Senior Application Operation Engineer

Contract Type
Newcastle upon Tyne
Expiry Date
06/12/2021 16:00:00
We are looking for a talented Senior Application Opertaions Engineer, working on exciting projects in the UK. Up to £40,666 plus amazing pension and work life balance.

Job Description

DWP. Digital with Purpose.

DWP is the UK's largest government department. We help people into work and make payments worth over £195bn a year to support some of the most vulnerable people in our society.

We are looking for a Senior Applications Operations Engineer to join our community of tech experts in DWP Digital. We're driving a once-in-a-generation transformation of government services, using fresh ideas and leading-edge technologies to create innovative, scalable, and user-centric digital solutions.

The DWP products and services we maintain and modernise will be used by nearly every person in the UK, at key moments in their lives. And our engineering challenge is huge:

  • We have 1bn lines of code in over 12000 code repos and 90+ programming languages.
  • We run around 294 days' worth of testing every day through automation.
  • Our APIs receive 173 million requests, and we spin up 280,000 AWS servers every month.

The scale of what we do is extraordinary, and our purpose is unique. We'd love you to join us.

Delivery. Work. Projects.

As a Senior Application Operations Engineer you will manage and lead a team of Application Operation Engineers.

You will use your deep technical skills, leadership and influence to drive technical delivery and support the end-to0end service of applications which will be used by millions of people, and which form the digital backbone to critical DWP services.

Some of those will be very complex - and you might be focused on delivering that one thing - other times you'll deliver across a range of less complex applications.

We'll rely on you to resolve issues, to anticipate potential problems and to achieve excellent user outcomes. We have a unique responsibility to put our users at the heart of everything we do.

You will be an expert and a champion for Applications Operations, and a key part of a thriving engineering community comprised of software, infrastructure, DevOps, Test Engineers and more.

You'll be able to analyse and resolve complex issues, and also provide support, training and coaching to ensure that DWP digital colleagues can do the same, so we continue to build services that really work for our users and colleagues.

What skills, knowledge and experience will you need?

  • Excellent leadership, communication, and presentation skills within a fast-paced Application Operations team.
  • Team working and delivering at pace in a disciplined environment under pressure to meet challenging deadlines.
  • Excellent delegation and time management / prioritisation skills.

  • Ability to manage own workload provide a quality service, with experience in a range of tools, applications and professional frameworks, for example ITIL4; Linux; BMC tooling; Microsoft Windows; Redhat Linux.

Details. Wages. Perks.

You'll join us in one of our brilliant digital hubs in Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle, whichever is most convenient for you.

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.

In return for your skills, we offer a competitive salary of up to £40,666, a brilliant civil service pension with employer contributions worth over 27%, and a generous leave package starting at 26 days.

We also have a broad benefits package built around your work-life balance which includes:

  • Flexible working, flexi hours and flexi days
  • Hybrid working: some time in a hub with the team, some time at home
  • Family-friendly policies
  • Time off volunteering and charitable giving
  • Bring your authentic self to work with 'I Can Be Me in DWP'
  • 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
  • Working in an award-winning environment and culture
  • Professional development, coaching, mentoring and career progression opportunities.

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