Software Engineer Department for Work & Pensions


Reference 54372
Number of vacancies 7
Location Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Salary Up to £46,004
Work hours 37
Employment type Permanent
Job benefits

We 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
• Sports and social activities
• Learning and development, including coaching, mentoring, qualifications and accreditation
• Career progression opportunities and lots more

Closing date 15 July 2020

Job description

DWP. Digital with Purpose.

We’re looking for software engineers with a test driven approach to join our team in Newcastle. We’re delivering innovative solutions that are improving the lives of our citizens, increasing availability and enabling faster payments. Come join our growing community of experts and become a key part of one of the biggest and most-high profile digital transformations in the world.

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

Duties. Work. Projects – You and your role:

We’re looking for an intuitive, skilled engineer with a background in open source tech like Java, javascript and node.js. In short, you code.

You’ll join our brilliant team in Newcastle, where we develop products and services to support parents and children, people accessing their pension and managing their retirement, and those people who are going through bereavement. It’s rewarding work, and we’re really proud when we see how what we do has helped real people.

This is an extraordinary time and we’ve never needed talented and motivated digital professionals like you more than we do right now. Here you’ll write code and build applications that enable people to better access the support they need, when they need it.

We’re a collaborative, pragmatic and multi-disciplinary team with a culture that is relaxed, open and driven by a desire to achieve. We use the latest tech and tooling, and whatever else we need to get the job done, and work on cloud and microservice architectures.

What really excites us is problem-solving and the opportunity to deliver innovative technology that carries real value for users. You’ll draw value from collaboration with others, and actively share input and insight with teammates from lots of different disciplines – developers, designers, researchers, architects, testers and more.

What skills, knowledge and experience will you need?
You’ll need to be able to:
• Deliver software products which make up services used by millions
• Ensure system robustness, resilience and stability.
• Design and develop reusable libraries and services and promote reuse across the department.
• Assure that there is a fit for purpose, robust automated test suite.
• Assist in the development of medium-long term strategies for products.
• Collaborate across teams and liaise with Principal Software Engineers and Technical Architects to investigate technical solutions.
• Provide 2nd line support on products developed, including out of hours support as needed.
• Provide coaching and mentoring to Software Engineer colleagues and peers.

Your technical Skills:
• Open source technologies like Java, JavaScript, Node.js,
• Developing on cloud based environments like AWS and Azure
• Have a good understanding of TDD and BDD
• Knowledge and experience of APIs, RESTful services and Microservice Architectures
• SQL and noSQL database applications such as Postgres, MySQL, and MongoDB
• Distributed version control systems such as Git
• Containerisation – tools such as Docker and Kubernetes

Where You’ll Work
You’ll join us in our brilliant digital hub in 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.

Responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy, DWP transacts around £170 billion in payments each year, operates out of more than 800 locations and has over 84,000 employees.We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, gender, race or sexuality.

Development. Wages. Perks.
What is our offer?
In return for your skills we offer competitive salary up to £46,004 a brilliant civil service pension with employer contributions worth over 27%, 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
• Professional development, coaching, mentoring and career progression opportunities.

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