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Organisation : Government Digital Service
Job Title : Front End Developer
Reference Number: 1529591
Closing Date: 30 Jun 2017
Salary : Developer £48K – £56K, Senior Developer £60K+ – Internal loan
Location: London, England

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The Government Digital Service is the digital, technology and data centre for government.

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We support departments as they transform the way they work.

Our strategy is to deliver – often, iteratively – services that meet citizens’ needs not government needs.

Over the next 5 years, together with departments, we will be building new digital, technology and data platforms for the whole of government. Solving common challenges once, so that all services work in the same, simple, easy way.

These platforms will also make services much cheaper and quicker to build and operate. We will make better use of data to drive continuous improvement, ensure government has the right technology and that spending is controlled.

The projects :
We are looking for Senior developers/developers who can work across a range of projects. During the application process we will take your skills and any preference you express on board and aim to match you to an appropriate project. GDS staff move between projects on need and request.

The role :
You’ll share the responsibility for the digital transformation of government. You’ll ensure high quality code is delivered in line with project goals and delivery cycles.

You’ll thrive using agile methods and enjoy working openly, collaboratively and as part of a multidisciplinary team focused on one or more projects. Above all, you’ll want to make government better, which may sometimes involve challenging the status quo.

Main responsibilities :
** build accessible interfaces to web services to serve a variety of citizen and government needs, taking responsibility for the quality of code you produce
** build automated tests to support our continuous deployment environment
** share knowledge of tools and techniques with your team (both developers and non-developers) and with the wider front-end community

** act as a digital ambassador across government, supporting recruitment, identifying good practices for GDS to adopt and sharing experiences, eg through blog posts, tech talks at conferences etc.

** participate in our in-house (2nd line) support, and potentially the out-of-hours support rota (evenings and weekends for one week every 8 weeks) – you’ll be paid an allowance, and a further hourly payment, for any duties you perform when on call

** be involved in helping recruit developers and, where appropriate, helping sift and interview

Civil Service Competencies :
In the Civil Service we use our Competency Framework to outline expected behaviours and we will use these as part of our wider assessment during the interview process
** Changing and improving
** Managing a quality service
** Collaborating and partnering
** Building capability for all

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Sift/interview dates and location :
This is a rolling campaign so please do not wait until the closing date to apply as we will be sifting and interviewing on an on-going basis.

Interview location: Aviation House, Holborn, London, WC2B 6NH

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