Senior Oracle Application Engineer Department for Work & Pensions


Reference 1643146
Number of vacancies 2
Location Blackpool
Salary Up to £68,192
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 2 September 2019

Job description

Are you a strategic and technical Oracle Functional Lead? Can you fearlessly deliver change and quality service?

Do you have Systems Design & User Centred Analysis expertise? Are you ready to be part of our epic digital transformation? Then look no further…

We’re looking for 2 talented Senior Oracle Application Engineers to join DWP’s Digital Delivery for Shared Platforms (DDSP) project and become a key part of one of the UK’s biggest and most high-profile digital transformation programmes, a once-in-a-generation tech-driven reform of government products and services.

What is DDSP?

Digital Delivery for Shared Platforms evolves and transforms some of the most critical systems in DWP, unleashing the potential of Digital services to reduce overheads, cost and friction for citizen and agent-facing services.

Our Integration Technologies, Payment Services and Citizen Information teams work together to enable the successful delivery of services across DWP.

You’ll join our brilliant DDSP Payments Services team.

Payments are core to the services we provide; they are critical to helping people live better lives. We are the biggest payer in the UK serving some 22m people, who collectively receive a total of £170b annually, delivered on time and in the best form for them.

Tech innovation, open banking and changing customer needs mean payments are being transformed at pace in DWP and externally. We are thinking radically about how we deliver and evolve payment services and how ambitious we need to be to meet the future needs of the Department, our citizens, Government and industry. We need Payment Services need to be efficient, modern, fast, scalable, flexible and innovative, available 24/7. We need you to help us get there.

You and your role

As a Senior Oracle Application Engineer will provide departmental technical ability to staff through applications. They will be responsible for the full lifecycle of applications including their integration with the wider technology infrastructure and have a key input into the strategic direction and the products that can be used to achieve that vision.

The Central Payments System (CPS) manages millions of transactions per day including pensions, Universal Credit and Job Seekers Allowance helping millions of vulnerable people.
You’ll will drive change and be responsible for qualifying and making change requests, reporting and increasing volumes in driving faster and more efficient payments.

We are currently upgrading from Oracle Release 11 t Release 12 which is part of our huge process improvement in end customer engagement and a move into a Waterfall/Agile environment.

Watch Jacqui explain in our recent webinar on Shared Services what we are trying to achieve in Central Payments…

What are we looking for?

You’ll have experience leading multiple teams in significant solution based change as an Oracle e-Business Functional Lead Consultant with experience at e-Business suite version 12.2.x.
You’ll have the strategic vision and the technical dexterity to own, steer and implement this massive change and transformation.

Technically, we expect a good knowledge of General Ledger,( GM) Accounts Payable ( AP)and Cash Management ( CM) and of the following Oracle tools :

• Oracle RDBMS
• Oracle E-Business Suite Technical Development
• Oracle Forms
• Oracle Reports
• Data-load Tools

Desirable skills & experience…these would be a bonus but not essential…

• Oracle e-Business suite implementations and upgrade from 11.5.10 to R12.2.x
• Database Management.
• SQL Development
• Config Snapshot
• Oracle Workflow Builder
• Oracle iSetup

Where will you work?

You’ll join our team in our brilliant hub in Blackpool. Accessible from across the North West, we share our beautiful site with wild rabbit, birds, fish and a family of otters. We have great facilities including a gym, restaurant, coffee shops and zones where you can chill out and recharge.

In DDSP we believe in giving you a working experience that meets your needs and expectations and that means a focus on work-life balance, flexible hours, team-based working and the ability to work from multiple locations.

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

Our Offer

In return for your skills we offer competitive salary up to £68,192 a brilliant civil service pension of up to 20%, and a generous leave package. We also 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
• Learning and development, including coaching, mentoring, qualifications and accreditation, career progression opportunities and lots more.

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