Lead Developer (Oracle Forms and Reports)

12 Mar 2018
10 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Revenue & Customs Digital Technology Services (RCDTS) was set up in 2015 as a subsidiary of HMRC’s Chief Digital & Information Officer Group and has one of the largest customer bases in the world. The growth of RCDTS over the last few years, has included the establishment of the Valuation Office Agency Delivery Group (VOA Delivery Group) in 2016 to provide services from design through build to run for the VOA, a key agency within the HMRC. This is an exciting time for our organisation as we embark on a bold plan to make HMRC, including the VOA, one of the most digitally advanced tax authorities in the world.

You will be responsible for taking the lead in designing and coding a variety of large and complex services and applications, helping to build developer capability across the Group, and overseeing the competence of the team.

You will act as technical lead for one or more agile teams ensuring high quality code is delivered in line with project goals and delivery cycles, using agile methods and will work openly and collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team focused on one or more projects.

Typically, they will perform the day to day line management activities for their team, taking responsibility for ensuring the team works effectively within the correct environments, and maintain workplace standards.

Essential criteria

You will demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills at all levels, have a positive attitude, be flexible, be an effective team manager, and have application design and coding skills. The candidate will be experienced in the following:

-Substantial experience of leading the development and delivery of bespoke Oracle Forms and Reports 10G applications
-Excellent knowledge of working with, and designing Oracle database objects (10G or later)
-Excellent SQL and PLSQL skills
-Serena Dimensions (v12.1) for CM
-Creating and maintaining templates and reports in Adobe Output Designer (v5.6)
-Use and configuration of Cosprint
-Production of technical standards, processes and documentation
-Expert in application design
-Summarising technical issues for a business audience and communicating technology initiatives and costs
-Agile / Scrum Projects, with proven ability to work in a team environment under pressure to deliver quality products to tight deadlines
-Unix Shell Scripting and Powershell Scripting
-Leading and managing effective daily performance, development and line management duties
-Expertise in Continuous Integration and Deployment methodology
-Good awareness on best practices in ALM and Continuous Integration

Desirable criteria

- Experience in leading the migration of Oracle Forms and Reports Applications to a newer version
- Oracle Discoverer
- Tivoli Workload Scheduler
- Use of Forms API Master or similar
- Experienced in the use of Agile tooling such as Jira and Confluence
- Working on distributed systems
- Knowledge of creating and maintaining development and testing environments using Virtualisation technology

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