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Senior Java Software Engineer

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Recruiter: DWP
Listed on: 26th October
Location: Blackpool, Leeds, London, Manchester
Salary/Rate: £49,171 - £64,656
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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We're looking for outstanding Senior Java 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 design, build and operate applications as part of multi-disciplinary 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
Our Senior Java Software Engineers are skilled practitioners and role model for software craft within DWP.

You'll help make sure we follow best practice and will guide our teams on how to deliver quality software products.

You'll work as part of multidisciplinary teams, in collaboration with architects and engineers, to design software products that make up services used by millions of people.

You will focus on operational stability, robustness, resilience, availability and quality, and be accountable for the code you and your teams produce.

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

Design and lead the strategies for building reusable libraries and services.

Lead Software Engineering teams providing technical leadership and guidance.

Coaching and mentoring your team and their professional development.

Contribute and set strategic direction for product team and the wider Software Engineering community.


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

  • Managing a Quality Service

Technical skills

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

  • Programming & build
  • Systems Integration
  • Modern Standards Approach
  • Systems Design
  • User Centred Analysis


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

Salary Information

Salary for this role is from £49,171 to £59,589 for roles in National Hub Locations.

Where the maximum salary is offered a digital allowance up to £2,614 is available for exceptional candidates, based on our assessment of your skills and experience.

The salary range for this role in London is from £54,067 to £64,656.

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

Location Information

This role can be based out of either London, Leeds, Blackpool or Manchester corporate hub locations. Please find further information on the Corporate hub locations here.

There are a limited number of roles available in each location. Up to 4 roles can be based in Manchester, 4 in London, 1 in Leeds and 1 in Blackpool.

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.

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.

This job 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.
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