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


A strong and experienced Java developer is required to join the Public Services team to work on the development of the UK’s most advanced operational policing applications.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and pro-active individual that not only demonstrates a great ability to code but also wants to join a delivery team that is building products that are revolutionizing UK policing.

The core development team is based in Nottingham however we have staff based all over the country so although occasional visits to the NPS offices will be required home working will definitely be considered / accepted.

The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Produce technical specifications and software designs based on high level customer requirements.
  • Collaborate effectively with the Business Analysts and Product Owners to understand requirements  and resolve gaps and conflicts.
  • Develop high quality software using Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE)
  • Create and execute comprehensive automated Unit / Function Tests on developed software
  • Provide  excellent diagnostic support to  bug fix  and maintain developed software within the service level targets to agreed quality standard.
  • Work effectively in a dynamic Agile software development environment.
  • Provide technical support, guidance and inspiration to other members of the team, both onshore and offshore.
  • Promptly escalate issues which cause personal or team development to fall outside of agreed quality or timescale tolerances and to actively contribute to their resolution.
  • Pro-actively suggest and implement agreed process improvements that enhance the performance, productivity and morale of the team.
  • Actively contribute to the continuous improvement of development processes that enhance the performance and quality of personal and team deliverables.
  • Work flexibly and imaginatively in a changing and evolving project environment.



  • Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE)
  • Hibernate
  • Spring
  • Web Services
  • Graduate with a relevant degree


  • Camel
  • JMS (ActiveMQ)
  • Google Web Toolkit
  • Design Patterns
  • Ant / Gradle / Jenkins
  • Subversion / GIT
  • Jira / Slack
  • Eclipse or similar
  • Experience of working with the Scrum Agile development methodology (or similar)
  • Experience of working with mixed onshore/offshore development teams

Personal Attributes: 

  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with team members located elsewhere within the UK and India
  • Demonstrate an enthusiastic and pro-active approach to software development
  • Demonstrate the desire to produce high quality software products within agreed budget and timescale constraints
  • The ability to pro-actively suggest and implement process improvements that enhance the performance, productivity and morale of the team
  • The ability to work flexibly and imaginatively in a changing and evolving project environment.

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.

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