Why are we hiring a senior developer for our automation team?
We have ambitious targets to reduce reliance on manual business processes and transition to digital delivery of many of our services. As a Senior Developer working in a small agile team you'll be key to the Home Office delivering on this vision. We have Business Analysts who will support you in defining the existing, and to be processes. We have Test Engineers to ensure we are catching defects early in our automations and we have User Researchers and Ethics advisors to ensure we are considering people in all that we do.
If you'd want to be responsible for the technical design and implementation of process automations and APIs using the latest tools then this is definitely one for you!
You’ll be a team player and take ownership over the products, features and services your team looks after and above all you’ll want to support our mission to transform the critical systems we look after.
Your team will be responsible for delivering Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solutions, workflow automations, wrapping legacy systems with APIs and integrating automation solutions via APIs. You’ll form part of the centralised Shared Application Services engineering capability within Home Office and as such will have opportunities to automate across the entire department.
As well as building solutions, we really want our engineers to be responsible for the live running service. We believe in, “you build it, you own it!”. We want you to get rapid feedback and to own the technical solutions to problems. Version control, secure coding, testing and how to improve your automated delivery pipeline will be at the forefront of your mind. We want you to support your colleagues with technical advice and help us grow our more junior automaton engineers.
We strongly believe in continuous professional development.We will give you the training, resources, and time to keep yourself up to date.
What can you expect to be doing on a day to day?
As a Senior Developer you’ll take ownership over the products, features and services your team looks after, being curious at heart with a desire to make things better. You’ll prioritise the focus on being one team with a passion for nurturing, coaching and sharing your knowledge with others whilst ensuring high quality code is delivered in line with project goals and delivery cycles and thrive using agile methods.
You'll also be:
What do you need to be successful?
You'll be a developer who is confident developing applications, passionate about automation and software development and want to be involved throughout the product lifecycle, from idea generation, design, and prototyping to execution, and shipping whilst having experience with:
Whilst this is not a deal breaker, given the focus of this team it would be a bonus if you also have a desire to learn about Artificial Intelligence driven automation and the following skills or experience:
Some of the benefits our developers enjoy!
You will also have access to benefits such as: