Front End Developer BPDTS Ltd


Reference BPDTS 18.19
Number of vacancies 1
Location Blackpool
Salary Up to £42,291
Incentive compensation Pension + Bonus
Work hours 37.5
Employment type Permanent
Job benefits

Our flexible benefits package includes employer pension contributions of up to 10%, a performance related annual bonus of up to 10%, and lots more

Closing date 4 March 2019

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 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 will deliver coherent, accessible, fast, well-tested and easy-to-maintain services.

You’ll receive on the job coaching, mentoring and support, collaborating 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.

Are you looking to take the next step in your career? Do you want to work somewhere that will test you and take your skills to the next level?

If so, and you’re a Front End Developer, Interaction Designer, UX Designer or Developer, or if you have commercial experience of Front End Development or Software Engineering (with skills/experience of a modern tech stack) the we’re really interested in hearing from you.

Our Tech

Some of the great tech and tooling you’ll work with 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
• Jenkins
• Selenium
• Jira

The more of these you’ve used before the better, but we’re not expecting you to be an expert across the whole stack. You’ll get loads of opportunities to use the skills and knowledge you have and to learn more with us here.

What are we looking for?

• 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.

Our central hubs have the best of the city on the doorstep, and we have a range of facilities across the sites from cafes, coffee shops and restaurants, to ping pong, gym facilities and loads more.

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.

If you have any questions or you want to discuss this opportunity please contact me via: VANBURN.KIRWAN@DWP.GSI.GOV.UK

Apply now