Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Department for Work and Pensions
Apply before 11:55 pm on Sunday 2nd July 2023
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About the job
Have you utilised multiple data management toolsets across various operating systems?
Do you want to help deliver integrated citizen services to improve outcomes for the most vulnerable in society?
Are you looking for ongoing professional development while helping build and design modern cloud-based products to support DWP’s data centric ambitions?
If so, this is a fantastic opportunity to join an exciting, fast paced team delivering real business value and improving the experience and outcomes for millions of UK citizens.
D&A support DWP’s operational, analytical and reporting needs while striving to improve citizen outcomes and Data Security. We ensure we maintain and transform our services to reduce debt and drive efficiency. This enables us to make effective decisions, increase the quality of our statistical services, and enable further collaboration across boundaries with other departments.
D&A's core mission is to ensure data is accessible, usable and governed to maximise the effectiveness of services and decision making across DWP.
We are looking for enthusiastic, skilled and adaptable people. We provide comprehensive training, and provide access to tools, materials and expertise that encourage continuous self-development to enable our people to reach their potential and help DWP meet its strategic goals.
As a Senior Infrastructure Engineer, you will be a skilled Practitioner and a role model in Infrastructure solutions.
You are responsible for ensuring best practices are adhered to across the department and guiding teams on how to deliver quality Infrastructure products.
You will assist in the design of Infrastructure services in collaboration with Architecture and Engineering principles. With a focus on operational stability, robustness, resilience, availability and quality you will be accountable for infrastructure solutions.
You will also;
• Design and implement infrastructure services/solutions to meet strategic plans and roadmaps
• Responsible for operational management of services/solutions, ensuring performance and delivery to staff
• Provide specialist technical support and assistance to projects ensuring definition and delivery of requisite non-functional requirements to architectural and roadmap developments
• Operational management and monitoring of suppliers performance and escalation as required
• Development and implementation of service improvement plans to address identified issues
You will be working with Data & Analytics (D&A). D&A support the wider DWP by;
• Providing core data and analytical services in support of DWP, for example the provision of official statistics and performance information.
•Developing DWP’s core data capability including data availability (data sourcing, sharing) data security (data protection, GDPR, data Governance) and data consolidation (strategic data architecture).
• Assisting in improving the citizens experience by providing cross-cutting customer data to streamline customer journeys developing the organisation intelligence to understand the interactions that are required to better support citizens with complex or multiple needs. We will do this by optimising our investments in automation, allowing DWP to build new shared services to reserve the judgement of humans for the encounters where they add the most value.
• Supporting specific lines of business through the provision of data and analytic services, such as PIP Reassessments for Health, data automation for Pensions, the Integrated Risk and Intelligence Service (IRIS) and Dynamic Trust as part of the cross-boundary portfolio, and self-service and embedded analytics for Finance and People and Capability transformation programmes.
We also deliver key maintenance activity, most notably the delivery of Strategic architecture via the DWP Data Transformation Programme activity to enhance the technology, data model, processes, people and strategies. The modern Data architecture is necessary to support the ambitions of the department, including trust and self-services, connecting services for complex and multiple needs, and automation.
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• An employer pension contribution of up to 27% For further information please click here.
• Annual leave rising up to 30 days, (based on your working pattern).
• Family friendly flexible working arrangements, such as hybrid working, job sharing, term-time working, flexi-time and compressed hours.
• Learning and development tailored to your role this could include industry recognised qualifications, coaching and mentoring.
• An inclusive and diverse environment with opportunities to join staff networks including: Women’s Network, National Race Network, National Disability Network (THRIVE) and many more.
This job role may be suitable for hybrid working, which is where an employee works part of the week in their DWP office and part of the week from home. This is a voluntary, non-contractual arrangement and your office will be your contractual place of work. The number of days that anyone will be able to work at home will be determined primarily by business need but personal circumstances and other relevant circumstances will also be taken into account. If you are successful, any opportunities for hybrid working, including whether a hybrid working arrangement is suitable for you, will be discussed with you prior to you taking up your post.
Salary for this role is from £50,155 (Band min) to £60,781 (Band max).
The maximum salary for the grade is £60,781, however a Digital Allowance of up to £12,372 per annum is available for exceptional candidates, based on our assessment of your skills and experience.
Our offer to successful candidates will be based on an assessment of your skills and experience as demonstrated at interview.
Existing Civil Servants who secure a new role on lateral transfer should maintain their current salary.
Existing Civil Servants who gain promotion may move to the bottom of the next grade pay scale or 10% increase in salary whichever would be the greater.
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Selection process details
Stage 1: Application
Your application will consist of three parts:
1. A Personal Details application form.
2. Your employment history detailing your responsibilities, skills, accomplishments, plus your qualifications and relevant training. Please copy this information into the box field provided.
3. Personal statement up to 1000 words.
When giving details in your employment history and personal statement you should highlight your experience in line with essential criteria below:
• Experience in leading teams, setting direction and building capability
• Drives continuous improvement in processes and standards across teams
• Experience of big data platforms – EMR, Hadoop are preferred but not essential
• Experience of one or more Programming Languages – eg Python
• Experience of distributed version control tools, and awareness of modern code deployment methods (CI/CD) (Jenkins or Concourse)
• Experience of Terraform and AWS services
The sift panel will use the information in your employment history and personal statement to assess your experience, skills and knowledge against the essential criteria above.
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Applications will be sifted at regular intervals from the date the posts are advertised. Please apply as soon as you can, do not wait until the end of the campaign.
• You will be asked to complete your employment history any information that you would customarily share on a CV should therefore be entered onto the application form.
• Personal details that could be used to identify you including your name, contact details and address must be removed for your application to be considered.
• If your employment history/personal statement contains any personal details your application will be withdrawn.
Stage 2: Interview
If you’re successful at sift stage you will be invited to a video interview via Microsoft Teams. There, you will be assessed against the experiences listed in the essential criteria.
Interview dates to be confirmed.
A reserve list may be held for a period of 6 months from which further appointments can be made.
Reserve list candidates will be posted in merit order by location.
You must meet the security requirements before you can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.
For meaningful checks to be carried out, you will need to have lived in the UK for a sufficient period of time, to enable appropriate checks to be carried out and produce a result which provides the required level of assurance. Whilst a lack of UK residency in itself is not necessarily a bar to a security clearance, and expectation of UK residency may range from 3 to 5 years. Failure to meet the residency requirements needed for the role may result in the withdrawal of provisional jobs offers.
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Before applying for this vacancy, current employees of DWP should check whether a successful application would result in changes to their terms & conditions of employment, e.g. mobility, pay, allowances. Civil Servants that would transfer into DWP from other government organisations, following successful application, will assume DWP's terms & conditions of employment current on the day they are posted, unless DWP has stated otherwise in writing.
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