Senior Software Developer

Grade:

SEO

Reference:

85068

Locations:

Warington

Salary:

£35,895 - £40,613

Closing date:

3rd December 2020

How we work

• Our software development function is distributed around the country, but you will be co-located with a specific team in a single location

• You will be part of wider communities of practice for your technical specialisms within Defra and across government

• Our delivery teams focus on collaboration and communication, so you will be expected to take an active role in shaping the solutions we build

• We have a number of core technologies that we use, but we always want to have room for innovation and we provide time and budget for your training.

• We recognise the value of a good work/life balance and offer a range of flexible working options that are open to everyone regardless of their personal circumstances

• We always seek to take advantage of the best innovations the IT industry has to offer, following a cloud-first strategy and working in the open in all that we do

Responsibilities

What we look for in all our software developers

• Collaboration – the ability to work well with members of a diverse, multi-disciplinary team

• Curiosity – the urge to find out why things are the way they are and to seek out new challenges

• Problem solving – the imagination, tenacity and intelligence to find the best solution

• Flexibility – the ability to work in a changing environment

What we’re looking for in this role

• Data design – understanding of the best patterns and approaches for handling sensitive, transactional data

• Programming – background in building online, digital services with Javascript in Node.js or experience using other languages/frameworks and a desire to cross-train to Node.js

• Continuous integration – working with continuous integration within an agile development environment

This role is part of the Digital, Data and Technology Profession in the Civil Service. More information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/software-developer.