Senior Software Engineer, Open to flexible working, Full time, Part time

Plymouth, Devon
£37,248 per annum (pro rata)
30 Oct 2020
23 Nov 2020
Contract Type

It is an exciting time for HM Land Registry as we continue to embark on a major transformation programme. HMLR's ambition is to become the world’s leading land registry for speed, simplicity and an open approach to data. You will join our award-winning Digital, Data and Technology Directorate which is the in-house IT division at the heart of the move to a digital, data-driven organisation with the ambition to provide our customers with cutting-edge digital services.

We are now looking for experienced Senior Software Engineers to join our Digital, Data and Technology team to help us to achieve this.

HM Land Registry's existing software systems and services form part of the critical national infrastructure, safeguarding land and property ownership valued at £7 trillion. This enables over £1 trillion worth of personal and commercial lending to be secured against property across England and Wales.

Job description

As a Senior Software Engineer you will be expected to provide expert technical direction on projects and activities to delivery teams. You will be able to produce solution design(s) that align to agreed architectural principles and review system designs and complex code produced by colleagues as required.

You have the ability to collaborate with colleagues and your peers to ensure the standardised approach to software development is adopted across your projects, providing hands-on expertise and direct problem-solving on technical issues encountered during the software development cycle(s).


We are seeking Senior Software Engineers who uses their own and other resources to provide technical leadership to delivery teams and colleagues. You will be able to resolve technical issues that arise on software projects and be able to assist in the continual improvement of the end-to-end processes supporting delivery for your group.

To meet the requirements for this role it is essential you have experience in designing solutions to meet business needs, promoting reuse and ensuring the solution adheres to design standards. In addition, you will also have experience leading a software development team including assisting team members, overseeing the work of others and mentoring colleagues. Good communications skills are essential.

Due to Covid-19, the role will initially be home based so an induction and training will be carried out remotely, with full support from the team. Your home office will be located in the vibrant waterfront city of Plymouth.

The Digital, Data and Technology Directorate is the in-house IT division for HMLR. We are currently recruiting several roles to ensure the directorate’s teams contain the right blend of skills, experience and knowledge to take our major transformation programme forward. These teams are at the heart of the move to a digital, data-driven organisation with the ambition to provide our customers with cutting-edge digital services.


A qualification in Information Technology or a related area (Degree Level or equivalent) and / or significant experience in an IT field.


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