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Software Developer

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Recruiter: Department for Education
Listed on: 5th January
Location: Bristol, Coventry, Darlington, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham, Newcastle upon Tyne, Sheffield
Salary/Rate: £36,498 - £40,297
Salary Notes: For exceptional candidates an additional £7,000 market supplement allowance may be available
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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The Department for Education are looking to recruit 3 Software Developers in Bristol, Coventry, Darlington, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne or Sheffield.

These are exciting times at the Department for Education. We are transforming to become a user-centred organisation.

You will be developing web, mobile and desktop products using both front-end web development languages and back-end technologies to innovate and radically transform how public services are delivered and improved.

You will deliver code in line with project goals and delivery cycles while working openly and collaboratively in our team of Digital and Data Professionals

We are committed to developing our people and the next generation of data and technology leaders by offering a tailored learning and development plan for our colleagues. As well as offering flexible and modern working arrangements.

Job description

As a Software developer, you will be designing and building software that makes a difference to people. You will:

  • Work with the development community, building sustainable digital products
  • Work to modern development standards, practices, and techniques
  • Build automated tests to support our continuous deployment environment
  • Advocate user-centric, agile approaches to deliver high quality digital services
  • Help build and maintain a diverse, inclusive culture across the development community, growing awareness, inclusivity, and balance
  • Transform government into a modern, agile development centre by embedding practices like Test Driven Development, continuous deployment, and DevOps
  • Sharing methods and technologies across teams, government, and the industry by helping to organise events.


Essential Criteria:

We are seeking talented Software Developers who can demonstrate knowledge of:

  • Ruby,Ruby on Rails framework/ C#/.NET or similar
  • Test-Driven Development, CI/CD, DevOps and modern development workflows, ideally using GitHub
  • OOD, SOLID and design patterns
  • RESTful API design and loosely coupled microservices architectures
  • Understanding of web application security
  • Working with technical teams to deliver user-focused services in an agile environment


  • A cloud-first approach, experience of IaaS and PaaS solutions, understanding infrastructure-as-code and containerisation
  • Enthusiasm for sharing knowledge and mentoring others

Desirable criteria will only be assessed in the event of a tie break situation to make an informed decision.

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Expert coding skills in one of the languages stated in the advert
  • Application of development processes

For full role details, application instructions and information about the benefits of working for the civil service, please click apply now.

Applications must be submitted by 23:55 on the 16th January 2022.