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Specialist - .Net Developer x2

Reporting to: IT Development Manager
Team: IT - Corporate Services
Contract type: Fixed term for 12 months
Salary: From £50,424 per annum (including 20% market premia)
Location: Brighton
Closing date: Sunday 20 September 2020

Job ref: 59832

TPR grade: 8

About us

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is responsible for protecting workplace pensions in the UK, working with employers and those running pensions to help people save safely for their retirement. We have an excellent office location in the heart of Brighton and have a diverse, lively and professional workforce.

We are committed to making TPR a great place to work and doing all we can to support our people to reach their full potential. Join our expanding team for the chance to be a part of the biggest change to pensions in a generation.

Role

You will be operating within an exciting and dynamic company-wide technology change programme – SSRA – which will see the development and delivery of new systems enabling us to support regulatory activity in the business.

This role is key to the delivery of tactical and strategic IT projects for the business.

Responsibilities

  • successfully deliver technical solutions to support the business. Work across all stages and iterations of software development. Assist other developers to plan, estimate, design, implement and test software applications
  • use good problem-solving skills to identify and resolve issues
  • help drive the development and application of coding standards, development processes and security. Mentor others in their use. Review and feedback on work from colleagues to achieve a high standard of code
  • embrace the organisation’s use of Lean/Agile methodologies
  • maintain a keen technical awareness; continuously learning and developing own skills. Identify, research and recommend tooling for development. Contribute to the developer community by sharing experience and knowledge and updating documentation
  • effective engagement with stakeholders on projects and support issues

Essential and desirable criteria

Essential

  • excellent knowledge of C# and .Net framework
  • excellent understanding of Object Orientated Design, SOLID principles and Design Patterns
  • excellent understanding of relational databases and SQL
  • experience building restful APIs
  • web technologies (JavaScript, ASP.NET MVC)

Desirable

  • Umbraco Certified
  • Sitecore Certified
  • React.js

Person specification

  • problem solving and analytical skills
  • communication skills at all levels
  • highly organised with good time management
  • attention to detail
  • good relationship building

Salary and benefits

As well as a starting salary of £50,424, we offer:

  • Civil Service Pension arrangements, which are recognised as some of the best in the pensions world
  • discretionary bonus arrangements
  • access to performance related pay progression
  • 25 days annual leave provision
  • flexible working arrangements
  • development opportunities
  • enhanced parental leave arrangements
  • a free employee assistance programme
  • an excellent office location in Brighton

How to apply

We provide an exciting, supportive and flexible working environment, and are committed to helping our people meet their full potential.

The Pensions Regulator is an inclusive employer and offers equal opportunities to all regardless of an individual’s age, disability, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. TPR welcomes applications from the BME and LGBT communities who are currently under represented at TPR.

Candidates who declare that they have a disability and who meet the essential criteria for the job will be offered an interview.

Applications will be considered on a part time and job share basis.

Please send your CV to recruitmentteam@tpr.gov.uk along with a covering letter, quoting ref 59832 with details of how your experience and skills meet our essential criteria and details of your notice period.

Please be aware we are currently holding interviews through Skype due to COVID-19.

If you have any enquiries with regards to this role or if you have a disability and wish to request a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process, please email recruitmentteam@tpr.gov.uk.