Lead Solution Architect – Enterprise Content Management Department for Work & Pensions



Number of vacancies



Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle-upon-Tyne OR Sheffield


£60,740 — £80,000 per annum

Work hours

37 per week (flexible working)

Employment type


Job benefits

We have a broad benefits package built around your work-life balance which includes:

• Flexible working
• Family friendly policies
• Volunteering and charitable giving
• Discounts and savings on shopping, fun days out and more
• Interest-free loans to buy a bike or a season ticket
• Sports and social activities
• Learning and development, including coaching, mentoring, qualifications and accreditation
Work in an environment shortlisted for a Best Place to Work in Digital Award
• Career progression opportunities and lots more

Closing date

18 April 2021

Job description

DWP. Digital with Purpose.
DWP is the largest government department. We provide services and support to over 22 million people, and make payments worth over £195bn every year. There are over 110,000 colleagues and agents working with us and, right now, helping us lead the response to Covid-19.

We’re driven by an extraordinary purpose. In DWP Digital we’re transforming the products and services we deliver to make them work better for the people who need them.

And our pension offer is amazing – with circa 27% contributions from your employer – so you’re working towards a better future for you and your family while helping to create better futures for millions of others in the UK.

We also want to ensure our people have a really good work/life balance. You’ll enjoy the benefits of flexible working, including flexi time which means you can manage how and when you work and also take extra days off.

Delivery. Work. Projects.
We are looking for a Lead Solution Architect – Enterprise Content Management to lead the DWP Electronic Document and Record Management Service (EDRMS).

EDRMS is an end-to-end service instrumental in providing a faster, more efficient and seamless notification service to DWP colleagues and citizens. We’re also helping drive down DWP’s reliance on paper based forms of communication.

Managing several projects at once, you’ll design technical solutions (products and services), using Document Management technologies, like OpenText Documentum, to meet user needs and align with DWP technical strategy and standards.

You have the skills to manage a varied stakeholder environment and set the pace for delivery. You’ll work with internal teams and external suppliers to make sure we deliver successfully a consistent set of solution views, that communicate and describe the construction of the solution to all stakeholders.

This is yours to own. You’ll in charge of product architecture, product roadmaps and presenting product designs and recommendations at governance forums providing clear communication of architecture design and recommendations so we get approval to proceed.

This is a specialist role for a real expert. We’ll ask you provide expert advice to other Solution Architects, drive technology choice decisions and help build capability in our DWP Architecture community.

Using Hybrid Cloud in the Public Sector…

Life as a technical architect at DWP Digital…

My life as an enterprise architect in DWP Digital…

Inside the mind of a security architect

My surprise on returning to DWP Digital

Where will you work?
For this role, you’ll join our team with a base office at one of our Digital Hubs at either Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle OR Sheffield.

Please click this link to have a look here to find out more about what is on offer at each site.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, gender, race or sexuality.

We provide the latest tech and tooling and foster a collaborative culture to help our agile, multidisciplinary teams think big and try new things. You will work alongside people who care passionately about public service, making a difference and delivering for our customers.

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If you have any questions of you want to discuss the role before you apply get in touch via danny.winch@dwp.gov.uk

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