|Salary||£43,372 — Up to £52,925|
|Work hours||37.5 PW|
Our flexible benefits package includes employer pension contributions of up to 10%, a performance related annual bonus and lots more.
|Closing date||4 October 2020|
BPDTS. Digital People.
We are looking for Software Engineers to join our Integration team in Newcastle.
BPDTS Ltd provides dedicated services to the Department for Work and Pensions. Our digital, data and technology specialists work closely with experts in DWP Digital’s community to make digital services quicker, simpler and more efficient for the millions of people that use them.
In BPDTS our people are our biggest asset. We harness and develop their expertise so we can design, build and run secure and intuitive digital services used by 20 million UK citizens, often during critical times in their lives.
What will I be working on?
On the Integration Team we are accountable for the critical assets which allow DWP systems to communicate and share information. Our agile multi-disciplinary squads work collaboratively with stakeholders in DWP and beyond to enable DWP’s digital transformation to an API and events-driven architecture.
We implement file transfers, messaging capabilities and APIs. Our assets and services mean DWP can share data with over 600 external partners – including other government departments, local authorities, utility companies, insurance providers and job search partners.
The scale of what we do is massive, and the context unique.
We support 23 million people at key times in their lives; ensuring children are financially supported; older people are supported in retirement, and working age people are supported through ill health, disability and unemployment.
The Integration API Gateway processes over 150 million API calls every month. We expect this to rise to over 300 million a month in the next 12 months. We also handle the release of around £300 billion of payments a year; that’s around £1 billion paid every day.
And our work has probably never been more important than right now. During the initial phases of COVID-19 we received over 2.5 million additional claims to universal credit; a ten-fold increase in a 3-week period.
What skills are we looking for?
- Recent experience working with Java 8 (or newer)
- Knowledge of APIs, RESTful services and microservice architectures
- Experience working with distributed version control systems such as Git
- Experience of software engineering best practice
- Experience of Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Where will you work?
You’ll join us in our brilliant digital hub in Newcastle. Find out more about working in our hubs here: https://careers.dwp.gov.uk/our-locations/
We also all have the tech and tools 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.
What is our offer?
- We’ll reward you with a very competitive salary of up to £52,925
- You will be eligible for an Aviva Master Trust pension with employer contributions of up to 10%
- We can offer you a performance-related annual bonus and in-year reward ad recognition
- We’ll help you balance your life and work with flexible working and family friendly policies
- We’ll give you a generous leave allowance starting and 25 days and rising to 30, with the option to buy and sell extra days each year.
- We’ll help you work as you learn with access to coaching, training, structured development and career progression opportunities, as part of a dedicated community of practice.
We also offer much more as part of a flexible benefits package – including a cycle to work scheme, employee discounts, income protection, life assurance and lots more – which can be tailored to your lifestyle.
Hit APPLY for more information and to continue your application on our careers page. There you will also find candidate pack with more information, which you can download by clicking the ‘Candidate Information Pack’ button.