Principal Software Engineer

HM Land Registry

Apply before 11:55 pm on Wednesday 23rd June 2021

 

Reference number

122487

Salary

£52,667
£56,694 (Croydon)

Grade

Grade 7

Contract type

Permanent

Business area

HMLR - Digital, Data and Technology

Type of role

Architecture and Data
Digital
Information Technology

Working pattern

Full-time, Job share, Part-time

Number of posts

3

Location

Birkenhead, North West, CH41 6DU : Croydon, London, CR0 2AQ : Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 3BH : Durham, North East, DH1 5TR : Weymouth, South West, DT4 9TT : Gloucester, South West, GL1 1DQ : Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire and the Humber, HU2 8JN : Leicester, East Midlands, LE3 5DR : Nottingham, East Midlands, NG1 7AU : Peterborough, Eastern, PE1 1QF : Plymouth, South West, PL6 5WS : Preston, North West, PR4 1TE : Swansea, Wales, SA7 9FQ : Telford, West Midlands, TF3 4LR

About the job

Summary



It is a very exciting time to join us as we continue on a major digital transformation programme. HMLR's ambition is to become the world’s leading land registry for speed, simplicity and an open approach to data.

We have exciting opportunities for 3 Principal Software Engineers to join our Digital, Data and Technology team to help us to achieve this.

You will join our award-winning Digital, Data and Technology Directorate which is the in-house IT division at the heart of the move to a digital, data-driven organisation with the ambition to provide our customers with cutting-edge digital services.

Our existing software systems form part of the critical national infrastructure, safeguarding land and property ownership valued at £7 trillion, enabling over £1 trillion worth of personal and commercial lending to be secured against property across England and Wales.

At HM Land Registry we are committed to fairness and equality for all, so you feel valued for who you are and what you do. Our shared values help us work together, to benefit the communities we serve. Our employee diversity networks support our culture of inclusion and contribute to our strategic ambitions. Diversity fuels our innovation.

Job description

Do you have an appreciation of emerging technologies along with a proven ability to be able to assess technical opportunities and make recommendations for strategic direction and future proofing?

If so, as a Principal Software Engineer you will lead on software development activities across multiple teams, including management of capabilities, resourcing and recruitment and be a source of technical expertise. You keep up-to-date with the technology landscape and new technologies and provide leadership in software application design.

You will have the opportunity to focus on a particular area of the business or in a technical speciality such as front-end development, CI/CD environments or back-end systems. You are responsible for ensuring that development work can be done effectively, relying on context provided by Lead Software Engineers and development teams.

You will be a source of expertise and direction on software development methodologies and as a member of the Software Development Practice’s leadership team, you will embody an open and positive approach, to support HM Land Registry progressing the DDaT Software Development profession, understanding all roles and helping to build our community.

Responsibilities

To meet the requirements of this role, you will have previous experience in line management of technical job families and working within a wider technical and non-technical leadership team. You will have an in-depth knowledge of application design and a strong understanding of modern software development practices, methods and techniques.

In addition, you are a skilled and experienced planner, implementer and leader of change in a complex and evolving environment and have the ability to be able to turn vision and ideas into practice.

For more information about the job, please see the attached Candidate Pack.

Due to Covid-19, the role will initially be home based so an induction and training will be carried out remotely, with full support from the team. Once safe to do so, you will be located in your home office.

The Digital, Data and Technology Directorate is the in-house IT division for HMLR. We are currently recruiting several roles to ensure the directorate’s teams contain the right blend of skills, experience and knowledge to take our major transformation programme forward. These teams are at the heart of the move to a digital, data-driven organisation with the ambition to provide our customers with cutting-edge digital services.
Working in Digital, Data and Technology at HM Land Registry

Our Business Strategy for 2017-2022 sets out our aims of:
• brilliant at the basics;
• a comprehensive Land Register;
• world-leading through Digital Street – our ground-breaking research and development project exploring how land registration might work in 2030;
• opening our data;
• expert people; and
• financially strong.

For more information about what its like to work here please see the following links:
Building our digital capability through Communities of Practice
Working at HM Land Registry

Behaviours

We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Changing and Improving
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Developing Self and Others
  • Leadership

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • In-depth knowledge of application design.
  • Appreciation of emerging technologies and a proven ability to be able to assess technical opportunities and make recommendations for strategic direction and future proofing.
  • Strong understanding of modern software development practices, methods and techniques.

Benefits

HM Land Registry offers very competitive terms, conditions and benefits. We provide excellent opportunities for career progression, training and development.

You will have access to Civil Service pension and benefits arrangements and generous leave allowances, as well as flexible working – exactly what you would expect from a progressive employer.

HM Land Registry is a great place to work, where difference is celebrated.

We’re committed to fairness and equality for all, so you feel valued for who you are and what you do. Diversity fuels our innovation. Our shared values help us work together, to benefit the communities we serve.

Our employee diversity networks support our culture of inclusion and contribute to our diversity action plan. Our current focus is to encourage people from under-represented groups into management and leadership roles, especially people with disabilities, women and ethnic minority colleagues.

Please click here for further information on our rewards package:
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/land-registry/about/recruitment#what-hm-land-registry-can-offer-you

Things you need to know

Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths, Experience and Technical skills.
Please complete the online application form to include your qualifications, skills and work history. The Statement of Suitability section (in no more than 750 words) should be used to provide details of how you meet the following essential criteria listed in the candidate pack below:

• In-depth knowledge of application design.
• Appreciation of emerging technologies and a proven ability to be able to assess technical opportunities and make recommendations for strategic direction and future proofing.
• Strong understanding of modern software development practices, methods and techniques.

The sift will take place week shortly after the closing date. The final selection stage will consist of a blended interview and pre-prepared presentation which will be conducted as a remote video interview week commencing Monday 5 July 2021.

Please review your application form before clicking ‘submit’ – once you have submitted, you will not be able to amend your application. Ensure your application form is received by the closing date for receipt of applications – this is 11:55pm on the advertised date.

HMLR is accredited to the Disability Confidence Scheme, which denotes organisations which have a positive attitude towards disabled people. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria at the shortlisting stage are guaranteed an invitation to interview.

If any candidate requires the panel to consider a reasonable adjustment or there is anything else they would like the panel to take into consideration they are asked to notify us of this at application stage where possible or during the process as soon as it becomes a requirement.

If you would like further information about the use of your personal data, please click on the link below:

Job Applicant Personal Information

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with (or eligible for) status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
Further information on nationality requirements

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Apply and further information

Once this job has closed, the job advert will no longer be available. You may want to save a copy for your records.

Contact point for applicants

Job contact :
Name :  Alistair Hayter
Email :  alistair.hayter@landregistry.gov.uk
 
Recruitment team :
Email :  hrresourcingteam2@landregistry.gov.uk

Further information

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance to the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, please email hrresourcingteam2@landregistry.gov.uk in the first instance. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from HM Land Registry then you may take your complaint to the Civil Service Commission: http://civilservicecommission.independent.gov.uk/making-complaint/

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