Senior Solution Architect (DWP Payments) Department for Work & Pensions



Number of vacancies



Blackpool and Manchester


£49,171 — £61,000 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

11 May 2021

Job description

We are looking for Senior Solution Architects who have experience of …

    • event-based API-driven architecture design, patterns (including pub-sub and data streaming), modelling techniques, tools and standards

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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 you’re 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.

Development. Work. Projects.

We’re looking for experienced Senior Solution Architects to join and help drive forward our dynamic team working with DWP’s Payments Service.

Duties. Work. Projects.

We want you to own the Payments product architecture, develop product roadmaps and represent product designs at DWP governance forums

As a champion of solution communication, you will make the complex simple to understand in support of delivery teams.

You’ll be designing technical solutions (products and services) that meet user needs and align with our technical strategy and standards. You’ll be the person that gives a consistent set of solution views, to communicate and describe the construction of our solutions to all stakeholders.

This is the largest of projects and initiatives and we are looking for you to lead and deliver the technical and architecture design elements. You’ll collaborate with engineering teams, policy, finance, and other digital stakeholders, to create VFM solution designs.

Your standard will be to identify and implement architecture patterns, ensure technical quality and make sure solution designs adhere the DWP Digital Blueprint, Enterprise Architecture and Product Roadmaps.

You’ll also have a role as an expert voice, leading across our brilliant architecture community, the wider Digital Group and beyond.

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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 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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