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Software Developer (Band 5)

Posted on Sep 16, 2020 by Health & Safety Executive

Bootle, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
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As part of an internal development function within HSE's Information Technology and Facilities Division, you will join a team responsible for the development, testing and support of HSE applications. The applications are hosted on a number of technologies (e.g. Ingres; SQL) and developed using a variety of tools (e.g. OPEN Road; .NET; C#; SharePoint; HTML5).

HSE's IT Services are currently undergoing a modernisation and we are about to get started on significant IT enabled Business Transformation. We are reinforcing in-house capability to give us the skills and experience we need to take our ambitious business plans forward.

This post provides a challenging opportunity for a junior system developer to develop their career and expand our development capability. Working in a small, technically skilled, development team consisting of a senior developer and 4 developers, you will develop and enhance small line of business applications.

This post will require the successful candidate to provide a level of application support out of normal office hours (Monday-Friday 0900 - 1700), including both responding to important application issues and implementing scheduled changes and fixes when required.

HSE is committed to providing a supportive and inclusive working environment and we particularly welcome BAME/disabled/LGBT+ applicants, as they are currently underrepresented in this discipline within HSE.


The System Developer will help to develop new information systems and manage changes to operational information systems supporting the HSE.

  • Develop software solutions as part of a development team
  • Conduct unit testing of developed objects/code
  • Document the design and build of systems being developed.
  • Plan and account for project work to deliver systems development
  • Operate the tools and environments for system development
  • Support the Change lifecycle, developing changes for operational systems.
  • Support the change lifecycle, developing changes for operational systems and supporting the application maintenance team in keeping systems running when required


  • Experience of full software development life cycle
  • Experience of working in and developing using Microsoft technologies
  • Experience of developing software
  • Experience of Microsoft SQL server management and development
  • Agile development


  • Use of cloud computing infrastructure to deliver applications (MS Azure)
  • Knowledge of MS Power Apps
  • Knowledge of DevOps principles and practices


We will assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Changing and Improving
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Working Together

Apply before 11:55 pm on Sunday 27th September 2020

Reference: 950017033

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