Software Developer

Methods Business & Digital Technology Ltd
United Kingdom
£50,000 - £65,000
29 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Software Developer £50,000- £65,000 plus bonus, benefits and all travel expensed (to both base & client site) London, with up to 80% travel UK Wide Permanent, Full time Methods: Since our establishment in 1990, Methods has partnered with a range of central government departments and agencies to transform the way public sector operates in the UK. Our mission is to help safeguard public-facing services and apply digital thinking to make sure the future of our public services is centred around citizens. We are strongly focused on modernising organisations for the digital age, helping our clients unleash the power of digital. Committed to having social impact, we enjoy an enviable track record of delivering real savings and benefits. We do this by helping organisations move from vertically integrated legacy infrastructure to a platform business model - allowing them to keep infrastructure costs low and focus on doing what they do best i.e. delivering front-end services. Rather than focusing solely on profits or targets, we concentrate on doing the right thing for our customers. And that sets up apart from other consultancies, system integrators and software houses. We genuinely want to help our clients succeed in their projects, so we focus on solving problems in teams, in sharing skills and supporting each other. We work hard but we also have fun. And we are not afraid of making mistakes and learning from them. We are growing our team and looking for inquisitive and skilled software engineers who want to work on projects that will have a tangible impact on millions of citizens and in our talented and fun Digital team. Come and join us. The Role At this level, you're a "fully functioning member of the team". You're in demand for your skills and track record in delivering projects and people want you on their projects. You've got solid technical skills, are confident joining projects, taking on significant development, mentoring colleagues and client staff and building relationships with clients. You become the reason clients buy from us again. Your objective at this level should be to hone your skills across the board, develop advanced capability and create market demand for you as an individual. This means developing mastery and breadth of technical skill, the ability to create good team dynamics and win the trust of colleagues and clients, especially when things go wrong. You'll need to communicate well with technical and non-technicalpeople alike and be an integral part of ensuring the project runs smoothly. The client will have high expectations of your capabilities and the bulk of design and development will rest with you. In this role, you will: - Build RESTful web services to serve a variety needs and take responsibility for the quality of code you produce - Implement toolkits and APIs to assist with integration, performance optimisation, security and scalability often in legacy environments - Build tests that are automatable to support a continuous deployment environment - Share knowledge of tools and techniques with your wider team, technical and non-technical - Support our quest for good working practices and share experiences via blogs or technical talks raising your own as well as the Methods profile. - Be involved in the recruitment process of new developers Essential skills: - Experience in a variety of development languages and approaches, with detailed knowledge of at least one of the following: - Understanding of and the ability to disseminate good software design principles - Quickly research and learn new tools and techniques - Solve problems in a systematic way consistently - Experience of using testing techniques to validate solutions - Understanding of agile working - Demonstrate strict use of source control and versioning - An awareness of technologies used in the web world and why, eg databases, backups etc - Back-end: Ruby, Java, Python, Javascript, Scala or Go - Front-end: CSS and HTML skills, as well as being comfortable with Javascript Desirable skills: - A view of technology as an enabler in creating class-leading digital services. - Understanding of the government digital service manual and standards across discovery/alpha/beta/live phases. - An eagerness to influence how digital services are delivered. - Experience of cloud SaaS, PaaS, IaaS technologies. - Experience mentoring technical staff and managing stakeholders. Security: - Valid Security Clearance *highly desirable* or be eligible for us to security clear you Why Join Us? -In addition to great training opportunities, we offer the following benefits package: Pension, Private health care (comprehensive package including 50% off gym, free cinema/Starbucks and other rewards to name a few), annual travel insurance, death in service and season ticket loan. -You will have a home based contract so all travel costs (including to base office) will be covered by the company. To apply please do so: on via Jobsite, LinkedIn, or by send your CV and if you wish to a short covering letter to *********************
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