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Software Developer


Posted on Oct 5, 2021 by CV-Library

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Public Sector
Immediate Start
£40.2k - £43.7k Annual
About the job

At HMRC we are committed to creating a great place to work for all our colleagues; an inclusive and respectful environment that reflects the diversity of the society we serve.

We want to maximise the potential of everyone who chooses to work for us and we offer a range of flexible working patterns and support to make a fulfilling career at HMRC accessible to you.

Diverse perspectives and experiences are critical to our success and we welcome applications from all people from all backgrounds with the experience and skills needed to perform this role.

It’s a very exciting time to join HMRC!

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is one of the largest Government Departments and one of the country’s biggest organisations. Almost every individual and business in the UK is a direct customer of HMRC. We collect in excess of £500 billion a year in revenue from over 50 million customers across the UK.

We are an effective, efficient and impartial tax and payments authority with a vital purpose: To collect the money that pays for the UK’s public services and help families and individuals with targeted financial support.

We have embarked on a major ground-breaking Programme to redirect more of our people and resources to compliance activities, modernising systems and re-engineering processes to become more customer-focused.

Risk & Intelligence Service (RIS) Software Engineering

The RIS Software Engineering Team are professionally accredited developers who provide a wealth of expertise and experience within the world of computer sciences.

We build internal IT solutions to help our colleagues in RIS and across Customer Compliance achieve their goals and objectives; this can take the form of short/long term projects to build bespoke software systems or more targeted development aimed at solving a particular problem. Whatever we do our aim is to improve processes, create efficiencies, produce resource savings or improve data security.

Job description
Working within a team of motivated Software Developers the Lead Developer will communicate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders, and provide technical leadership within the team to identify the best technology and solutions.

As lead developer, you will be responsible for the operational stability of the software and be in a position to effect the change in the ongoing stability of those systems.

You will oversee the design and development of new software systems and the support of existing RIS/HMRC systems including the Net Framework, Microsoft Office Products and SQL Databases.

We are looking for a Software Engineer with excellent technical skills who has experience of designing and building software solutions and a track record of coaching and mentoring other developers.

Your key responsibilities will be:

- Acting as the technical lead for national projects, with responsibility for delivering secure, reliable and scalable software.
- Designing new software using appropriate tools and in line with standards, proving designs through prototyping
- Working with other software engineers to deliver new capability, for instance improved proof of concepts in new technology.
- Managing the maintenance of our current estate of tools, performing fixes and changes as required.

Essential criteria:

- Proven leadership experience of software development life cycle via agile project methodologies.
- Broad experience of coding languages across a wide range of technologies and development methodologies.
- Ability to quickly research and learn new programming tools and techniques.
- Understanding of a range of front-end development
- Comprehensive understanding of SQL databases, database architecture, relational database and integrity constraints.

Desirable criteria:

We have interests in the following technologies:
AWS, VBA, .NET, C#, JavaScript, SQL, Low Code platforms
Experience in any of these technologies would be beneficial.

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

On your application form, you have 250 words to provide a suitable example of a single piece of software engineering that you have led and had full responsibility for in the last 2-years which demonstrates your ability to meet the essential role.

At interview, we'll assess you against the Digital, Data and Technology Profession Capability Framework which sets out the full list of skills required and skill level under the lead developer role.

We only ask for evidence of these technical skills on your application form:

On your application form, you have 250 words to provide a suitable example of a single piece of software engineering that you have led and had full responsibility for in the last 2-years which demonstrates your ability to meet the essential role

Reference: 214817672

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