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Software Engineer

Placement at Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

Software Engineer

Placement at Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

  • LocationBlackpool, UK
  • Position levelPlacement
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 15 Aug, 2018
  • Start date iconStart date:
  • Visa iconVisa Sponsor
  • Competitive£ 46,135.0 per year
About the job

This role is available in multiple locations including London, Blackpool, Leeds, Manchester or Newcastle.

DWP Digital teams combine design-thinking and technology to transform user experiences and we’re committed to developing transformative products and services which improve millions of people’s interaction with government. Our agile multi-disciplinary teams employ some of the most recent technologies and methodologies and are committed to creativity and innovation over hierarchy.

We are looking for developers, engineers, technologists and geeks of all strains and calibre covering a wide range of skillsets such as Java, JavaScript, Python, C# and web technologies and modern front end libraries like Vue, React and Angular.

Our thriving engineering community test, learn, iterate and never settle, applying industry best practice such as TDD, BDD and Continuous Integration. We work in a relaxed environment and look to empower our teams to focus to focus entirely on getting results, using open-source tech and tooling in a way that works for you.

Who we are looking for

Software Engineer (Front End, Angular 2 & CSS 3): Part of a new greenfield team to transform the services offered to the public by Child Maintenance Group

Software Engineer (Java): Join the Integration team by creating micro-services and middleware components that are the glue between our core systems

Software Engineer (JavaScript): Help improve how we manage our IT in the DWP by automating our ticketing and ITSM systems based on ServiceNow

Software Engineer (Java): Create and integrate the next generation of CMS we use at the DWP to integrate with Universal Credit and coordinate between dependent benefits systems

We’re looking for devs and engineers who have experience with some of the following. If there are skills on this list you don’t have in your locker, don’t worry, you’ll have lots of opportunities to learn and develop on the job here:

Development languages:
Java, JavaScript/ECMAScript 6+ (NodeJS), C#, Python, C, Go, php, perl, LUA, Scala

Database technologies:
AWS RDS, MariaDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, SQL Server, SQLite, CockroachDB, AWS DynamoDB, REDIS, GCE BigTable, Azure CosmosDB, Memcached, CassandraDB, Berkeley DBt, MongoDB, RethinkDB, CouchDB, Azure DocumentDB, Neo4j, GraphDB, ArangoDB, DataStax, OrientDB

Source control tooling:
GIT, Subversion, TFS, Mercurial, CVS, AccuRev

Test Driven Development tools:
Jasmine, JUnit, Protractor, A11y, xunit, nunit, Selenium, Cucumber, Gherkin, JBehave, Serenity, Robot Framework, Gauge, Jest, Karma, Mocha, Unexpected, Sinon, Istanbul, Nightwatch, Phantom, Casper, Ocular, AVA, Tape, Windmill, pytest, testify, xunit, Moq, NSubstitute, SpecFlow

Experience working with:
Agile software development framework using SCRUM or Kanban

As a Software Engineer with DWP Digital you also look forward to benefits including a very competitive salary of up to £46,135 a generous leave allowance and a great pension. Get in touch to discuss our full range of perks and benefits.

We also have a fantastic, flexible benefits package which includes 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.

We believe the work we do really matters, so we’re serious about investing in your ability.

You’ll have access to a huge suite of training and learning opportunities to complement your existing skills and experience and those you’ll acquire on the job, as well as the chance to share knowledge with colleagues from across the Digital and Development communities and via our coaching and mentoring programmes. 

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