Swansea, Neath Port Talbot
Salary: £37,803 – £42,991 depending on skills and experience. We may offer an additional ‘DigiTec Allowance’ of up to £4,000 for candidates who demonstrate a high level of capability during assessment.
Are you an experienced Software Engineer who has a genuine ambition and aim to succeed within an organisation which reaches over 49 million people a year?
Would you like to work with leading serverless and cloud based technologies?
Well look no further as we have an opportunity for you!
The DVLA deliver wide reaching digital services to the UK public and industry. We maintain the national record of vehicles and drivers. If you have applied for a driving licence, changed vehicle, re-licensed your vehicle or completed a vehicle enquiry you would have used one of our services.
This is an exciting time to join us, as one of the agile, cloud and technological leaders within the government, we are constantly pushing boundaries to find, develop and introduce new and innovative technological advancements. We work with a range of industry leading solutions including Docker, Kubernetes and Spinnaker, as well as cloud based and serverless technologies.
As part of our business services and utilities, you’ll be working with Java and SpringBoot alongside tools like OpenAPI, and Lombok. You don’t need to be a specialist in Java but you will need a passion for creating clean, maintainable and secure applications using an object-oriented language.
We’re also building serverless solutions where it makes sense and we’re actively working to understand how to push this further. If you’re already working in this space or think this sounds like a good challenge, please get in touch.
As part of our ongoing mission to support and develop all staff within the DVLA, we will help you to achieve certification in areas such as AWS and Java, as well as giving you the freedom and support necessary to perform in your role and continuously develop your skill set.
Our teams specialise in one of the above areas and we’re looking for hardworking and motivated people with the right experience to join and help us grow. You will be working along side our cloud infrastructure colleagues where you’ll get to collaborate and participate in cross-team events and communities.
Some of the outstanding projects you could be working on in the future include:
• Providing API’s that allow car retailers to issue registration numbers and capture the registration of all new vehicle sales in the UK.
• The DVLA digital payment service that helps us collect around 6 billion pounds a year
• The Tachograph services used to register and maintain data on all of the UKs professional drivers
Responsibilities • Developing software within an agile software development team
• Working closely with business analysts and agile delivery managers to prepare and review user stories and tasks.
• Ensuring good engineering practices and knowledge sharing within your team
• Mentoring other specialists within your team
• Working with the wider engineering community to define engineering standards and shared code
Please see attached Role Profile for an in-depth view of the post
Do you have one or more technical passion such as Java, front-end development, security or serverless?
To be successful in this role you will need experience working as a software engineer across multiple teams and projects. You will also need experience developing software using modern technologies and tools. You will need to be comfortable in using modern CI/CD tooling. You will have a tried understanding in IT based languages such as Java, Ruby/Ruby Rails, C#, C++ or a related subject area.
You need to have a passion for modern software development technologies and standard methodologies. You would need to have had to communicate with engineering peers and business partners.
At the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) our work matters. Impacting the lives of over 49 million people in the UK, we do more than provide driving licenses and number plates.
We’re at the forefront of digital within government, with a focus on moving away from traditional paper based transactions to new IT driven solutions. We aim to provide an excellent digital service to our customers.
We are an exemplar of supporting employee wellbeing! We invest in you, provide opportunities to learn new skills and as a result, give you the confidence to carry out your role. Our commitment to your learning and development guarantees that everyone at DVLA can reach their highest potential…… click apply for full job details