Job Title: Senior Software Developer
Salary range: £30,280 – £31,326
Grade: Assembly Grade 7
Directorate: Parliamentary Services
Business Area/Office: Information Systems (IS) Office
Accountable to: Lead Software Developer
Accountable for: Software Developers and Junior Developers
As a Senior Software Developer, you will be responsible for planning, developing and integrating related software components using an Agile approach and utilising Microsoft Visual Studio and Azure DevOps.
You will work on a range of systems, from simple workflow database applications to highly complex business-critical systems that interface with cloud technology. You will have an understanding of the whole system and take responsibility for teaching this to others. You will work with other disciplines to understand what needs to be built. You will coach and mentor more junior colleagues to ensure that software meets users’ needs, taking responsibility for writing clean, secure and effective code, following best practice guidelines and quality assurance processes.
Working in an Agile team environment and reporting directly to a Lead Software Developer, the main duties and responsibilities of the post are:
Applicants for the post must by the closing date for application:
1 a) Be in possession of a Bachelor’s (or higher) Degree in either Computing, Computer Science, Software Engineering, or other discipline relevant to Information Systems / Information Technology*.
1 b) a minimum of two years’ relevant experience in each of the area described below at (i), (ii), (iii).
2 a) Be in possession of an HND or Foundation Degree in Computing or other discipline relevant to Information Systems / Information Technology*.
2 b) a minimum of three years’ relevant experience in each of the area described below at (i), (ii), (iii).
(i) Application Development
(ii) Azure DevOps
(iii) Database Design
*NB Only those courses with a computing content of 50% or more will be considered and applicants must give full details on the application form of how the content of the course meets this requirement.
The following Assembly Skills and Behaviours will be assessed during the selection process:
…is about providing a high-quality and efficient service to our customers. It is thinking ahead, managing resources effectively and delivering work on time and to a high standard. It is also using professional or technical expertise to enhance service delivery.
…is creating and maintaining positive, professional and respectful internal and external working relationships through effective and appropriate communications.
…is looking for and being open to new and innovative ideas and improvements to the service provided. It is being flexible and adapting positively and professionally to sustain performance when the situation changes, workloads increase or priorities change. It is about forming sound, evidence-based decisions and being accountable for results.