About the Role

Whether you’re talking about length, mass, time, temperature, electric current, amount or the brightness of light, the National Physical Laboratory sets the standards by which these things are all measured. As an organisation, we appreciate that change is essential to sustainable growth.

We are looking for an experienced Senior Systems Developer to join our brand new Digital Products Team at NPL. The role involves designing and developing bespoke digital products that will transform and enhance NPL’s world-class calibration and measurement services. The successful candidate will report to the Head of Digital Products and will help create, shape and drive the growth of digital product design and delivery for NPL.

Working as part of the Digital Products team within the Commercial Directorate, this role is responsible for overall management and delivery of development, deployment and support of bespoke web applications and API frameworks to deliver digital commercial tools for NPL products and services.

About You


  • Working with the Head of Digital Products, lead the development, delivery, test and deployment of the NPL digital product roadmap
  • Build and maintain customer and stakeholder relationships
  • Build extensive network across NPL and particularly with product managers.
  • Accountable for digital tool development roadmap and the timely delivery, test and deployment of digital tools.
  • Strong web applications development background in Java/JSPor .Net core using HTML5/JQuery
  • Strong practical knowledge of using Microservices and API RESTful services
  • Experience of deployment and working on Azure environment
  • Strong database development background in MS SQL Server (2005 or later)
  • Good practical knowledge of using OO methodologies in analysis and development
  • Practical experience of using design patterns and application frameworks
  • Practical experience in information security for product design and development
  • Experience of Agile work practices
  • Knowledge of React/React Native development would be an advantage


  • Flexible working
  • Pension scheme
  • Annual leave
  • Life assurance
  • Workplace nursery
  • Interest free loans
  • Bike4Work scheme
  • Recognition awards
  • A host of clubs and activities

For a detailed list of benefits please visit our website

About The Company

We’re transforming. As a national laboratory, we’re exploring even more commercial routes to market and that’s presenting us with greater opportunity – for you and us. Our success relies on the diversity and talent of our people, we strive to nurture and respect individuals to ensure everyone feels valued and supported to excel in their chosen field. This value is at the core of our organisation.

We believe in a culture of fairness by treating everyone on the basis of their own individual merits and abilities regardless of their own or perceived identity, background or any other factor irrelevant to a person’s work. At NPL we are committed to the health and well-being of our employees. Flexible working and social activities are embedded in our culture to create a positive work-life balance, along with a broad range of benefits. NPL’s values are at the heart of what we do and they shape the way we interact, develop our people and celebrate success.

As part of our commitment to diversity & inclusion, we signed up to the Institute of Physics’ Project Juno in 2015 as a Juno Supporter. NPL were proud to be awarded Juno Practitioner status in 2018. NPL also joined Stonewall as a Diversity champion in 2015, participating in their annual Workplace Equality Index for the equality of LGBT+ community at NPL. In 2018, NPL became a member of the Business Disability Forum and joined the disability confident scheme as level 1 committed employer.

To ensure everyone has an equal chance, we’re always willing to make reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss, please contact us.