21 May 2021

Richmond upon Thames, London

£46,981 - £51,981


Do you have a passion for delivering creative, user focused digital services to a global audience of millions? Would you enjoy working as part of a multi-disciplinary digital team to transform challenges into innovative solutions that balance user needs with business goals? If so, The National Archives would love to hear from you.

The National Archives is growing our Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) capability to help us transform the way we offer services to our users. As a member of the Digital Services department you will actively participate in product teams delivering user-focused products for The National Archives’ core audience groups.
We have a track record of delivering high quality, innovative and ambitious digital services to diverse audiences. You will be part of a creative, motivated and supportive multi-disciplinary team who embrace challenge and look for opportunities to do things differently.
These are especially exciting times as we reimagine our whole offering on the web to realise the ‘disruptive digital archive’ and open up access to one of the largest and most diverse digital archives in the world. We are exploring new approaches and tools, simplifying key transactions and finding new ways to help people to use our collections.

We are looking for a Senior Software Developer with extensive experience working within the Django web and rest frameworks and ideally with Wagtail CMS development experience. Initially you will work with our contracted supplier and then take the lead on delivering a backend Django application sitting between a Wagtail CMS and an Elasticsearch data store, connecting to the data store through Kong API.
You will join our Agile teams working on complex web applications making use of cloud environment services underpinning Microservice architectures. Experience of application containerisation, working with infrastructure as code tools such as Terraform, and configuring CI/CD pipelines would be helpful but not essential as we will provide training in those.
Our developers have a vital role to play in growing our DDaT capability. In this senior role you will demonstrate excellent software development, interpersonal and team-working skills. You will also have a willingness to learn new skills across a range of technologies, and play an active role in helping us grow our digital capability, skills and culture. We provide the opportunity to use or learn a wide range of skills with excellent training and development opportunities and an agreed development plan.

We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community and from people of diverse ages, experience and backgrounds, including people with disabilities. We are keen to explore the widest possible pool of talent for this role. We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates.

This is a full time post. However, requests for flexible working and job share will be considered, taking into account at all times the operational needs of the Department.

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