DWP – Senior Dev Ops Engineer (D)

Closing date for applications: 15/02/2023
Specialist role
Summary of the work
The specialist will need to be a highly experienced (Practitioner level) Senior Dev Ops Engineer. Managing day to day support, technical leadership and guidance, creating a DevOps culture and implementing automation best practices. Upholding DWP values and working within Government Digital Standards.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
24 months with an optional extension period of up to 6 months
North West England
Organisation the work is for
DWP - Benefit Supporting Systems
Maximum day rate
Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The specialist will work with the existing DWP BPS Technical Service environment team.
What the specialist will work on
Senior Lead DevOps Engineering team providing support, technical leadership and guidance, creating a DevOps culture and implementing automation best practices. This will include coaching, mentoring and supporting your team, taking responsibility for their decision-making and their professional development.• Responsible for large blocks of work, employees in varied disciplines and with a wide span of leadership, breaking down user stories into tasks.• Design and manage the tactics for building reusable libraries, templates and services and own the development of medium-long term strategies for product lines within your Functional and Professional Communities.
Address where the work will take place
DWP Digital Corporate Hubs : Peel Park Blackpool or 2 St Peter's Square Manchester
Working arrangements
Specialist will work 5 working days per week. The specialist will be expected to attend site 40% of their working time in line with DWP's Hybrid working policy working remotely for the remainder of their time. Days of attendance on site will be as determined by DWP management. The specialist will be required to be online between the hours of 8:00AM - 17:00PM Monday to Friday
Security clearance
All suppliers must BPSS cleared and On-Shore.
Additional terms and conditions
How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
-1. Work well as the lead of a team and keep the team motivated to perform well; -Transfer knowledge gained through the team and be willing to share experiences across the wider department. -Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions -Is accountable and takes responsibility for their work -Can work with colleagues with little or no technical knowledge
Assessment methods
Evaluation weighting
Technical competence 75% Cultural fit 5% Price 20%
Essential skills and experience
  • Provide experience of working in a large scale organisation and/or Government or Public Sector within dev ops area especially AWS utilising Ansible Automation Platform (please state worked examples)
  • Demonstrate 3+ years in a practical DevOps role, with examples of assignments and key outcomes
  • Confirm Expert level AWS infrastructure build and operate experience, with examples of assignments and key outcomes
  • Demonstrate experience of managing infrastructure as code, catering for multiple environment differences, using Ansible Automation Platform within a govenrment organisation - share key objectives and goals reached
  • Demonstrable experience delivering CI/CD pipelines - state involvement in design/build/maintenance with examples
  • Demonstrate mentoring colleagues in automation, security, and reliability, within a DevOps context - explain a scenario and key outcome
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Demonstrate they have worked in regulated and controlled government environments - explain and give examples of governance structures and adherence to such

Closing date for applications: 15/02/2023

DWP – Senior Dev Ops Engineer (D)

Closing date for applications: 15/02/2023

Specialist role:



North West England


DWP - Benefit Supporting Systems

Maximum day rate:


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