Richmond upon Thames, London, TW9 4DU




£46,981 - £51,981 including £5,000 market supplement

Contract type:

Contract Permanent


Full time


020 8392 5359

Senior Software Developer


The National Archives is growing our Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) capability to help us transform the way we offer services to our users. As a member of the Digital Services department you will actively participate in product teams delivering user-focused products for The National Archives’ core audience groups.

We have a track record of delivering high quality, innovative and ambitious digital services to diverse audiences. You will be part of a creative, motivated and supportive multi-disciplinary team who embrace challenge and look for opportunities to do things differently.

These are especially exciting times as we reimagine our whole offering on the web to realise the ‘disruptive digital archive’ and open up access to one of the largest and most diverse digital archives in the world. We are exploring new approaches and tools, simplifying key transactions and finding new ways to help people to use our collections.


We are looking for a Senior Software Developer with extensive experience working within the .NET framework and who can also bring Python skills to the team, or who have a strong desire to learn and develop in Python.

You will join our Agile teams working on complex web applications making use of cloud environment services underpinning Microservice architectures. Experience of application containerisation, working with infrastructure as code tools such as Terraform, and configuring CI/CD pipelines would be helpful but not essential as we will provide training in those.

Our developers have a vital role to play in growing our DDaT capability. In this senior role you will demonstrate excellent software development, interpersonal and team-working skills. You will also have a willingness to learn new skills across a range of technologies, and play an active role in helping us grow our digital capability, skills and culture. We provide the opportunity to use or learn a wide range of skills with excellent training and development opportunities and an agreed development plan.

Our offices are located in a beautiful setting by the River Thames in Kew with good transport links. Remote working is currently available but some on site working will be required in the future.
We provide a comprehensive benefits scheme including generous pension, an on-site coffee shop and restaurant, season ticket loans, on-site Gym and clubs (all subject to current Covid 19 restrictions). Annual Leave entitlement is 22 days in the first year, plus 10.5 days public and privilege leave. This rises to 25 days after the first year and by 1 day per year thereafter, up to a maximum of 30.

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