14 December 2018

Kew, London

£55,000 (including market supplement) plus excellent benefits

About the role

The National Archive's digital strategy sets out the ambition for an archive that is digital by instinct and design, embracing disruptive innovation to re-invent what it means to be an archive in the digital age. This role is about building the future of The National Archives, harnessing user research and technical innovation to create solid foundations for services that channel digital records into the archive, protect and preserve them for the future and open up access.

About you

You should be passionate about technology and information management, and your own skill development. Your creativity and experience will be essential to the organisation to inform and shape the design and development of new workflows and services. You will be motivated to find solutions to complex problems and will frequently look for opportunities to do things better. The National Archives are looking for an excellent senior developer who thrives on working collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams. This is an opportunity to work with similarly committed and talented developers, designers, archivists and researchers who share a passion for creating high quality, user-focused digital services for a range of audiences.

The following criteria will be used for short listing:

  • Strong track record in technical development and in delivering complex, production-quality applications.
  • Excellent experience of programming in Java.
  • Experience of development in a Red Hat Enterprise or CentOS Linux environment

In addition the following criteria will be assessed at interview:

  • Excellent working knowledge of XSLT and XML Schema; experience of processing large XML documents or languages such as XQuery and Schematron would be a bonus.
  • Working knowledge of Test-driven / Agile methodologies.
  • Highly motivated and able to work independently or as part of a multi-disciplinary team, maintaining strong working relationships both within an organisation and externally.
  • Excellent ability to analyse and problem solve, and good organisational skills coupled with the ability to work to a high degree of accuracy.


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