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Robotic Process Automation Developer

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Recruiter: Ministry of Defence
Listed on: 23rd May
Location: Bristol or Cheadle Hulme, Greater Manchester
Salary/Rate: £33,000
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Who we are

Defence Business Services (DBS) is a key enabling organisation within the Ministry of Defence (MOD) providing Finance, Procurement, HR and other shared services to allow our military and civilian customers to focus on meeting their core objectives.

Defence Business Services (DBS) aims to be the ‘best business services partner for the UK Defence and Security Communities' by providing critical business services that enable our customers to focus on strategic Defence priorities and maintain National Security.

The DBS Automation Garage team works with teams throughout DBS and wider Ministry of Defence to digitise DBS Services and end to end processes wherever possible, with Digital Workers augmenting the current DBS workforce. The Automation Garage delivers solutions through Robotic Process Automation and Power App solutions; and is looking to deliver new capabilities such as Chatbots and Machine learning.

We are seeking flexible, capable people who can quickly bring value to a mutually supportive team. You'll be taking on an exciting and demanding role, working alongside a wider range of areas in DBS to make a real difference for our customer. If you can see yourself contributing to the world of Defence digital and technology, the next chapter of your career may be with us.

As an RPA Developer in the Defence Business Services (DBS) Automation Garage, you will be expected to work collaboratively in small, multi-disciplinary agile scrum teams to take a Discovery Document created by the Business Analyst, and create the automation, seeing it through development testing, user acceptance testing, and supporting the live running automations. 

About you

Key Responsibilities

  • Design, build and test end-to-end automation process solutions using the Blue Prism RPA platform in line with the Blue Prism best practices, and Automation Garage standards;
  • Collaborate with team members to continually improve the knowledge within the team;
  • Adopt agile practices to deliver processes efficiently and effectively whilst continuing to learn lessons and improve the workings of the Automation Garage;
  • Provide estimates for the development and testing of an automation based on the Discovery Documents provided;
  • Work with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) across DBS to provide regular updates on progress, delivering Show and Tell demonstrations on development progress, addressing any concerns or issues;
  • Investigate and analyse RPA incidents and process exceptions with a view to resolving and improving the service;
  • Research and adopt solutions to address constraints with the technology, hosting or applications utilised in RPA;
  • Mentor colleagues through the Blue Prism training, providing advice and guidance on best practice and development techniques;
  • Review and provide constructive feedback on other developer's code;
  • Progress through self-learning and up-skilling in RPA and related technologies to improve oneself and the team as a whole;
  • Keep up to date with RPA tools and movements in the RPA market;
  • Be an advocate of Automation and the Automation Garage, delivering Show and Tell demonstrations to Key Stakeholders or potential adopters of RPA;
  • Management of Junior Developers, assigning work and monitoring their progress.

Benefits of working for DBS

  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
  • Professional and Personal Development of skills
  • Flexi-time scheme upon completion of 6 months service
  • Alternative working practices
  • 25 days paid annual leave rising (1 day per year) to 30 days upon completion of 5 years' service
  • In addition to 8 public holidays per year you will also receive leave for HM The Queen's birthday.
  • Minimum of 15 Days Special Leave in a rolling 12-month period for volunteer reserve commitments.
  • Special Paid Leave to volunteer.
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave.
  • Highly competitive pension scheme.

To apply, please visit our website.  On applying, you will need to have a CV and Covering Letter.

Closing date: 11:55pm on Sunday 19 June 2022.

The Department is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We value and welcome diversity. We aim to develop all our staff to enable them to make a full contribution to meeting the Department's objectives, and to fulfil their own potential on merit. We will not tolerate harassment or other unfair discrimination on grounds of sex, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, age, religion or sexual orientation. We will promote and support the use of a range of flexible working patterns to enable staff to balance home and work responsibilities; and we will treat people irrespective of their working arrangements.