Software Developer (Defence) - Flexible Working Available

Taunton, Somerset
£25,324- £44,784 dependent on skill set
13 Nov 2019
28 Nov 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) is a world leading hydrographic and marine geospatial software and data solutions agency based in award winning offices in Taunton, Somerset. We have a number of exciting opportunities for C# .Net, Python, and Javascript Software Developers to join our defence team, crafting quality code. These career defining roles present the opportunity for you to challenge yourself across multiple projects, which make a real direct impact in maritime navigation, safety, security and marine development around the UK and worldwide.

Depending on your experience and skill set, you will join the team as either a Software Developer, Senior Software Developer or an Expert Developer. Working as part of a highly supportive and collaborative agile team, you will:

  • Design and craft software solutions, including unit testing and pair programming.
  • Use automated testing and deployment to build and support a continuous delivery environment.
  • Collaborate with others in the development community, identifying good practices we can adopt and sharing our experiences.
  • Share knowledge of tools and techniques with the wider team, both developer and non-developers.
  • Continually develop your own skills as part of a programme of continuous professional development.
  • Take part in the support of applications and platforms.

What we are looking for

For these posts we are looking for various levels of commercial experience in at least two of the following: C# .Net, Python, or Javascript. For the more experienced posts we will also be looking for leadership expertise.

And in return?

We will actively empower you to develop yourself and provide flexible working practices for a healthy work/life balance. You will also benefit from a brand-new award-winning office, with use of our on-site gym, free parking and subsidised canteen.

For a full job description of each post, including the competencies you will be assessed on in your application, please click the apply button to be taken to the UKHO website.

Closing date: 23:55 on 28 November 2019.

**Please note these roles are open to British Nationals only and will require you gaining DV Clearance.**

We guarantee to interview anyone with a disability, whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that the evidence you provide in your competency statement must demonstrate that you meet the minimum pass mark, set by the short-list panel, for each criteria listed in the ‘short-list’ section, above. The short-list panel will not be made aware of any individual that has applied under GIS; this information will be processed solely by HR, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Selection for appointment to the Civil Service is on merit, on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s Recruitment Principles.

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