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Web Developer

Reporting to: Lead.NET Developer
Team: IT
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: From £38,429 per annum
Location: Brighton
Closing date: Friday 10 July 2020

Job ref: 1910

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 growing 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

We’re looking for someone to help deliver and maintain tactical and strategic web applications to the business. This person will design, estimate, develop and test new web application systems as defined by project portfolios and product backlog. They will provide support for production systems by triaging, investigating and fixing defects. They will maintain a high standard of software quality, through code reviews, knowledge sharing, mentoring and process improvement.

Responsibilities

You will:

  • analyse, estimate and prioritise work items to achieve the best outcome
  • work individually and within multi-disciplinary teams to develop new web applications and solve problems in production systems
  • deliver code that uses appropriate technology choices and design patterns within the technical standards defined by the development team
  • produce innovative solutions and recommend appropriate technologies to the team

Essential and desirable criteria

Essential

  • Knowledge of full software lifecycle development gained through broad practical experience of building web applications.
  • Deep understanding of web technologies (JavaScript, HTML, CSS).
  • Experienced in using TypeScript to create strongly typed web applications.
  • Good understanding of specific front-end libraries and frameworks, eg Angular, ReactJS, SASS, webpack.

Desirable

  • Experience and understanding of the use of agile methodologies to plan, develop, test and deliver software.
  • Experience with web content management systems, eg WordPress, Sitecore, Netlify.

Person specification

  • Ability to prioritise and use initiative.
  • Problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Communication skills at all levels.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Personable and a team player.

Salary and benefits

As well as a starting salary of £38,429.00, 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 1910 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.