GDS looks to bolster team behind ‘Government as a Platform’ project


The Government Digital Service (GDS) is seeking to hire a new product manager to strengthen the team working on its GOV.UK Pay service.

GOV.UK Pay builds technical integrations with payment service providers to make it easier for services across central government to take online payments. It will also decrease processing costs for government.

The GDS is building the service with government departments, payment service providers, and the public sector.

GOV.UK Pay is currently in Beta in organisations including Companies House, the Environment Agency, the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice.

The GDS is seeking for a new product manager to create, support and continuously improve GOV.UK Pay, working with multidisciplinary teams to create, support and continuously improve products that meet user needs.

The selected candidate needs to take product through discovery, alpha, beta and live phases of development in order to make government services simpler, easier and faster to use.

According to a job description posted online, the credit and debit card payment side of GOV.UK is operational, with work continuing on additional products including direct debit, e-wallet and cash payments.

The ad states, “You will own a product backlog and contribute to roadmaps, be a champion for user needs, and make data-driven decisions. You will represent your team and communicate plans and progress through various channels including blogs, demos and conferences.”

The GDS said it will prefer for a candidate who is familiar with transaction services, and who has experience working on a product that processes digital payments, and familiarity with the relevant security accreditation, including experience with running a PCI compliant service.

Candidates interested in applying for the position have until 26 June 2017 to put their names forward. Interviews are expected to take place in the first week of July at GDS’s new Whitechapel building, London, E1 8DX.

GDS is offering a salary in the range of £48,000 and £52,242 for the role.