Developer at Farsight Consulting, Remote/London, to 9/24 (ASAP Start), £Contract Rate (Outside IR35)

  • Contract Spy
  • Remote (London, UK)
  • May 15, 2024
up to 6 Months Information Technology

Contract Description

What sort of candidates are we looking for?

  • A good overall understanding of microservice development and modern tools/methods for developing digital services.
  • Government experience
  • Experience with server-side and front-end technology - so full-stack if possible
  • Comfortable with Agile delivery approach
  • Flexible & adaptable - multiple skills, adaptable to changing priorities, able to learn new skills, tools, and methods.
  • Clear communications - we work in the open.
  • Working constructively within a small, cross-functional team, including product owner, service design, user research, content design, architects, developers and service users.
  • Technically proficient with a variety of tools - Kubernetes, Docker, Spring Boot, Gradle, IntelliJ desirable.
  • Someone to take complex problems, simplify them and produce clearly coded/tested solutions.
  • Test-driven approach to assure quality.
  • Some exposure to AWS, Linux, Kotlin, NodeJS/Express preferable.


Other skills/expectations:

  • Comfortable with fast-pasted delivery (learn by doing) and working within small, focused teams
  • Experienced working in teams with multiple products and priorities
  • Proactive and can work autonomously, proactively supporting analysis and problem exploration
  • Experience of working under Kanban ways of working
  • Experience/good understanding of GDS phases (Alpha/Private Beta/Beta)
  • Competent working in ambiguous conditions when user stories are not clearly defined
  • Competent communicator who can collaborate with team and stakeholders to understand technical requirements
  • Comfortable working alongside the UCD roles within an Agile team
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities


Technology Stack

  • NodeJS / Javascript / Typescript – GDS design components
  • Kotlin / Java / Spring Boot APIs
  • Kubernetes / AWS resources / Postgresql / CircleCI / Gradle / CircleCI


We are looking for a Developer who can join our government project in April. This is an outside IR35 contract and the contract will go till end of September.

Occasional travel to London and Sheffield is required but your main place to work is from home.