Ref. 56257

Software Developer

  • Location: Morpeth, England
  • Salary: £17.06 - £17.06 per hour
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time

Seven Resourcing are looking for a temporary Software Developer to work in Morpeth, Northumberland. This position is initially for a period of 5 months and is paying £17.06 per hour (PAYE and Umbrella payment options available).

The role:

The purpose of Information Services is the management of technology resources, including corporate telecommunications functions, to promote the opportunities that technology presents to the organisation and Northumberland’s citizens and businesses, including the feasibility of change and its likely impact upon the business.

To support achieving this purpose the Software Engineer will be required to:

      Provide high quality programming and software build skills to the Council, undertaking complex coding and program modification.

Provide user focussed solutions to business problems and digital services to the organisation as well as citizens and businesses of Northumberland.

Ensure a modern standards approach to the delivery of technology solutions is adhered to and to demonstrate leadership in identifying improvement opportunities and the application of these standards

Identify process optimisation opportunities and contribute to the implementation of proposed solutions.

Design systems with both business and technical complexity. To select appropriate design standards, methods and tools, and ensure they are applied effectively.

To lead and ensure provision of 3rd line support on products developed, including out of hours support as and when required

Coordinate build and deployment activities across systems and undertake integration testing activities

Collaborate with others in the service to ensure usability, accessibility, security, stability and capacity are embedded in the development of our services

Design and build solutions and services with security controls embedded, specifically engineered as mitigation against security threats as a core part of the solutions and services.

Work closely with colleagues to form and lead the council’s Software Engineering community of practice.

Information Services has a council wide remit. The ability to deal with ambiguity, complexity and diversity will be a key requirement of this role.







Key Responsibilities:

      Design and develop complex software solutions to meet the needs of the organisation and wider citizen and business needs. This involves working alone on some systems, or with colleagues, on more complex systems

Follow and at times lead on the development of best-practice guidelines and help to improve those guidelines

Follows agreed standards in order to write clean, secure and well-tested code

Operate the services you build and identify issues in production

Strong analytical skills are key, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements.

Plan and lead development on sets of related stories

Understand the whole system and take responsibility for teaching this to others

Work with other disciplines to understand what needs to be built

Prioritise requests in accordance with agreed criteria and the needs of the organisation.

Helps to resolve problems (e.g. poor system performance) and faults (e.g. system failure), occurring in the operation of software – especially those requiring greater expertise due to the complexity of the software developed

Find ways to improve system robustness, resilience and stability

Conducts investigations of operational problems, makes proposals for improvement and implements them when appropriate. Participates in reviews of digital services and systems performance, provides advice and assists.

Responsibility for monitoring specifically allocated budgets.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Qualifications: An appropriate degree or equivalent. A technical qualification or evidence of competency in IT.
  • Experience: 2+ years working within a similar role.
  • Compliance: 2 years worth of references and proof of right to work in the UK.
  • Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
  • Hours: 37.5 hours p/w.

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