Lead Software Engineer Department for Work & Pensions

Reference 1631903
Location Leeds and Sheffield
Salary Up to £81,269
Work hours 37
Employment type Permanent
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 13 June 2019

Job description

Do you want to be part of something really big? If you’re creative and curious to learn, want to be empowered to make decisions and challenge the norm, and want to bring BIG ideas to a MASSIVE digital challenge then you’ll love it here. And we’d love to hear from you.

DWP are looking for Lead Software Engineers to work with us on in a once-in-a-generation digital transformation. Our people work on projects that are revolutionising products and services that are used by millions of people every day.

We know that better digital services in government will mean better public services. Using fresh ideas and leading edge technologies – and putting the user at the centre of everything we do – we create innovative digital solutions that make a difference to the lives of our 22 million users.

Our Engineers write the clean secure code, following a test driven approach, that is the engine powering our digital transformation. We build and improve software that meets user needs. The work we do is transforming the way loads of products and services are delivered to the public so we want people who can create code that is open by default and easy for others to re-use.

We think this is a great opportunity if you want to lead on software delivery on a massive scale, where the stakes are significant and where we deal with problems and challenges that will really test you. Click apply today if you want to be part of it.

You and your role

As a Lead Software Engineer you will be an expert in your field, skilled in multiple disciplines, and a role model in software craft. You should have proven experience in the design, development and support of software products and experience of leading others to deliver.

You’ll champion technical innovation, adopting the right emerging technologies and champion best practice. You’ll collaborate across teams Software Engineers and key technical decision makers to define and delivery a strategic vision for our products;

You understand that the work we do will touch millions of people – your friends, family, neighbours and some of the most vulnerable people in our society – so your ultimate aim is to ensure we deliver quality software products.

What are we looking for?

Your Tech

Where You’ll Work

You’ll join us in one of our easy-to-reach digital hubs in either Leeds or Sheffield (your choice)

In Sheffield our whole hub is dedicated to working on Identity Services. We’re at the cutting edge of authorisation and verification software and products with the likes of UMA2. The work we’re doing here will revolutionise how people interact with government and how public organisations interact with each other.

We provide the latest tech and tooling and foster a collaborative culture to help our agile, multidisciplinary teams think big and try new things. You will work alongside people who care passionately about public service, making a difference and delivering for our customers.

We’re the UK’s biggest government department with over 80,000 diverse and brilliant people on our team. We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, gender, race or sexuality.

Our Offer

In return for your skills we offer competitive salary up to £81,269, a brilliant civil service pension, and a generous leave package.

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

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