Principal Application Developer

Reference
PAD0122
Contract Type
Permanent
Sector
IT
Location
Edinburgh
Salary
Starting salary would be £43,381 with the maximum salary on this scale being £51,065
Expiry Date
26/01/2022
The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of all crime in Scotland; the investigation of deaths which require further explanation; and the investigation of complaints against the police.

Job Description

Principal Application Developer         

Profession

IT

Location

Crown Office, Edinburgh, EH1 1LA

Contract terms

Permanent, Full Time

Salary

Starting salary would be £39,381 with the maximum salary on this scale being £47,065 subject to future COPFS pay awards.

In addition, this post attracts a £4000 IT allowance per annum.

Benefits:

We offer an excellent range of benefits which include:

Generous Civil Service Pension employer contribution, on average over 26% of your pay.
25 days paid holiday + 11.5 public and privilege holidays (rising to 30 days paid holiday after 4 years).
Flexible working hours and family friendly approach to work.
Cycle to Work Scheme and Season Ticket Loans.
Employee Wellbeing Support with Mental Health First Aiders and access to an Employee Assistance Programme.

Closing Date

Midnight 26th January 2022

Please note this is a rolling campaign and applications will be processed, sifted and interviews carried out where necessary every week. Specific timescales can be found within the application pack.

Closing date may be subject to change with 1 weeks’ notice given.

About COPFS

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of all crime in Scotland; the investigation of deaths which require further explanation; and the investigation of complaints against the police.

About the Role

General Responsibilities, Activities and Duties

COPFS ISD Development team develops and delivers a host of case management system, ranging through a broad range of technologies include .NET, Java, iOS and Visual Basic and recently developing Cloud based applications. . However, this specific role would be looking for a skilled Software Developer with experience primarily in .NET and C#. The successful candidate would have an opportunity to work on cutting edge technologies.

You will report to Head of Application Development. You will also work jointly with the Applications Solutions Team and Applications Test team in an agile environment to deliver digital applications.

Role Specific Responsibilities, Activities and Duties

As the Principal Applications Developer within ISD’s Enterprise Applications team, you will be a key “go to” developer in the core case management team building software applications and supporting the existing suite of COPFS’ Case Management software.

You will work closely with a team of developers to create innovative, high quality and secure software applications. You will be involved in peer review and testing conformance with acceptance criteria, ensuring timely delivery of digital applications. You will be a principal technical point of contact for one or more of COPFS’ innovative software projects and will mentor junior developers within the team.  You will provide estimates, system analysis, translate business requirements into technical specifications, draft technical proposals, research and evaluate solution options, provide conceptual, deployment and operational documentation, develop on-boarding guides and input into technical risk assessment and software security compliance assessments. 

You will respond to 3rd line support incidents to ensure smooth operation of critical case management applications within normal business service delivery hours.

Please note this is not an exhaustive list and other duties may be required as appropriate to the role

Essential Criteria Required

The essential criteria for this post are outlined below. Candidates will be required to fully demonstrate their technical skills as well as competencies at interview.

An experienced developer with demonstrable hands on experience in full stack web development
Ability to develop quality applications adhering to industry best practices
Demonstrate ability to solve novel problems and evaluate new technologies / solutions
Experience working within an agile software development environment
Comfortable communicating with a range of stakeholders such as internal IT teams, users and suppliers Experience working with of the following technologies: .NET Core/Framework, C# and Angular.
Other technologies you would likely encounter include: Java/Spring, Oracle PL/SQL, Azure and JavaScript
Ability to Build/Maintain CI/CD Pipelines

Contact Us

If you have any queries please email Recruitment@copfs.gov.uk.

Additional Information

Application packs are available to download from our website http://www.copfs.gov.uk/careers.

Please submit a CV and a fully completed Personal Information Form to recruitment@copfs.gov.uk

Selection will be competency based and additional technical questions.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Please note that COPFS has exemptions from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974).

COPFS must also adhere to strict Civil Service and Cabinet Office Baseline Personnel Security Standards regarding nationality, identity and history verification rules.