The aim of the team is to improve and increase our digital and online services, realise efficiency savings and most importantly, enhance customer experience.
Our focus is on changing the way we do things by understanding the needs of our users and designing services that make it easy for them to get things done online.
We're a creative team, made up of researchers, developers, service designers, project managers and content designers, who are passionate about the work that we do, and aren't afraid to challenge internal teams or processes to achieve the best result for the customer.
And there's so much more to do! We have some exciting projects on the horizon, so this is the perfect time to join us.
About the role
Over the last few years, the team has enjoyed great success, launching a new transactional website (canterbury.gov.uk), a news website (news.canterbury.gov.uk) and a visitor website (canterbury.co.uk).
As a Senior Developer, you will be responsible for creating and integrating software to form a complete service, across all stages of the digital life cycle (Discovery, Alpha, Beta and Live), guided by the fundamental principles of putting customer needs first.
You'll deliver a first-class customer experience across our digital channels, helping our customers complete their transactions through effective use of code and functionality.
You will coach and mentor more junior colleagues, ensuring high quality code is consistently delivered in line with project goals and delivery cycles.
Reporting to the Product Manager, you will be open to challenge, and you will welcome feedback from the wider team at regular stages - as well as offering a critical eye to others.
You'll work in an agile way, participating in regular team catch ups to ensure that projects are on track, and where blockages occur you may be asked to help out other team members.
Your other responsibilities include:
- Use RESTful web services to develop products that meet a variety of needs, taking responsibility for the quality of code that you produce.
- Work with suppliers and contractors to enable integration, through APIs and bespoke widgets, of third party and proprietary systems into our websites and systems.
- Share knowledge of tools and techniques with your wider team, both developers and non-developers.
If you'd like an informal discussion about this post please contact David Newell at firstname.lastname@example.org