Cloud Application Developer


Salary:£42,853 - £48,982 

Working pattern:Permanent, Fully flexible - all options will be considered 

Location:Across Scotland 

Closing date:30 May 2022 at midnight 

Cloud Application Developer

Location : Hybrid Working (Offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow & Inverness).  

Type : Permanent role 

Salary : £42,853 to £48,982 per annum, plus competitive benefits.  

Hours : 36.25 hours

Are you an experienced software developer or engineer who thrives on the ability to drive change and deliver quality improvements through your knowledge of computer science? If so, we want to hear from you! Audit Scotland can offer you the opportunity to develop new applications in our cloud platform that will positively impact and improve how Audit Scotland operates, in support of our vision to be a world-class audit organisation.

We are Audit Scotland. We're Scotland’s public sector auditor, independent of government. We employ more than 320 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, and the need for robust public audit that provides assurance about public spending and helps public services improve is more important than ever. 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’ve also been named one of the top 40 workplaces in Scotland and 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, Digital Project Manager, Data Application Developer and reporting to our Data and Development Manager who leads 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. You will be required to perform on-site checks and maintenance as part of a scheduled team rota in our Edinburgh/Glasgow offices.

How you can help us

As Cloud Application Developer you will use your expert knowledge in many ways:

Application Development

Development, integration, and deployment of our cloud apps encompassing:

  • Develop and support apps mainly from the Microsoft stack such as C#, .NET Core, F# or Power Apps.

  • Security first design with resilience built in

  • Intuitive and modern user UI/UX with cross-platform/responsive design

  • Scaling applications, services, and data across the organisation

  • Unit and automated testing

  • Maintenance of the cloud application infrastructure and the analysis of cloud metrics to resolve issues and improve performance

  • 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.

  • Alongside the SQL Developer, develop and design new data driven responsive web apps that integrate with SQL data sources and other data interfaces in support of Audit Scotland’s business objectives.

  • Be involved in all stages of the SDLC including requirements gathering, design, implementation, testing, training, and documentation.

Team working and development

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

  • Provide on-site checks and maintenance as part of a scheduled team rota.

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

  • Work within a team where all staff can contribute ideas, and are able to accept and give constructive, positive criticism.

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

  • Research and learn innovative technologies relevant to Audit Scotland’s systems.


  • Support and maintain Audit Scotland’s existing web and mobile responsive applications with a view to migrate remaining on-premises applications to the cloud.

  • Occasionally work as a third line support resource to help the IT Service Desk with technical projects and solutions using your insight and experience.

Specific knowledge and experience

  • You will be educated to degree level in the Computer Science field or similar and/or have other relevant professional qualifications and experience. [S/I]

  • Demonstrable development experience with the Microsoft stack using tools such as C#, .NET Core, F# or Power Apps and a deep understanding of developing and maintaining secure and resilient cloud applications, preferably within Azure.

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

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and sound judgement to present complex solutions in a clear and understandable manner, providing persuasive recommendations that have impact. [I]

  • Strategic and creative thinking, solving demanding technical problems where the answers are not immediately clear.

  • The ability to deal with demanding situations in a calm, professional and effective manner.

  • Understanding and demonstrable experience of Azure’s infrastructure and networking capabilities.

  • Worked in a DevOps environment previously.

  • Good understanding of data analytics, data warehouses and data ETL operations.

  • A good knowledge and understanding of the business of Audit Scotland and the challenges and opportunities arising.

Interested? Next steps 

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. 

The deadline for applications is Monday 30th May 2022 at midnight.

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 around 320?staff in a wide variety of roles. They work flexibly at home and in the office as well as from audit sites across Scotland. 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.  

We welcome applications from across the UK. Some travel to our offices or client sites will be necessary at times, but you don’t need to live in Scotland to work for us. 


Application Information

Interested? Next steps

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 Monday 16th May 2022 at midnight.

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