Apprentice Software Development Technician Level 3

Apply From: 28th of August 2019
Application Deadline: 24th of September 2019
Salary: £19095.00 per year
Start Date:

We are looking for motivated and creative individuals to join The National Archives as apprentice Software Developers.

In this job you will be:
• doing a range of roles across the digital teams at The National Archives including coding, testing, consulting and project management
• learning how to apply problem solving skills to real world situations for the digital archive;
• learning new technical skills such as programming; software testing and other digital practices;
• seeing how software is designed and developed in a modern agile project environment.

This is an 18 month apprenticeship role working towards a BCS Certificate in
Systems Development Context and Methodologies


As an Apprentice Software Developer you will be expected to:
• Write computer code according to the technical direction provided
• Follow application and component level design, working to standards and patterns set by the Technical Leads
• Ensure all proposed solutions are pre-agreed with a Senior Developer
• Follow coding standards and ensure compliance with quality measures
• Ensure code is tested in accordance with the guidelines
• Undertake training and follow mentoring as specified
• Contribute actively to show-and-tells, sprint meetings and team meetings, keeping colleagues informed of progress

Essential Criteria:

Skills and behaviors
• Strong problem solving abilities.
• Good communication and presentation skills.
• Passion and enthusiasm for new technology with a pro-active, self-motivated and positive attitude.
• Commitment and aptitude to learn new skills
• Highly motivated to contribute to the team’s objectives
• Ability to work to deadlines and to be delivery focused.
• Willingness to help out and perform other roles where required to achieve the team objective; able to work independently or with others in the team.

Academic Qualifications
• A ‘Levels (or equivalent), at grade C or above (or equivalent), in Maths or Science related subjects
• GCSE Maths and English

• Some exposure to a modern programming language like Python, C# or Java or Javascript
• A genuine interest in creating high quality digital tools and services for users

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