Lead Technical Architect (Solution) Department for Work & Pensions


Reference 29925
Number of vacancies 1
Location Manchester
Salary £63,052 — up to £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
• Career progression opportunities and lots more

Closing date 19 January 2020

Job description

DWP. Digital with Purpose.

We’re looking for an experienced Technical Solution Architect to join our growing community of experts and leaders. DWP is leading a once in a generation programme of welfare reform and you’ll drive forward a key part of one of the biggest and highest-profile digital transformation programmes in the world.

DWP currently has an enormously ambitious and challenging agenda, often working in partnership with the private and voluntary sector. We provide services and support to over 20 million people, are responsible for over 730 million benefit payments each year.

At the heart of this massive agenda is the digital transformation of the services the DWP provides, which will radically improve how government interacts with people. The services will be easier and swifter to access; the time taken to develop new services will be decreased and the cost of delivery reduced significantly.

You and your role
As a Lead Solution Architect in the Fraud, Error & Debt (FED) function you will lead a team of solution & technical architects, specialists in their domain. We’re a huge and complex organisation, with architectural challenges you just don’t find anywhere else. And we make £billions payments every year, so FED is a really significant area for us.

Representing the FED function at Design Authority, you will ensure architectural approaches adhere to a Cloud & service re-use first strategy.

You will be responsible for the supporting of the design, development, delivery and maintenance of IT products and services in FED, as well as liaising with other functional units to ensure a seamless integration with other services.

An expert in your field and a role model across the technical architecture community, you will lead the community and build high quality products and services.

Blending technical leadership, architecture and development skills, you’ll grow our architectural capability across DWP, and coach/mentor other architects.

Please click this hyperlink to check out a great blog from John Banks, Lead Technical Architect for Citizen Information, for a flavour of what we do and a look at some of the big challenges you could take on here at DWP Digital:

What skills and experience are we looking for?
• Experience in delivering large scale, multi-million pound solutions building on top of industry standard COTS packages.

• Architecture design and modelling techniques, tools and standards.

• Software & infrastructure architecture, frameworks, technologies, tools and best practice.

• Agile, DevOps and Continuous Integration (CI) & Continuous Delivery (CD) delivery methodologies, tools and best practice.

• Application and integration architecture, frameworks, technologies, tools and best practice.

• Cloud and infrastructure architecture, frameworks, technologies, tools and best practice.

Click this link to check out tips for getting hired here at DWP Digital

Where will you work?
You’ll join our team at our digital hub in Manchester. Based in the city centre and easily accessible by tram, bus or rail, our facilities include a TechBar, café, cycle shelter, showers, Wudu washing facilities.

Have a closer look at the facilities via this link.

Also, check out this link as Manchester is the home to the GDS Academy, user experience lab and UX command centre.

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.

CLICK APPLY for further information and to start an application on Civil Service Jobs.

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

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