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Recruiter: Network Rail
Listed on: 18th April
Location: Milton Keynes
Salary/Rate: £32256 - £36288
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: IRC2141495
Contact Name: Network Rail

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Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain's railway. From Crossrail - Europe's largest civil engineering project - to investment in world-class stations and major programmes of electrification, we're involved in some of the most ambitious and state of the art ventures that this country has ever seen.
Finance and Transformation, which is a part of Route Services, are delivering services that are vital to the running of the railway, delivering the provision of services agreed by the routes to allow them to benefit from economies of scale and the optimisation of our critical resources everyone's wages are paid on time.
The Finance team are critical to the success of our Route Services business, we believe in a culture of commerciality, cost-competitiveness and customer focus; all of which are core skills for any finance professional.
What will you be doing?
We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join our Business Systems team as a PHP Developer. The team supports web development activity for three areas in Network Rail and the team is currently made up of 30 people.

Do you have a background in web development?
Are you familiar with languages like PHP and JavaScript?
Do you want to join a company that offers long term professional and personal development?   

You will be getting involved with a range of exciting projects from day one, our team has recently helped to design and implement a new system for the HR department that has helped to streamline business efficiencies.
If you have never worked in a web development role and simply have a passion for it outside of your day job, then we want to hear from you. We want to speak to anyone who has a background and interest in PHP and scripting language.
Key Accountabilities
What will you be doing?

Develop new systems and improve and enhance current systems as identified through constant development.
Provide technical and operational support in the use of all systems.
Maintain integrity of reporting systems for all users within the functions and provide system administration.
Provide strategic and tactical advice to the functions in relation to Business systems to enable informed decision-making.
Review the system testing processes, test and upgrade systems so that they correctly validate and verify the business requirements.
Assist in the identification and implementation of quality and efficiency improvement initiatives.

Job Skills, Experience & Qualifications
Do you meet the following criteria?
Essential

Web Development skills including PhP, MySQL and JavaScript.
Including knowledge and experience with PHP and JavaScript frameworks e.g. Laravel, vue, react, webpack.
Database design skills.
Good knowledge and experience of internet / Intranet systems and development of web systems.
Good communication skills and a customer focussed approach.

Network Rail welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employment status, trade union affiliation, or other irrelevant factors. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.
Keeping people safe on the railway is at the heart of everything we do, safe behaviour is therefore a requirement of working for Network Rail.  Applicants should demonstrate their personal commitment to safety in their application.
Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career with competitive pay and excellent benefits including a choice of contributory pension schemes, a generous annual leave package, a bonus scheme and an annual 75% subsidy on season tickets costing up to £3,333 (to a maximum amount of £2,500).
Network Rail positively embraces flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.
Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: £32,256 - £36,288.
As an arm's length department of the UK Government, Network Rail is required to comply with a well-established pre-employment vetting process for all prospective employees.  
Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) checks require prospective employees of Network Rail to meet the following requirements;

Provide eligibility to work in the UK and identity documentation
Complete a satisfactory 3 year employment history check
Complete a satisfactory unspent criminal conviction disclosure check

For more information regarding BPSS pre-employment related checks, please visit the UK Government website for further information - UK Government - BPSS Checks
To apply please click the APPLY button.
Closing date: 26 April 2019, late applications will not be accepted.  We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes
It is a requirement of the role to live within 90 minutes commuting time of The Quadrant Milton Keynes.