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Senior Software Engineer

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Recruiter: DWP
Listed on: 19th July
Location: Blackpool, Leeds, London, Sheffield, Newcastle and Manchester
Salary/Rate: £49,171 - £64,656
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

DWP. Digital with Purpose.

We're looking for outstanding Senior Software Engineers who want to work on demanding and exciting digital services that will change how people interact with government.

If you want to change the face of public services, use innovative tech an thinking to transform user experience, and solve unique problems then we'd love to hear from you.

We want you to work in the way that works best for you, so we offer flexible working, including flexi hours so you can manage your own day and take time off when you need it.

We're working at home at the moment, and in future we expect a hybrid of home/hub based working.

Our pension offer is great too - with 27% pension contributions - so you can look after your own future while creating solutions that empower others to do the same.

Development. Work. Projects.

We're currently working across a unique and massive spectrum of products and projects, transforming, building and modernising pension, benefits, systems.

We're confident that if you've got the skills and the will, we'll be able to find you the right engineering challenge in DWP.

Our Engineers to build and run applications, as part of a collaborative multi-functional agile delivery teams alongside testers, architects, engineers, researchers and more.

As a Senior Engineer you'll be a skilled practitioner and role model for software craft. You're a leading voice, an advocate for engineering best practice.

Our software products will make up services used by millions of people, so it's important we get it right.

You'll make sure we focus on operational stability, robustness, resilience, availability and quality and that we make best use of the latest tech and tooling.

What skills knowledge and experience do you need to show us in your application?

  • Open source technologies like Java, JavaScript, Node.js.
  • 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.

Details. Wages. Perks.

You'll have a home ‘base' in one of our brilliant digital hubs, in your choice of Blackpool, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle or Sheffield. But we work flexibly and you won't need to be in every day.

We're all working at home at the moment due to Covid-19.

In return for your skills we offer competitive salary up to £64,656, a brilliant civil service pension with employer contributions worth more than 27%, and a generous leave package starting at 26 days. 

We also have a broad benefits package built around your work-life balance which includes:

  • Flexible working, flexi time and flexi days off
  • Family friendly policies
  • Volunteering and charitable giving
  • Bring your whole self to work, with I Can Be Me in DWP
  • Discounts and savings on shopping, fun days out and more
  • Interest-free loans to buy a bike or a season ticket, so it's even easier for you to get to work and start making a difference
  • Sports and social activities
  • Learning, development, coaching and mentoring
  • Career pathways and progression
  • Award winning digital environment and culture


For further information and to start your application on Civil Service Jobs click apply. 

We'll ask you to invest a bit of time in demonstrating that you have the skills we're looking for in your application.

Closing date: 15th July 2021


Contact Name: DWP
Reference: TJ/7185/124693
Job ID: 2956789

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