Senior Developer

Posting Date: 14 February 2020

Location: PLymouth, 0, GB, PL2 1BG

Company: Babcock

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Senior Oracle Developer
Oracle 11g > 12c / Forms / Reports / SQL / PLSQL
£35K-£42K+Benefits (Grade 5)
Devonport, Plymouth or Rosyth Dockyard



Here at Babcock International, we’re looking for a Senior Oracle Developer to play a key role in the Oracle Services Team within Business Solutions, Marine and Technology (M&T) division and reports directly to the Oracle Services Team Leader.

You will work with a team of Oracle Developers, Testers, Analysts, Project Managers and Solution Managers throughout the software development life cycle, following Agile principles.


Your main purpose will be to develop technical solutions to support business processes within the organisation and to support updates to existing solutions.


This role will take responsibility for developing software against business requirements, both functional and non-functional. You will also provide guidance to other team members and participate in continuous improvement for the development process.


Main Purpose of Role:
You will be responsible for developing and maintaining new and existing Oracle based applications, working with SQL and Oracle PLSQL, Oracle Forms, Oracle Reports, Apex and Formspider.


You should be confident at highlighting issues, providing estimates and delivering progress reports to project managers and your team leader. You will work with the team and follow the established quality process and coding standards. You will be joining an established team responsible for delivering Oracle services to meet customer requirements and departmental standards. You will also be responsible for providing technical help / mentoring and product knowledge where needed to Junior members of staff.


Required Knowledge/Skills/Competencies/Attributes:
To be successful in this role you need to have an analytical mind, natural fault finding ability, pay close attention to detail, with deep experience in software development.

You should be comfortable working with a range of people from the business including solutions analysts, developers, testers, project managers and product owners.

An appreciation of the core Babcock business areas would also be an advantage.


Key Competencies
• A methodical approach to problem solving and demonstrate close attention to detail.
• Good interpersonal skills, comfortable working in teams.
• Self-motivated, always keen to deliver effective results and see an issue through to resolution.
• Excellent communication and influencing skills with both technical and non-technical colleagues.


The Skills:

• Strong experience of Oracle SQL
• Strong experience of Oracle PLSQL
• Powershell / bash scripting
• Experience with working with XML/JSON files
• Developing Oracle RESTful Web Services - ORDS
• Strong understanding and exposure to Object Oriented practices and principles with IOC experience
• Relational databases - strong Oracle Database skills
• Knowledge and experience of software development life cycle and approaches
• Knowledge and experience of Agile (scrum/Kanban) methodologies and practices


• HTML, JavaScript, jQuery
• Bootstrap 4, CSS
• Scripting – Windows / Linux / Powershell etc
• Unit testing experience
• TFS Azure DevOps 2019, Build and Release Pipelines
• ERP systems (IFS)
• Experience with continuous integration and deployment
• Microsoft SQL Server - T-SQL, SSIS, SSRS

This position is within the Central Services business unit as a Grade 5 which comes with a salary of £35,460 with DRDL Terms and Conditions including a 36 hour working week.


Babcock offers a supportive environment including: enhanced employment terms and conditions, money purchase pension scheme with life assurance, share ownership scheme, Occupational Health services, flexible working hours (only non-industrials), career opportunities and specialist advice and guidance from our Learning & Development teams. Additional benefits may also apply for Management posts.

Application Guidance
If you are currently employed by Babcock/Cavendish Nuclear please let your line manager know that you’re applying for this vacancy.  You should also let them know if you are attending an interview or assessment for a role.

Please note that you will not be able to access the vacancy details after the closing date so you may wish to keep a copy of this advert and any supporting documents for your records.

We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strives to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment.

If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.




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