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Our IT team are vital to our business in many ways. Not only do they assist their colleagues across the business by supporting and enabling everything from desktop computers and networking to managing infrastructure, they also take care of cyber security and develop applications. 

How they do all that is just as important: our IT teams provide services that are bespoke, cost-effective, secure and reliable. They also look ahead to see how IT can help the business to implement strategy and be an enabler for both efficiency and success. 

The IT team offers a wide variety of roles and opportunities to work at the forefront of technology using the very latest toolsets. In return, their development is supported and they’re encouraged and enabled to maintain their evolving knowledge in line with innovation. 

If this is your opportunity to join us, you’ll find we offer a supportive, rewarding and friendly working environment where you’ll be empowered to build a career. Along the way, you’ll be invested in, be enabled by the latest technology and find that we’re always interested in evolving our systems and processes so that we get even better, every day.

You will enjoy a package of benefits designed to reward your hard work and incentivise your ambition. Everyone here enjoys a competitive salary, generous annual leave allowance, company pension scheme, protective clothing where required, an Employee Assistance Programme and a managed back care programme.

Western Power Distribution is an equal opportunities employer, a Disability level 1 Employer and a corporate signatory of WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) programme. Our desire is to bring in more employees from diverse backgrounds to build further on our inclusive culture. We value and celebrate individual difference and we believe that an inclusive culture will help the business grow as a positive, strong and innovative company.

Job Introduction

WPD hosts an impressive IT department where an opportunity has arisen for a Developer to join the WPD Applications team. The vacancy exists within a small, cross functional team, that specialises in mobile, web and middleware development.  The team create & maintain a wide variety of real-time, mission critical systems.

* Please note, where the successful candidate does not hold all the necessary skills to carry out the role in full, you may initially be appointed to a lower salary until all relevant training is complete.

If you are offered a position, you will be required to complete and provide a satisfactory basic DBS check that shows any unspent convictions or conditional cautions.

Main responsibilities

  • Responsible for tasks across the software development lifecycle for new projects and existing systems.
  • Adherence to coding standards and cyber security principles.
  • Reporting to and supporting senior team members.
  • Support and maintenance of existing systems, including liaising with stakeholders and 3rd parties as necessary.
  • Keeping up-to-date with relevant technology trends and software updates/releases.

Ideal candidate

​The following requirements are essential to this role:

  • A background in mobile, middleware or front-end development
  • An understanding of software development life cycles with source control and CI/CD
  • Appreciation of Cyber Security and understanding of secure development principles and practices.
  • Ability to learn and adapt to new technologies.
  • Strong communication and organisational skills.

Desirable technical knowledge includes:

  • Mobile, Hybrid or Native development / toolsets.
  • Object Oriented Programming Languages.
  • Restful web services.
  • Relational database understanding and SQL experience

A willingness, once suitably qualified, to participate in an out of hour’s standby working arrangement within the team.

A valid driving licence is preferred.

Please note, we recommend completing your application via the Careers Hub using Google Chrome.

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