SSDWD0522 - Senior Software/Web Developer

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Posted: 22/04/2022 12:48
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: Up to £60,000
Location: Piccadilly, London
Level: N/A
Deadline: 05/06/2022 23:59
Hours: 40
Benefits: Generous Pension Scheme plus other benefits
Job Type: Fixed Term Contract

Senior Software/Web Developer

SALARY:            Up to £60,000

CONTRACT:      Fixed-term contract for 12 months

HOURS:             Full Time (40 hours, including paid lunch hour)

LOCATION:        Piccadilly – With the ability for remote working


This is an exciting opportunity to work on an infrastructure rebuild for a high-traffic and content rich site, working with containers, microservices and serverless architecture. You will be joining a friendly, energetic and hard-working team in an agile and collaborative environment at one of the world’s major art institutions.

The Royal Academy are currently delivering an ambitious digital infrastructure programme as part of a Bloomberg Digital Accelerator Programme and are looking for a versatile and creative developer to join the team as we work on updating and consolidating our digital product stack.

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of digital platforms across the arts and entertainment sector and we have big digital ambitions and some great projects in the works that our team will be working on over the next year.


We are looking for someone who has:

  • Ideally experience in containers, microservices and serverless architecture – or the willingness to learn!
  • Proven experience in planning and delivering production applications and architecture
  • Demonstrable understanding of the operational requirements and considerations when delivering a high traffic website
  • Experience of agile scrum practices, and of working within an agile delivery team
  • Collaborative attitude and proven ability to work effectively with other developers
  • Firm understanding of Ruby or similar object-oriented programming language
  • Ability to implement accurate and responsive designs using HTML, CSS & JavaScript
  • Experience using GIT for source control


Who are We?

The Royal Academy of Arts is one of the UK’s oldest Art Institutions dating back over 252 years and is likely best known for its programme of world class exhibitions, we are run by artists and architects and are home to Britain’s longest established Art School.

The RA is truly a unique place, both as an attraction to our visitors, but also as a workplace. Our people are at the heart of all we do, and we support a broad and inspiring mix of departments; from curators, art handlers, researchers, publishers and digital to schools and education, visitor welcome, fundraisers and corporate support.


Why join us?

You will be joining a team who are passionate about what they do and where they work and really care about the success of the people and the business. We really do put people first in the decisions we make and listen to your views before acting. We also offer a variety of benefits (some of which are pretty unique to us!)

  • Enhanced Holiday (additional we have an extended Christmas break)
  • Enhanced Pension Scheme
  • Access to all our Exhibitions
  • Access to Events held at the RA
  • Access to Exhibitions with our reciprocal partners
  • EAP Programme
  • Give as You Earn Scheme to Donate to a Charity of your choice
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discount in our Café’s and Shops
  • Employee Council where your views can be shared and listened to
  • Employee Choir
  • Employee Life Drawing Classes
  • A variety of employee clubs, run by employees, from running to knitting



In order to apply, please click 'apply now', located below, in order to follow through with the application process. 

Due to volume of applications if you have not heard anything within 10 days of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. 

Closing date:                        5th June 2022

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