Lead Solution Architect (Workplace Computing) Department for Work & Pensions

Reference 80287
Number of vacancies 1
Location Blackpool or Newcastle
Salary £60,740 — £80,000 per annum
Work hours 37 per week (flexible working)
Employment type Permanent
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 29 November 2020

Job description

DWP. Digital with Purpose.
We’re looking for a Lead Solution Architect with a background in Workplace Computing to join DWP Digital’s growing community of experts.

You’ll work as part of our Technology Services team to provide the foundations for the development and operation of digital services used by 22 million people and worth £170bn in payments each year.

Our team is made up of 1,500 colleagues working collaboratively across 10 portfolio-led teams in a fast-moving environment. Our teams deliver an end-to-end suite of digital products and services that support DWP colleagues and citizens in an ever-evolving technology landscape. We do this by putting users and quality of service at the heart of what we do.

• Large scale enterprise solutions, incorporating COTS
• End User Computing technologies
• Prototyping
• Communication
• Networking / Influencing

Delivering Workplace Computing Products.
You’re a leader. You’ll work with engineering teams to support the design, development, delivery and maintenance of our IT products and services.

In this role you lead on large projects or programmes within the Workplace Computing Product (primarily the Cloud First Project).

You will develop product roadmaps and represent product designs at Digital Design boards, providing clear communication of architecture design and decision making, to get the approval we need to proceed.

You’ll work on genuinely large scale and complex projects to deliver and support technical design to meet user needs and business objectives.

You ensure technical quality. You can influence Enterprise architecture principles and roadmaps, while also providing expert advice to Solution Architects which will drive decisions around technology choices for products.

You’ll be an expert voice in our community. You’ll have a vital role in leading discussions with senior stakeholders. And you will create solution options and recommendations during project discovery and inception phases that really influence what and how we deliver in DWP.

Where will you work?
You’ll join our team with a base office at one of our Digital Hubs at either Blackpool OR Manchester.

We have the tech and tools we need to enable our people to work flexibly, and many of us are working remotely at the moment due to COVID-19.

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

We’re the UK’s biggest government department with over 80,000 diverse and brilliant people on our team. 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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