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Lead Solutions Architect

DWP Digital
Closing date
4 Aug 2021

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Technology & New Media
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? Can you bring forward thinking Architecture solutions to a unique, once-in-a-generation transformation of government products and services

? Do you have excellent leadership skills and an ability to coach a team to deliver architecture practices

? Do you excel when collaborating with others on the design and development of digital products and services

? Can you bridge the gap between the technical and non-technical when communicating and presenting to governance forums and stakeholders

YES? Then click APPLY NOW, to start an application.

We'd love to hear from you!

DWP. Digital with Purpose.

We're looking for a Lead Solutions Architect to join DWP Digital's growing community of experts in micro-service and event based system design.

We want someone who can collaborate with solution architects, engineers and delivery teams to design, map and develop DWP Digital products and services that will be used by millions of people every day, support people into work, and power payments worth £195bn a year.

Duties. Work. Projects.

You will join our Digital Universal Credit and Working Age directorate. It's a flagship are for DWP and for digital across government with responsibility for more than 50 key DWP applications.

Your work will touch all our working age user; you'll be providing architecture support for Jobseekers Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance, Social Fund and DWP labour market systems.

You'll need to be a champion in solution communication, making the complex simple to understand. You'll use this skill to offer day-to-day support and expertise to our delivery teams.

At its core this role is about designing technical solutions, products and services which meet user needs and which align with DWP technical strategy and standards. You'll understand what DWP is trying to achieve, our goals and our purpose. And working with brilliant, driven multidisciplinary experts from across our community you will develop an architecture roadmap and the solutions we need to get us there.

Develop a World-class Practice

You're an expert and a leader. We need someone who will take a leading role in developing the Architecture Practice within DWP and across wider government. You'll shape and supporting technology initiatives, whilst driving forward projects, programmes and portfolios, and help us define what great Solutions Architecture looks like in government.

Details. Wages. Perks

You'll join our team at our digital hub in Manchester.

However, we currently have all 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.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, gender, race or sexuality.

In return for your skills we offer competitive salary up to £80,000p.a., a brilliant civil service pension with employer contributions circa 27%, and a generous leave package.

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, 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 & accreditation
  • Shortlisted for a Best Place to Work in Digital Award
  • Career progression opportunities and lots more

CLICK APPLY for further information and to start an application on Civil Service Jobs.
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