49 million reasons to work at the DVLA

If you want to work on exciting services,

On a massive scale,

Using the latest technology,

Then we’d like to hear from you!

At the DVLA we work to deliver award winning services that make a difference to the lives of every citizen in the UK.

We keep millions moving using cutting-edge technology to deliver the right outcomes for our customers.

If you’re looking for a challenge and have a passion for pushing the boundaries then you’ve come to the right place.

We have exciting and challenging roles and career paths from software engineering, to portfolio management. As one of the only in-house digital and technology teams in government it really is all about the people, which is why you’ll have access to all the learning and development you need – as well as opportunities to learn new skills and progress. You’ll also be part of a professional community, where you can share knowledge with like-minded people and help further your career to where you want it to go.

We offer a culture that values work-life balance with flexibility offered on how you work, as well as a competitive salary, pension and generous holiday entitlement.

Best in class services

As a team we focus on user needs, whether that is a citizen, an organisation or an internal user. We are committed to providing the most efficient, effective and secure services to meet the needs of a diverse and ever growing digitally aware customer base.

We are an exemplar in public sector innovation. Based in Swansea we benefit from the local culture of entrepreneurialism as well as the innovative use of technology. We currently provide 26 of our 63 high level services online with many of them being recognised externally as best in class.

Our tools and technology

Our digital services are built using modern tools and technologies. We use public cloud where possible, taking advantage of the cost, availability and performance advantages supplied by cloud providers.

Our services are comprised of small loosely-coupled components that can be swapped in and out and deployed independently. Our aspiration is to be able to move implementations across different cloud platforms. This means we focus on cloud native solutions, packaged as Docker containers and orchestrated using Kubernetes. However, with our eye on the future, we have taken advantage of serverless computing for our API platform, utilising products such as AWS API Gateway, Cognito and Lambda.

We support a number of programming languages, frameworks and runtime engines, including Java, React and Node.js. With our move to immutable infrastructure our software and infrastructure is defined in code, and deployed through our continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipeline.