/ life balance
  • Strong base salary + pension and bonus
  • Free parking
  • 25% off trains and 20% off trams to the office
  • Discounts on company products
  • Duty free prices in the staff shop
  • 24 days Holiday entitlement (plus the ability to buy more)
  • Great work culture: work for a global corporate with fantastic career development and advancement opportunities
  • Based near our dedicated train/ tram station for an easy commute
  • Newly refurbished modern office, free coffee, break out areas, great company culture and approach
  • online training/ exam vouchers/ tickets to events etc.



Equal Opportunities


MAG is a values led organisation and we are committed to providing equal opportunities in all areas of work and business.  We want people to achieve their best, which will in turn positively impact on our customers and the communities in which we live and work. At MAG we empower people to be themselves within an inclusive and supportive environment, enabling everyone to achieve their full potential in line with their abilities and career aspirations.


Reasonable Adjustments 


As an inclusive employer, MAG wants to see every candidate performing at their best throughout the job application process, interview process and whilst at work. We therefore encourage you to inform us of any reasonable adjustments you might need to enable this to happen.


…please apply today.