Lead Technical (Solution) Architect Department for Work & Pensions


Reference 38290
Number of vacancies 1
Location Leeds
Salary £59,258 — 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 2 March 2020

Job description

DWP. Digital with Purpose.

We’re looking for a Lead Technical (Solution) Architect to join our growing community of experts. DWP is leading a once in a generation programme of welfare reform and you’ll help 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 payment transactions each year.

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

You and your role
As a Lead Technical Architect at DWP Digital specialising in Universal Credit (UC), you will be challenged during the final phase of UC roll out, to aid the Department in moving all remaining claimants on legacy benefits to UC.

This is a critical role for DWP, providing architectural expertise and guidance for the “Move to Universal Credit” process and other Working Age projects.

Working with engineering teams, as the lead architect on a large projects or programs, you will be responsible for supporting the design, development, delivery and maintenance of IT products and services.

As an expert in your field and a role model across the technical architecture community, you help to lead the community and build high quality products and services.

Blending your leadership and architecture skills, you will also continually show that you have a deep knowledge and experience in user needs, generating ideas, methods, tools and best practice.

It will be key that you effectively communicate security and risk implications to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.

What skills and experience are we looking for?

You will be able to demonstrate:

• Architecture design and modelling techniques, tools and standards.

• Microservice and API-led architecture and integration design tools, techniques and best practice.

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

• Public cloud technologies e.g. AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, cloud hosting and networking design patterns, tools and best practice.

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

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Where will you work?
You’ll join our team at our digital hub in Leeds. Based at Quarry House, the hub is only a ten minute walk from the train station. There’s also a daily shuttle bus to and from the railway station.

It has plenty of informal, collaborative spaces, and facilities include a restaurant, coffee bar, vending machines, cycle shelter and showers.

It also houses the Forum Leisure Centre and Woodpecker Café Bar, with loads of activities, including swimming, squash and a gym.

Have a closer look at the facilities via this link.

Also, check out this link as Leeds is one of our homes 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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