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Software Developer

Posted: 2 Jun 2022 Closes: 1 Aug 2022
UK £27,130 (Croydon £30,604) plus a non-pensionable IT Allowance of up to £4,609 is payable upon meeting qualifying criteria
Permanent & Full-time hm-land-registry/20220602085620

We are now looking for great Software Developers to join our Digital, Data and Technology team to help us deliver some of the UK's most important digital services, which underpin and enable the UK housing market.

You will gain experience in a wide range of technologies including Java, Python, Docker, Helm and Spring. You will work within a supportive community of practice and contribute to a positive developer experience.

As a Software Developer, you will contribute to the implementation of software solutions through the production of high-quality code for the business-critical Transformation Programme. This is a key role where you will be involved in key stages of the software development lifecycle, from interpreting requirements and design to the building and deployment of software.


To meet the requirements for this role, you will have experience in Software Development and/or have an IT qualification in a related area (Degree level or equivalent) and be able to demonstrate coding in at least one of the following languages: Python, C#, Java, Delphi, PL1 or similar.

For more information about the role, please see the attached candidate pack.

HMLR believes that a blended (or hybrid) approach to where you work, with some time in the office and some time at home.

This means you will have some input and choice about how and when you will work on site versus from home.

For more information about what it's like to work here please see the following links:
Building our digital capability through Communities of Practice

Working for HM Land Registry/


HM Land Registry offers very competitive terms, conditions and benefits. We provide excellent opportunities for career progression, training and development.

You will have access to Civil Service pension and benefits arrangements and generous leave allowances, as well as flexible working, to help you achieve a work-life balance that works for you and us. HM Land Registry is a vibrant place to work with sport and social events and a variety of clubs.

HM Land Registry is a great place to work, where difference is celebrated.

We’re committed to fairness and equality for all, so you feel valued for who you are and what you do. Diversity fuels our innovation. Our shared values help us work together, to benefit the communities we serve.

Our employee diversity networks support our culture of inclusion and contribute to our diversity action plan. Our current focus is to encourage people from under-represented groups into management and leadership roles, especially people with disabilities, women and ethnic minority colleagues.

Please click here for further information on our rewards package:

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Strengths and Experience.

We want to keep this process as easy as possible for you so just upload an anonymised CV to include your qualifications, career history, skills and experience when prompted.

The sift will take place once we have received your application and if successful at shortlisting stage, you will be invited to attend a virtual, blended interview shortly after, which will be held through MS Teams.

The blended interview stage of the process will test the experience listed in the job description, as well as the strengths associated with the role; we want to hear your first, unrehearsed, natural response to strength questions, and so we don’t advertise which strengths are being tested.

HMLR is accredited to the Disability Confidence Scheme, which denotes organisations which have a positive attitude towards disabled people. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria at the shortlisting stage are guaranteed an invitation to interview.

If any candidate requires the panel to consider a reasonable adjustment or there is anything else they would like the panel to take into consideration they are asked to notify us of this at application stage where possible or during the process as soon as it becomes a requirement.

If you would like further information about the use of your personal data, please click on the link below:
Job Applicant Personal Information

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals

Further information on nationality requirements

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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