Application Developer/Database Administrator (Vacancy Reference: 17/17)

Open To:
All Interested Candidates / All Sources

Position Title:
Application Developer/Database Administrator


Opening Date:
March 10, 2017

Closing Date:
March 22, 2017

Work Hours:
Full-time, 40 hours/week

£37,087 gross starting salary per annum, (consisting of: basic salary £32,297, London weighting £2,100 and bonus £2,690).

Performance Related Pay System
Pension Scheme
BUPA Membership
Employee Assistance Program
Season Ticket Loan
Generous Annual Leave & Sick Leave
Paid Public Holidays (U.K. & U.S.)

Employment Length:
This is a temporary appointment to cover maternity leave, anticipated to end February, 2018. The end date of this appointment will be contingent upon the return of the permanent incumbent to this position and may end before the date stated above.


At the hub of the Embassy is our dedicated Information Management Technology Innovation Office (TIO), providing first-line technical support for the whole organisation. They provide a first class support service for our Embassy team comprised of over 1,000 employees working for many different US Government agencies – the clients.

TIO is searching for a talented Application Developer/Database Administrator who enjoys being at the forefront of exploring and providing innovative information technology solutions for a diverse Diplomatic Mission client base.

Do you thrive in a business partnership working environment? In this position you can directly contribute to U.S. diplomacy in the UK, working closely with a wide spectrum of sections and Mission employees.  This is an extremely varied role which will require a self-starter to take on a key position in TIO to proactively explore new technologies, including hardware and software solutions, and emerging tools to determine possible applications within the Embassy’s application frameworks. This position will also entail modifying and enhancing existing bespoke systems according to client requirements and playing a pivotal role in the Embassy’s mobile computing environment, specifically in support of high profile VIP events, to include Presidential and Congressional visits. Database administration will also feature in the core responsibilities of this position, with the incumbent ensuring that applications are functioning properly and efficiently within Diplomatic Security (DS) standards.

We want someone who is creative, passionate and genuinely intrigued by technological innovation; characterised by positivity and jargon free when it comes to interacting with clients.

The following qualifications are also required. It is very important that you address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item in your application and resume/CV. This will help you in our short listing process.


Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

Bachelor’s Degree in one or more of the following subjects is required:  Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Business Administration, Public Administration, Network Engineering, or Mathematical Sciences.  This may be substituted by holding a current Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA) certification or Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certification.

Experience programming web pages and developing applications using and SQL is required. Development of InfoPath forms and prior experience with MOSS 2010 is required. Experience with Windows Server 2003, 2008 or 2012  and SQL Server 2005, 2008 or 2012 is required.

Must have level IV (fluent) in both written and spoken English is required.

Professional-level knowledge of the following software development components is required:  .Net technologies (ASP.Net and/or VB.NET); Structured Query Language (SQL); Internet Information Services (IIS); JavaScript; Hypertext Markup Language (HTML); Cascading Style Sheets (CSS); JQuery, Angular JS,Visual Basic for Applications (VBA); Microsoft Access; Microsoft SharePoint (MOSS) 2010 and Microsoft InfoPath.  In addition to programming, this position must have a thorough knowledge of current computer operating systems (Windows 7), applications (to include Microsoft Office, Project and Visio), and Web development.  A thorough knowledge of systems analysis and design techniques using .NET Framework, ASP.NET and SQL is essential.  Basic knowledge of network engineering, telecommunications methodologies (i.e. network security) are also required. An understanding of application support and troubleshooting, and customer service is required.

Must have strong customer care abilities and a flexible approach to solving problems. Must maintain effective work behavior in the face of setbacks or when working under pressure. Must have excellent administrative, organizational and time management skills in order to complete projects on time. The incumbent must have a proven ability in installing and troubleshooting applications and other systems software with the ability to design, install and maintain applications and system hardware. Finally, the incumbent must be highly skilled in generating reports required by senior management

Interested candidates for this vacancy MUST submit the following for consideration of their application:

  • The London DS0174 Application Form – This is our preferred form of application, as it aims to focus the candidate on the essential criteria of an advertised vacancy.


Please reference our instructions on how to complete the UAE/DS-0174 form.

You must ALSO include the following information in your application for employment:

  • Your current curriculum vitae/resume.
  • Evidence of your legal right to work in the U.K. such as a copy of your passport biographical page, work visa page and, or, birth certificate. Please do not send originals by mail. Copies are acceptable. Short-listed applicants will be asked to provide, prior to interview, original documentation in support of their legal right to work in the U.K.
  • Evidence of Appointment Eligible Family Member (AEFM) Preference (such as a copy of your sponsor’s orders), if applicable. Please do not send originals by mail. Copies are acceptable.


Submitting your Application
As an environmentally aware employer, our preference is for you to submit your application by email to

Please ensure documents are in Microsoft Word and/or Adobe Acrobat. JPEG, TIFF or SkyDrive files will not be accepted and your application will be determined invalid.  Similarly, if your application exceeds 5MB, your application will be determined invalid.

Alternatively, your application can be mailed to:

The Human Resources & Development (HRD) Office
Embassy of the United States of America
24 Grosvenor Square