DevOps Engineer at Department for Work & Pensions, Birmingham, Blackpool, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield, 12 Months, £Contract Rate

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  • Birmingham, Blackpool, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield
  • Jul 05, 2024
6 Months or more Information Technology

Contract Description


DevOps Engineer – Inside IR35

Contract Term: 12 Months

Contracting Authority: DWP

Location: Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, Newcastle, Birmingham or Blackpool (Hybrid)


The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare, pensions, and child maintenance policy. As the UK’s biggest public service department, it administers the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to around 20 million claimants and customers. As such, we operate on a scale that is almost unmatched anywhere in Europe and most people in Britain come into contact with us at some point in their lives.

Working with DWP, you will be helping us to drive our priorities to:

  • Run an effective welfare system that enables people to achieve financial independence by providing assistance and guidance into employment
  • Increase saving for, and security in later life
  • Create a fair and affordable welfare system which improves the life chances of children
  • Deliver outstanding services to our customers and claimants
  • Deliver efficiently: transform the way we deliver our services to reduce costs and increase productivity




DMACR is a project team in Data as a Service responsible for transferring data from and to an external provider (HMCTS) with a backend on the DWP systems. It requires a good understanding of data movement, ETL and is coded in Python, Pyspark, based on an AWS serverless platform.

Experienced DEVOPS engineer required to support Data as a Service products, providing scalability, ETL, and supportable infrastructure as code products. Providing upskilling support to junior members of the team.

Skills/Knowledge Required

  • AWS, preferably with experience in serverless architectures.
  • Holding credentials such as AWS Professional grades would be desirable but is NOT essential.
  • Terraform – in depth knowledge and experience of Terraform required, especially around writing reusable and modularised code to current coding standards
  • Gitlab – good working experience and knowledge of Gitlab especially in the area of pipelines, deployment, creation and use. Integration with Ansible or other CaC beneficial
  • Big Data – coding in Python and Pyspark, especially in relation to ETL functions and data quality are desirable.  We do NOT need a full stack Python coder, but the ability to understand and use existing Python/Pyspark is essential.


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Disability confident

As a member of the disability confident scheme, DWP guarantees to interview all candidates who have a disability and who meet all the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where we have a high volume of candidates who have a disability who meet all the essential criteria, we will interview the best candidates from within that group.

If you qualify for the above, please notify us on

We will be in touch to discuss your suitability and arrange your Guaranteed Interview.

Should you require reasonable adjustments at any point during the recruitment process or if there is a more accessible way for us to communicate, please do let me know.



In applying for this role, you acknowledge the following, this role falls in scope of the Off Payroll Working in the Public Sector legislation. Any rates of payment quoted will reflect the gross rate per day for the assignment and will be subject to appropriate taxes and statutory costs. As such the payment to the intermediary and your income resulting from this contract will be different.


Please be aware that this role can only be worked within the UK and not Overseas.