Software Developer - AWS

Job Title: Software Developer - AWS
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Scotland
Salary: £400 - £450 per day + Outside IR35
Start Date: September 2021
Reference: BBBH27739_1629385503
Contact Name: Zoe Latuszka
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 19, 2021 16:05

Job Description

Software Developer
6 Months

£450 per day. Outside IR35
Remote for foreseeable. When the risk of COVID infection is eliminated or much reduced, we envision that many of the team and community activities will take place at our Edinburgh offices, for at least part of each week
Two experienced software engineers with solid commercial AWS development experience are required to collaboratively develop a new register of persons holding a controlled interest in land as part of an agile development team within Registers of Scotland's Other Registers domain.

  • 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 in 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 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

  • AWS including: o CDK o Serverless (Lambda) o S3 o API Gateway o Cloud Formation o Aurora/Postgres
  • Typescript
  • Modern JavaScript UI frameworks, including React
  • Strong HTML / CSS skills and an awareness of accessibility considerations

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
  • Developing within GDS or Digital First (or similar) quality standards
  • 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

  • Human-centred, research-driven, inclusive design practices
  • Testing tools and frameworks, e.g. Cypress
  • Use of UI pattern libraries to achieve consistent, tested and high-quality interfaces
  • GIS technologies, including: o OpenLayers o GeoServer o PostGIS