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Applications Developer

Job Title: Applications Developer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire
Salary: Negotiable
REF: APPDEV_1660647536
Contact Name: Amber Lowman
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 month ago

Job Description

Applications Developer


*security clearance is required for this role but candidates not holding this level of clearance will be considered*

Leading IT Services Provider in the defence sector require a skilled Applications Developer to join their team in Basingstoke

Job Description

  • Role for a principle/lead software/solutions developer to work within a development team, supporting, exploiting and delivering solutions on a search based platform for Command and Battlespace Management. The current solutions are based on .Net Framework 3.5, Apache Solr and Manifold backend. The solution is currently developed and deployed within a Windows environment.
  • The candidate would provide 4th line support to the live solutions as well as building new and enhancing existing functionality, working as part of the development team within the wider programme. The team are regularly involved in wider initiatives and as such are also often tasked to build prototypes, facilitate demonstrations and help further customers technical roadmap, involving investigative work into a range of new technologies on the way.
  • An analytical mind to convert user requirements into system designs and solve complex software integration problems on the fly, will be required. This role reports works autonomously but supports the Application Architect on the Project.
    The project is based mainly in Basingstoke although travel to sites to support the delivery of capability or support demonstrations may be required.

The candidate would be responsible for:
*The entire end to end development, extension and support of the Search solution, working under own direction and supporting others while ensuring work conforms to standards set by the Application Architect.
*The entire end to end development, extension and support of a Search solution, working under own direction and supporting others.
*The entire end to end development, extension and support of other small to medium size solutions working under own direction and supporting others.
*Providing 4th line support to live (and potentially other) environments, on new and existing solutions, as an SME for the entire solution.
*Driving stakeholder demonstrations and development of prototypes to support these.
*Developing, updating and maintaining design, requirements and support artefacts, models and documentation, as required.
*Providing input into change proposals and new business, working with customers and lead Architects to capture new and emerging requirements.
*Supporting the team to keep up to date with new technologies and sharing trends with the wider development team. Driving the project and business unit's strategy and technology choices.

Mandatory Skills Required
Knowledge and experience of all of the following:
*Strong .NET Framework / ASP.NET Development
*Principles SOLID, DRY
*Design Patterns
*Website Development HTML, JavaScript
*Leading Software Development - .Net Framework or other programming language
*Strong Web Applications/Services design and development including SOAP & REST
*Design and Development Experience
*Strong Databases knowledge - PostgreSQL, SQL Server or other
*Agile Development Practises
*Development Leadership/Management
Desirable Skills Required
*.Net Core
*Knowledge of Microservices, API Gateway/Managers
*Search Technologies e.g. Apache Lucene/Solr or other
*Open Geospatial Standards e.g. WMS/KML etc
*DevOps Experience
*Containerisation e.g. Docker / Kubernetes
*Knowledge/Experience working with C4ISR domain

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