Senior Software Engineer Department for Work & Pensions


Reference 16544
Location Manchester
Salary Up to £58,135
Work hours 37
Employment type Permanent
Job benefits

In addition to salary there is a very competitive pension, a generous annual leave allowance, great work/life balance include flexible working, family friendly policies and much more.


Closing date 21 October 2019

Job description

We’re looking for talented, experienced Software Devs and Engineers with knowledge of software products 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.

As a Senior 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’re a skilled Software Engineer. You will join the integration team working on the API gateway within our Integration Programme.

You will be hands-on. This is a technical role so you will be doing not just telling, assisting in the design of products with a focus on robustness, resilience, availability and quality.

And we want you to be a leader. You’re an expert, specialist and evangelist, happy to work with more junior staff and to share your skills, knowledge and passion with those around you. You’ll help DWP Software Engineering to grow and develop and help shape the careers of your colleagues.

We really need your skills and expertise. Engineering is critical to the success of DWP’s ambitious Digital Transformation agenda. You will use your talent to make real difference to the lives of UK citizens and to DWP, taking on unique engineering challenges and modernising core independent technologies on a scope and scale unlike anything else out there.

Your skills:

Where You’ll Work

You’ll join us in our brilliant new digital hub in Manchester. We’re right on St Peter’s Square, with a basement level cycle lock-up, so really handy for train, tram, bus and bike. Find out more about here:

We are a building a Software Engineering community that believes in nurturing the talent of our people, and here you’ll step onto a career path with many opportunities to develop and expand your knowledge base and skill set.

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 £58,135, 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:


For further information and to start your application click apply.

We value capability over experience, and we’ll ask you to demonstrate the depth and breadth of your skills/knowledge in your application. We want to see what have you delivered before when using our key technologies, what technical solutions have you shaped, what your knowledge of providing technical product support is… show us what you can do.

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The deadline for formal applications is midnight on 21st October 2019.

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