We're looking for talented, experienced Java Software Devs and Engineers with knowledge of software products to join our growing community of experts and become a key part of one of the biggest and high profile digital transformation programmes in the world.
As a Senior Software Engineer you will be an integral part of the team designing and delivering products and services that are used by 22 million people in the UK, including your friends, family, neighbours and some of the most vulnerable people in our society.
If you're looking for a role that differs from the norm, where you will use your skills to help real people, you won't find a bigger, more challenging and rewarding opportunity anywhere in the UK. Click through or get in touch to find out more.
Duties. Work. Projects. You and your role.
You'll join our London team as a Java Software Engineer where you'll work on the most demanding and exciting new digital service for the UK government. You'll help build DWP's flagship welfare reform programme, one that will change the face of public services and have the potential to dramatically transform the future of millions of people.
Here we build and run applications that help our users access the services they need. Digital solutions, in the form of accessible products and services, are more important now than ever before. This is genuinely high-profile and critical stuff; the potential for growth, exposure and career development is huge.
What really excites us, and you, is problem-solving and the opportunity to deliver innovative technology that carries real value for users. You'll draw value from collaboration with others, and actively seek input and insight from teammates from lots of different disciplines - developers, designers, researchers, architects, testers and more.
Our multi-disciplinary agile team is a testing ground and an incubator for ideas and ways of working that will influence the way things are done across government. We're proving that our creative, innovative approach can work in the public sector, that technology can change lives, and that we can successfully transform the delivery of government products and services. We want you to help us.
Deliver software products which make up services for our users.
Ensure system robustness, resilience and stability.
Design and develop reusable libraries and services and promote reuse across the department.
Assist in the development of medium-long term strategies for products.
Collaborate across teams and liaise with Principal Software Engineers and Technical Architects to investigate technical solutions.
Provide 3rd line support on products developed, including out of hours support as and when required.
Contribute to community discussions about best practice within Software Engineering.
Provide coaching and mentoring to Software Engineer colleagues and peers.
Recent experience with Java 8 (or newer) in large scale, transactional microservice architectures.
Developing on cloud based environments like AWS and Azure
Have a good understanding of TDD and BDD
SQL and noSQL database applications such as Postgres, MySQL, and MongoDB
Distributed version control systems such as Git
Containerisation - tools such as Docker and Kubernetes
Have the skills to build up a useful, robust automated test suite to support a continuous deployment environment
Have working knowledge of Unix-like operating systems such as Linux and/or Mac OS X
Knowledge and experience of APIs, RESTful services and Microservice Architectures
An understanding of responsive web design and progressive enhancement
Where You'll Work
You'll join us in our brilliant new digital hub in London.
Find out more about our London hub here: https://careers.dwp.gov.uk/our-locations/London
We are a building a Software Engineering community that believes in nurturing the talent of our people, and here you'll step onto a career path with many opportunities to develop and expand your knowledge base and skill set.
We also have all the tools and tech we need to enable our people to work flexibly, and many of us are working remotely at the moment due to COVID-19.
We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, gender, race or sexuality.
Details. Wages. Perks.
In return for your skills we offer competitive salary up to £53,931, a brilliant civil service pension with 27%+ employer contributions, and a generous leave package. We also have a broad benefits package built around your work-life balance which includes:
Flexible working family friendly policies
Volunteering and charitable giving
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
And lots more
For further information and to start your application click apply.
We value capability over experience, and we'll ask you to demonstrate the depth and breadth of your skills/knowledge in your application. We want to see what have you delivered before when using our key technologies, what technical solutions have you shaped, your knowledge of providing technical product support. Show us what you can do.