Software Engineer

Job Title: Software Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: City of London, London
Salary: £550 - £650 per day + (Inside IR35)
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH27874_1629298480
Contact Name: Rhiannon Lawrence
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 18, 2021 15:54

Job Description

  • Software Engineer / Software Developer
  • 6-12 Months - £550-£650 - Inside IR35
  • Remote Working
  • Java / Microservices / AWS / API

We're looking for an experienced Software Engineer who will contribute to the overall Software Development Lifecycle Process within Software Engineering, following the agreed to ensure the products developed are fit for purpose. You will be working for our Government client and working in a new agile team delivering exciting end user digital services in accordance with the GDS Agile methodology.

The successful Software Engineer will be responsible for but not limited to:

  • Transform business requirements in to production ready code
  • Ensure system robustness, resilience and stability
  • Design and develop reusable libraries and services and promote reuse across the department
  • Contribute to community discussions about best practice within Software Engineering
  • Produce comprehensive suites of automated unit and integration tests to ensure code quality
  • Assure there is a fit for purpose, robust automated test suite
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to Software Engineers colleagues and peers
  • Assist in the development of medium-long term strategies for products
  • Define version control strategies for the source code of the product
  • Identify and resolve issues preventing delivery or continuation of software engineering activities
  • Collaborate across teams and liaise with Principal Software Engineers and Technical Architects to investigate technical solutions
  • Produce comprehensive technical documentation for wider consumption

The Software Engineer will have technical experience in the following areas:

  • Experience of leading Software Engineers in a complex, multi-disciplinary environment, delivering products within specific time-scales and engaging with multiple senior Stakeholders
  • An ability to quickly comprehend and convert business requirement into technical solutions
  • Significant and demonstrable development experience in source technologies like Java, JavaScript, Node.js
  • Significant and demonstrable knowledge of both SQL and no-SQL database applications such as Postgres, MySQL, and MongoDB
  • Significant and demonstrable experience working with distributed version control systems such as Git
  • Significant and demonstrable experience of test-driven development alongside use of automated test frameworks
  • Significant and demonstrable experience implementing Software Engineering best practices
  • Experience of developing in cloud based environments
  • Significant and demonstrable experience of using Linux based Operating Systems like RHEL
  • Demonstrable experience working with Software Engineering collaboration tools such as Jira, Confluence, Slack
  • Demonstrable experience of Behaviour Driven Development with tools like Cucumber
  • Experience of modifying and maintaining systems and code developed by other Software Engineers
  • Experience building public facing and internal REST APIs
  • Experience developing software within a Micro-Service architecture

Next steps
If you are Software Engineer this role sounds of interest, please don't hesitate to send in your CV.