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Senior Developer

Looking to make a bigger impact in your career? Join our IT applications team, and you will have a fantastic opportunity to work with key secure technologies, develop specialist knowledge and skills, and enjoy some fantastic Civil Service benefits – all while helping to safeguard people, assets and information around the world.

Deliver software solutions that protect the UK’s interests globally

Your job will be to design, code, test, correct and document large or complex programs and program modifications from supplied specifications. As a senior developer, you will not only be expected to write the code yourself but will also oversee the work of others, acting as one of the team’s recognised experts and using your strategic thinking to deliver integrated solutions. You will form part of a team that manages environments as part of a SDLC cycle. You’ll also be responsible for advising clients and senior colleagues on how best to resolve more complex and innovative technical challenges.

Apply your skills to the latest technologies

This role involves working closely with various stakeholders inside and outside your team, so it’s important that you have excellent communication, influencing and presentation skills – and that you are prepared to invest significant time in listening to and supporting others. You’ll need to be a strong analytical thinker and problem-solver with proven knowledge of the software development lifecycle. You’ll also need experience of managing your own workload and working in a high-pressured, fast-paced team. Specific skill areas we’re looking for include:

• .NET
• Windows
• C#
• Web Development
• TFS Admin
• DevOps tooling Experience. e.g. Jenkins, GitLab, GitHub
• Databases, e.g. MySQL, MS SQL
• Cloud-based technologies e.g. AWS, Azure, Google Cloud

Enjoy great career opportunities – and great 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 Security Check (SC) clearance. You can find out more about vetting on our website.

During COVID-19 the onsite working rota for this role is 2 weeks onsite and 8 weeks remote working, post COVID-19 the role will be based full time at Hanslope Park. This role is also part of an on-call rota.

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 - £49,991 plus £1,750 location allowance
Hanslope Park
Closing Date
13 July 2021 at midnight

Further information

The following documents provide supporting material for this role. Please note for some documents you may require Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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