Principal Software Developer

Department for Education Digital - Manchester

Full-time (Permanent)
£60,290 - £68,579
Published on
7 February 2020
23 February 2020

You will:

• Lead and provide technical support for a large team of developers across a variety of products and services;

• Work with the development community to ensure we build sustainable digital products;

• Create and sustain modern development standards, practices and techniques for our development community;

• Support developers to integrate into teams, ensuring a good balance of personalities, skills and seniority, enabling the teams to deliver great services quickly;

• Mentor development teams, helping ensure they’re building things to our standards, and identifying opportunities for collaboration;

• Advocate user-centric, agile approaches which focus on rapid, effective delivery of high quality digital services;

• Transform government into a modern, agile development centre by embedding practices like Test Driven Development, continuous deployment, and DevOps;

• Support sharing of methods and technologies across teams, government, and the industry by helping to organise events;

• Help publicise our achievements and learning through blog posts and social media;

• Work with the Head of Profession to build and maintain a diverse, inclusive culture across the development community, growing awareness, inclusivity, and balance;

• Participate in support during office hours, and sometimes out of hours (for which you’ll be paid an allowance);

• Lead developer hiring, making it a diverse and inclusive team.

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