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Software Engineer

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Recruiter: DWP
Listed on: 13th October
Location: Leeds
Salary/Rate: £35,310 - £50,792
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
We're looking for outstanding Software Engineers, who want to contribute to demanding and exciting digital services for the UK Government. Be part of changing the face of public services with 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.

The successful candidate will join Working Age (UC Digital) which is there to mature the Working Age and UC services to progress our agenda to redefine global standards of welfare provision, improving work incentives by removing the need to claim different benefits and reducing the risks associated with moving from benefits into employment.

You will be transforming how people experience our digital services through Jobcentres, through regular releases of new functions and maintenance.
Job Description
As a Software Engineer you will develop and maintain software products that make up citizen and organisation facing services and contribute towards their design.

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

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

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:

  • Seeing the Big Picture

Technical skills

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

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


  • 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.
This role may be suitable for hybrid working, which is where an employee works part of the week in their DWP office and part of the week from home. This is a voluntary, non-contractual arrangement and your office will be your contractual place of work. The number of days that anyone will be able to work at home will be determined primarily by business need but personal circumstances and other relevant circumstances will also be taken into account. If you are successful, any opportunities for hybrid working, including whether a hybrid working arrangement is suitable for you, will be discussed with you prior to you taking up your post.
Salary Information:

Salary for this role is from £35,310 (Band min) to £40,666 (Band max).

Where the maximum salary is offered, a Digital Allowance of up to £10,126 per annum is available for exceptional candidates, based on our assessment of your skills and experience.

Our offer to successful candidates will be based on an assessment of your skills and experience as demonstrated at interview.

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.

This role will be based out of our Leeds corporate hub.

The Department is committed to promoting flexible ways of working, whilst enabling the business to operate at maximum efficiency and will expect colleagues to work from a blend of locations, including some time working at home, as required. The corporate hub location will be the designated place of work and any remote or home working arrangement does not constitute a change to your designated place of work or contractual Terms and Conditions. Please be aware that this role can only be worked in the UK and not overseas.
Things you need to know
Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

Contact Name: DWP
Reference: TJ/7185/154462
Job ID: 2990249

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