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SEO Business Systems Developer

  • Salary: £37000 - £47000 per annum + +benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Sector: Web Development
  • Date posted: 09/01/2017
  • Job reference: J359000A

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SEO Business Systems Developer

London - £37,794 - £47,278 per annum Plus 20% allowance

UKEF can offer a higher starting salary up to the salary maximum £47,278 subject to skills and experience.

About The Role

The Information Technology Division (ITD) is responsible for the provision of IT services to all UKEF users. The Division has three principal areas of responsibility:

  1. The provision of IT infrastructure and services for the business.
  2. The definition, development and testing of bespoke software for the Department.
  3. Responsibility for the overall IT architecture and alignment to government standards.

The post holder is responsible for the delivery of bespoke software for UKEF including technical design, software creation, testing and implementation.

Role Requirements

  • Development of business applications including technical impact assessments for changes required by the business.
  • Technical design for new developments, determining the appropriate approach for new applications and their relationship to existing environments and other systems.
  • Support and enhancement of existing applications.
  • Administration and maintenance of environments.
  • Provide advice and guidance to projects on the potential use of applications, development approaches, tools and 3rd party components. Investigation of issues resulting from the use of 3rd party tools.
  • Unit testing including the investigation and resolution of defects identified user acceptance testing.
  • Support and training for end users.
  • Creation and maintenance of consistent and comprehensive documentation for business systems, including the relationships between IT components and business functionality.
  • Provide advice and guidance on potential uses of software across the Department.
  • Deployment of solutions between environments
  • Maintenance of software artefacts within a controlled environment

This list is not exhaustive; you may be required to carry out additional duties according to business need.

Essential Criteria

  • Expert level competence in configuration AND Competent development experience including the design and implementation of changes, including interfaces to other systems for at least one of the following:
  • Microsoft SharePoint (inc use of SharePoint Designer, HTML, JavaScript and Powershell)
  • Salesforce - administration and bespoke configuration
  • Drupal - use of Drupal CMS, MySQL and PHP in a Drupal context
  • Workflow software - Design and development of significant workflow systems

Consideration will be given to candidates who can demonstrate expertise in similar technologies (such as Microsoft Dynamics) and are willing to train in more than one of the components in the UKEF software stack.

  • Experience of developing and working to formal methodologies
  • Strong communication skills, able to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Strong stakeholder management skills, ability to understand business drivers and influence how changes are implemented

Knowledge, skills and experience mandatory to the role are:

  • Graduate level education or relevant professional experience
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Using one or more of the above software; the development and deployment of business applications using out of the box components and bespoke configurations
  • The Microsoft Office suite
  • Provision of advice and guidance to less experienced co-workers, including potentially trainees
  • Structured analysis and documentation of business requirements: demonstrable clarity of thought and communication, both verbal and written, in a problem solving capacity
  • Knowledge of varied estimation techniques and when to apply them
  • Sound approach to quality of work produced
  • Working independently and in small teams

Desirable knowledge, skills and experience

  • Has worked with Drupal v8
  • Has worked with GitHub for versioning and Source Management
  • Has worked with SharePoint 2013
  • Has worked with TFS
  • Working in the financial services sector
  • Experience creating and/or consuming SOAP or Restful Web Services
  • Development using relational databases
  • Use of Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Training end users in the use of business applications
  • Professional development experience using a range of technologies
  • Working with an outsourced IT service provider

Key Competencies

  • Changing and Improving
  • Collaborating and Partnering
  • Effective Decision Making
  • Delivering at Pace

Professional/Academic Qualifications

The following qualifications and certifications are desirable for this position:

  • Chartered IT Professional (CITP)
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) qualification for SharePoint Applications.
  • Certified Salesforce Administrator.

Application Process

Candidates are required to complete an online application for this role via Civil Service Jobs attaching their CV. Please note that your CV MUST demonstrate evidence of the Essential Criteria for you to be progressed to telephone screen and beyond.

Selection Process

The selection process consists of three overarching phases, as detailed in the following sections.

Initial Screening

  • An initial sift of your CV will be conducted against the Essential Criteria.
  • If your CV demonstrates experience of these Essential Criteria, you will be contacted to arrange a telephone-based screening. This will further assess your experience against the Essential Criteria and will be carried out by Experis (our recruitment partner) at a time to be agreed with you.
  • If you successfully complete this stage of the process, your application will be progressed to the shortlist stage.
  • The applicants with the best skills and experience at shortlist stage will be invited to interview.

For further information on the role or support with the application process please contact James Spence-Evans on 0161 924 3929 or


  • If you are successful at shortlist stage, you will be invited to a face to face interview where you will be required to provide evidence as to how you meet the competencies and technical requirements of the role. Interviews may include an additional assessment or presentation exercise.
  • You will be required to bring with you to interview evidence of any qualifications or certifications that you hold that are relevant to the role
  • Interview are anticipated to take place at UKEF's office in Westminster. UKEF cannot reimburse candidates for any expenses incurred for travel to attend interviews
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