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DIO CIO Senior Software Developer Ministry of Defence-SEO

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Full-time (Permanent)
Published on
7 June 2024
21 June 2024

DIO CIO Senior Software Developer

Ministry of Defence

Apply before 11:55 pm on Friday 21st June 2024


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Please note this role could attract the MOD Digital Skills Allowance of up to £11,400 per annum depending on experience

A Civil Service Pension with an average employer contribution of 27%

Job grade

Senior Executive Officer

Business area

MOD - Defence Infrastructure Organisation - Chief Information Office - Delivery & Operations

Type of role

Information Technology

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time

Number of jobs available



Wyton, East of England, PE28 2EA : Andover, South East England, SP11 8HJ : Whittington, West Midlands (England), WS14 9PY

About the job

Job summary

Do you want to work for the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and care for the Defence Estate? DIO enables Defence to live, work, train and deploy, all with sustainability in mind. From net carbon zero accommodations to runways for the F35 fighter jets; our outputs are unique in the UK and across the globe!

Learn much more about DIO in our Candidate Information Guide attached. 

About DIO

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 Where business needs allow, some roles may be suitable for a combination of office and home-based working.  This is a non-contractual arrangement where all office-based employees will be expected to spend a minimum of 60% of their working time in office, subject to capacity and any required workplace adjustments.  Requirements to attend other locations for official business, or work in another MOD office, will also count towards this level of attendance. Applicants can request further information regarding how this may work in their team from the Vacancy Holder (see advert for contact details). Defence Business Services cannot respond to any questions about working arrangements. 

This position is advertised at 37 hours per week.

Job description

An exciting opportunity has arisen within CIO's Software Development Team to support  the organisation's adoption and embedding of Office 365 applications allowing DIO to ensure information is accessible, shareable and easily exploitable. This will help to preserve our corporate memory, embed a culture of learning from experience and make more informed, data-based decisions. Within this role you will manage the team creating and developing business solutions using O365 applications (apps) within the Power Platform, such as Power Apps, Power Automate and Power BI. This is a capability which is maturing quickly within CIO and provides the candidate the scope to develop their knowledge and understanding.

The post is within the Delivery and Operations function and will be responsible for the management of the Software Development team in the design and development of dashboards and applications using the Microsoft suite of apps (Power Apps, Power Automate)

  • Primary responsibility will be to manage the development of low code Power App applications, with an understanding of PowerApps formulas and development methods
  • Responsibility for creating business processes, workflows and custom connectors using Microsoft Flow/Power Automate
  • Creating and managing database table, relationships and structures within the Microsoft Dataverse Environments
  • Work within project team to assist in designing end-to-end solutions that improve collaboration, productivity, and knowledge sharing
  • Identify areas and processes where Microsoft 365 can be better leveraged and facilitate process improvement
  • Responsibility for working with stakeholders to define requirements and manage expectations
  • Responsible for documenting data structures for ingestion into corporate Data Warehouse
  • Managing team of Software Developers to ensure delivery of both new solutions and changes to existing
  • Managing team to resolve user queries and bugs for existing solutions
  • Assure technical specification documents in line with DIO standards and principles
  • Quality assure solution designs ensuring Government Design Standards (GDS) standards are followed
  • Work with team to suggest continuous improvements to DIO’s use of Microsoft platform

Person specification

Experience in creating user applications

Experience in managing software development teams / projects

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Government Digital and Data Profession Capability Framework - Software Developer - Developer - Programming & Build
  • Government Digital and Data Profession Capability Framework - Software Developer - Developer - Systems Design
  • Government Digital and Data Profession Capability Framework - Software Developer - Developer - Information Security

We only ask for evidence of these technical skills on your application form:

  • Government Digital and Data Profession Capability Framework - Software Developer - Developer - Programming & Build


Alongside your salary of £43,080, Ministry of Defence contributes £11,631 towards you being a member of the Civil Service Defined Benefit Pension scheme. Find out what benefits a Civil Service Pension provides.

  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • An environment with flexible working options
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
  • A Civil Service pension with an average employer contribution of 27%

The post does not offer relocation expenses.

External recruits who join the MOD who are new to the Civil Service will be subject to a six-month probation period

 This post is eligible for a Digital Skills Allowance, therefore the maximum salary for this role has the potential of up to £58,660 per annum. Eligibility for this allowance will be assessed at interview against the 4 core technical skills only and reviewed annually in line with departmental policy

Please Note: Expenses incurred for travel to interviews will not be reimbursed.

Please be advised that the Department is conducting a review of all pay related allowances which could impact on those allowances that the post currently being advertised attracts.

Any move to MOD from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may however be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax-Free Childcare. Determine your eligibility at

The Ministry of Defence is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for its staff which includes educating them on the benefits of not smoking, protecting them from the harmful effects of second-hand smoke and supporting those who want to give up smoking. Under the Smoke-Free Working Environment policy, Smoking and the use of all tobacco products (including combustible and chewing tobacco products) will not be permitted anywhere in the Defence working environment however some exemptions are in place, please refer to local guidance. The policy is Whole Force and includes all Defence personnel, contractors, visitors and other non-MOD personnel. All applicants seeking, considering, or accepting employment with the Ministry of Defence should be aware of this policy and that it is already in place at a number of Defence Establishments.

MOD Recruitment Satisfaction Survey – we may contact you regarding your experience to help us improve our customer satisfaction. The survey is voluntary and anonymous. You may however be given the opportunity to provide additional information to help us improve our service which includes the collection of some personal data as defined by the United Kingdom General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR). The MOD Privacy Notice sets out how we will use your personal data and your rights.

Things you need to know

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles (opens in a new window), and will assess your Experience and Technical skills.

At application you will be assessed against the following:


  • CV - including Job History, Full Qualification Details and Previous Skills & Experience
  • Personal Statement - in no more than 500 words, please outline your experience and suitability in Software Development

Technical Skills:

  • Government Digital and Data Profession Capability Framework - Software Developer - Programming & Build - Practitioner

At interview you will be assessed against the above plus the following:

  • Government Digital and Data Profession Capability Framework - Software Developer - Systems Design - Working
  • Government Digital and Data Profession Capability Framework - Software Developer - Information Security - Practitioner

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria. If you need to advise us that you need additional help or reasonable adjustments for the recruitment process, please contact: .

As a result of the changes to the UK immigration rules which came into effect on 1 January 2021, the Ministry of Defence will only offer sponsorship for a skilled worker visa under the points based system, where a role has been deemed to be business critical.

The role currently being advertised has not been assessed as business critical and is therefore NOT open to applications from those who will require sponsorship under the points based system. Should you apply for this role and be found to require sponsorship, your application will be rejected and any provisional offer of employment withdrawn.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.


Successful candidates must undergo a criminal record check.

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check (opens in a new window).

See our vetting charter (opens in a new window).

People working with government assets must complete baseline personnel security standard (opens in new window) checks.

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