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Graduate Development Operations Officer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Role Responsibility

Software Development Graduate Programme

(ICT Operations)

Kent County Council

Choose an ICT career that delivers on innovation and social impact

Whether it’s a new cloud system or updating a well-used application – the technical element of digital projects only tells half the story. As part of Kent County Council’s Infrastructure team, your work will have a tangible impact on our 1.5m+ residents and thousands of businesses. It’s an opportunity with structured training and far-reaching potential – along with great responsibility from day one.

The role

Reporting directly to our Enterprise Architect, you’ll support the development and operation of our software and applications. Expect to work with directorates across the Council to help define requirements, before outlining technical solutions to meet them and supporting the commissioning process.

 In turn, there’ll be time to focus on wider challenges, like the evolution of our technical vision. We’ll also ask you to collaborate on our ICT strategy and roadmap – particularly Microsoft 365 and SharePoint activities – to ensure it produces effective solutions that meet the existing and future needs of the Council and our partners. We’ll support your studies towards the Development Ops Engineer Apprenticeship qualification too.

Who can apply?

You’ll need at least a 2:1 degree (or equivalent) in Maths/Science and GCSEs in English and Maths (grades C or above). As you might imagine, it’ll help to have a deep interest in UX, coding, data management and technical controls. Equally, we’re looking for a natural communicator who can explain complex topics in simple terms and enjoys collaborating with a mixture of teams.

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications: This post will close at midnight on Monday 21st December 2020

Candidates will be invited to complete a first sift activity: Tuesday 22nd December - Monday 4 th January 2021

Assessment Centre to be held: Shortlisted candidates invited to attend an Assessment Centre to take place on w/c 25th January or 1st February 2021

Final Stage Interviews: Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend interview w/c 15th February 2021

Start Date: Successful applicants will join KCC on Monday 22nd March 202

Contact Details

For further information on this role please contact Andrew Cole, Head of Technology Commissioning & Strategy on 03000 417554.

About the Company

Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.

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