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Senior Developer - ReactNative

Post Office

Posted on Nov 25, 2022 by Post Office

Not Specified, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Senior Developer - ReactNative

Grade: 3A

Contract Type: Perm

Location: London/ Chesterfield/ Remote

Reporting to: Lead Developer

Division: Digital & Branch Engineering

The Purpose of the Role

Senior developers will be responsible for building, maintaining and supporting our internal applications. As a team member in the nascent Digital & Branch Engineering function this role will help deliver new applications and service as we modernise our trading platforms making them vastly better for Postmasters and Customers.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Produce and contribute to development of fully functional, cloud-native applications and microservices
  • Collaborate with the full development team to support the Agile delivery process
  • Ensure the best possible performance, quality, and responsiveness of the application
  • Produce and maintain clean, high-quality code that is testable, understandable and observable
  • Accelerate delivery by implementing and leveraging automation and pipeline tools
  • Continuously improve and refactor the codebase to find development efficiencies and performance gains
  • Help implement and evangelise best-practice policies, code review processes, testing frameworks and POL house-style
  • Support, coach and mentor junior developers
  • Participate and lead regular daily/ weekly/ sprint-based meetings and ceremonies.
  • Contribute to, and maintain accurate technical documentation
  • Support the entire application lifecycle (concept, design, test, release and support)
  • Liaise with product/ project teams and stakeholders to ensure expectations are met
  • Assist lead developers with managing and prioritising workloads
  • Ensure new and legacy applications meet quality standards
  • Maintain code quality, organisation, and automation stages
  • Research and suggest technology approaches, products, platforms, applications and protocols
  • Highlight and manage risks, issues and bugs
  • Represent and deputise for lead developer when required

    Qualifications, Experience & Skills

    • 3+ years professional experience developing applications in a variety of languages and frameworks (e.g. JavaScript, Java, C#, HTML/ CSS, Go, ReactNative)
    • Experience of full-stack software development principles, architecture and conventions
    • Experience of cloud-native micro-services and distributed systems (ideally AWS)
    • Strong understanding of data structures and architectures, using relational and/ or non-relational database approaches
    • A strong understanding test-driven development and testing conventions
    • Experience of developing RESTful APIs
    • Understanding of IT security/ risk
    • Experience with workflow and code versioning tools, such as Jira and Git
    • BSc degree in Computer Science, relevant field or equivalent


      • Willingness to learn new languages, frameworks and architectures
      • Ability to work independently and within a team
      • Excellent analytical skills with a good problem-solving attitude
      • Confidence to discuss and present solutions to senior stakeholders
      • Ability to nurture and coach junior team members
      • Able to review and sign-off code

        About Post Office

        The Post Office has thrived at the heart of high streets and local communities across the UK for over 370 years. As one of the country's most trusted brands, we take our commitment to providing essential services to customers across the UK very seriously. We're the UK's largest retail network, as well as the largest financial services provider in the UK, with over 11,600 branches nationwide - more than all of the UK's banks and building societies put together.

        We know that the best way to provide a great service for customers is to evolve our business and adapt to their changing needs. That's why we have a range of over 170 products and services, from personal financial services like banking, insurance, payments and travel money, to telecoms and, of course, mails. And we're improving our online and in store experience for customers. We know that our customers never stop changing, so neither will we.

        Securing the future Post Office's future:

        We are working hard to ensure that the next chapter of the Post Office's history is a bright one. We are the current guardians of an iconic business and we want to hand over a thriving network of branches which can continue to provide essential products and services for our customers for many years to come. This is a uniquely exciting and challenging time for the Post Office - we're shaping the future and creating a business we can all be proud of.

        Working at the Post Office:

        Post Office colleagues are the driving force behind our business. Whether they are in our branches or supporting from our offices, we are proud of the energy, commitment and customer focus our people all have in common.

        All Post Office people are guided by our three values and behaviours:

        • We care by always thinking customer
        • We strive to make things ever better through honest challenge
        • We commit to decisive deliver

          The Post Office embraces diversity and inclusion in the workplace and actively promote working without discrimination. We are also a Disability Confident Employer and are committed to interviewing disabled people who meet our minimum criteria for the job.

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