Software Developer

Job Introduction

Established in 1887, William Grant & Sons is an independent, family owned distiller with Scottish roots and a global reach. A new opportunity has arisen for a Developer with the GTS organisation in our Bellshill office.

The Developer will be responsible for product development and implementation lifecycle of applications and systems that provide the required product functionality to meet business requirements.

Main Responsibility

  • Move from Wordpress to Drupal CMS
  • Design algorithms and flowcharts to create new software programs and producing efficient and elegant code based on business requirements.
  • Creates, refines and updates technical product specification and documentation and documents source code and configurations accurately.
  • Reports implementation progress, performance and risks to (agile) product team and Product Owner outlining any improvements required in a timely manner.
  • Reviews functional and non-functional requirements and designs for development in line with business requirements.
  • Implements and configures the product according to specification and design successfully ensuring implementation quality, flexibility and effective performance.
  • Provides input on capacity forecasts, effort, duration and requirements for development activities in line with business requirements.
  • Consults with Technical Dependency Management and Deployment, Change & Test Management of the Product group ensuring business objectives are met.
  • Participates in (agile) meetings and collaborates closely with the agile team in the respective Team.
  • Collaborate with different roles within the product team (i.e. DevOps, QA / Test Engineer) to ensure timely and quality resolution of issues.
  • Closely cooperates with external service/ solution providers to develop appropriate product functionalities.
  • Manages the adaptation resulting from changed business requirements or performance improvements to required standards.
  • Identifies and shares best practice within developer community - both internal and external, to ensure viable and cost effective solutions are implemented meeting business standards.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Educated to degree level in Computer Science or a related field.
  • 3-5 years of experience as a Software Developer in a commercial environment.
  • Development experience with JavaScript, PHP and Drupal CMS
  • Excellent knowledge of the software development life cycle and methodologies for a commercial context.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • General understanding of technology stack and development environment for digital marketing.
  • Proven ability to learn, adapt and grow with new technologies and methods.
  • Relevant certification desirable.

What we can offer you

  • We offer a competitive salary and benefits which are designed to promote our employees financial wellbeing. Employees are also eligible to participate in a bonus plan.
  • Our employees enjoy a generous holiday entitlement and an opportunity to ‘buy’ or ‘sell’ some holiday entitlement.
  • Private Healthcare and Doctor@Hand (remote GP service).
  • Our employees can join a defined contribution pension plan. Employees contribute either 4% or 5% of salary, the company contributes 8% or 10% depending on the employee contribution. Employee contributions can be made through salary sacrifice.
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme offers practical, impartial support on everyday matters ranging from medical, financial and legal to home and family issues. 
  • Our Life Assurance cover is a multiple of eight times your annual basic salary.
  • Product allocation so that you can enjoy our fantastic portfolio of brands.
  • Our Cycle to Work scheme allows you to hire a bike for an agreed length of time, and then snap it up for a fraction of its original value. All while making savings (at least 25%) and spreading the cost.
  • Every employee has the opportunity to claim up to £1,000 per year for a charity or charities for which they have raised money, volunteered their time or personally donated.
  • Learning resources to help you be your best self.

About William Grant & Sons


William Grant & Sons: a home where Rare Characters thrive.

We value every employee for their rare character, distinctive skills, experience and perspectives. Every one of our colleagues has a role to play in helping us to achieve our growth ambitions.

At William Grant & Sons, our vision is to be A home where rare characters thrive. We value all colleagues for their rare character, distinctive skills, experience and perspectives. Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of how we do things at William Grant & Sons, fully aligned to our purpose and our company values. We strive to create an environment where we can all be our best and bring our whole selves to work.


Our agile working philosophy is to “Have your best work day everyday”.
Built on trust, we empower our rare characters to have their best work day every day. Where flexibility and positive working experiences help employees to feel connected and release potential across our teams.
We are open to discussing possible agile/flexible working options as part of the recruitment process.


Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of how we do things at William Grant & Sons, fully aligned to our purpose and our company values. We want to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive. If you have any questions or need some support with your application we’d love to hear from you. So please get in touch with our HR team at

We want to make sure that all applicants are treated equally. To support this we will anonymise all applications during the screening stage. Details such as name, dates and educational establishments will only be visible to the recruitment team and hiring leader once an applicant is invited to interview, these details are hidden during the screening stage. To be able to anonymise applications they all need to be in the same format. You can upload a CV but we would also ask you to complete an application form – your CV will not be visible during screening. We hope you agree that this is good use of your time to help ensure a fair recruitment process.

William Grant & Sons


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