London, United Kingdom
We are currently looking for a motivated Senior Software Developer to join our busy Delivery Group (DG) within the Technology | Digital | Data | Delivery Division.
This is a full time opportunity, on a 22 month fixed term contract basis.
Who are we?
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency enhance and improve the health of millions of people every day through the effective regulation of medicines and medical devices, underpinned by science and research.
The Technology, Digital, Data & Delivery Division believes in designing products and services around our customers and delivering in a holistic way where we combine digital and technology change, project delivery, business process, product management and cultural change together.
What’s the role?
The post holder is responsible for leading the design and development of applications across these multiple disciplines. The role requires close cooperative working with other members in TD3, as well as regular liaison with users, other departmental teams, and the wider agency.
Work with teams, especially Tech Leads and Delivery Leads, to establish the most valuable enablers to pursue.
Work within an Agile Scrum team to deliver projects and take ownership of activities such as Refinement, Sprint Planning, Estimates, Retrospectives, Demos and daily Scrums.
Monitor progress on development projects at the backlog items level and assess progress against overarching project plans.
Coach developers to improve code quality by taking part in code reviews and collaborative development.
Review existing software for potential enhancements and contribute to the future planning of system support and improved application features by consulting with internal and external users.
Who are we looking for?
Our successful candidate will:
Have hands on team lead experience
Demonstrate previous experience mentoring junior developers and help guide them to solve technical issues
Test driven development using CI/CD and GitHub in an agile environment
Be comfortable working with vendors and stakeholders
Hold an undergraduate degree in either a maths or computer science-based subject
Be a creative self-starter, solution focused, able to demonstrate initiative and effectively deal with requirements ambiguity to develop pragmatic software solutions that realise business benefits.
If you would like to find out more about this fantastic opportunity, please read our Job Description and Person Specification!
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The selection process:
We use the Civil Service Success Profiles to assess our candidates, find out more here .
Online application form, including questions based on the Behaviour, Experience and Technical Success Profiles. Please ensure all application questions are completed in full; your application may not be considered if any responses are left blank. Our applications are CV blind, and our Hiring Managers will not be able to access your CV when reviewing your application.
Interview, which can include questions based on the Behaviour, Experience, Technical and Strengths Success Profiles.
Closing date: Friday 15th January 2021
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Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules.
Our process requires that you apply through our careers site, where you will be asked to complete your application and answer some competency based questions. Applicants are assessed on whether they meet any mandatory requirements as well as the necessary skills and experience for the role. Applicants are scored on their competency answers so please ensure you have read these thoroughly and allow sufficient time. You can view the competencies for this role in the job description.
In accordance with the Civil Service Commissioners’ Recruitment Principles our recruitment and selection processes are underpinned by the requirement of selection for appointment on the basis of merit by a fair and open competition. If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, you should firstly contact Mira Mepa, Head of Recruitment and Operations, Mira.Mepa@mhra.gov.uk.
If you are not satisfied with the response you receive, you can contact the Civil Service Commission at: civilservicecommission.independent.gov.uk
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