Technical Infrastructure Engineer - Platform Shift

19 Nov 2021
02 Dec 2021
Contract Type


Swansea - DVLA supports flexible working, and as an IT department we are currently working from home. We are working towards introducing a hybrid model, under which working arrangements will be driven by the requirements of your role in agreement with your line manager. However, there will be a requirement for our Engineers to work on site as and when required.

About the job Summary

At DVLA, we encourage applications from everyone, particularly groups currently underrepresented in our workforce. We pride ourselves on the positive impact diversity has and promote inclusivity and equality of opportunity for all. Our recruitment process is anonymised, which means that your name, date of birth and other personal details will not be seen by the sift panel.

Technical Infrastructure Engineer - Platform Shift 

Salary: £30,734

Location: Swansea 

Do you have experience with Linux, Wintel or AIX?

Are you looking to develop your career supporting large IT services?

If so, this role will provide the challenge you are looking for!

Job description

We are looking for Platform Shift Engineers to help build world class digital services; you'll be part of a team delivering both change and service excellence. You will be supporting programmes that help migrate legacy technology onto newer, cloud-based platforms shaping and delivering numerous projects of varying size, risk and complexity - paving the way for the future business and service transformation.

Our services have reach into every household in the UK, the size and scale would be the envy of any UK ecommerce service provider - a fabulous opportunity to make a difference.

Candidates are required to be available on a rota basis to undertake out of hours activities and on call cover to support delivery of the service and work within a shift system covering 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. An indicative shift allowance of 35% is applicable.

If you would like more information about the shift patterns, please contact us using the email address provided.

To find out more about this role and how to apply, please click 'Apply at advertiser's site' at the bottom of the page.


You will have the opportunity to:

• Work on your own initiative
• Take responsibility for large and small changes – including building and designing components, platforms and tools
• Analyse and resolve service delivery issues
• Follow and/or contribute to the development of documented processes
• Monitor technology performance and identify opportunities to improve it – continual improvement ethos
• Develop and maintain good relationships with stakeholders across the business
• Work as part of a team to provide knowledge, help and advice
• Develop own skills and actively coach and develop others
• Develop an understanding of DVLA's services
• Develop deeper technical knowledge and understanding

Please see the Role Profile for an in-depth view of the post. (Role profile is for an Infrastructure Engineer to coincide with existing framework)

About You

The ideal candidate would need to be an excellent communicator, able to collaborate with colleagues and customers. Technically you would have worked with a range of systems including AIX, Linux and Wintel, and are able to work within a technical framework. You will also need to be able to demonstrate evidence of diagnosing and resolving problems and escalated customer issues. You would also be able to evidence defining and implementing technical best practice.

We strive to ensure that DVLA is a great place to work where everybody can be their true self, be treated with dignity and respect, and according to their individual needs. We have 6 staff network groups run by staff to support their colleagues: Freedom (LGBT), Ability (Disabilities), Gender Equality, Unity (Ethnicity), Mental Health Network and Carers Support Network.

Working for the DVLA Digital Team
At the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) our work matters. We’re at the forefront of digital within government, providing new and improved services that are reliable, easy to use and offer value for money for our customers. With over 49 million driver records and over 40 million vehicle records, the opportunity to work at this scale is unrivalled across the region. Our services generate billions in revenue and make a difference to the lives of 9 out of 10 households in the UK.

If you would like to read more about the great opportunities with the DVLA Digital Team then click here

Our people are transforming our digital services, head over to our DVLA Digital Services Blog  to read about what we have been up to.


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

  • Working Together

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • SFIA Framework - IT Infrastructure (ITOP) - Level 3
  • SFIA Framework - Requirements Definition and Management (REQM) - Level 3
  • SFIA Framework -Technical Specialism (TECH) - Level 4


• Learning and development tailored to your role
• An environment with flexible working options
• A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
• A Civil Service pension
• We encourage a great work-life balance
• Best in class Learning & Development
• Digital communities
• Generous salary and pension
• On-site gym plus personal training
• On-site nursery, restaurants and coffee bar
• 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays), increasing by 1 each year (up to 30) & 1 extra day for the Queen’s birthday
• Range of staff groups to support all our colleagues
• Free parking
• Buy and sell annual leave

To find out more about the great opportunities and benefits of working at DVLA, click here  or read our blogs .

Things you need to know Security

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

See our vetting charter.

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Experience and Technical skills.

We are closely monitoring the situation regarding the coronavirus, and will be following central Government advice as it is issued. There is therefore a risk that recruitment to this post may be subject to change at short notice. In addition, where appropriate, you may be invited to attend a video interview.

Please continue to follow the application process as normal and ensure that you check your emails regularly as all updates from us will be sent to you this way.

How to Apply

As part of the application process you will be asked to complete a CV. Further details around what this will entail are listed on the application form.

To apply please click 'Apply at advertiser's site' at the bottom of the page. You will be required to submit a CV providing detailed evidence of your experience of the following:

• Significant experience of working with a range of systems including Wintel or AIX.
• Evidence of defining and implementing technical best practice.
• Ability to work within a technical framework.
• Evidence of diagnosing and resolving problems and escalated customer issues.

An initial sift of your CV will be conducted against the above criteria, if demonstrated you will be contacted to attend a video interview.

The sift is due to take place on 3rd December 2021.

Interviews will be held from 10th December 2021.

This interview will be conducted via a video interview, details of which will be provided to you should you be selected for interview.

We will try to meet the dates set out in the advert. There may be occasions when these dates will change. You will be provided with sufficient notice of the confirmed dates.

If invited to interview, this may consist of a range of question types. These could include questions around behaviours and how you would respond in any situation as well as specific examples of things you have done.

The selection process will be designed specifically for the role. As a result, your assessment could include:
• an interview.

You’re encouraged to become familiar with the role profile, as you may be assessed against any of the criteria recorded within.

The Department for Transport alongside other Government Departments recruit using Success Profiles. This means for each role we consider what you will need to demonstrate in order to be successful. This gives us the best possible chance of finding the right person for the job, drives up performance and improves diversity and inclusivity.

For further information on Success Profiles visit our Careers website.

Please take note that DVLA does not hold a UK Visa & Immigration (UKVI) Skilled Worker License sponsor and are unable to sponsor any individuals for Skilled Worker Sponsorship.

If you are experiencing accessibility problems with any attachments on this advert, please contact the email address in the 'Contact point for applicants' section

Further Information

To learn more about applying for a role within the Department for Transport, visit the Application Process page of our Careers website.

Before submitting your application, we encourage you to visit our Things You Need to Know page for further information about applying for a role within the Department for Transport and the Civil Service.

Throughout this job advert there are links to the DfT Careers website, which provides you further information to support your application. Should you be unable to access the information on our website, please email for assistance.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals

Further information on nationality requirements

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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