Javascript Developer

Ministry of Justice (MOJ) ( 3 jobs)

  • UK, Yorkshire and the Humber, Yorkshire, Sheffield
  • to £550 per day
  • Contract , 6 months
  • Full time


CV SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday 14th January 2019 at 01:00 PM


We’re looking for talented and tenacious people to join our digital team Sheffield to take the lead in creating world-class services in the justice system. We use cutting-edge agile software development approaches to make rapid but meaningful improvements to public services that live up to the unique challenges of MOJ's responsibility to society.

Technical stack


● Care for code quality, and robust, easily-maintainable architectural solutions

● Strong affinity for automated testing, pair programming and test driven development practices.

● UNIX environments, bash

● Good use of version control (Git)

● Comfortable with HTML and CSS


● 5+ years of programming experience with at least 2 using NodeJS.

● JavaScript enthusiast with a solid understanding of concepts such as asynchronous programming, closures, types, and ES6.

● Practical experience with Restful APIs.

● Experience of solving problems using microservices.

● Fundamental knowledge of creating progressive web applications with frameworks such as React.js, Vue, Angular, etc. (React is preferred)

Main Responsibilities

Plan and lead development on sets of related stories

● Have an understanding of the whole system and take responsibility for teaching this to others

● Work with other disciplines to understand what needs to be built

● Coach and mentor more junior colleagues

● Operate the production services they build

● Find ways to improve system robustness, resilience and stability

● Build user-centred, open source, RESTful web systems to serve a variety of citizen and government needs

● Be responsible for development of large areas of projects, or small projects in their entirety

● Build automated tests to support our continuous deployment environment

● Share knowledge of tools and techniques with the wider team and community, both developers and non-developers

● Transform government into a more agile organisation by helping to embed modern development practices

● Help build and maintain a diverse, inclusive culture across the development community, growing awareness, inclusivity, and balance

● Occasionally participate in 2nd line support during office hours, and sometimes out of hours (for which you’ll be paid an allowance and further hourly payment when on call)

● Possibly manage a small number of less experienced developers

● Help with hiring, taking part in recruitment of other developers

CV SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday 14th January 2019 at 01:00 PM

Ministry of Justice (MOJ)
  • Quote ref: 990039/11161
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