Digital Developer

Full Time Part Time Permanent
  • Nottingham, UK
  • Post Date: January 12, 2021
  • Apply Before: January 24, 2021
Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Digital Developer to join our Digital Services team here at the DVSA. This will be a key role in the design, build, support and implementation of digital services, products and platforms across DVSA. Working within a dynamic team of developers, you will be using agile delivery methodologies to deliver solutions that meet user needs.

You will be committed to quality and will use quality software engineering techniques within the team, such as code review, design review, reusability of code, refactoring, automated testing and use of standards.

Responsibilities

Roles Responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  • Building digital services and software solutions to serve a variety of user’s needs, and complying with the Digital by Default service standard
  • Software development using Agile methodologies (particularly Scrum) as part of a dynamic team of other developers, testers etc. to deliver quality software solutions
  • Developing solutions that put the user and user experience first
  • Partners to establish and enable accelerated delivery models
  • Analysis, specification, design, development, testing and release of bespoke applications for use within DVSA using the following software (JavaScript/HTML/CSS), LAMP (Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP or equivalent) Zend and Doctrine
  • Working collaboratively while learning from and supporting members of the team
  • Quality assurance and testing of developed applications along with their roll out
  • Managing code version control using git, and work allocation using Jira
  • There may be occasions when the post holder is requested to work out of hours

Please see the attached Job Description for an in-depth view of the post.

About you

To be considered for this role, you will hold the following skills and experience:

  • Experience in application development using a recognised programming language ideally either PHP and Java or JavaScript, CSS and HTML skills, agile methodologies, version control, and DevOps
  • Ability to quickly research and learn new programming tools and techniques, and share knowledge with peers and juniors
  • Experience in system support and maintenance
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Ability to negotiate with and influence senior stakeholders effectively, articulating complex technical matters to non-technical stakeholders
  • Excellent written communication skills including reports and technical specifications
  • Experience of using testing to validate solutions

The above qualities and experience will also be complimented by the possession of a recognised IT qualification/certification.
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Behaviours

We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Working Together

Benefits

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) helps everyone stay safe on Britain’s roads.
We’re an innovative organisation that values professional expertise and invests in all our people. We champion inclusive and diverse teams, ensuring we have the skills required to deliver transport that moves Britain ahead now and into the future, meeting the needs of the people who use our services.

If you would like to read more about the great opportunities and benefits of working at DVSA visit our Careers website.

Things you need to know

Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours and Experience.
We are closely monitoring the situation regarding the coronavirus, and will be following central Government advice as it is issued. There is therefore a risk that recruitment to this post may be subject to change at short notice. In addition, where appropriate, you may be invited to attend a video interview.

Please continue to follow the application process as normal and ensure that you check your emails regularly as all updates from us will be sent to you this way.

The Civil Service Nationality Rules has been updated following the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union. The new rules will come into effect on 1st January 2021. We urge people from the EU, European Economic Area and Switzerland to be familiar with the updated Nationality rules prior to applying for this role.

As part of the application process you will be asked to complete a CV and personal statement. Further details around what this will entail are listed on the application form.

The sift is due to take place w/c 25th January 2021.
Interviews are due to take place w/c 15th February 2021.

This interview will be conducted via a video interview, details of which will be provided to you should you be selected for interview.

We will try to meet the dates set out in the advert. There may be occasions when these dates will change. You will be provided with sufficient notice of the confirmed dates.

How to Apply

To apply for this role, you will need to provide detailed evidence of your experience of the following sift criteria within your CV and Personal Statement:

  • 1-2 years’ experience in application development using a recognised programming language ideally either PHP and Java or JavaScript, CSS and HTML skills, agile methodologies, version control, and DevOps
  • Ability to quickly research and learn new programming tools and techniques, and share knowledge with peers and juniors
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Ability to negotiate with and influence senior stakeholders effectively, articulating complex technical matters to non-technical stakeholders
  • Excellent written communication skills including reports and technical specifications
  • Experience of using testing to validate solutions

The selection process will be designed specifically for the role. As a result, your assessment could include:

  • an interview
  • an interview with one or more exercises
  • a full day of activities including interactive, written and timed exercises

You’re encouraged to become familiar with the role profile, as you may be assessed against any of the criteria recorded within.

Please see attached candidate notes for further information about our recruitment process.

The Department for Transport alongside other Government Departments recruit using Success Profiles. This means for each role we consider what you will need to demonstrate in order to be successful. This gives us the best possible chance of finding the right person for the job, drives up performance and improves diversity and inclusivity.

For further information on Success Profiles visit our Careers website.

If you are experiencing accessibility problems with any attachments on this advert, please contact the email address in the ‘Contact point for applicants’ section

Further Information

To learn more about applying for a role within the Department for Transport, visit the Application Process page of our Careers website.

Before submitting your application, we encourage you to visit our Things You Need to Know page for further information about applying for a role within the Department for Transport and the Civil Service.

Throughout this job advert there are links to the DfT Careers website, which provides you further information to support your application. Should you be unable to access the information on our website, please email DRGComms@dft.gov.uk for assistance.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UKs
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with (or eligible for) status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals

Further information on nationality requirements

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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Contact point for applicants

Job contact :
Name : Digital Resourcing
Email : digitalresourcing@dft.gov.uk

Recruitment team :
Email : dftrecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Further information

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, in the first instance, you should contact Government Recruitment Services via email: dftrecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission: Click here (https://civilservicecommission.independent.gov.uk/) to visit Civil Service Commission

Attachments

HEO developer DVSA Role Profile Opens in new window(pdf, 427kB)

20190212 Candidate Notes attachment Opens in new window(pdf, 838kB)

20190212 Personal Statement and CV – Guidance for Candidates Opens in new window(pdf, 1334kB)