Senior Solution Architect Department for Work & Pensions

Reference 42684
Number of vacancies 2
Location Newcastle and Blackpool
Salary £47,971 — £58,135 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 and family friendly policies
• Volunteering and charitable giving
• Discounts and savings on shopping, holidays, insurance, healthcare, events, fun days and more
• Interest-free loans to buy a bike, season ticket, so it’s even easier for you to get to work
• Sports and social activities
• Learning and development, including coaching, mentoring, progression opportunities
• Guaranteed 5-days formal learning per year.
• And lots more

Closing date 30 March 2020

Job description

DWP. Digital with Purpose.

We’re looking for a talented Senior 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.

Duties. Work. Projects.

You and your role:
You’re an experienced architect, with deep knowledge in your field. You’ll share your skills and knowledge with our community of Technical Architects, helping to support the growth and capability of our teams while building high quality products and services.

You’ll bring breadth of understanding across a range of technical domains, as well as a depth of experience in at least one domain or specialism.

You will be leading, delivering and supporting technical design of a product (or sometimes part of a shared platform) to meet user needs and business objectives. You’ll ensure we maintain a high quality of technical design, while adhering to enterprise architecture principles and roadmaps.

You’re good at building relationships and working collaboratively with other digital professionals. We work in multi-disciplinary agile delivery teams so you will collaborate with specialists form different disciplines to create VFM solution designs that meet user needs

We are building capability and community in our DWP Architecture practice. You’ll contribute by sharing best practice and reference architectures, which will help us ensure consistency and coherence of architecture design across the department. You’ll also have opportunity to participate in mentoring, coaching, learning and events.

Technically, you should have a deep understanding of concepts and how these fit into the wider technical landscape. You’re also always mindful of the limitations of digital technology.

You will be comfortable with designing technical solutions that deal with problems that span different business areas. Working across multiple services or a single large or complicated service, you will enjoy drawing links between problems in order to reach common solutions.

What skills and experience are we looking for?

For this role we welcome applications from those who can demonstrate that they have experience and knowledge of:
• 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.

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

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

*Please note that this role will involve travel to other DWP digital hubs on a regular basis*

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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