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Senior Developer - Service Now

Our projects are what make government services possible. Here at FCDO Services, we ensure government bodies work in well-protected, well-designed buildings, and that they have impregnable, cutting-edge technology. That means they’re free to do their job, whether it’s diplomacy, consular aid, national security, or the day-to-day work of running a country.

Working alongside our 15 strong IT applications team, you’ll be overseeing the service tool we use to get all this done. Which means your role will have an enormous impact here with us – and you’ll be helping to safeguard people, assets and information around the world.

Deliver software solutions that transform Government

Your job will be to help develop, improve and update the service management tool we use to manage and sort requests that come into our team. So, you’ll be pivotal in transforming the way we work – and the way our stakeholders do too. You’ll speed up the process of fixing issues, fulfilling requests, simplifying the roles of our teams – much of which is done manually at the moment. With your help, we’ll be able to give more autonomy to our internal stakeholders and to ensure a far greater level of efficiency for them too.

Share your expertise at the very highest levels

From writing clean secure code, following a test-driven approach within a SDLC framework, to ensuring that code is open by default and easy for others to reuse, you’ll have a direct impact on the working lives of senior stakeholders and management across all government departments. You’ll have direct contact with these people too – advising on complex challenges, delivering innovative technical solutions, and teaching them to use this new system on a daily basis. It means that strong communication skills are just as important as your excellent analytical and technical knowledge. An extensive knowledge of ITSM Tool ServiceNow is an absolute essential.

Enjoy bigger career opportunities – and better rewards

Our government partners look to us to respond with agility and innovation to their ever-changing security challenges. So there will be plenty of opportunities for you to exploit new technologies and find ever-more effective solutions to the issues our clients face. You will also enjoy excellent support for career progression, including training on all the latest technologies to help you keep up to speed. Then there’s all the benefits we offer. Excellent work-life balance. Flexible working opportunities. On-site OFSTED-registered nursery. Civil Service pension. And lots more. In short, it’s your job bigger.

All our employees have to be security cleared before joining us, so you will need to undergo a vetting process if you’re successful in your application. This role would require you to undergo Developed Vetting (DV) clearance. You can find out more about vetting on out website.

Hanslope Park based posts attract a Location Allowance of £1,750 per annum.

FCDO Services are regulated by the Civil Service Commission.

Job summary

£39,255 - £49,911 plus £1,750 location allowance
Hanslope Park
Closing Date
30 May 2021 at midnight

Further information

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  • 1.  Role Profile
  • 2.  Extra Information
  • 3.  Civil Service Recruitment Principles
  • 4.  Civil Service Code