Digital Front End Developer
London, GB
3d ago


An overview of the role

We are looking for flexible, skilled Front-end developers to fill this role. Using agile methods, you will work closely with other members of the scrum team throughout the development cycle in order to design, build, test, maintain and support the new digital services.

Build, deploy and operate outstanding digital services within an agile environment that meet well-defined user needs

Provide mentorship and / or line management for more junior Front-end developers where necessary

Contribute to a culture of continual improvement in which key systems owned by your digital service team are regularly analysed, maintained and improved.

Contribute to a robust automated test suite to work in a continuous integration environment

Become involved in the wider web development community (outside of HMRC and the government), building relationships with other front-end developers and identifying best practices we can adopt

Sharing knowledge of tools and techniques with technical and non-technical team members in the wider HMRC digital team and across government

Completion of work allocated within agreed time, cost and quality criteria and providing progress reports on assigned work as required

Prompt escalation of problems, issues and risks as necessary

Why this role?

We’re excited to be offering this opportunity for a talented Developer to join our rapidly expanding team, working at the forefront of technology at various locations throughout the UK.

  • We’re looking for someone who isn’t afraid to roll up their sleeves and get stuck-in; someone who learns quickly; loves a challenge;
  • who loves a job that’s never the same one day to the next. As a Developer, you’ll be tasked with a wide range of responsibilities.

    You’ll be surrounded by some amazing people and working in one of the best cultures that you can find.

    Why you?

    Technologies & skills-

    Digital, Open Source, Scala

    Digital technologies e.g. Scala, Play Framework, mongoDB, Java, JSON, XML, Microservices, Docker, Puppet, IntelliJ, IDE, Sbt, CSS

    Examples Java Development, Weblogic, Webmethods, Java Scripting, J2SE, J2EE, Spring, EJB, HTML, HTML5, Unix, Eclipse, SOAP, XML, REST, JBOSS, Apache, Tomact, SQL, Hibernate, JUnit, Selenium (Automation), GiT

    Open Source technology

    Digital technologies

    Adobe Forms Development

    Technical Skills-

    Open Source & Digital experience the ability to pick up new tools, examples of which are all listed.

    Understanding of common web application architectures. Experience configuring and managing Linux servers for serving a dynamic website.

    Experience debugging a complex multi-server service

    Scripting or basic programming skills. Familiarity with network protocols TCP / IP, HTTP, SSL, etc.

    Installation and management of open source monitoring tools. Configuration management tools like Puppet, Chef

    Deploying and configuring machines in a Cloud environment

    Understanding of application deployment strategies and continuous integration

    Working within a product-centric environment

    Business Skills

    Good written and verbal communication skills, Problem solving and creativity skills, Honesty and Integrity, Eagerness to learn, Drive and energy

    Lateral thinking : generate innovative approaches and solutions to complex problems

    Pragmatism : delivery-focused, adaptable and responsive

    Influencing skills to drive change and continuous improvement

    Self-starter with demonstrable career progression through personal initiative

    Passionate and energetic : ambitious, committed, drives immediacy and urgency

    Strong people skills : communication, negotiation, listening

    Demonstrable ability to learn new platforms and technologies quickly

    Confident to engage with client


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