Java Engineer

Department for Work and Pensions

Apply before 11:55 pm on Sunday 2nd October 2022

 

Details

Reference number

233822

Salary

」38,469 - 」75,781

Grade

Senior Executive Officer
Grade 7

Contract type

Permanent

Business area

DWP - Digital

Type of role

Digital

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time

Number of posts

5

Contents

These roles will be based in Birmingham. Please find further information on the Corporate hub locations here.

Summary

Are you looking for a Java development role that will challenge, engage you and empower you to actively seek solutions?

Do you want to solve complex engineering problems that will reach out to the lives millions of people through critical DWP services?

Are you collaborative, agile and test driven in your approach?

We池e looking for outstanding Java Engineers to design, build and maintain demanding and exciting government digital services.

You値l write code that changes the face of public services, helps people get the support they need, and helps transform the future of millions of people.

If you are interested in applying for this role, follow the instructions listed in the selection process details section below.

Email your CV touc.businesssupport@dwp.gov.uk

Job description

Our Java Engineers develop and support products and applications - with researchers, testers, architects, analysts and designers - as part of multi-functional agile delivery teams.

What really excites us is problem-solving. We have a unique opportunity to deliver innovative technology that carries real value for millions of users.

Our teams draw value from collaboration, actively seek input from colleagues and value ideas - from across disciplines, grades and job titles - over hierarchy.

You値l also be part of a supportive Engineering community of practice, over 200 other engineering experts from across the UK united by passion and purpose. We値l give you the tools and time to build your capability, with coaching, mentoring, qualifications and formal learning, meet-ups or whatever else works for you.

You値l join us in our new Birmingham Digital Hub, where we are building a skilled and creative Java Engineering team. You値l share a brilliant environment with colleagues from across DWP and wider government, making it the perfect place to collaborate and build networks.

Check out these blogs from DWP Digital.Meet the EngineerandWorking in DWP Digital

Responsibilities

The responsibilities are outlined in the job description above.

We use modern methods and work with some amazing tech and tooling. We're looking for applications from people with skills, knowledge and experience in the following:

Recent experience of Java (minimum version 8).

Developing on cloud based environments like AWS and Azure.

A good understanding of TDD and BDD.

SQL and noSQL database applications such as Postgres, MySQL, and MongoDB.

The skills to build up a useful, robust automated test suite to support a continuous deployment environment.

Knowledge and experience of APIs, RESTful services and Microservice Architectures.

Please see the Selection Process Details section for further information.

If you would like to learn more about the role, please contact louis.groom@dwp.gov.uk or sam.hackett@dwp.gov.uk.

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痴 Network, National Race Network, National Disability Network (THRIVE) and many more.

Salary Information

SEO Grade

Salary for this role is from 」38,469 (Band min) to 」41,480 (Band max).

Where the maximum salary of 」41,480 is offered, a Digital Allowance of up to 」15,000 per annum is available for exceptional candidates, based on our assessment of your skills and experience.

Grade 7

Salary for this role is from 」50,155 (Band min) to 」60,781 (Band max).

Where the maximum salary of 」60,781 is offered, a Digital Allowance of up to 」15,000 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.

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.

Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

See our vetting charter.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

Stage 1: Submit your CV via Email.

Please submit a copy of your CV (please ensure your CV highlights your skills and experience based on the essential criteria listed in the advert) touc.businesssupport@dwp.gov.uk


Stage 2: Coding Test

Once you have emailed your CV to the email address above, you will receive an email from our Engineering practice team inviting you to complete a Coding test remotely. You will have 5 days to complete this activity.

The sift panel will then assess your Coding Test and if successful your CV will then be sifted.

Stage 2: CV

If you pass the coding test, thesift panel will then assess your CV based on the Essential criteria listed below.

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.

Stage 3: Interview

If you池e successful with the Coding Test and CV sift you will be invited to a video interview via Microsoft Teams. There, you will be assessed against the experiences listed below;

Recent experience of Java (minimum version 8).

Developing on cloud based environments like AWS and Azure.

A good understanding of TDD and BDD.

SQL and noSQL database applications such as Postgres, MySQL, and MongoDB.

The skills to build up a useful, robust automated test suite to support a continuous deployment environment.

Knowledge and experience of APIs, RESTful services and Microservice Architectures.

Interviews will be held regularly throughout the advert being live, you will receive further details if you are invited to interview.

Sift and interview dates to be confirmed.

Further information:

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 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

Reasonable Adjustment

At DWP we value diversity and inclusion and actively encourage and welcome applications from everyone, including those that are underrepresented in our workforce.

We consider visible and non-visible disabilities, neurodiversity or learning differences, chronic medical conditions, or mental ill health. Examples include dyslexia, epilepsy, autism, chronic fatigue, or schizophrenia.

If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should:

Contact Government Recruitment Service via digital.recruitmentupdates@dwp.gov.uk as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs.

Complete the 迭easonable Adjustments section in the 鄭dditional 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池e deaf, a Language Service Professional.

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 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.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk 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痴 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.

If you are experiencing accessibility problems with any attachments on this advert, please contact the email address in the 'Contact point for applicants' section.

Appointment to the Civil Service is governed by the Civil Service Commission痴 Recruitment Principles. If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with these principles and you wish to make a complaint, you should in the first instance contact DWP by email:digital.recruitmentupdates@dwp.gov.uk

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission to visit Civil Service Commission.



Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
Further information on nationality requirements

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
This vacancy is part of the Great Place to Work for Veterans initiative.
Once this job has closed, the job advert will no longer be available. You may want to save a copy for your records.

Contact point for applicants

Job contact :

  • Name : Louis Groom
  • Email : louis.groom@dwp.gov.uk

Recruitment team :

  • Email : digital.recruitmentupdates@dwp.gov.uk

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