Lead Software Engineer Department for Work & Pensions







Up to £81,269

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Employment type


Job benefits

A brilliant Civil Service pension with employer contributions circa 27%, generous annual leave, flexible working, great work life balance and lots more.

Closing date

8 July 2020

Job description

DWP. Digital with Purpose. 

We’re looking for talented, Lead Software Devs and Engineers with 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. 

This is an extraordinary time. It’s never been more important for us to hire and grow talented and motivated digital professionals as we ensure DWP products and services are modern, scalable, accessible and available to the people that need them most.

As a Lead Software Engineer you will be an integral part of the team designing and delivering products and services that are used by our 22 million people in the UK, including friends, family, neighbours and some of the most vulnerable people in our society.

If you are looking for an engineering role that differs from the norm, where you will use your skills to help real people, you will struggle to find a bigger, more challenging and rewarding opportunity anywhere in the UK. Click through or get in touch to find out more.

You and your role

You’ll join our team in Newcastle, where you’ll use all your skill and experience to lead a collaborative, pragmatic and multi-disciplinary team.

We use the latest open source tech and tooling and our culture is relaxed, open and driven by a desire to get the job done. What really excites us is problem-solving and the opportunity to deliver innovative technology that carries real value for our users.

You’re an expert level engineer and a capable leader with years of hand-on experience; giving technical support, offering strategic solutions to present and future deliverables, and building capability across our teams.  And, don’t worry, you’ll code.


Your skills:

Where You’ll Work

You’ll join us in our brilliant digital hub in Newcastle. Find out more about here: https://careers.dwp.gov.uk/our-locations/newcastle

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.

Our Offer

In return for your skills we offer competitive salary up to £81,269, a brilliant civil service pension with employer contributions of over 27%, and a generous leave package. We also have a broad benefits package built around your work-life balance which includes:


For further information and to start your application click apply or contact me via tia.nicholas@dwp.gov.uk

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