Software Developer .Net (Support) - open to flexible working options

Taunton, Somerset
£26,737 - £45,571 pa dependent on skill set, with a possible Recruitment and Retention Allowance
08 Sep 2020
19 Sep 2020
Contract Type

Software Developer .Net (Support)

Location: Taunton, Somerset
Salary: £26,737 - £45,571 pa dependent on skill set, with a possible Recruitment and Retention Allowance
Hours: Flexible - full time, part time, job share, working from home
Contract: Permanent

We are currently recruiting developers at various levels to join a small support team which provides fixes and makes changes to existing systems in .Net. These career defining roles present the opportunity for you to challenge yourself across multiple projects, working in truly agile environments, where each team member is passionate about code craftmanship.

About the UKHO

UKHO is an executive agency, sponsored by the Ministry of Defence. We work with a wide range of data partners to chart the world's oceans in order to develop and serve world leading software and data solutions to commercial shipping companies, navies and maritime organisations. Our products ensure safe navigation and global trade efficiency and support other marine activities including economic development, environmental protection, resource exploration and utilisation, scientific research and security and defence.

The role

Depending on your experience and skill set, you will join the team as either a Software Developer, Senior Software Developer or an Expert Developer and will work across a wide range of technologies in .Net, deploying solutions to Azure as well as to our own infrastructure. Working with a close knit, Agile support team of developers, testers, a product owner and a delivery manager, infrastructure specialists, UX experts and analysts, you will design and craft software solutions, including unit testing and pair programming and use automated testing and deployment to build and support a continuous delivery environment. 

You will also have the opportunity to collaborate with others in the development community, identifying good practices we can adopt, sharing knowledge of tools and techniques with the wider team and take part in the support of applications and platforms. 

Quality is paramount and you will be supported to do good work.  Most code is done in pairs or larger groups to ensure quality and to spread knowledge.  Everyone reviews code and everyone welcomes feedback. You will also be able to continually develop your own skills as part of a programme of continuous professional development. 

What we are looking for

If you have good working knowledge of C# .Net or a similar language and of crafting good quality code in C# .Net. with experience of design principles and patterns we would be delighted to hear from you. 

And in return?

We offer a great work / life balance. Employees’ start and end times are built around their own preferences. We’re all set up for working from home and encourage people to make use of this if they prefer. We are committed to providing part time options and reasonable accommodations and will work with you to meet your needs. There are great opportunities for self-development including Pluralsight/O’Reilly, cloud credits and training courses. We have a great investment in our community, with regular software community meetups and a network of guilds to join across a variety of subjects.

For a full job description of each post, including the competencies you will be assessed on in your application, please click the apply button to be taken to the Civil Service Jobs website.

Closing date: 23:55 on 19 September 2020.

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check. Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed.

UKHO embraces diversity and promotes inclusion and equality of opportunity. We are a Disability Confident employer, which includes offering a guaranteed interview to candidates with disabilities, providing they meet the minimum selection criteria.

Selection for appointment to the Civil Service is on merit, on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s Recruitment Principles.

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