Infrastructure Engineer (Oracle) Department for Work & Pensions



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Blackpool, Manchester or Newcastle


Up to £59,589

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Employment type


Job benefits

A brilliant Civil Service pension with employer contributions circa 20%, generous annual leave, flexible working, great work life balance and lots more.

Closing date

1 March 2021

Job description

DWP. Digital with Purpose.

DWP is the UK’s largest government department. We deliver products and services that are used by millions of people in the UK, every day and at key moments in their lives. We are looking for a talented, experienced engineer with skills and experience with Oracle Data Platforms to work with us on a once-in-a-generation digital transformation of these services.

DWP Digital is our growing community of digital experts. Using fresh ideas and leading edge technologies – and putting the user at the centre of everything we do – we create innovative, scalable digital solutions that make a difference to the lives of our 22 million users and to our amazing DWP colleagues.

You will be the primary contact for some critical services that directly affect the daily lives of UK citizens, such as our Central Payments system, paying over £100bn of payments every year or our VME-R environment that hosts systems such as Disability Living Allowance, Pensions and War Pensions

Duties. Work. Projects.

You’ll be working in the DBA Engineering & QA Practice alongside a team of specialists in Oracle, Postgres, MongoDB and SQL Server.

Your role will involve providing Production Operations Application DBA support for Oracle Environments including monitoring and tuning, backup and recovery, patching, database sizing/capacity management, problem determination and resolution and technical documentation.

Our team provides 24×7 on call cover on a rota basis and the successful candidate would be expected to join the rota.

What skills, knowledge and experience will you need to demonstrate in your application?

Details. Wages. Perks.

You’ll join us in your choice of our brilliant digital hubs in either Blackpool, Manchester or Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Find out more about 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.

In return for your skills we offer competitive salary up to £59,589 a brilliant civil service pension with employer contributions worth over 27%, and a generous leave package starting at 25 days.

We also have a broad benefits package built around your work-life balance which includes:

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