How to Apply
As part of the application process you will be asked to complete a CV. Further details around what this will entail are listed on the application form.
When considering applying please look at how your experience relates to the role, and within your CV please provide detailed evidence of your experience of the following:
Considerable experience in automation development using recognised programming languages
Leading and fostering automation in all aspects of test
Practical experience of CI/CD (Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment)
The Software Development engineer in Test
role currently sits within a Market Force Led (MFL) capability-based pay framework and your basic salary could increase/decrease based on the outcomes of an annual capability assessment. Details of the MFL pay framework policy and principles are available in the attached summary.
Sift & Interview Dates
The sift is due to take place on the 30th September 2021.
Interviews are likely to be held the week commencing 11th October 2021.
This interview will be conducted via a video interview, details of which will be provided to you should you be selected for interview.
We will try to meet the dates and locations set out in the advert. There may be occasions when these dates and locations will change. You will be provided with sufficient notice of the confirmed dates and locations.
DVLA supports flexible working, and as an IT Department we are currently working from home. We are working towards introducing a hybrid model, under which working arrangements will be driven by the requirements of your role in agreement with your line manager.
Please note that any part of the Role Profile could be tested at sift/interview.
If invited to interview, this may consist of a range of question types. These could include questions around behaviours and how you would respond in any situation as well as specific examples of things you have done.
The selection process will be designed specifically for the role. As a result, your assessment could include:
an interview and technical exercise (eg presentation, written exercise etc)
Youre encouraged to become familiar with the role profile, as you may be assessed against any of the criteria recorded within.
The Department for Transport alongside other Government Departments recruit using Success Profiles. This means for each role we consider what you will need to demonstrate in order to be successful. This gives us the best possible chance of finding the right person for the job, drives up performance and improves diversity and inclusivity.
For further information on Success Profiles visit our Careers website
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