Software Engineer Department for Work & Pensions







Up to £46,004

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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

14 August 2020

Job description

DWP. Digital with Purpose.

We’re looking for software engineers with a test driven approach and open source skills to join our team in Blackpool. 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.

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.

In Blackpool, 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:

Your technical Skills:

Where You’ll Work

You’ll join us in our brilliant digital hub in Blackpool. Find out more about our Blackpool hub 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.

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:

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