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Senior Software Developer

Plymouth or Remote - Up to £50k based on experience


At GOSS our mission is to ensure our clients maximise their online potential.  We do this by harnessing the best internet technologies to deliver innovative solutions that enhance customer experience, reduce costs, and provide a competitive advantage. To do this we have to stay on the leading edge of technology and innovation.

The GOSS Digital Platform helps to drive digital transformation within a wide range of public and private sector organisations across the UK, and each week more than 3 million people experience our work. Building software at scale is fun, challenging and changing constantly. We have helped our clients deliver new online services to their citizens including ferry disruptions, improved waste collection solutions as well complex integration into various 3rd party systems.

We are looking for full and part time Senior Software Developers to join our team.

The Role

As a Senior Software Developer, you will be expected to lead and provide expert technical direction on both client and product projects.  You will be responsible for designing and producing products and client solutions that align with agreed architectural principals and meet high quality standards.  You will occasionally be required to travel to attend meetings or deliver consultancy off-site for client projects.

The Person

We are looking for Senior Software Developers with significant commercial experience as a lead developer building dynamic web applications using Java or C# (ASP.NET MVC).  You are able to understand complex client requirements and distill them into work packages with appropriate acceptance criteria.  You design well-architected solutions that consider testing, security, performance, and accessibility.  You are enthusiastic about technology and take pride in delivering work of a high quality.  You are adaptable and work well as part of a team on multiple concurrent projects.  Good communication skills are essential. We would also be interested in speaking to you if you have any experience of developing using Kotlin.


A degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science or a related discipline, and/or industry experience in a relevant field.

About GOSS

GOSS was founded in 1999, and today comprises over 75 people. We are a growing software business based on the edge of Dartmoor. Our clients range from the public sector (Police Forces and Government) to private sector brands such as Brittany Ferries & Caledonian MacBrayne.

At GOSS, our values help us to achieve our goals as well as contributing to making GOSS a great place to work and develop:

  • We treat GOSS like it is our company.  We take ownership for getting things done.  Each of us is responsible for the quality of everything we do
  • We work together as one team, committed to and focused on achieving our company's core objectives and delivering value to our clients and their customers
  • We enjoy what we do and we always operate with respect and trust, in an ethical way
  • We value innovation and creativity.  Every experience is a learning opportunity
  • We actively support our communities through various events such as charity events and local industry talks


  • Flexible working hours and location
  • 31 days holiday including Bank Holidays, increasing by 1 day for each full year of service up to a maximum of 36 days
  • Company performance bonus
  • Long service award
  • Enhanced maternity & paternity package
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Access to reduced rate fitness scheme
  • Free refreshments
  • Free office parking

Things you need to know

Selection process

To apply, complete our short application form and upload your CV here.

Please contact us if you need the application form in an alternative format or if you require any reasonable adjustments to the selection process, including the interview (for example physical access, communication support, personal support).

Interview details

Initial interviews will be via Teams with our Technical Lead and a Senior Software Developer. If successful you will be invited to attend a competency-based interview either here at the GOSS offices in Plymouth  or again via Teams which will last approximately 1-1.5 hours. You will be expected to be able to evidence previous examples of your work and you will need to bring along a presentation that lasts 10 minutes on an pre-agreed topic.

Applications from candidates living outside of the UK will be considered for the position provided the candidates can demonstrate that they are eligible to work in the UK.

GOSS is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. This means that decisions concerning recruitment will be based on the needs of the business and not any assumptions based on sex, race, age, disability, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, married or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.

As an employer we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff.

Due to the large volume of applications GOSS receive, if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of applying, on this occasion its likely that you have been unsuccessful in your application.

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