We're looking for talented Java Software Devs and Engineers 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 millions people in the UK, including some of the most vulnerable people in our society.
If you're looking for a software role where you'll apply your skills in a unique context, with uniquely interesting problems to solve at a scale and with an impact unlike anything else out there, then click apply now.
We are a building a Software Engineering community that believes in nurturing the talent of our people. You'll work on a high profile, high priority project. We want to invest in your talent, and help you fast track your development and your career.
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.
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.
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 digital hub in London: https://careers.dwp.gov.uk/our-locations/London
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
Bring your authentic self to work with 'I can be me in DWP'
Work in an environment nominated as 'Best Place to Work in Digital': https://bit.ly/2IsnGwI
For further information and to start your application click apply. You'll be redirected to Civil Service Jobs where you can get fuller details and start an application. We'll ask you to show us in your application that you have all the skills we're looking for. Show us what you're all about.