Lead Technical (Solution) Architect Department for Work & Pensions


Reference 9984
Number of vacancies 1
Location Newcastle
Salary £63,052 — up to £81,000 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 27 October 2019

Job description

If you’re creative and curious to learn, want to be empowered to make decisions and challenge the norm, and want to bring BIG ideas to a MASSIVE digital challenge then you’ll love it here. And we’d love to hear from you.

We’re looking for a talented Lead Technical (Solution) Architect to join our growing community of experts and become a key part of one of the biggest and highest-profile digital transformation programmes in the world.

Using fresh ideas and leading edge technologies – and putting the user at the centre of everything we do – we create innovative digital solutions that make a difference to the lives of our 22 million users.

You and your role
Working with engineering teams, you will be responsible for supporting the design, development, delivery and maintenance of IT products and services by understanding user needs, generating ideas, methods, tools and best practices.

An expert in your field and a role model across the technical architecture community, you will help to lead the community and build high quality products and services by sharing your knowledge and experience – blending technical leadership, architecture and development skills.

In addition, you will bring a breadth of understanding across a range of technical domains and depth of experience in a number of domains or specialisms.

You will understand the limitations of digital technology as well as the technical concepts required and how these fit into the wider technical landscape.

You will also design technical solutions by dealing with problems that span different business areas. Working across multiple services you will draw links between problems in order to reach common solutions.

Please click this hyperlink to check out a great blog from John Banks, Lead Technical Architect for Citizen Information, for a closer look at the big challenges and opportunities here at DWP Digital.

What skills, knowledge and experience are we looking for?
We would expect the ideal candidate to skills, knowledge and experience in have as many of the following technical specialisms as possible:

• Architecture design and modelling techniques, tools and standards.
• Agile / DevOps delivery methodologies and best practice.
• Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) delivery methodologies, tools and best practice.
• Microservice and API-led architecture and integration design tools, techniques and best practice.
• Software architecture, frameworks, technologies, tools and best practice.
• Application and integration architecture, frameworks, technologies, tools and best practice.
• Cloud and infrastructure 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.

Where You’ll Work
You’ll join us at our brilliant digital hub in Newcastle. A real centre for digital expertise and innovation in the North East, we host meet-ups and events and collaborate across government and beyond. We’re just a very short walk from Longbenton Metro station.

Please click this hyperlink to find out a bit more about the facilities onsite, which include a gym, great food options, sports courts and more.

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.

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

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