Front End Developer - Shape the Change for 22 million users

Offer by DWP Digital






About this job

Compensation: £35k - 42k
Job type: Full-time
Experience level: Junior, Mid-Level
Role: Frontend Developer
Industry: Government, Information Technology, Web Development
Company size: 10k+ people
Company type: Public


user-interface, gulp, jenkins, node.js, html

Job description

Want to be part of something really big?

Are you a Front-end Developer who wants to contribute to better public services and lead by example?

Do you understand the importance of User Centred Design - basing content, functionality and design on users' actual need?

Are you ready to be involved in an epic digital transformation that may be the biggest in Europe?

Then click apply now… we'd love to hear from you!

We are looking for talented emerging Front End Developers to work with us on one of the biggest transformation programmes in Europe, providing services that have far-reaching and pivotal roles in citizens' lives.

In BPDTS Ltd you will be part of an organisation responsible for the delivery of digital platforms and services, real-time analytics and flexible infrastructure, providing secure and resilient services to DWP - the largest government department in the UK.

Our Front End Developers play an important part in delivering quality services to people who interact with DWP. We're looking for people who can deliver coherent, accessible, fast, well-tested and easy-to-maintain services.

You'll receive on the job coaching, mentoring and support, working closely with and learning from our other experienced designers and developers. You'll also have access to loads of training and development, internal and external, with invites to conferences, meet-ups, events and more.

If you're talented, ambitious and you want to be a part of a learning, buzzing community - and you want to use your skills to deliver stuff that really matters into the hands of people that really need it - then you'll be right at home here.

You and your role

The role involves working as part of a cross functional team, shaping and building a Service. You would be producing high quality Front End code, using TDD and modern tooling and Pipelines.

You'll work iteratively with other Engineers and User Centred Design professionals to create accessible services for citizens.

We are very interested in hearing from Front End Developers, Interaction Designers, UX Designers and Developers or those with commercial experience of Front End Development or Software Engineering with experience of modern tech stack skills

Our Tech

Some of the great tech and tooling you'll have chance to use here includes:

  • HTML, CSS and vanilla JavaScript within Continuous Delivery
  • Gulp
  • Webpack
  • Task runners
  • Rest/Restful progressive enhancement
  • Node.js
  • Java 8
  • SpringBoot 2
  • PostgreSQL
  • GIT
  • Jenkins
  • Selenium
  • Jira

Don't worry, we don't expect you to tick off every one of these. You'll get loads of opportunities to use the skills and knowledge you do have and to learn more with us here.

What are we looking for?

Essential Skills:

  • Uses agreed security standards and specifications to design, create, test and document new or amended software.
  • Maintains and supports services.
  • Creates the specification and design of systems to meet defined business needs. Has the ability to work with business and technology stakeholders to translate business problems into technical designs. Able to visualise the ideal user service, come up with design ideas and possible design approaches. Explores different approaches to solving problems.
  • Integrates and tests components, systems and their interfaces to create operational services.
  • Able to translate user stories and propose design approaches or services to meet these needs and engages in meaningful interactions and relationships with users. Puts users first and can manage competing priorities.

Where will you work?

BPDTS Ltd provides dedicated services to the Department for Work and Pensions. Our digital, data and technology specialists work closely with experts in DWP Digital's community to make digital services quicker, simpler and more efficient for the millions of people that use them.

You'll join us in one of our easy-to-reach digital hubs in Blackpool.

Each hub has been designed for and by members of our digital community. We provide the latest tech and tooling and foster a collaborative culture to help our agile, multi-disciplinary teams think big and try new things.

In Blackpool we're accessible from across the North West, and have loads of free parking. You'll join a community working on some of our most high profile and exciting projects. Here we enjoy facilities including a restaurant, coffee shops, a gym, a book share library and more. It's a lovely site too: you'll share space with lots of trees, birds, wild rabbits and a carp pond which is popular with visiting ducks and moorhens as well as Blackpoolers looking for a scenic spot for lunch.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, gender, race or sexuality.

What is our offer?

  • We'll reward you with a very competitive salary of up to £42,291
  • You will be eligible for a pension with employer contributions of up to 10%
  • We can offer you a performance-related annual bonus of up to 10%
  • We'll help you balance your life and work
  • We'll give you a generous leave allowance, with the option to buy and sell extra days

We also offer much more as part of a flexible benefits package - including a cycle to work scheme and lots of family friendly perks - which can be tailored to your lifestyle.

Building our future

We believe the work we do really matters, so we're serious about investing in you.

You'll have access to a huge suite of training and learning opportunities to complement the new skills you'll acquire on the job. You'll get the chance to share knowledge with colleagues from across our digital communities, and to grow your skills through our coaching and mentoring programmes.

Hit APPLY for more information and to continue your application on our careers page. There you will also find candidate pack with more information, which you can download by clicking the 'Candidate Information Pack' button.

You'll need to register (you can use your LinkedIn profile) and then complete a short application form where you'll upload a CV..UK

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