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Senior Developer (Software Engineering Group)

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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 brilliant 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 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.
You'll take a central role in developing our core products, designing and improving software as well as writing clean, secure and open code following a test-driven approach. You'll also be able to develop your mentoring and leadership skills, managing other developers and guiding them towards strong performance and outstanding work.
On top of this, you'll work with technical experts to evolve new approaches and solutions, constantly improving the way we develop and deploy. Balancing technical and business considerations, you'll be a vital source of advice on design choices and software quality.
You should already have sound experience in software engineering. Ideally you will be proficient in Java, Spring and Hibernate - as well as version control with Git, general SQL skills and test using Junit and Mockito.  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 - 26th January 2020