Monthly Archives: June 2016

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DVLA is a Digital Leader

DVLA cleaned up at the 2016 Digital Leaders 100 awards ceremony scooping the Digital Public Sector Innovation and the overall Digital Leaders 100 Award. I attended with colleagues from Drivers Services Management team, proudly representing the agency.

To give a bit of background about the nominated service: On 8 June 2015, the driving licence counterpart was abolished and the digital version launched. Customers using this service can now view, share and check their driving licence without the hassle of an extra bit of paper.  The launch of this service marked the culmination of months of hard work from the team at DVLA and to date, more than 1 million customers a month are using the service.  Our digital services are built on saving customers time and this is exactly what this service does.

Share Driving Licence was the nominated service in both categories – this part of the service puts the customer in the driving seat and enables them to share their details, easily and safely.  This is a massive achievement for the whole team and everyone who has worked on the service from across the agency. We were in good company in this category competing with the Home Office, Surrey Council and The Metropolitan Police.

The team and I who worked on the service were sitting alongside our Chief Executive Oliver Morley and Non-Executive chair Lesley Cowley, all with bated breath waiting for the anouncement – we won!  Walking up to get the award with everyone was an amazing experience – it went by in an excited blur and then it was straight into an interview with Computer Weekly magazine.

The evening ended on the highest of highs when we were announced as the winner of the overall award, Digital Leaders 100.  This catapults DVLA to the top of the digital leader tree and it’s an accolade that we are immensely proud of.

That’s not the end though – as I said in my last blog, we continue to look at customer feedback to improve the service and offer even more value to our customers.  Watch this space.


Source: DVLA Blog News

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DVLA's new Chief Technology Officer needs you!

Dave Perry blog

I’m Dave Perry and I’ve just started my new role as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at DVLA.

My road to DVLA

I have worked in IT for 25 years, in a variety of different roles across a broad cross section of technologies and industries – from retail, pharmaceuticals, tech, government, IT consulting and latterly as UK IT Director for Game Digital. This agile delivery environment also included a large loyalty programme, wallet payment services, digital code distribution and API integration to third party multi-national organisations such as Sony and Microsoft. I also spent time working for the Metropolitan Police during their recent transition to a SIAM model.

The opportunity

I am hugely excited to be joining DVLA, working with such a great team and having the opportunity to continue the exemplar work that DVLA has already carried out on its digital transformation journey. The potential to touch virtually every household in the UK is a fantastic challenge and one that I welcome.

I’m particularly excited to be leading a high-performing team that already has a great reputation across government for innovation, rapid digital delivery, breaking into new technologies and new delivery models. DVLA has a new approach to IT delivery within government and plays a key part in building and growing a fresh digital community right here in Swansea.

DVLA is currently leading the way on delivering digital services for government and has been at the forefront of supporting the delivery of government IT strategy for a number of years; more recently, with in-sourced IT skills and capabilities. The Digital Economy Bill states, “Make the UK a world leader in digital provision – a place where technology ceaselessly transforms the economy, society and government.” This is what DVLA is doing by creating opportunities in IT and building quick and easy services for our customers.

And that’s where you come in

Over the next two years we will continue to build new digital services, designing them from direct customer engagement and getting off our legacy systems onto new, cloud-based platforms using emerging technologies. This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for anyone in the IT and change delivery sectors. The size, complexity and richness of our IT estate is difficult to match, as is the variety of customers we engage with, both corporately and through front line services.

We need skilled, enthusiastic and innovative staff to join our in-house teams to help us continue our digital evolution. We’re investing over £2m into ensuring we get the right people for the job and are committed growing the digital economy, locally and beyond.

If we’re talking your language, take a look at these roles and grades we’re currently looking for across our IT Directorate:

  • Software Engineers
  • Infrastructure Engineers
  • Solution Architects
  • Cyber Security Specialists
  • Technical Architects
  • Project Delivery & Support

We want experience, but we also relish investing in people; helping them learn, grow and evolve into high-performing individuals and teams.

Interested? Then come and join us!


Source: DVLA Blog News

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