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Lead Site Reliability Engineer

Department of Work && Pensions



£66860 - £89392/annum


Posted: 18/03/2023

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Lead Site Reliability Engineer: Up to £89,392, 27% pension, hybrid working, flexible hours, investment in your L&D and career growth and lots more…

Looking for a chance to Lead SREs in an organisation with scale, complexity and a unique purpose?

Are you an SRE leader, with the stakeholder management and problem-solving skills to match your technical expertise?

DWP. Digital with Purpose.

We have a great opportunity to join our community of experts at DWP Digital as a Lead Site Reliability Engineer

DWP is the UK's largest government department. We help people into work and make payments worth over £195bn a year to support some of the most vulnerable people in our society.

Our DWP Digital teams are driving a once-in-a-generation transformation of government services, using fresh ideas and leading-edge technologies to create innovative, scalable and user-centric digital solutions.

You'll help change the face of public services used by nearly every person in the UK, at key moments in their lives. The scale of what we do is extraordinary, and our purpose is unique. We'd love you to join us.

Delivery. Work. Projects.

As a Lead Site Reliability Engineer you will lead an in-house team of brilliant senior SREs who are each accountable for the reliability of DWP business and citizen-facing applications.

You will collaborate with product owners and other senior stakeholders across the business to define, monitor, and dashboard performance of these applications.

We'll look to you to balance the priorities of your SRE team. Together you'll ensure the safe onboarding of applications and support continuous improvements to live applications.

Your team will support and carry out incident management and root cause analysis, looking to you for expertise when they need it.

We work in agile, multi-disciplinary teams, and will work with development teams from the design phase to help influence them using your vision for best practice and high quality as they build, maintain and modernise applications.

What skills, knowledge or experience will you need?

Significant experience of scripting to automate processes, removing toil including infrastructure and configuration as code.
Proven experience of application and network protocols including port management and certificate management.
High level experience of building and improving CI / CD Pipelines.
Knowledge and experience of resolution of complex technical incidents.
Significant experience of reliability engineering including capacity and performance management through monitoring, logging and alerting.
Significant experience of orchestration platforms and tools for hosting and managing containerised applications.
Significant experience of engaging with wider Engineering community and stakeholders at multiple levels to provide guidance, feedback and support. Sharing knowledge and good practice.

Details. Wages. Perks.

You'll join us in your choice of our digital hubs in Blackpool, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle or Sheffield.

We also have all the tools and tech we need to enable our people to work flexibly. We work a hybrid model with a mix of home working and time in the office.

In return for your skills, we offer a competitive pay of up to £89,392.

You'll be eligible for a brilliant civil service pension with employer contributions of 27.9% of salary, worth close to £21,000 a year.

You'll get a generous leave package starting at 26 days, plus all the usual bank holidays, and the option to take extra days off on flexi leave.

We also have a broad benefits package built around your work-life balance which includes:

Flexible working, flexi hours and flexi days
Hybrid working: some time in a hub with the team, some time at home
Family-friendly policies
Time off volunteering and charitable giving
Bring your authentic self to work with 'I Can Be Me in DWP'
Discounts and savings on shopping, fun days out and more
Interest-free loans to buy a bike or a season ticket
Working in an award-winning environment and culture
Professional development, coaching, mentoring and career progression opportunities. Process.

Stage 1: Application

Stage 2: Interview

We know how valuable your time is. We have a clear and succinct hiring process with only TWO STAGES.

Click the apply now to see the full job description and get started with the next step in your career at DWP Digital

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