Overview

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, wellbeing 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

Essential Skills & Requirements:

  • Pride in readable, well-designed, well-tested software
  • Happy to pick up challenges, take part in design sessions and put forward your point at the whiteboard
  • Professional experience with Ruby and Ruby on Rails or be a very experienced or very smart  polyglot programmer with the willingness to learn Ruby quickly
  • Experience with  responsive front-end web technology, bonus points for Node, EXT JS, Angular
  • Experience with browser technologies (HTML 5, JavaScript, CSS3)
  • Experience with TDD environments (RSpec, Minitest, Capybara, Selenium)
  • Experience with relational databases (PostGreSQL, MySQL) and key-value stores (Memcache, Redis)
  • Right to work in UK and obtain a UK security clearance
  • Ability to travel – you’ll be working in a team with people based across the country and we get together one day a week in a central location

Nice to haves:

  • Experience with web architecture at scale (20krpm and above)
  • Experience with “NoSQL” data backends (Redis, MongoDB, ElasticSearch)
  • Experience with Go or  Scala or perhaps Java
  • Experience with Intersystems Ensemble or Apache Camel
  • Formal computing or engineering qualifications

Additional Information

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

  • Single Private Medical Cover (with the option to select family cover at an additional cost)
  • 25 days paid holiday with the option to buy/ sell 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

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 Data Barring Service (DBS) check may also be required. Must have or be able to gain NPPV or SC security clearance

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