Cloud Application Developer

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Salary:£42,853 to £48,982 per annum 

Working pattern:Permanent, Full-Time 

Location:Flexibly Based  

Closing date:13 June 2021 at midnight 

Cloud Application Developer 

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Cloud Application Developer to manage and maintain Audit Scotland’s application suite.  This exciting role will be based in our Digital Services Development Team and will use agile principles to develop new applications in our cloud platform, positively impacting and improving how Audit Scotland operates. We want to hear from candidates that are motivated by making a difference; to those you serve in the organisation, to the public sector and to the services Audit Scotland provides the Scottish public. 

We are Audit Scotland. We're Scotland’s public sector auditor, independent of government. We employ more than 300 talented professionals who know that their work helps ensure the efficient delivery of public services in Scotland. We believe that public money (around £57 billion a year) should be spent wisely.   

There's plenty of change ahead. We want to make sure Scotland makes the very best of the opportunities and that change is delivered well – transparent financial reporting and delivering value for money are key to this.  

There has never been a more interesting or important time to join us. We offer a rewarding place to work, a supportive and open culture and a wide range of professional development opportunities. Benefits include 42 days of annual leave including public holidays, personal development allowances and flexible working hours. We were named the UK’s fourth best accountancy workplace in the Sunday Times’ 2021 Best Companies awards. 

Overall purpose of the role 

Working alongside our Database Developer and Digital Project Manager in the Digital Services Development Team, you will work using agile principles to develop new applications in our cloud platform, positively impacting and improving how Audit Scotland operates.  You will manage and maintain Audit Scotland’s application suite to ensure it remains functional, secure and current.  Where necessary, you will also provide some third line support for our internal systems alongside the IT Service Desk. 

Location :  Flexibly based across Scotland, frequent attendance in our Edinburgh office will be required.

How you can help us 

Your responsibilities will include: 

  • Development, integration, deployment and support of our cloud apps.  

  • Develop and support apps mainly from the Microsoft stack including Power Apps and Power Automate. 

  • Develop and support apps which will integrate and improve our enterprise Microsoft services - SharePoint Online, Office 365, Teams. 

  • Use third party APIs to communicate between internal and external services, and to retrieve data ready for importing into our data warehouse. 

  • Develop and design new data driven responsive web apps that integrate with SQL data sources and other data interfaces. 

  • Work in an Agile environment with the SQL Developer and the Digital Project Manager, taking part in stand-ups, consulting on client requirements and working in timeboxed sprints to deliver new functionality to our colleagues. 

  • Provide technical information and app demonstrations at meetings across Audit Scotland and externally as required.  

  • Build key relationships with internal and external stakeholders and understand their needs and negotiate viable solutions. 

Specific knowledge and experience 

You will be an experienced software developer, likely with a degree in the computing or data field, with a good understanding of cloud applications and infrastructure. You are likely to have: 

  • Essential, relevant development experience and a deep understanding of developing and maintaining secure and resilient cloud applications, preferably within Azure. 

  • an understanding of developing or supporting Power Apps and Power Automate flows. 

  • experience of working with third-party APIs to maximise the usefulness of apps.

  • the ability to work seamlessly within a development team, preferably using an Agile or Lean project methodology.  

  • experience of working through your tasks independently and capable of making sound technical decisions yourself or with the team. 

  • strong verbal and written communication skills and sound judgement to present complex solutions in a clear and understandable manner. 

  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders.  

  • refined project and self-management skills.  

Diversity and Inclusion

We value the unique perspective a diverse workforce brings to what we do. Therefore, we’re keen to increase representation in our workforce and support progression of minority ethnic groups. We are also a proud disability confident employer. 

How we work 

We employ more than 300 staff in a wide variety of roles, based at our offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness, at sites across Scotland and working from home. 

This isn’t your typical work from home or work from office type job. We’re flexible about working patterns and we’ve transformed how we deliver high-quality public audit. We support you to work in the ways that achieve the best results for you, your team and the business, including your physical location and how you manage your hours. Put simply, we trust you to do your job, and want you to have the ability to have a rewarding work-life balance and best support your individual circumstances, be that childcare, adult carer responsibilities or managing disabilities.

Application Information

Click the apply button to complete an application form. If you wish, you can also share your CV. We offer a range of benefits, please visit our careers page for more information. 

Our application deadline is Sunday 13th June 2021 at midnight.  We’ve reserved week commencing 21st June 2021 for virtual interviews to take place. 

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