Platform Lead

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  • Job Reference 32608
  • SALARY & BENEFITS £47,584 - £54,237 plus an additional allowance of up to £10,000 for exceptional candidates
Job Description

Want to work on digital services which help keep millions of people safe every year? Could you make a real difference in an award-winning digital team?

If you want great employee benefits, flexible working arrangements and the chance to play a key role in digital road safety services, we’d love to hear from you

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency is expanding its digital team. We work on high-profile digital products used by millions of people every year. We need your skills to keep us at the forefront of technology.

And we really are at the forefront: our digital products and apps use machine learning and artificial intelligence, virtual reality, CGI and serverless solutions.

Our digital-first vision is underpinned by a clear strategy which allows our staff to develop and grow. There’s never been a better time to join DVSA Digital.


Roles Responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  • Systems design and process optimisation
  • Building maintainable value-based services to meet customer need.
  •  Live support
  • Cross-Government and industry working.

Please see the attached Job Description for an in-depth view of the post.

About you

You will also have:

  • Substantive experience with cloud providers such as AWS, Azure, GCP
  • Expert understanding of AWS infrastructure environment design and management and implementation
  • Strong technical background with configuration management tools such as Terraform, Puppet, Chef, Ansible and Salt to automate infrastructure builds.
  •  Experience administering common open source databases such as MySQL, Postgres, DynamoDB
  • Previous experience coordinating a team of DevOps engineers
  • Good familiarity with common network protocols – TCP/IP, HTTP, TLS
  • Good exposure to common network technologies such as firewalls, switching, MPLS, DNS
  • Understanding of application deployment strategies, continuous integration and version control with tools such as Git and Jenkins.
  • Familiarity with Linux system administration
  • Experience / understanding of complex, multi-server services in high-availability environments

We are committed to encouraging and enabling our staff to develop in and above their role and will support you through further development opportunities/qualifications.


We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Delivering at Pace
  • Changing and Improving
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Leadership
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Working Together

Being part of our brilliant Civil Service means you will have access to a wide range of fantastic benefits.

This includes:
– a generous annual leave entitlement,
– attractive pension options,
– flexible working,
– good career development opportunities,
– a variety of career paths,
– inclusive working environments and much more to support a healthy work/life balance.