Web Developer - Flexible Working Available

London (Greater)
£51,300 - £58,312
16 Aug 2019
16 Sep 2019
Contract Type

The role 

BICC is a team that supports the Department’s Enterprise Performance Management System. 

We have identified a need to bring in an Experienced Web Developer to assist in building several new Web Applications to assist the Department to produce data collection and accurate reporting, initially for Financial data but also HR and later data on project outcomes.

Job description

About the role 

• We are looking for a Full Stack JavaScript Developer with a knowledge of JavaScript frameworks such as NodeJS, VueJS, React, SQL and C# to be involved in the full lifecycle of Web App Development within the BEIS Finance and Portfolio Directorate. 

• We would expect the Developer to be actively involved in working with users to create system requirements then building these requirements into functioning Web Applications. We have several new projects pending; that would allow the Developer to be involved throughout the projects 

• Developer will build both the front end and the back end of the application interfacing with SQL databases and other RestAPIs, using current web standards, writing quality code and comments 

• The Developer would bring a wealth of experience in the field and share knowledge of tools and techniques within the team 

The role will be required to work on (high level) 

• Data Collection and validation apps 

• Meta Data Management – Chart of Accounts Change Request system 

• Financial Intercompany Elimination and Journaling Applications 

• New functionality to an existing application written in C# 

• 2nd Line Support of existing applications


Skills and experience 


• Experience in front-end development, with detailed knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript 

• Experience of working with at least one JavaScript Framework such as NodeJS, VueJS or React 

• Experience working with Rest APIs 

• A knowledge of SQL and how to interface with SQL to store and retrieve information 

• Understanding of software design principles, including progressive enhancement 

• Documenting both User Needs/Stories as well as producing quality Technical Documents 

• Ability to quickly research and learn new programming tools and techniques 

• A systematic approach to solving problems 

• Experience of using testing to validate solutions 

• Understanding of agile environments and version control (eg GitHub) 

• Understanding of and experienced in working with web security 

• An awareness of technologies used for web applications, e.g. HTTPS, JSON and CDNs 


• Working with JIRA for Project Management and Issue tracking 

• Agile methodologies 

• Knowledge of Application Deployment techniques and Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment 

• Accounting knowledge 

• Knowledge of OLAP e.g. IBM Cognos Planning Analytics (TM1) and Data Warehousing 

Learning and Development 

The Department is committed to training and development of its staff. The successful candidate will be offered training and the chance to gain experience in 

• Data Warehousing 

• Microsoft PowerBI 

• Microsoft Excel and VBA 

If you wish to discuss the role further please contact rita.patel@beis.gov.uk


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

  • Changing and Improving
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Working Together

Benefits Benefits

BEIS offers a competitive mix of benefits including: 

A culture of flexible working, such as job sharing, homeworking and compressed hours. 

Automatic enrolment into the Civil Service Pension Scheme. 

A minimum of 25 days of paid annual leave, increasing by 1 day per year up to a maximum of 30. 

An extensive range of learning & professional development opportunities, which all staff are actively encouraged to pursue. 

Access to a range of retail, travel and lifestyle employee discounts. 

For the full list and to see our commitment to diversity and inclusion, please see the attached Employee Offer booklet.

Things you need to know Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths and Experience.

Week of Sift - 9th September 2019 

Week of Interviews - 16th September 2019 

Interview Location - 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET 

As part of the application process you will be asked to complete a CV and statement of suitability. Further details around what this will entail are listed on the application form. 

Please use your statement of suitability to talk about any projects you have worked on, including the outcomes and the technologies that you used? If possible candidates are asked to provide a github link or portfolio site. 

The interview will consist of behaviour and strength-based questions. 

If successful and transferring from another Government Department a criminal record check maybe carried out. 

A reserve list may be held for up to 12 months from which further appointments can be made. 

Any move to the BEIS will mean you will no longer be able to carry on claiming childcare vouchers. 

BEIS does not normally offer full home working (i.e. working at home); but we do offer a variety of flexible working options (including occasionally working from home). 

Please note that BEIS does not hold a licence to sponsor visa applications. 

Please note terms and conditions are attached. Please take time to read the document to determine how these may affect you 

Reasonable adjustment 

If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes. 

If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should: 

• Contact Government Recruitment Service via beisrecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs 

• Complete the “Assistance required” section in the “Additional requirements” page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at interview, or if you have a hearing impairment, a Language Service Professional

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Apply and further information Contact point for applicants Job contact : Name :   BEIS recruitment team Email :   recruitmentsupport@beis.gov.uk   Recruitment team : Email :   recruitmentsupport@beis.gov.uk Further information

Appointment to the Civil Service is governed by the Civil Service Commission’s Recruitment Principles. You have the right to complain if you feel a department has breached the requirement of the Recruitment Principles. In the first instance, you should raise the matter directly with the department concerned. If you are not satisfied with the response, you may bring your complaint to the Commission. For further information on bringing a complaint to the Civil Service Commission please visit their web pages: http://civilservicecommission.independent.gov.uk/civil-service-recruitment/complaints/

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