Stage 1: Application
Your application will consist of two parts:
1. A Personal Details application form.
2. An uploaded curriculum vitae* including education, professional qualifications and full employment history, giving details of key achievements relevant to essential criteria below:
• Experience of leading on data engineering projects.
• Building team capability, through role modelling, mentoring and coaching.
• Experience in designing and building efficient, scalable, automated ETL/ELT pipelines.
• Exposure to cloud technologies and principles (AWS/Azure) of designing and developing data solutions on public cloud - AWS/Azure.
• Experience of one or more Programming Languages – eg SQL, Python, Scala, Shell scripting (BASH).
• Experience of one or more big data frameworks and associated processing and storage components.
The sift panel will use the information in your CV to assess your experience, skills and knowledge against the essential criteria above.
When giving details of your CV, you should therefore include details of the work and projects that you have been involved in, and your role therein. The CV is to be uploaded to your application as is not a separate box for completion on the application form.
For Hints and Tips on completing your application visit our blog Getting Hired at DWP Digital .
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.
Candidates are required to attach their CV as a separate additional document. Your CV must be in either PDF or word document format. Personal details including your name and address must be redacted. Please be aware that if your CV contains personal details it will not be progressed to the next stage of the recruitment process.
Please include all other information that you would customarily provide when presenting a CV as the sift panel use this information to assess your application.
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 following experiences:
• Inspiring and motivating peers and team members, giving direction and role modelling expected behaviours to deliver a shared vision.
• Challenge the status quo, continually look for better more efficient ways to do things. Embrace and adapt to change in your area, learning and developing to deal with it in the most efficient way.
• Taking responsibility for decisions, being confident and following process to apply good judgement and reasoning to arrive at a solution.
• Identifying gaps in your team member’s knowledge and skills and making plans to overcome these. Building capability though various mediums, ensuring your teams are empowered, skilled, confident and adaptable to handle ever changing customer needs.
Technical breadth – Demonstrate deep technical understanding for the role, to be able to constructively challenge and advise the team and other stakeholders.
Programming & Build - Collaborates with others when necessary to review specifications and code, uses and develops the right standards and tools to develop complex data solutions.
Interviews will take place from 7th October.
You will be asked to do a short (5 -10 minutes) presentation on a specific topic. Further details will be provided to candidates invited to interview.
If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes.
If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should:
Contact Government Recruitment Service via DigitalRecruitment.email@example.com as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs.
Complete the “Assistance required” section in the “Additional requirements” page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at interview, or if you’re deaf, a Language Service Professional.
A reserve list may be held for a period of 6 months from which further appointments can be made.
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 individuals 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.
Any move to DWP from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may however be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax Free Childcare. Determine your eligibility at https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
If successful and transferring from another Government Department a criminal record check may be carried out.
In order to process applications without delay, we will be sending a Criminal Record Check to Disclosure and Barring Service on your behalf. However, we recognise in exceptional circumstances some candidates will want to send their completed forms direct. If you will be doing this, please advise Government Recruitment Service of your intention by emailing Pre-EmploymentChecks.firstname.lastname@example.org stating the job reference number in the subject heading.
Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening, subject to a check on the Internal Fraud Database (IFD). This check will provide information about employees who have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty offences. This check also applies to employees who resign or otherwise leave before being dismissed for fraud or dishonesty had their employment continued. Any applicant’s details held on the IFD will be refused employment.
A candidate is not eligible to apply for a role within the Civil Service if the application is made within a 5 year period following a dismissal for carrying out internal fraud against government.
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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