Software Developer

  • Suffolk County Council
  • Ipswich IP3 9SJ
  • Mar 30, 2022
Full time Information Technology C# Java .NET Software Development

Job Description

Suffolk County Council, Ipswich IP3 9SJ

Up to £40,455 per annum (pro rata if part time)

37 hours per week (part time working may be considered for this role)


Closing date: 11.30pm, 17 April 2022.

Reference: 4151


We are committed to flexible working, so please read the Job and Person Profile to find out about the types of flexible or part time working available for this role.


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service as a Software Developer working at Ipswich East Fire Station.


The work is fast-paced and varied, integral to the efficient running of Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service.


Would you like to:

  • work on software and systems that are critical to supporting our 999 infrastructure?
  • have the opportunity to work with a range of exciting technologies and infrastructure as part of our small multi-disciplined ICT team?  We offer a 24/7 service and you can participate in an on call rota working 1 week in 3 outside of office hours providing support for essential systems. For this you would receive a standby fee for each 24 hour period plus appropriate overtime rate of pay.
  • be involved in all phases of the software development lifecycle from project initiation to production deployment and support. Help design, develop, improve and integrate solutions used to support a fire and rescue service?
  • evaluate emerging industry technologies and best practices, continuously improving our services directly contributing to the HMICFRS three pillars for Fire and Rescue Services?


We need you to:

  • be honest and bring experience, enthusiasm and a commitment to working hard
  • work and contribute to a team, but also be able to self start and work on your own initiative
  • have experience working with technologies including C# .NET, MVC, Entity Framework, JavaScript, CSS and common libraries such as Bootstrap
  • be passionate about technology and innovation. Willing to continuously develop your skillset and innovate to meet business needs
  • experience working with any other enterprise technologies, including server or network infrastructure, would be advantageous.


You can view a full list of requirements in the Job and Person Profile (link below). If you think you have what it takes to be successful in this role, even if you don’t meet all the requirements, please apply. We’d appreciate the opportunity to consider your application.


Why choose us?

You should choose Suffolk County Council because you will:

  • be part of an inclusive and diverse team
  • join an innovative, supportive and positive working environment, with a focus on wellbeing and personal development
  • receive the offer of flexible working options to support you, your work-life balance and your career
  • work in a professional office environment with free parking on a fire station supporting hybrid/remote working
  • have access to varied staff benefits schemes and discounted public transport, support networks and representative bodies
  • receive a generous annual leave entitlement and contributory pension scheme
  • gain access to exciting training and development opportunities, including a Pluralsight professional subscription
  • be encouraged to take regular time to develop and improve your skillset.


This post will suit an experienced developer with a passion for innovation and all things technology. The position will give you the ability to manage their own workload whilst contributing to making a positive difference to our community.


Travelling requirements for your role 

We positively encourage the use of technology to communicate and engage, but in this role, you may need to operate across a wide and rural area, so it would be beneficial for you to either hold a full and current driving licence and have access to personal transport or meet the mobility requirements of the role through other reasonable and suitable means. If you require a reasonable adjustment due to a disability to meet the travel requirements of this role, please speak with the contact detailed below. 


To find out more

To arrange an informal discussion or taster day visit (virtual or in person) for this role, please contact Mike Button on (01473) 260644


How to apply

To apply, please visit our website:


Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we have limitations on staff working in our offices and most of us are being asked to work from home where possible. If you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements, please contact the recruiting manager listed above.


Closing date: 11.30pm, 17 April 2022.


This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts.


General-Other: IT-Software Development, Software-System Architecture, Software-Web Development


Up to £40,455 per annum (pro rata if part time)

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