Associate Software Engineer BPDTS Ltd

Reference BPDTS/SE/2018
Location Blackpool, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle & Sheffield
Salary Up to £40,101
Work hours 37.5
Employment type Permanent
Job benefits

Our flexible benefits package includes competitive salary, employer pensions contributions up to 10%, an annual bonus up to 10%, great work life balance and loads more.

Closing date 31 October 2018

Job description

Do you want to be part of something really big?

BPDTS Ltd provides dedicated services to the Department for Work and Pensions. Our digital, data and technology specialists work closely with experts in DWP Digital’s community to make digital services quicker, simpler and more efficient for the millions of people that use them.

We are looking for a Associate Software Engineer to work with us on one of the largest transformation programmes in Europe, providing services that have far-reaching and pivotal roles in citizens’ lives. In BPDTS a relaxed culture empowers our teams to focus entirely on the incredible outcomes we’re trying to achieve.

We know that better digital services in government will mean better public services, with the power to make a difference to lives of 22 million UK citizens. Our fast growing digital community is driving that change.

About you
Here you’ll have chance to transform business requirements into production ready code, develop reusable libraries and services and work as part of a thriving engineering community where we learn while we work and solve problems together using the latest tech and tooling.

We’re driven by our desire to make things better, and to be the best at what we do. If you have the same drive and passion for purpose we’d love to hear from you.

What are we looking for:

• Experience in open source technologies like Java, JavaScript, Node.js.
• Working knowledge of Software Engineering best practices and an awareness of in the Software Engineering profession and its principles.
• Experience of SQL and no-SQL database applications such as Postgres, MySQL, and MongoDB.
• An awareness of the importance of adopting a modern standards approach and the importance of development process efficiency.
• Awareness of the process of integrating systems and testing interfaces between systems.
An ability to understand user stories and convert business requirements into technical solutions.

Key Skills:

• Java
• Agile
• Javascript
• Node.JS
• SQL and no-SQL Databases
• TDD

Where will you work?
We have easy-to-reach digital hubs in Blackpool, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield. Each hub is designed for and by members of our digital community. We provide the latest tech and tooling and foster a collaborative culture to help our agile, multidisciplinary teams think big and try new things.

What is our offer?

• We’ll reward you with a very competitive salary of up to £40,101
• You will be eligible for a pension with employer contributions of up to 10%
• We can offer you a performance related annual bonus of up to 10%
• We’ll help you balance your life and work
• We’ll give you a generous leave allowance, with the option to buy and sell extra days

We also offer much more as part of a flexible benefits package – including a cycle to work scheme and lots of family friendly perks – which can be tailored to your lifestyle.

If you really impress us with your skills and experience then we may be able to negotiate the maximum salary.

Building our future
We believe the work we do really matters, so we’re serious about investing in you.

You’ll have access to a huge suite of training and learning opportunities to complement the new skills you’ll acquire on the job. You’ll get the chance to share knowledge and with colleagues from across our digital communities, and to grow your skills through our coaching and mentoring programmes.

Hit APPLY for more information and to continue your application on our careers page. There you will also find candidate pack with more information, which you can download by clicking the ‘Job Spec’ button.

You’ll need to register (you can use your LinkedIn profile) and upload a CV and then complete a short application form.

If you have any questions or you want to discuss this opportunity please contact me via CHARLIE.WHITE@DWP.GSI.GOV.UK

Apply now