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Software Engineers

Full-time Office for National Statistics in Newport

Play your part in delivering a cutting edge “digital first” census in 2021. This truly unique work reaches every household and individual in England and Wales, and your work will help shape public policy and service provision for at least a decade.

Our teams are highly driven and collaborative, with cutting edge technologies and career development fundamental to everything that we do.

We need 9 Software Engineers to work on such diverse projects as developing products delivering technical capability for census field operations, to products delivering our online data collection service. You’ll be working collaboratively within a fully agile multidisciplinary team, in a digital by default environment that puts user needs at the heart of everything we do. You’ll be designing, creating, supporting and improving new and existing digital products and platforms. You’ll evaluate and implement new tools and techniques to improve productivity and quality measurement. You’ll also be a practitioner in GDS Digital Service Standards and Agile delivery principles.

We are driving transformation change through new technologies and ways of working in a modern, technically focused, data driven organisation. Over the next 3 years we’re scaling up to deliver the 2021 Census, the highest traffic service in government with over 25 million users. We’re offering the opportunity to work on the latest scalable digital technologies, to ensure this incredibly high-profile project meets the needs of the widely diverse user groups.

Role responsibilities include but aren't limited to: • designing software products to serve a variety of user needs, and enhancing existing software products to meet evolving user needs • supporting a continuous delivery environment, using effective delivery and deployment techniques • maintaining and supporting services, identifying, locating and competently fixing faults, and taking pro-active actions to avoid service disruption • sharing knowledge of tools and techniques; identifying and sharing good practice and collaborating to improve the capability of the team

Person Specification

Essential Criteria You’ll be a practitioner in: • service-oriented architectures and micro-services • multiple (two or more) languages, with a proven ability to select and apply them appropriately, taking into account accessibility and reusability • the creation and management of continuous integration, delivery and deployment pipelines, and proposing improvements to existing pipelines • multiple test techniques, informing test approaches, ensuring consideration of non-functional requirements such as performance, security and accessibility • circumventing the need for operational tasks and liaising with other teams to improve operational efficiency.

We’re looking for you if you have experience of Java and Python, as well as Selenium and Cucumber. If you have the languages but not the testing, please still apply.

Apply via https://www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk/csr/jobs.cgi?jcode=1619229




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Published at 15-02-2019
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