Automation Developer

  • United Kingdom
  • Scotland
  • Contract
  • £475 - £480 per day + OUTSIDE IR35

Automation Developer
Remote UK based
£475 per day. Outside IR35.
Initial 6 months.

Experienced software engineers are required to provide hands-on technical leadership to an agile development team within Registers of Scotland’s Land Registration domain seeking to leverage document processing and ML to realise new automation opportunities for the organisation

Main objectives

  • Develop a productionised automation service based on the findings from prior Research & Development. This service will leverage OCR and NLP analysis of deeds in order to build the rule set to safely deliver automation results
  • Develop system components to support deed OCR, NLP analysis, signature detection and title change prediction on RoS AWS serverless platform
  • Conduct spikes and research to increase the scope of the automation service.
  • Robust data analysis to verify and improve system behaviour
  • Provide high quality support of the operational service.

Additional Services

  • Research and development of novel solutions that enable RoS automation goals.
  • Demonstrate excellent, sustainable, and collaborative software development practice that’s focused on delivering highly readable, maintainable, and appropriate artefacts.
  • Extend and sustain the high-quality support procedures, dashboards, monitoring and deployment capabilities to ensure the team can continue to improve services via feedback.
  • Actively participating in all team events, leading where specialist knowledge is required, and supporting the team to improve their process through inspection and adaptation.
  • Engage with the wider RoS communities of practice and interest to share knowledge, techniques, and experience.
  • Ensure high quality of developed solutions through development and maintenance of unit tests – with appropriate code coverage – and code analysis using code quality tools.
  • Ensure that developed software complies with non-functional requirements, such as accessibility, security, UI/UX, performance, maintainability, deployability, etc…
  • Troubleshoot development and production problems across multiple environments and operating platforms, from the AWS-based modern stack to the multiple strands of ETL and database (legacy and otherwise) that underpins the service.
  • Routinely use collaborative development practices such as pairing and mobbing techniques in programming, code reviews, system design and requirements analysis/refinement, etc.
  • Coaching and mentoring other team members, as appropriate.

Essential Skills
Significant commercial experience with the following technology:

  • OCR and lexical analysis techniques including NLP (Spacy) and ML
  • AWS including: o CDK o Serverless (Lambda) o S3 o API Gateway o Cloud Formation o Aurora/Postgres
  • Python / Typescript

Significant and demonstrable experience in the following areas:

  • Making excellent quality software with other people.
  • Ability to engage with stakeholders, understanding context and requirements, from diverse areas of a business including Product Management, Service Design, and Operations.
  • Design and implementation of solutions using a service-based and serverless architecture.
  • Using written, verbal, and visual communication to explain complex topics concisely to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Cloud monitoring, telemetry, intelligence tools and processes, including Grafana.
  • Experience working in the Agile delivery models – such as Scrum and/or Kanban frameworks.
  • Formal XP engineering techniques.
  • Defining infrastructure-as-code

Desirable Skills

  • AWS AI and OCR services such as Textract, ML / MLOps
  • OpenShift / Kubernetes / Docker
  • PyTorch

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