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Lead Engineer

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Recruiter: The Home Office
Listed on: 14th January
Location: London
Salary/Rate: £55646 - £62861
Salary Notes: Plus up to £11,300 allowance annum
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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At the Home Office, our task is simple - to keep the UK safe. Doing this means working across a huge range of projects, dealing with some of the most high-profile and important issues the country faces. But protecting millions of people requires cutting-edge technology platforms and outstanding engineers who can expand our capabilities. If you're talented, tenacious and forward-thinking, you'll find yourself in good company. Join us at the heart of government, take advantage of huge opportunities and help us build an unrivalled department.
You'll be at the very centre of one of the largest and most challenging transformational programmes we've ever undertaken. Working with internal and external engineering teams as well as multidisciplinary experts, you'll modernise the systems we use for police operations across the UK, replacing them with user-first, Java-based cloud platforms. This project will not only play a crucial role in making the country safer but will also create huge monetary savings for public finances.
Managing your own team of engineers, you'll also have the opportunity to further develop your leadership and mentoring skills, guiding them towards high-level performance and outstanding work. Wider strategy and innovation are also important parts of the role, and you'll be expected to monitor technological developments, find new ways of working and collaborate with senior leaders and principals to achieve this.
You should already have a strong technical background and a wide set of skills. In terms of backend development, you should have familiarity with Java , Spring and Hibernate . You should know Junit, Mockito, how to develop REST endpoints and managing effective use of Git. We would also be interested in Java Script, React, HTML 5 and CSS3 if these are your thing.
Whatever your role at the Home Office, we'll support your career plans and evolve your skills with exceptional tools, training and coaching. There's also a wealth of opportunity to move around and work across different teams. As a Civil Service employee, you'll be entitled to a wide range of benefits, including generous annual leave, flexible working, childcare and travel allowances, numerous staff networks and clubs, onsite facilities and a Civil Service pension.
Closing date - 9th February 2020