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Software Developer

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Job summary

£30652 - £35110
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
02 February 2021 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for an Software Developer within Marine Scotland based in Victoria Quay, Edinburgh. 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. 

DDaT Pay Supplement
This post attracts a £4,000 DDAT pay supplement after a 9 months DDaT 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. 

Marine Scotland is the lead marine management organization in Scotland. It was established on April 1 2009 as a Directorate of the Scottish Government (SG), to integrate core marine functions involving scientific research, compliance monitoring, policy and management of Scotland's seas. Marine Scotland combined the functions and resources of the former SG Marine Directorate, Fisheries Research Services and the Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency.
Marine Scotland Compliance Information Technology Unit is responsible for much of its own IT capability. This includes capturing all data associated with fishing activity in Scottish and UK waters and exchanging data with the rest of the UK and the EU.
The Branch has recently developed an open source system using Java on a Postgres/EnterpriseDB Database. This system has entered into service and is being continually improved. Future work will include adaptations to meet the outcomes of the UK’s EU exit.
The Software Developer works as part of the delivery team to progress development aspects of user stories. They will interface with Business Analysts to understand requirements and acceptance criteria and testers to ensure quality standards are maintained. They will also provide support for the live system as it expands with further functional releases.

Qualifications Required
For jobs in Band A, you must hold a minimum of 5 Standard Grades (grades 1–3) or Ordinary Grades (A-C) including English and a numerical subject.
For jobs in Band B & C 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.  Strong and up-to-date experience of developing software in Java.
2.  Solid experience of working within a multi-disciplinary, Agile product delivery environment.
3.  Ability to communicate complex requirements within technical teams.
4.  Good communication skills and ability to collaborate and engage with stakeholders.

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. '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 to your CV your personal statement (no longer than 750 words) explaining why you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience suitable for this role, with particular reference to the criteria in the person specification.
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.
When considering how your experience relates to the role, please tailor your CV and personal statement to reflect the role and the essential skills/criteria as described in the job description/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 'Webex' 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.

For further information on this vacancy please contact Allan Hildreth by email at allan.hildreth@gov.scot 

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the resourcing team on 01312441234 or via recruitment@gov.scot 

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