Our software development community is an integral part of DfE. We are recruiting Software Developers, to invest in our growing digital and technology services. We are looking for skilled developers, who either have experience with Ruby on Rails, .NET or related technologies to join our delivery teams.
You will work with user researchers, product managers, designers, business analysts, delivery managers, and content specialists as part of a multi-disciplinary team to directly deliver better outcomes for users. You will innovate to radically transform how public services are delivered and improved.
We work in the open. You can see what our teams are shipping on GitHub:
DfE Software Development.
As a software developer, you will
We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
Applicants currently holding a permanent post in the Civil Service should note that, if successful, their salary on appointment would be determined by the Department’s transfer / promotion policies.
As a member of the DfE, you will be entitled to join the highly competitive Civil Service Pension Scheme, which many experts agree is one of the most generous in the UK.
You will have 25 days leave, increasing by 1 day every year to a maximum of 30 days after five years’ service. In addition, all staff receive the Queen’s Birthday privilege holiday and 8 days’ bank and public holidays.
We offer flexible working arrangements, such as job sharing, term-time working, flexi-time and compressed hours.
As an organisation, which exists to support education and lifelong learning, we offer our staff excellent professional development opportunities.
Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.
This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Experience and Technical skills.
Review of applications:
Candidates should complete the advertised Civil Service Jobs application by submitting an up-to-date CV aligned to the essential criteria in the advert. We will assess against this criteria
Candidates successful at sift will be sent an assessment
Candidates will be sent an assessment which has been designed to test the Technical Skills specified in the advert. It is anticipated that assessments, with the scenario and guidance for completing the assessment, will be issued within 2 weeks of the advert closing date.
You will be given 48 hours to complete the assessment independently, with responses being submitted within the 48 hours from receiving the assessment. The panel will then assess how you have met the Technical skills in your submitted response. Each Technical Skill will be given a score and those who meet the minimum pass mark will then be invited to interview.
During the interview, candidates will be asked to provide further evidence of their Experience, as detailed in the Selection Criteria within the Responsibilities section of the advert. You will be assessed against these technical skills: