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Senior Developer

42,534 P.A. ?
Location: West London
Company: Northgate Public Services
Contract type: Permanent
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Senior Developer
  • Bracknell, UK
  • Full-time
Company Description

Here at NPS we have a simple set of values that sets out who we are as a company. We are:

  • Intelligent – we make the right choices
  • Involved – our enthusiasm creates energy
  • Innovative – we always ask what’s next

Our business is all about making lives safer, healthier, better managed and mobile

Our software underpins critical police, health, housing and local government services, ensuring delivery of the right data at the right time to protect and improve people’s lives.

We’re as committed to the positive social outcomes of our customers’ services as they are, which means we put people first. In the interfaces and systems we design, and the software support and development service we provide.

Our story:

Across the world, billions of people every day rely on the services and benefits provided by their police, health services, housing and local government. Their home, welfare, well-being and security often depend on them.

We create and manage the software that connects people with these services. We design smart interfaces and data processes to ensure services are easy to use, always on, relevant, accurate and trusted.

Using internet, mobile and AI technology, we are designing new tools that maximise the positive experience people have of critical services, and helping to make sure they are safer, healthier, better managed, and able to organise their life on the go.

Working closely with our customers – the service providers – we define people’s needs today and in the future – and work intelligently to continuously improve our software products and data management.

Our software underpins the performance of our customers as they serve their customers. Our constant focus is making sure our software is stable, efficient, cost efficient and secure.

We’re proud of the role we play, improving people’s lives through dependable critical services. With a growing number of customers globally, we’re going to make a difference to millions of people more.

Based in the UK but working around the world, our 2,000 employees help improve the services that matter most.

We are now part of the NEC corporation, a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people worldwide – this brings in new opportunities without limits for growth and innovation.

Job Description

The position of Senior Software Developer will be based at the Northgate Public Services Bracknell office working on Oracle Web based applications supplied to both local authorities in the UK and to central government clients. Solutions are delivered as software or as hosted SAAS solutions.

This role will be working within one of the development teams where, you will build upon your experience and knowledge across the different aspects of software development using Agile Scrum and Waterfall methodologies. You will work as part of a team on new development projects as well as helping maintain and enhance existing client software applications.

This is a crucial development role that will allow you the ability to learn and enhance you technical skills and interpret client requirements along with building your business domain knowledge.

On a daily basis you will be developing technical solutions across technologies including:

  • Oracle Databases
  • PL-SQL Programming
  • Oracle Apex
  • Oracle XML DB
  • SOAP and REST Web services
  • CSS

You will take full responsibility for the functionality you develop, ensuring that it delivers on the business needs, engages users, and is maintainable and robust. Writing both functional code and associated unit tests, you will also be reviewing work by others in the development team.


Qualifications & Experience:

  • Proven track record of full life cycle development of large applications using an Oracle database and toolset
  • Solid PL-SQL skills, with experience of writing design specifications, problem solving and performance tuning
  • Experience of technologies including XML, JSON, SOAP, REST, HTML and CSS is desirable.
  • Experience of Pro C is also desirable.
  • Appreciation of application and data security
  • Relevant Computer Sciences or Technical Degree.
  • Strong interpersonal/team skills.
  • Must be able to cultivate an adaptable positive attitude.
  • Will strive to deliver an excellent level of customer service.
  • Will be highly motivated and demonstrate an excellent mix of analytical and technical skills.
  • Will be able to demonstrate a clear and concise communication style.
  • You will have a thirst for knowledge and a willingness to learn new skills.
Additional Information

Employees of Northgate Public Services are entitled to the following Company funded benefits:

Single Private Medical Cover (with the option to select family cover at an additional cost)

25 days paid holiday (includes 3 company nominated days) with the option to buy/sell up to 5 days

4 x basic salary life assurance cover

A Group Pension Plan with fantastic employer contributions

A selection of tax efficient flexible benefits to suit your individual needs

The role offers a competitive salary.


Candidates must be able to demonstrate a pre-existing right to work and travel within the EU. Documentary evidence will be required.

All offers are subject to satisfactory vetting and reference checks. Depending on the nature of the role a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check may also be required.

Northgate Public Services is an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all communities.

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