Software Developer

Reading, PA
Job Type
Senior level

Job Description

We’re the world’s leading data, insights, and consulting company; we shape the brands of tomorrow by better understanding people everywhere.

Kantar’s Profiles division is home to the world’s largest audience network.

With access to 170m+ people in over 100 global markets, we offer unrivalled global reach with local relevancy. Validated by industry leading anti-fraud technology, Kantar’s Profiles Audience Network delivers the most meaningful data with consistency, accuracy, and accountability – all at speed and scale.

Job Details

The Role!

As a Software Developer, you'll be diving into the world of designing, coding, testing, and maintaining software applications and systems, primarily focusing on the backend. Your role is crucial in collaborating with cross-functional teams to turn requirements into functional software solutions.

You'll start by learning to write clean, efficient code and conducting thorough testing to ensure software quality. Your journey will involve contributing to system scalability, security, and innovation, all while following industry standards and best practices. Problem-solving will be a key aspect, and you'll stay updated on emerging technologies to deliver solutions that align with business objectives.

Playing a foundational role in the software development lifecycle, you'll be instrumental in ensuring the reliability and advancement of our software products.

What you'll do...

  • Code Development: Begin writing reusable, testable, and efficient code while adhering to best practices and company standards.
  • Learning High-performance Applications: Gain insights into designing and implementing low-latency, high-availability, and performant applications for optimal user experience.
  • Understanding Security and Data Protection: Learn to implement robust security protocols and data protection mechanisms in developed applications.
  • Analytical Problem-Solving: Collaborate with teams to grasp requirements, brainstorm solutions, and understand detailed implementations for software challenges.
  • Data Solutions Integration: Start integrating cutting-edge data solutions into operations, including but not limited to Kafka and MongoDB.

What you'll bring...

  • Interest in backend software development, with a willingness to learn about event-driven architectures and microservices.
  • Desire to understand and contribute to designing secure and scalable applications.
  • Curiosity about data solutions like Kafka and MongoDB.
  • Developing analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Basic knowledge of Typescript and Node.js.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Commitment to learning about emerging technologies.
  • Willingness to suggest improvements and innovate within development processes.
  • Focus on delivering solutions that deliver against clients’ needs and enhance user experience.
  • A collaborative mindset and the ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams.

Software Development Engineering Team Overview

The primary purpose of a Software Development Engineer team is to design, develop, test, and maintain high-quality software solutions that meet the needs of Kantar Profiles and its customers (B2C and B2B). This team play a crucial role in building and improving software products, ensuring their reliability, scalability, and performance, and delivering value to the business and end-users.

Benefits include: starting with 25 days annual leave (increasing with tenure), private medical health cash plan, income protection, life assurance, enhanced employer pension contribution; plus award winning voluntary flexible benefits (lifestyle, health, wealth, wellbeing).

Working arrangement: Reading or London, Hybrid Working

Kantar Profiles Division

Unleash your potential at Kantar's Profiles division, home to the world’s largest audience network.

Join our expert team in survey design, sampling methodologies, and data science, we leverage cutting-edge technology to provide our clients with seamless access to real people and unparalleled insights.

Backed by industry-leading anti-fraud technology, our Profiles Audience Network comprises over 170 million individuals, in more than 100 markets worldwide. Our clients include many of the world’s leading brands, who trust us to collect reliable insights.

Be part of a team that shapes the future of panel market research and drives results for brands everywhere!

Some key facts:

  • Our team is made up of 600 people globally.
  • We are present in 27 countries.
  • Profiles currently holds a 10% share in the $3b panel industry but we have ambition, a robust 3-year business plan and the financial backing of our private equity owners (Bain Capital) to grow to be the #1 player in this sector.
  • We provide an ideal environment for professional growth, offering:
  • A ‘start-up’ atmosphere in which you can make a big impact and get credit for it.
  • The chance to learn all aspects of the business and influence the decision-making process.
  • The opportunity to network and learn from highly experienced, senior members of our teams from across the business, globally.

Join Us

At Kantar, we have an integrated way of rewarding our people based around a simple, clear and consistent set of principles. Our approach helps to ensure we are market competitive and also to support a pay for performance culture, where your reward and career progression opportunities are linked to what you deliver.

We go beyond the obvious, using intelligence, passion and creativity to inspire new thinking and shape the world we live in. Apply for a career that’s out of the ordinary and join us.

We want to create an equality of opportunity in a fair and supportive working environment where people feel included, accepted and are allowed to flourish in a space where their mental health and well-being is taken into consideration.

We want to create a more diverse community to expand our talent pool, be locally representative, drive diversity of thinking and better commercial outcomes.


United Kingdom

Why join Kantar?

We shape the brands of tomorrow by better understanding people everywhere. By understanding people, we can understand what drives their decisions, actions, and aspirations on a global scale. And by amplifying our in-depth expertise of human understanding alongside ground-breaking technology, we can help brands find concrete insights that will help them succeed in our fast-paced, ever shifting world.

And because we know people, we like to make sure our own people are being looked after as well. Equality of opportunity for everyone is our highest priority and we support our colleagues to work in a way that supports their health and wellbeing. While we encourage teams to spend part of their working week in the office, we understand no one size fits all; our approach is flexible to ensure everybody feels included, accepted, and that we can win together. We’re dedicated to creating an inclusive culture and value the diversity of our people, clients, suppliers and communities, and we encourage applications from all backgrounds and sections of society. Even if you feel like you’re not an exact match, we’d love to receive your application and talk to you about this job or others at Kantar.

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