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Platform Engineer (Shifts) Wintel/Unix

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Recruiter: Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency
Listed on: 4th May
Location: Swansea
Salary/Rate: £30,734
Salary Notes: Plus a 35% shift allowance
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

Do you have experience with Lynx, Wintel or AIX?

Are you looking to develop your career supporting large IT services?

If so, this role will provide the challenge you are looking for!

 Job description

We are looking for Platform Shift Engineers to help build world class digital services where you'll be part of a team delivering both service excellence and agile change. You will be supporting the programme that migrates legacy technology onto new, cloud-based platforms that shape and deliver up to 50 projects of varying size, risk and complexity paving the way for the future business and service transformation.

Our services will have the reach to every household in the UK, the size and scale would be the envy of any UK ecommerce service provider, so it will be a fabulous opportunity to make a difference for us and for you.

Candidates are required to be available on a rota basis to undertake out of hours activities and on call cover to support delivery of the service and work within a shift system covering 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. An indicative shift allowance of 35% is applicable.


You will have the opportunity to:

  • Work on your own initiative
  • Take responsibility for large and small changes - including building and designing components, platforms and tools
  • Analyse and resolve service delivery issues
  • Follow and/or contribute to the development of documented processes
  • Monitor technology performance and identify opportunities to improve it - continual improvement ethos
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with stakeholders across the business
  • Work as part of a team to provide knowledge, help and advice
  • Develop own skills and actively coach and develop others
  • Develop an understanding of DVLA's services
  • Develop deeper technical knowledge and understanding

About you

 The ideal candidate would need to be an excellent communicator able to collaborate with colleagues and customers. Technically you would have worked with a range of systems including AIX, Linux and Wintel, and are able to work within a technical framework. You will also need to be able to demonstrate evidence of diagnosing and resolving problems and escalated customer issues. You would also be able to evidence defining and implementing technical best practice.


  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • An environment with flexible working options
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
  • A Civil Service pension
  • We encourage a great work-life balance
  • Best in class Learning & Development
  • Digital communities
  • Generous salary and pension
  • On-site gym plus personal training
  • On-site nursery, restaurants and coffee bar
  • 25 days holiday, (plus bank holidays) increasing by 1 each year (up to 30) & 1 extra day for the Queen's birthday
  • Range of staff groups to support all our colleagues
  • Free parking
  • Buy and sell annual leave

Apply before 11:55 pm on Sunday 23rd May 2021.

Contact Name: Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency
Reference: TJ/9599/109400
Job ID: 2927406

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