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Software Developer- Welsh Revenue Authority

Government Digital & Data -

Full-time (Permanent)
£34,083 to £41,675
Published on
22 May 2024
11 June 2024

Software Developer

Welsh Revenue Authority

Apply before 11:55 pm on Monday 10th June 2024




£34,083 - £41,675

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

Job grade

Higher Executive Officer

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time, Job share

Number of jobs available



Cardiff – WRA operate Hybrid working, for this role you will need to attend the office at least 2 days a week. Occasional travel to the WRA office in Merthyr may also be required.

About the job

Job summary

We’re responsible for Land Transaction Tax and Landfill Disposals Tax. Our work raises revenue to support public services, like the NHS and schools, in communities across Wales. But that’s not all, we're also involved with and support future tax design for Wales. 

Join a place with purpose
You’ll join a team of 80+ talented people from across 14 different professions. Our culture is best described as innovative, collaborative and kind.

By working together, we’ll deliver a fair tax system for Wales. 

You’ll be working with…
Our people come from a wide range of backgrounds and experience. From Operations, Policy, Digital and Data, HR, Communications to Finance – there’s a place for you in our friendly team.  

You’ll be our greatest asset

When you join us, you’ll be part of a fair and inclusive team where you can thrive, be rewarded and heard. 

We’ve consistently featured in the top 3 for people engagement in the Civil Service People Survey. Inclusion and fairness are our most strongest scoring areas – see our latest People Survey results. 

And we’re recognised for our innovation as a digital ‘cloud-based’ organisation that supports hybrid and flexible working that enables a great work-life balance. 

More about working for us, our roles and our Corporate Plan 2022 - 2025 .

Job description

The Software Developer will sit within the WRA’s Digital & Technology function, working as part of the developer team. The Digital & Technology team are responsible for the delivery of all IT-related services within the WRA by providing infrastructure, applications and services.

You will be responsible for building and supporting software to meet the needs of both internal and external users. This includes front end JavaScript applications and back end .NET API services.

You will use agreed specifications to design, code and test programs, using the right standards and tools. This includes building interfaces between systems, or working on more complex user focussed applications as part of the wider team.

You will use modern standards and provide some coaching and mentoring to junior colleagues.

The solutions and services you design will have security mitigation controls embedded as a core part of the solution.

“We are a fully cloud-based organisation and this is an exciting opportunity to develop digital solutions for new taxes.”

Alun Lee

Digital Lead

Person specification

  • Solve business problems and design systems. Understand the business problem which needs to be solved, and engaging with others across the organisation to design and implement an appropriate solution.
  • Develop software to meet user needs, this may include designing a new system or making an improvement to an existing application. Support and guidance will be provided by the Lead Developer
  • Follow best-practice guidelines, help to improve those guidelines to ensure that they are implemented
  • Write clean, well-tested code
  • Build secure applications that is subject to regular IT security health checks, making improvements on recommendations and tracking changes
  • Support and help mentor our digital apprentices as their skills develop
  • Identify issues in production and resolve them
  • Control releases using CI/CD tools and provide post-live support
  • Provide ongoing support for the applications and services you build
  • Escalate problems and issues as they arise to the Lead Developer


The following list of language requirements represents an objective assessment of the Welsh language skills required to undertake the duties of this post:
Welsh language skills Welsh skills are desirable
Reading 0 = No skills
Spoken 0 = No skills
Understanding 0 = No skills
Written 0 = No skills

Welsh desirable means that having Welsh language skills would be useful in this role, but it is not an assessment criteria so it won’t put you at any disadvantage during recruitment if you aren’t a Welsh speaker. We support all staff to learn or improve their Welsh language skills once they join us.


Alongside your salary of £34,083, Welsh Revenue Authority contributes £9,202 towards you being a member of the Civil Service Defined Benefit Pension scheme. Find out what benefits a Civil Service Pension provides.

We offer a wide range of benefits when you join the WRA, such as:

  • 31 days annual leave + 2 privilege days
  • flexible working
  • a generous employer contribution Civil Service pension scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme and season ticket loans
  • learning opportunities including funded Welsh language courses
  • dedicated wellbeing time offered weekly
  • a highly engaged and collaborative culture – see our People Survey results

Find out more about the benefits of working for us.

Things you need to know

Selection process details

We recruit using success profiles. Our success profiles guidance will help you in completing your application. 

In brief, this approach means: 

  • we look for evidence of what you have done and what you can do. This means we look for the behaviours, strengths and ability needed to do the job 
  • where necessary or relevant, we also consider experience and technical knowledge 
  • this approach starts at application stage and continues throughout the recruitment process 
  • we may only look for some things at certain stages. We’ll always be clear what we’re looking for and when 

You should highlight evidence from the table below during the recruitment process. You may also wish to refer to the main tasks mentioned above. 



Assessed in personal statement and CV

Assessed during interview or assessment

Changing and Improving

Work with others to identify areas for improvement and simplify processes to use fewer resources.



Managing a Quality Service

Successfully deliver high quality outcomes that meet the customers’ needs and gives value for money.



Developing Self and Others

Take time to coach, mentor and develop other colleagues.





Assessed in personal statement and CV

Assessed during interview or assessment


You look for better ways of doing things and enjoy coming up with new and original ideas.






Service Focussed

You look for ways to serve customers putting their needs at the heart of everything you do.







You take ownership for your decisions and hold yourself accountable for what you have promised to deliver.





Experience and technical knowledge


Assessed in personal statement and CV

Assessed during interview or assessment

Experience with Microsoft Azure or similar cloud platforms (such as AWS or Google Cloud)




Working knowledge of the .NET platform



Experience working with a front end JavaScript framework such as Vue, React or Angular etc.




An honours degree in a subject related to computer science, information technology / systems or information / cyber security




No degree but able to demonstrate experience in a role involving application development





Candidate Information Session

We will be holding a virtual information session for candidates on 6 June 2024 at 12.00-12.45pm on Microsoft Teams. This will be an opportunity for you to find out more about the role. If you would like to attend, register for the information session please email

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