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Java Software Engineer

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Recruiter: DWP
Listed on: 15th December 2021
Location: London and Birmingham
Salary/Rate: £35,310 - £55,666
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Do you enjoy developing in Java, thrive in a challenging environment and actively seek solutions?

Do you want to solve complex problems that impact the most vulnerable citizens?

Do you look for ways to promote collaboration across your team and stakeholders?

If so, 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 changing the face of public services with the potential to dramatically transform the future of millions of people.

We use the latest tech and tooling - and your skills - to make it simpler and easier for people to access our support and services. Typical technologies you will encounter include Java microservices, Docker, Kafka, AWS, MongoDB.


Job Description


As a Java 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.


  • Develop in Java and use Test Driven Development to deliver software products which make up digital services for our citizens to consume.

  • Produce comprehensive suites of automated unit and integration tests to ensure code quality.

  • Ensure system robustness, resilience and stability.

  • Design and develop reusable libraries and services and promote reuse across the department.

  • Be part of a multi-disciplinary agile team, identifying and resolving blockers to the team's engineering activities.


The responsibilities are outlined in the job description above.

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.




  • 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 in London is from £39,357 (Band min) to £45,018 (Band max).

Where the maximum salary of £45,018 is offered, a Digital Allowance of up to £10,648 per annum is available for exceptional candidates, based on our assessment of your skills and experience.

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

Where the maximum salary of £40,666 is offered, a Digital Allowance of up to £15,000 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.


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