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ID2022-3310 - Senior Front End Web Developer

Salary - £39,659 - £47,485

Location - Dundee & Glasgow

Hours - 37 Hours

Closing Date - 7th July 2022

Reference - ID2022-3310

Employment Type - Permanent

The Senior Developer will have broad and deep software development expertise and a strong focus on delivering consistently to a high quality. This will involve being instrumental in the successful design and implementation of applications, APIs and other components. The Senior Developer will work in collaboration with the team as well as the test, infrastructure and release management functions to ensure successful delivery of national programmes. This role will include the opportunity to maintain and support an existing Adobe Experience Manager platform and training will be provided if necessary.

Social Security Scotland is an Executive Agency of the Scottish Government.

Our benefits help people from all walks of life in Scotland. We are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that is representative of the clients we serve.

Find out more about us here.

We are currently trialling and implementing a hybrid working approach, where colleagues will be expected to use a mix of office based and remote working (working from home) depending on the requirements of the role.

As the successful candidate you will:

• Remain up to date with best practice as well as new developments and trends within the software engineering and architecture industry / communities.
• Design and implement robust, scalable, open and secure services using cloud commodity services and web front-ends.
• Collaborate with delivery teams, internal stakeholders and partners to break technical requirements down into appropriate blocks of work.
• Consume web APIs, using RESTful principles, which are usable, high performance and sustainable.
• Develop and test new features and products, working with the test team to ensure that high quality code is delivered in a timely manner. The code will be performant, robust and able to be supported and maintained over the long-term.
• Coach and mentor software developers within the team.

Here are details of the Competencies required for this role and you will be tested against these competencies if you are invited to attend the interview/assessment:

• Communications & Engagement
• Improving Performance
• Analysis & Use of Evidence
• Specialist Technical Competency (ICT)

No formal qualifications required.

To apply for this post, you will need to provide the information requested below via the online application process.  

A CV (no longer than two pages) setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements - this is accessed through the candidate profile.  

In additional please record your Personal Statement (no longer than 750 words) explaining why you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience suitable for this role, with particular reference to the essential criteria below. 

1. Experience in designing and implementing high traffic web applications and web services
2. Experience of web development using the following stack:

• HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript;
• JavaScript frameworks (Node, Angular, React);
• SOAP or RESTful web services
3. Familiar with front-end web development methods such as:
• Progressive enhancement;
• Responsive design;
• Cross-browser compatibility;
• JavaScript dependency management
4. Experience of working in agile projects and proficient in iterative software development.
When considering how your experience relates to the role, please tailor your CV and personal statement to reflect the role and the essential skills/criteria as described in the job description/person specification.

When reviewing your application, we will be assessing your career history and achievements against the essential criteria for the role. We’re looking for examples of things you have previously achieved or your knowledge in a particular field which are relevant to the role.

Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Information Sessions:

If you would like to hear more information about the role - Senior Front End Web Developer at Social Security Scotland we are holding an information session on 30th June at 10:45.

Please use this link to sign up -

We will be talking about:
• What a Senior Front End Web Developer does
• What it's like working in Government
• What the recruitment process looks like

There will also be an opportunity to speak to some of the team to find out more about the roles and what it's like to work in the civil service.

In the event that further posts are required, a reserve list of successful candidates will be kept for up to 9 months.

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Social Security Scotland - Person Specification - 2022

More information about the role and how to apply is available at Senior Front End Web Developer in Dundee, | Careers at Enterprise House (

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