Software Engineer

Full Time West Yorkshire IT Job Pro UK

Software Engineer: Up to £50,792, plus circa 27%+ great pension, benefits, flexible working and work life balance

DWP. Digital with Purpose.

DWP is the UK's largest government department. We deliver products, service, support and payments to people at key times in their lives.

We're using technology to transform the way these products and services are delivered to more than 20 million users. We're making our services more efficient, and reliable, and easier for everyone to access and for DWP to run.

We're looking for skilled software engineers with a background in open source tech like Java, javascript and node.js to join our Shared Channels team and our Working Age teams.

These are high profile programme with huge opportunity for exposure and progression, and some genuinely unique and crunchy engineering problems to solve.

You will make a real difference to the way millions of people interact with public services. You'll improve user journeys and work with genuine thought leaders.

Come and help us shape the future. Click apply now.

Duties. Work. Projects.

We're hiring Software Engineers and Senior Software Engineers for our Shared Channels and Working Age programme. They're each hands-on roles, but with greater emphasis on leadership, management and strategy in the more senior role.

Shared Channels is a new approach for DWP. We're moving away from a methodology of building end-to-end services to a more user-centred approach prioritising seamless customer journeys.

We take a user-first, channel/product-agnostic approach. Our agile, multi-disciplinary team is building a user experience that is based on the events and triggers that we know occur in our customers' lives.

For our Working Age portfolio, you'll be interfacing with what has been dubbed the UK's largest agile programme of work. You'll be delivering on fast paced and quick turnaround programmes like Kickstart; a programme to match young talent with employers.

DWP provides lots of support and services and the customer journey often crosses channels and policy areas. So we want to leverage our common capabilities to provide a consistent approach and personalize our services to create a better user experience.

What skills, knowledge and experience will you need?

Open source technologies like Java, JavaScript, Node.js
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 ArchitecturesDuties. Wages. Perks.

You'll join us in your choice of our brilliant digital hubs in Blackpool, Leeds, Sheffield. Find out more about our working in our hubs here

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.

The salary for this role is up to £50,792.

We also offer a brilliant civil service pension with employer contributions worth over 27%, and a generous leave package starting at 25 days. And we 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
Professional development, coaching, mentoring and career progression opportunities
We've been shortlisted for a Best Place to Work in Digital 2020 Award
We've just won the Best Public Sector Employer in the Women In Technology 2020 awardsCLICK APPLY for more information and to start your application on Civil Service Jobs.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, disability gender, race or sexuality

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