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Java Software Engineer

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Recruiter: DWP
Listed on: 28th May
Location: London
Salary/Rate: £39,957 - £53,931
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

We're looking for outstanding Java Software Engineers, who want to contribute to demanding and exciting digital services for the UK Government. Be part of creating the Governments flagship welfare reform programme, that will change the face of public services and have the potential to dramatically transform the future of millions of people.

Our Engineers to build and run applications as part of a multi-functional agile delivery teams. What really excites the successful candidate is problem-solving and the opportunity to deliver innovative technology that carries real value for users. The candidate will be expected to draw value from collaboration with others, actively seek input from colleagues and value a multidisciplinary team over hierarchy.

Job description

Software Engineers build, develop and maintain products that make up the DWPs digital services and contribute towards their design.

You are responsible for the operational stability of the products you build, and are in a position to affect change in the on-going robustness and resilience of those products.

You work within, and contribute to, the overall Software Development Lifecycle Process as part of a multi-functional Agile delivery teams focused on one or more products


The ideal candidate for this role will be able to demonstrate the following essential criteria:

  • Recent experience with Java 8 (or newer) in large scale, transactional microservice architectures.
  • Developing on cloud based environments like AWS and Azure.
  • A good understanding of TDD and BDD.
  • SQL and noSQL database applications such as Postgres, MySQL, and MongoDB.
  • Containerisation - tools such as Docker and Kubernetes.
  • The skills to build up a useful, robust automated test suite to support a continuous deployment environment.
  • Knowledge and experience of APIs, RESTful services and Microservice Architectures.

Your responsibilities will include but are not restricted to, the following:

  • Deliver software products which make up services for our citizens to consume.
  • Ensure system robustness, resilience and stability.
  • Design and develop reusable libraries and services and promote reuse across the department.
  • Produce comprehensive suites of automated unit and integration tests to ensure code quality.
  • Identify and resolve issues preventing delivery or continuation of software engineering activities.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Changing and Improving
  • Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Programming and Build
  • Systems Design
  • Systems Integration
  • Modern Standards Approach


  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • An environment with flexible working options
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
  • An employer pension contribution of up to 27%
  • A generous annual leave allowance

The salary for this role is from £39,957 to £45,018 p.a. Where the maximum salary is offered an additional allowance up to £8,913 may be paid for exceptional candidates depending on skills and experience.

In all cases the additional allowance is non-pensionable. The requirement to continue paying an additional allowance and the amount payable is subject to review at least annually.

Existing Civil Servants who secure a new role on lateral transfer should maintain their current salary.

Existing Civil Servants who gain promotion may move to the bottom of the next grade pay scale or 10% increase in salary whichever would be the greater. Only in very few circumstances (where there have been exceptional skills demonstrated which are in limited supply for example) may existing Civil Servants be able to negotiate their starting salary if the role has been advertised externally, prior to accepting the post.


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

Contact Name: DWP
Reference: TJ/7185/97503
Job ID: 2937547

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