DWP Digital Company Profile

DevOps Engineer - Shape the Change for 22M+ users at DWP Digital (Manchester, UK)

About the Employer

Job Description

Do you want to be part of something really big?

BPDTS Ltd provides dedicated services to the Department for Work and Pensions. Our digital, data and technology specialists work closely with experts in DWP Digital’s community to make digital services quicker, simpler and more efficient for the millions of people that use them.

We are looking for Lead Dev Ops Engineers and Senior Dev Ops Engineers to work with us on one of the largest transformation programmes in Europe, providing services that have far-reaching and pivotal roles in citizens’ lives. In BPDTS a relaxed culture empowers our teams to focus entirely on the incredible outcomes we’re trying to achieve.

We know that better digital services in government will mean better public services, with the power to make a difference to lives of 22 million UK citizens. Our fast growing digital community is driving that change.

You and your role

We’re looking for exceptional DevOps Engineers who have proven experience in the development, deployment and support of software applications and services that are focused on stability, availability and quality.

Our Lead and Senior DevOps Engineers are responsible for leading a number of multi-functional agile delivery teams, guiding the Engineering team to build in quality, using industry best practices, to the products that make up our citizen services.

We’re looking for candidates who can champion technical evolution within the organisation, and find, test, agree and adopt emerging technologies while maintaining a pragmatic focus on delivering user needs efficiently.

You are someone who can work with the DevOps Engineering community to ensure security, stability and capacity are embedded in the development and deployment of our citizen services and help further build our DevOps Engineering capability and provide career development for our existing Software/DevOps Community.

What are we looking for?

  • You have extensive experience of using, operating, patching and securing Linux operating systems like RHEL
  • You’ve got xtensive experience of configuration management software like Puppet or Ansible and scripting languages like BASH, Perl or Python
  • You have lots of experience of deploying, supporting and patching public, cloud-based applications that are repeatable, scalable, resilient and highly available (including APIs and microservices)
  • You skilled in modifying and maintaining systems and code developed by other engineers
  • You can lead DevOps Engineers in a complex, multi-disciplinary environment, delivering products within specific time-scales and engaging with multiple senior stakeholders.

Where will you work?

We have easy-to-reach digital hubs in Leeds. Our hubs are designed for and by members of our digital community. We provide the latest tech and tooling and foster a collaborative culture to help our agile, multidisciplinary teams think big and try new things.

What is our offer?

  • We’ll reward you with a very competitive salary of up to £89,995 for the Lead Dev Ops role and £71,560 Senior Dev Ops<
  • You will be eligible for a pension with employer contributions of up to 10%
  • We can offer you a performance related annual bonus of up to 10%
  • We’ll help you balance your life and work
  • We’ll give you a generous leave allowance, with the option to buy and sell extra days

We also offer much more as part of a flexible benefits package - including a cycle to work scheme and lots of family friendly perks - which can be tailored to your lifestyle.

Building our future

We believe the work we do really matters, so we’re serious about investing in you.

You’ll have access to a huge suite of training and learning opportunities to complement the new skills you’ll acquire on the job. You’ll get the chance to share knowledge and with colleagues from across our digital communities, and to grow your skills through our coaching and mentoring programmes


For more info and to continue your application, click apply.

You'll be taken to our application portal where you'll be asked to quickly register, upload a CV and complete a really short detail form.

For more information contact viv.vayapooree@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

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