Virtual Recruitment Event - Senior Developer

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

Employment Type Full time Full Time, Part time, Job Share, Flexible working
Location Hybrid · United Kingdom (multiple locations) Manchester · Birmingham · Darlington · Wolverhampton · Leeds · Bristol
Salary Salary subject to role and based on capability assessment
Team Digital
Seniority Mid-level, Senior
  • Closing: 11:55pm, 24th Apr 2024 BST

Job Description

Come along and meet us at our virtual recruitment event 26th April. It’s a great chance to connect, meet and potentially get hired.

Here at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC), we work on things that make a real difference to people’s lives.  

Find out more about what it's like to work in a digital, data and technology role at DLUHC including our culture, ways of working, career progression and staff benefits. You can also read the DLUHC Digital blog to learn about the work we're doing. 

Please note, salaries are composed of a base amount with an additional specialist allowance. Further information will be provided if successful. For existing civil servants, the usual policy on level transfer and promotion will apply .

Contract Duration: Up to 23 months (contract duration may differ for existing Civil Servants)

What you’ll do as a Software Developer

  • develop high-quality software following the clean architecture design pattern 

  • support the delivery of a robust and secure service 

  • follow development best-practice, including regular pair programming and TDD 

  • maintain the live service, keeping it reliable and secure through monitoring and active management of the production infrastructure 

  • become a domain expert and contribute to the direction of the product and wider government services 

  • build up a robust automated test suite to support our continuous deployment environment 

What we’re looking for

We're looking for people who have:

  • experience of full stack development of web applications and supporting business applications. 

  • experience of working within a test-driven development (TDD) is expected, as is experience of building RESTful APIs.

  • experience of developing in modern programming languages (e.g. Python, Java, Ruby, Node.JS)

  • experience using SQL to work with relational databases, ideally PostgreSQL

  • experience of working with a live production system, including monitoring for performance and potential security issues, and triaging problems

  • experience of working on agile projects as part of a multidisciplinary team, as well as using Agile delivery frameworks with JIRA and Confluence to manage delivery and documentation. 

  • competent use of Git for source control

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Wed 24th Apr 2024


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Wed 24th Apr 2024