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Recruiter: Michael Page
Listed on: 27th August
Location: Bootle
Salary/Rate: £29163 - £29163
Type: Permanent

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As part of the Digital, Data and Technology directorate, you will work closely with colleagues across the directorate, within the Solution Delivery function and alongside a number of other full-stack developers and test engineers.You will aid the development of great end-to-end Digital Services for Charities, trustees, charity representatives and members of the public within an agile environment, as well as maintain existing digital services and products.Client DetailsThe Charity Commission has set out our ambitious five-year strategy, being clear that we will be driven by our purpose to ensure that charity can thrive and inspire trust so that people can improve lives and strengthen society. Our purpose is bold, confident and so is our proud commitment to represent the public interest.The Charity Commission regulates 170,000 charities across England and Wales ensuring that they work within a legal framework thus building public confidence that the £10bn generously donated is put to good use.DescriptionResponsible for organising the team programme of the Design, code, verify, test, document, amend and refactor complex programs/scripts.Owing the production of high-quality software, through their own work and that of junior associated ensuring that best practices and coding standards are followedBeing the main point of contact with Application Support & Service Delivery to ensure developed software can be supported and maintained to the required level through negotiation of changes, explaining the implications of making a change both technically and to an end-user, suggesting alternative options where appropriate, and advice on the effects of different technical options/timings.Representing the function in daily stand-ups, planning and estimating meetings with development partners and Commission colleagues to ensure co-ordination of all elementsPractice Agile delivery methodologies with the team by collaborating in the more complex reviews of work with others (Such as Sprint Reviews, Pair Programming, Retrospectives), utilise User Centred Design and test & data driven iteration. Taking well-judged decisions on options and recommendations put to them by Associate developers- for example on how to remove blockagesUsing analytical skills, good judgment and knowledge of wider business objectives to shape the team's approach to technical solutions- being the conduit between the wider business and the Associate developers.Overseeing and contributing through their own skills and expertise to the efficient adoption of live software by business colleagues, users and the Application Support team through ensuring a consistent programme of adapting procedures and altering work processes as appropriate, walk-throughs, training, guidance notes and other documentation.Through advice and supervision, ensuring that their work and those of junior colleagues are delivered against GDS standards (and frameworks) and adhered to the Commission's principles through .Gives assurance to senior grades that a consistent process is in place for the creation of documented designs for software applications or components applying agreed modelling techniques, standards, patterns and tools.Contribute to the design of components of more complex software systems through in-depth fact-finding and analysis.ProfileEssentialWorking as a software developer within a wider IT teamExperience working on a software development team using agile methodologiesExperience of building software following design standardsExperience of building software that conform to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).Good knowledge of Agile software development methodologies including Scrum and Kanban.A good level of working knowledge with the product stack in use at the Charity Commission: Java, JSP, JavaScript, Docker, Source Control (E.g. Gi t), TSQL, HTML, CSS, JSON, XMLExperience of Object-Oriented design/developmentDesirableWorking knowledge of technologies and applications in use at the Charity Commission: Azure, Logic Apps, Azure Functions, Liferay, Elastic SearchContinuous Integration (E.g. Jenkins)Continuous Integration (E.g. Jenkins)Experience of developing frontend web applicationsUnit testing (Junit or similar)Experience of developing secure applications using Javascript frameworks (E.g. React, Vue, Angular)Job Offer£29,163 salary (PLUS possible IT allowance of £3697 for right candidate)Civil Service pensionGenerous annual leave allowanceEmployee assistance programmeInterest free season ticket and bicycle loan after 2 months employmentSpecial retail discounts and offers through membership of staff Perkbox schemeFlexible and family friendly working environmentLearning and career developmentSelection process: Candidates will be sifted on their CVs and experience against the job description. And at interview assessed on the following Civil Service Behaviours: Changing & ImprovingDeveloping Self and OthersDelivering at PaceThe full list of Civil Service behaviours at various levels can be found hereSecurity Clearance: This role will require you to go through SC clearance. Please request further info if required.* CLOSING DATE: Sunday 19th September 11:55pm *