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DVSA follows DVLA in bringing digital capability in-house

David Bicknell Published 27 October 2015

Agency looks for digital delivery leads, a digital software engineer and digital quality and test engineers


The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has followed the example of its sister agency, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), and taken its first steps towards bringing digital capability in-house.

DVSA, which is responsible for the driving test and regulating MOT garages, was formed in April 2014 following the merger of the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) and the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA).

Each year, it conducts around 1.6m practical car driving tests and oversees the processing of over 30m MOT tests.

Previously, it relied on large 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. Now it is bringing its digital capability in-house.

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."

The transition closely follows the recent move by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), which has just completed creating its digital team in-house in Swansea.

During the initial recruitment phase , the DVSA says it will be looking for:

- Digital delivery leads to lead on developing in-house digital delivery capability and embed Agile methodologies
- A 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

The closing date for applications is November 6.


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