Junior Developer

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

  • Contact: Recruitment Team
  • Reference: OVbdE-9

Reference number: OVbdE-9

Location: Flexible

As a Junior Developer within the Technology Design and Delivery team you will work both individually and collectively to support existing platforms and systems such as Merlin, our website and email platform, along with new developments arising from the stategic needs of the Technology portfolio and the more tactical demands of the Communications portfolio.

You will carry out basic research, analysis, development, testing and documentation of new technologies and functionality, occasionally working independently on some tasks but mainly as part of a wider team of Middleweight and Senior Developers. You will operate primarily within the Technology Design and Delivery team but also at times as part of a wider multi faceted organisational campaign or project under the direction of a Scrum Master. From time to time you will also be expected to assist with the resolution of live support issues.

You will be able to communicate effectively with business owners and product managers to understand and test requirements and design and deliver solutions, while having the support of a Senior and Middleweight Developer to help overcome technical challenges and provide guidance and experience.

At times, you will be expected to adopt elements of the role of business analyst, and developer You will be able to work both within an Agile sprint structure but also occasionally under your own initiative, depending on the nature of each individual programme/project or piece of work.

As part of a new dedicated technology design and delivery function within the Digital Technology team this is an exciting opportunity to shape and demonstrate how investment in this area can provide step change solutions to help save nature through people.

Due to the critical nature of this role we will interview applicants as soon as possible and will close the post once successful applicants are appointed.

This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. You will be asked to declare unspent convictions and cautions at offer of employment stage.

Salary starting at

£25,463 to £27,585 per annum

Hours & contract information

Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent

Closing date: 6 September 2019

How to apply

Our role profile describes the key result areas and skills and experience needed for the role. Please make sure you include reference number OVbdE-9 on your application.

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Who to contact

For questions about this post
Frankie Wicks
01767 693476

Send application details to
Frankie Wicks
The RSPB, The Lodge, Potton Road, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 2DL, 01767 693476

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