HM Revenue and Customs
Apply before 11:55 pm on Tuesday 6th June 2023
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About the job
Are you a Developer looking to make your next career move?
Do you have experience of using a range of programming languages and development tools?
This is an exciting and challenging role for those looking to deliver technological change against a background of organisational transformation, as well as an opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives by delivering great digital products.
If you are looking for a role that offers clearly defined career pathways, a healthy work/life balance and a chance to work with cutting edge technology, this might just be the role for you!
See what it’s like to work at HMRC: find out more about us or ask our colleagues a question. Questions relating to an individual application must be emailed as detailed later in this advert.
As a Developer working for Borders and Trade, you’ll be a key part of a multidisciplinary delivery team, building the software necessary to meet users’ needs and the identified business requirements.
Following best practices, you’ll write clean, secure, and well-tested code, so it is important that you have a logical and analytical approach when it comes to problem solving and keeping close attention to detail.
As well as development experience, you’ll also have a breadth of testing experience, being able to quality assure to ensure that the product and service meets user needs.
You’ll be working with various stakeholders across Borders and Trade, unlocking the potential of software components to deliver value to stakeholders. This will be done through designing, coding, verifying, testing, amending and refactoring moderately complex programmes and scripts
You’ll also be able to monitor and report on progress as well as propose practical solutions to resolve issues after identifying any that are related to software development activities; and will complete this in reviews of work with others where this is appropriate.
You will be able to demonstrate experience of:
- Working alongside other developers and professions to realise working software.
- Working with programming languages such as C.
- Experience of using Unix.
- Good understanding of code error resolution, software backup and recovery strategies.
- Good analytical skills.
- Experience of operating a live service.
It is desirable for you to demonstrate experience of:
- Application Master (AM) and System Control Language (SCL).
- COBOL programming skills.
- Experience of VME operating system.
- Learning and development tailored to your role
- An environment with flexible working options
- A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
- A Civil Service pension with an average employer contribution of 27%
Find more about HMRC benefits in 'Your little extras and big benefits handbook' for further information or visit Thinking of joining the Civil Service.
Things you need to know
Selection process details
As part of the application process, you will be asked to complete:
A name-blind CV - your employment history will detail your responsibilities, technical skills and accomplishments, plus your qualifications and relevant training.
Personal Statement of no more than 500-words – please provide details on how you meet the Essential Criteria for this role, by stating what you have done and how you went about it. It should be aligned to demonstrate your suitability for this role, based on your experience and the technical skills listed in the essential criteria.
This vacancy is using Success Profiles and will assess your technical skills and Experience.
During the interview we will also ask questions that let you demonstrate your experience and technical skills relevant to the role.
Interviews will take place via Teams.
After interview, a single merit list will be created and you will only be considered for posts in locations you have expressed a preference for. Appointments will be made in strict merit order in line with the set number of roles in each location.
We reserve the right to raise the score required at any stage of the process in order to manage numbers.
Interview dates to be confirmed.
A reserve list may be held for a period of up to 12 months from which further appointments may be made for the same or similar roles – if this applies to you, we’ll let you know via your Civil Service Jobs account.
To check that you are eligible to apply, review this eligibility information
Important information for existing HMRC contractual homeworkers:
This role may be suitable for existing HMRC employees who are contractual homeworkers. Occasional attendance to the office will be required where there is a business need, so please review the advertised office locations for this role when applying and only select locations from the ‘location preferences’ section that you are able to travel to.
We want to make sure no one is put at a disadvantage during our recruitment process because of a disability, condition, or impairment. To assist you with this, we will reduce or remove any barriers where possible and provide additional support where appropriate.
If you need a reasonable adjustment or a change to be made so that you can make your application, review this information on reasonable adjustments, and contact firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Equality and Diversity
We’re committed to creating a great place to work for all our colleagues here at HMRC. We want everyone to feel valued, supported and comfortable being their true self at work.
We’re proud to be a diverse and inclusive employer, supporting social mobility by giving opportunities to people from all walks of life. We want to maximise the potential of everyone who chooses to work for us and offer a range of flexible working patterns and support. Our aim is to make a fulfilling career at HMRC accessible to you.
For more information on how we make this happen, review this information on our culture and values.
Applications received from candidates with a criminal record are considered fairly in accordance with the DBS Code of Practice and the Recruitment of ex-offenders Policy.
We welcome applications from those who need to work a more flexible arrangement and will agree to requests where possible after considering operational and customer service needs. We can’t guarantee that we can meet all requests to work flexibly, as agreement will be subject to business ability to accommodate, and any request to work a more flexible arrangement should be made prior to your acceptance of the provisional offer.
Customer facing roles in HMRC require the ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English and/or Welsh where required. Where this is an essential requirement, this will be tested as part of the selection process.
The Civil Service runs a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
The Civil Service also offers a Redeployment Interview Scheme to civil servants who are at risk of redundancy, and who meet the minimum requirements for the advertised vacancy.
HMRC has a presence in every region of the UK. For more information on where you might be working, review this information on our locations.
For more information on the level of security checks we will carry out, review this information on security checks
The Civil Service values honesty and integrity and expects all candidates to abide by these principles. The evidence you provide in your application must relate to your own experiences.
Any instances of plagiarism or other forms of cheating will be investigated and, if proven, the relevant application/s will be withdrawn from the process.
Duplicate applications for the same vacancy will also be withdrawn.
Transferring into HMRC from Civil Service If you are currently working for an ‘Other Government Department’ (OGD) and would like to consider the impact on your pay when joining HMRC, please see the attached document "Combined T&C and OGD Pay English”, found at the bottom of this advert. Further information on staff transfers can be found on gov.uk
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