Job: Digital Developer - Outside IR35

Job Title: Digital Developer - Outside IR35
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London
Salary: £350 - £500 per day
Start Date: ASAP
REF: DigitalDev-MichaelC
Contact Name: Michael Cormell
Job Published: 2 months ago

Job Description

Government, Public Sector, Digital Developer, Developer, Ruby, Python, PHP, JavaScript, Java, HTML, CSS, Rails, Django, Git, Linux, Unix, Mac OS X

We are currently seeking a Digital Developer to join a governmental client based in Central London on an initial 6-month contract.

As a senior developer, you will be designing and building web systems that make a genuine difference to people’s lives. You’ll make sure we build things the right way, keeping up to date with the latest technologies and trends, whilst delivering working software early and often.

You’ll be working on our acclaimed open-source public services, with user needs at the heart of everything, helping us transform Government for the future. Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, you’ll be helping define how we do what we do, and making sure that our systems are built to be changed rapidly.


You will have demonstrable experience of agile development in Ruby, Python, PHP, JavaScript, Java, or similar, and a good working knowledge of modern back-end web frameworks such as Rails or Django, as well as an understanding of front-end development in HTML, CSS, and Javascript.

An understanding of version control (ideally with Git) is essential, as is an awareness of automated testing techniques, modern deployment approaches and how cloud infrastructure is managed.

You will:
  • Build user-centred, open source, RESTful web systems to serve a variety of citizen and government needs
  • Be responsible for development of large areas of projects, or small projects in their entirety
  • Build automated tests to support our continuous deployment environment
  • Share knowledge of tools and techniques with the wider team and community, both developers and non-developers
  • Transform government into a more agile organisation by helping to embed modern development practices
  • Help build and maintain a diverse, inclusive culture across the development community, growing awareness, inclusivity, and balance
  • Occasionally participate in 2nd line support during office hours, and sometimes out of hours (for which you’ll be paid an allowance and further hourly payment when on call)
  • Possibly manage a small number of less experienced developers
  • Help with hiring, taking part in recruitment of other developers
Our developers should have:
  • Experience of software development, with knowledge of Ruby, Python, PHP, Javascript, Java, or similar
  • A systematic approach to solving problems
  • Experience using automated tests to continuously validate your work
  • Experience of modern development and deployment techniques, including continuous integration and continuous delivery
  • Experience working in agile environments
  • Enthusiasm for sharing knowledge and working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • A working knowledge of unix-like operating systems such as Linux and Mac OS X
  • An awareness of technologies used for web applications, e.g databases, backups, CDNs and search, and of Unix-like operating systems, eg. Linux and/or Mac OS
As a senior developer you’ll also have:
  • The ability to quickly learn new languages and frameworks and willingness to pick the right tool for the job
  • The ability to manage technical debt appropriately and proportionately
  • Knowledge of open source principles and technologies
  • Familiarity with practices such as TDD, continuous integration, continuous delivery, and DevOps
  • Experience of mentoring and supporting your colleagues, whether one-to-one or in group.
If you believe you have the skill-set and experience required, please apply with your up to date CV to be considered.