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Senior Developer

Job summary

£38,541 to £46,599

DDaT Pay Supplement:
£4,000 per annum pro rata
Dundee and Glasgow
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
29 October 2020 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for seven Senior Developers within the Chief Digital Office based in Dundee or Glasgow.

This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

This post attracts a £4,000 Digital Data and Technology Pay Supplement after a 9 month ICT Competency qualifying period. Pay supplements are temporary payments designed to address recruitment and retention issues caused by market pressures and are subject to regular review.

The Chief Digital Officer (CDO) division within the Social Security directorate is delivering an ambitious digital programme to support the transfer of welfare powers to the Scottish Government, supporting the strategy of a leading digital organisation and ensuring Scotland becomes a leading digital nation.

The Chief Digital Officer (CDO) Division is responsible for delivering the cloud infrastructure, capability and solutions that support Social Security Scotland.

Qualifications Required
For jobs in Band B, you must hold a minimum of 3 Highers or equivalent.

Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt please contact to discuss.

Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Essential Criteria
1. Experience in designing and implementing high traffic web applications and web services.
2. Experience of web-centred development using the following technologies:
• Java;
• RDBMS and SQL;
• JavaScript frameworks;
• SOAP or RESTful web services;
• Linux or Mac OSX operating system.
3. Awareness of standard technical practices including unit testing, version control, continuous integration, coding standards, design patterns & refactoring.
4. Experience of working in agile projects/programmes. In particular you must be proficient in iterative software development and understand the associated responsibilities, practices and artefacts. The ability to communicate clearly and consistently on these, and other elements of the software development lifecycle, with the wider team, is also important.

Further Information
For further information on this vacancy please download and review the “Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants” which you will find below.

Sift and Interview Dates
The Sift will take place the week commencing 2nd November 2020, with Interviews scheduled for the week commencing 16th November 2020.

To apply for this post, you will need to provide the information requested below via the online application process. These must be combined into one document as the system can only accept a single document upload per application;

A CV (no longer than two pages) setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements. Add your Personal Statement to your CV (no longer than 750 words) explaining why you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience suitable for this role, with particular reference to the essential criteria set out in the job advert.

Failure to submit a single combined document (CV and Personal Statement) will mean the panel only have limited information on which to assess your application against the criteria in the Person Specification.

Important Information Regarding Interviews
In recognition of the Scottish Government's ongoing measures and guidance in its response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.

In order to facilitate this new way of working, we are asking all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to complete the virtual interview as well as a personal device of choice with an account registered to the 'Zoom' app by which you can undertake the interview/assessment if selected. We are also asking you to ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video feeds to undertake the interview. This will then ensure that there are no issues incurred during the interview.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Michael McLafferty who can be reached at Michael.McLaffterty@gov.scot.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the Resourcing Team via Recruitment@gov.scot.

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