Croydon is London’s second largest borough - a city within the city, full of brilliant and diverse people, businesses and places.
As a council we’re going through tremendous change, from our evolving response to the pandemic, to our plans to radically reshape and renew our organisation as a result of financial challenges. We are essentially building a brand new council around ourselves – one that is focused on getting things right for its residents, while delivering very differently and within a sustainable financial envelope.
About the Croydon Digital Service
Digital capability and service redesign is critical to our renewal plans.
Established in 2019, the Croydon Digital Service (CDS) is one part of the council that has already transformed, replacing a traditional ICT department with a GDS-style service to support the digital transformation of the council’s internal operations and online services for residents. We are a small and creative team that achieves a lot with a little. We continuously iterate our culture and processes to enable all team members to bring their whole selves and do their best work.
We are signatories of the Local Digital Declaration, committing us to delivering user-centred services that meet the Government Service Standard, and to following the Technology Code of Practice. We seek to collaborate, wherever possible, with other local authorities to share learnings, ideas and solutions.
We work in the open, inviting feedback and input from our stakeholders. You can see examples of our work at www.croydon.digital – a site we share with the local tech community.
About the role
We are looking for an enthusiastic Junior Digital Platform Developer who has a keen interest in modern digital solutions to work as part of Croydon’s digital team and with the platform development team. You will be assisting the development of end-to-end digital solutions in accordance with our development framework in an agile environment, including design, development and integrations.
Assist with the development of end-to-end digital solutions. Use our low-code platform (Liberty Create) to build accessible frontend forms using our style guide, efficient back-office interfaces and process automations using logic and rules. Full training to use this platform will be given.
Leading on functional testing, automated testing, and regression testing to ensure products are of exceptional quality when they are released.
Supporting apps whilst in production. Provide support to users of our applications, helping to gather user requirements for future iterations. Raising bugs and issues, and managing a backlog of support tickets.
Writing documentation for applications (low level descriptions, and user guides) and contributing to the Playbook for low code development.
Work in multi-disciplinary delivery teams within the Croydon Digital Service to ensure applications are delivered into live service using best practice and are supported and maintained during their lifecycle enabling the Council to obtain full value from its investment.
Knowledge and experience:
- Experience of web/application development and digital services with cloud technology such as Wordpress
- Experience of relational databases and/or complex data models
- Knowledge of business analysis, process and workflow
- Experience developing responsive web and mobile sites/apps
- Knowledge of user-centred design
- Worked in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
- Knowledge of agile principles and tools such as Kanban to manage product backlogs, sprints and retrospectives.
What’s in it for you?
This is an exciting opportunity to work for a Council with plans to change and renew and which genuinely wants to develop their technology setup to improve customer experience. You will gain experience using one of the biggest emerging IT technologies - low-code, in a fast-paced and productive development team.
We invest in our employees to help develop and achieve professional goals whilst also providing you with the opportunity to work with brilliant minds and be part of an exceptional high performing team. We also have a generous benefits package.
Croydon Council is transforming – come and be part of building a new council
Full time 36 Hours
Closing date 19 September 2021 (11:59pm)
Croydon Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We will be pleased to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements.
As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role.