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Summary Grade:3A Reporting Line: Principal Software Development Engineer Contract Type: Permanent Location: London/ Chesterfield Hybrid Closing Date 25th April 2024 What to expect . As a Senior Developer you will be undertaking the truly valuable...


Reporting Line: Principal Software Development Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location:  London/ Chesterfield Hybrid

Closing Date 25th April 2024

What to expect


As a Senior Developer you will be undertaking the truly valuable role of building, maintaining, and supporting our internal applications. As a team member in the nascent Digital & Branch Engineering function, this role will help deliver new applications and services as we modernise our trading platforms making them vastly better for Postmasters and Customers.

This role offers you an exciting opportunity to help implement and evangelise best-practice policies, code review processes, testing frameworks and Post Office house-style. You will be working to produce and maintain clean, high-quality code that is testable, understandable, and observable. 

You will have the exciting opportunity to work closely with a range of team members including, lead developers, product/project teams and stakeholders to manage expectations. You will also lead sprint meetings and provide mentor and coaching to junior developers. 

What we can do for you

Now, more than ever, we understand that attracting the right talent is pivotal in driving the positive change needed throughout our organisation. Beyond a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:


  • 27.5 days annual leave that increases with tenure
  • Up to 18% on target bonus opportunity
  • Car allowance
  • Generous pension contribution
  • Life assurance
  • Income protection after 12 months service
  • Full support from our employee assistance programme and access to our employee benefits platform
  • ever-evolving learning and development opportunities

Our commitment to embracing diversity extends beyond just words. We actively foster an inclusive workplace that values the unique perspectives and contributions from all colleagues. We hold the belief that Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are not just vital but fundamental to our success and growth. Our priority lies in shaping a business that mirrors the diverse communities we reach, truly making Post Office 'Everybody's Business'. As an equal opportunity employer, we value and celebrate the differences among our people, ensuring that our practices reflect our dedication to inclusivity and equal representation for all.

What you’ll need to succeed

You will be able to support the entire application lifecycle and liaise with product/project teams and stakeholders to ensure expectations are met. As a Senior Developer, you will have the ability to nurture junior team members and possess first class communication skills. You will:
•  Have professional experience developing applications in a variety of languages and frameworks (e.g. JavaScript, Java, C#, HTML/CSS, Go, ReactNative)
•  Hold experience of full-stack software development principles, architecture and conventions
•  Have experience of cloud-native micro-services and distributed systems (ideally AWS)
•  Have understanding of data structures and architectures, using relational and/or non-relational database approaches
•  Be experienced in developing RESTful APIs
•  Have understanding of IT security/risk
•  Have experience with workflow and code versioning tools, such as Jira and Git

About us

Post Office is an integral part of every community, upheld by the dedication and service of our postmasters. In a world that's constantly evolving, we recognise the importance of adapting and growing. As we navigate the shifting landscapes of a digital age, our commitment to evolving is stronger than ever; without losing the essence of personal touch that defines us. Our journey forward is one of reflection, learning, and positive change.

Whilst there is much work to be done, we're looking for people ready to think differently in tackling the challenges ahead – people who possess resilience and a deep sense of responsibility towards our postmasters and the communities they serve. This mission drives us, ensuring that we remain focused on our purpose and strategic intent. If you're inspired by the prospect of making a meaningful difference and contributing to a future where Post Office can stand as a model of renewed progress and integrity, we want to hear from you. Join us on our journey in making Post Office a business that belongs to and serves everyone, shaping a new future legacy.

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