Senior Software Engineer

Contract Type
Expiry Date
07/07/2022 18:04:00
Senior Software Engineer (Javascript, node.js, Python AWS or Azure, DynamoDB, Kubernetes): up to £59,589, 27% pension, 60% home working, flexi time

Job Description

Senior Software Engineer (Javascript, node.js, Python AWS or Azure, Kubernetes): up to £64,589, 27% pension, 60% home working, flexi time

DWP. Digital with Purpose.

We're looking for outstanding Senior Software Engineers to join our community of experts in DWP Digital. Together we're transforming how DWP works, and the services we provide to millions of people.

Our team works mainly with AWS on cloud infrastructure. The work we do enables DWP's data engineers and data scientists to pull together disparate data sources, extract and securely allow them to build models based on this information.

We've got early users in Fraud and Prevention. We're working with them to highlight potential issues with claims, and we'll take that learning and use it to improve processes for other areas, adding more data feeds to the pool.

Right now, our focus is building the infrastructure for this project, but the team have also worked on frontend applications for form validation and data visualisations and there's loads of exciting stuff to come in the future.

This is one project of many. Our Engineering challenge is off-the-scale massive and complex:

  • We have 1bn lines of code in over 12,000 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.
  • Over 22 million people access our services daily. We're one of the biggest payers in Europe with over £195bn payments made annually.

And you'll be part of a thriving engineering community.

Our teams use their skills to build stuff that matter. You'll develop your skills and grow your career while working alongside skilled, purpose-driven software practitioners.

We invest in our people, and you'll have access to coaching, training, meetup and whatever works for you to help you be at your best.

Your Skills / Our Stack

  • Open source technologies like JavaScript, Node.js, Python, Java
  • Cloud-based environments like AWS and Azure.
  • SQL and noSQL database applications such as Postgres, DynamoDB, and MongoDB
  • Containerisation - tools such as Docker and Kubernetes. (Training provided)
  • Robust automated test suite to support a continuous deployment environment.
  • APIs, RESTful services, and Microservice Architectures.

Details. Wages. Perks.

You'll join us in one of our digital hubs either in Blackpool, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, London or Sheffield (whichever is best for you).

We also all have the tech and tools we need to enable our people to work flexibly and work a hybrid model with 60% home working.

We offer competitive pay up to £64,589.

Our pension offer is great. DWP pay in pension contributions worth 27.9% of your salary.

You'll also get a leave package starting at 26 days, as well as the usual public holidays. And you can take up to 3 extra days off a month using flexi leave.

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

  • Flexible working, flexi hours and flexi days
  • Hybrid working: 60% home working, 40% in the office
  • 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
  • Sports and social activities
  • Working in an award-winning environment and culture
  • Professional development, coaching, mentoring and career progression opportunities.


Stage 1: Application

Stage 2: Technical Exercise

Stage 3: Interview

We know how valuable your time is - finding a new job is stressful enough without having to do umpteen stages and round after round of technical exercises.

That's why we have a clear and succinct hiring process with THREE QUICK STAGES

So click the APPLY button and get started with the next step in your career at DWP Digital.