This week, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has made a significant step forward in bringing high tech digital capability in-house by starting the first phase in its search for “high calibre” digital recruits.
The DVSA’s sister agency, The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), recently finalised its in-house digital team in Swansea.
Who is the DVSA?
The DVSA was formed in April 2014, following the merger of the Driving Standards Agency and the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency.
The agency improves road safety in Great Britain by “setting standards for driving and motorcycling” and making sure “drivers, vehicle operators and MOT garages follow roadworthiness standards”. It also provides a range of licensing, testing, education and enforcement services.
Every year, the DVSA conducts around 1.6 million practical car driving tests and oversees the processing of more than 30 million MOT tests.
‘An exciting phase for DVSA’s development’
Hitherto the DVSA has depended on big IT contractors to develop services, such as the online driving test booking service or the new cloud-based service that garages use to record MOT test results.
Director of Digital Services and Technology, James Munson, said:
“Bringing digital capability in-house will enable the progression of our ambitious agenda to create and develop services that will meet our customers’ needs in a dynamic environment.
“This is an exciting phase for DVSA’s development and I am confident that we will be able to source and find the right people to help deliver the digital transformation in an agile way that will keep us moving forward.”
During the first recruitment phase, the DVSA will be looking for:
- Digital Delivery Leads to lead on developing in-house digital delivery capability and embed Agile methodologies
- Digital Software Engineer to focus on developing and delivering software and data management solutions, using Agile methodologies
- Digital Quality and Test Engineers to deliver scalable testing capability and develop a Testing Centre of Excellence
Interested applicants can reportedly visit the Civil Service Jobs website in the first instance, to find out how to apply for any of the above or to register their interest for future vacancies.