Senior Technical Architect (Solutions Architect) Department for Work & Pensions

Reference 24098
Number of vacancies 1
Location Leeds and Manchester
Salary £47,971 — up to £61,000 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 9 December 2019

Job description

Digital Workplace Project. Digital with Purpose. DWP.

We’re looking for talented, experienced Technical Architects and Solution Architects to join DWP’s Digital Workplace project and become a key part of one of the UK’s biggest and most high-profile digital transformation programmes. If you love solving problems and want to use your skills on projects with real impact, we’d love to hear from you.

We’re delivering a once-in-a-generation reform of products and services that will put world class technology solutions into the hands of the people that need them most, whether that’s the millions that access DWP services or our brilliant frontline colleagues.

What is Digital Workplace?

Over the last two years diverse DWP Digital teams have established Digital Workplace, an agile and multi-disciplinary service that supports over 84,000 employees, using more than 150 distributed cloud applications, operating out of more than 800 UK sites, and powering digital products and services used by more than 20 million people across the UK.

So far we’ve moved all of our systems to hybrid hosting, removing the constraints of previous outsourced IT contracts, modernising our legacy infrastructure and stabilising performance.
We’re improving communication and collaboration with a mix of new hardware including mini-PCs, Surface Pro laptops and a growing mobile phone network. By upgrading our software with the latest versions of Office 365, Skype for Business and our rebooted staff intranet we’re making sure our people always have the right tools and the latest professional digital skills.

DWP deliver world-class digital solutions which touch the lives of millions of people, including some of the most vulnerable in our society. We’re creating a better working environment and experience for the people behind those solutions to ensure they stay equipped, motivated, informed and engaged.

Find out more via this hyperlink from our Deputy Director David who explains how Digital Workplace offers a phenomenal challenge.

What are we looking for?
For this role we welcome applications from those who can demonstrate that they have extensive experience of:
• Microsoft Exchange on premesis
• Microsoft Exchange Online
• Security elements of email solutions e.g. anti-malware, anti-spam, anti-spoofing, secure messaging

Where will you work?
You’ll join us in one of our easy-to-reach digital hubs in Leeds or Manchester. We provide the latest tech and tooling and foster a collaborative culture to help our agile, multidisciplinary teams think big and try new things.

Have a look via this hyperlink to find out more about what is offer at each site.

In Digital Workplace we believe in giving you a working experience that meets your needs and expectations and that means a focus on work-life balance, flexible hours, team-based working and the ability to work from multiple locations.

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 get in touch via digitalworkplace.recruitment2019@dwp.gov.uk

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