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Senior Developer (Permanent and 12-month maternity cover)

Royal Borough of Greenwich
Greenwich, London (Greater)
£51,093 - £69,068
Closing date
1 Jun 2024

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Royal Greenwich is a vibrant borough, with a rich history and diverse community. We’re proud of the work we do to serve our residents.

We have a vision of a happier, healthier and more connected borough. To achieve this, we’re investing heavily in our digital services and we've published our first ever digital strategy. It's what shapes what we're working on for the next four years and beyond.

It’s an exciting time to join us. We're searching for people-focused digital, data and technology experts to join our new team. We’re focused on improving services for our residents and making our borough truly digital. There's plenty of opportunity for you to have your say and help shape our work.

Read our blog to find out more about who we are and what we're working on.

We are hiring a range of developers and welcome applications from those who identify as front-end, back-end or full-stack developers.

The Role

We are looking for a senior developer to join our team.

If you are successful in applying for this role, you’ll be working with several different software stacks. Some of the key technologies you’ll be working with are:

  • AWS
  • EKS / Kubernetes
  • Docker
  • Gitlab CI
  • LAMP stacks
  • Local Gov Drupal and other PHP-based CMSes

Across one or more products in development at discovery, alpha or beta stage, you will:

  • Build web and mobile web-based products and services to serve user needs
  • Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable code
  • Help set software development standards and ensuring they’re adhered to; defining high-quality services and service support
  • Identify performance bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to these problems
  • Help maintain code quality, organization and automatization
  • Lead and mentor junior members of the development team
  • Work across multiple product teams concurrently

What You’ll Do

  • Implement software development standards and practice for the council
  • Use open-source, cloud-based, loosely-coupled technologies to make sure our technology remains nimble and easily iterated upon
  • Monitor performance against technology standards for the council, including software development standards and practice; architectural standards and designs; devlops practice and culture
  • Ensure that all software you build, maintain and run passes the GDS service standard or equivalent peer review
  • Take responsibility for making sure our services don’t become stale, continuously iterating in live
  • Work with services to help them improve their technology systems, even when we haven’t built them
  • Use test-driven development or similar methods to ensure our services are of a high standard from day one.

Who You Are

We want to hear from people with skills in:

  • Building, supporting and continuously iterating software
  • Cloud infrastructure; data centres; applications and components
  • Leading a development team within wider multidisciplinary user-centred Agile teams
  • Collaborative prototyping with user researchers, service designers and content designers
  • Using test driven development or similar
  • Pair-programming, mentoring of junior developers

You Should Be 

We are looking for people who share our values and principles:

  • naturally curious – you keep on top of your own learning and development and are up to date with the latest techniques and trends in your field  
  • an advocate for user-centred practices, embedded within agile delivery   
  • able to explain complex technical concepts in plain language
  • committed to improving residents’ lives and opportunities
  • demonstrating respect and fairness
  • taking ownership
  • doing things better
  • working together across the council

These values are incredibly important to us, as is building an environment that promotes knowledge, empathy, equality, and skill sharing.


To apply please click the Apply Now link below.


Why work for the Royal Borough of Greenwich?

The Royal Borough Of Greenwich supports equality and diversity in the workplace. The borough has a clear commitment to the LGBT community, mental health issues, race equality and disability.

Greenwich offers a diverse range of roles, from junior to senior positions, spanning service sectors from children’s services to engineering.

With the main council offices based in the heart of Woolwich, employees also benefit from an excellent transport links, while central London is just 20 minutes away.

Excellent benefits

  • Up to 31 days leave per year.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Developing opportunities to maximise employee’s potential.
  • Annual season ticket loan.
  • Greenwich One Card which entitles employees to discounts at local businesses.

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