Job ID 333988
Design modern IT architecture for one of the largest digital transformations in Europe.
Use your skills to help support and enable millions, including some of the most vulnerable in our society, by designing user-friendly digital services.
Can you provide leadership, support and advice to other expert architects?
Is work life balance important to you? Interested in flexible working, including flexitime, so you can manage how and when you work? And hybrid working (some time at home, some time in a DWP Digital hub location)?
Looking to join a superior pension plan, with employer contributions of 27.9%If that sounds like you then click apply today – we'd love to hear from you.
DWP – Digital with Purpose.
We are looking for a Lead Solution Architect to take on the challenge of solution design in our Health and Disability directorate, specifically on Personal Independence Payment (PIP).
PIP is there to support people with health conditions and disabilities, to help with everyday tasks and getting around.
DWP supports over 2 million people with disabilities and health conditions who apply for health-related benefits every year.
Our Health Transformation Programme is tasked with modernising this service, making it more efficient and cost effective, putting claimants at the heart of it.
We maintain and modernise services that will be used by nearly every person in the UK, at key moments in their lives.
The scale of what we do is extraordinary, our architecture challenges complex, and our purpose is unique.
Delivery. Work. Projects.
Who you are & what you'll do:
You're a leader. You'll lead on architecture for our Health teams, using your extensive experience of architecture design and modelling techniques, patterns, tools and standards.
You know how to build relationships. You'll be able to work collaboratively with our engineering, policy and legal teams, as well as other Digital colleagues to implement your solutions.
You'll help reduce ongoing cost of DWP IT services, by driving resolution of technical debt.
We'll trust you to deliver product solutions and be accountable for product architecture, on services that really matter.
During project discovery and inception phases, you will push forward discussions with senior partners to create solution options and recommendations. We have a brilliant Architecture community, and you'll grow our capability by providing expert advice to other Solution Architecture.
That means influencing decision on technology choices for products, and shaping what good architecture looks like in DWP, across government and beyond.
Your essential skills:
Application, Micro-service, and API-led architecture design.
Event-based architecture design, patterns (including pub-sub and data streaming).
Public cloud technologies, design patterns, and best practice (e.g. Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform).
Presenting to technical governance forums.
Agile / DevOps delivery methodologies and practices.
Details. Wages. Perks.
You'll join us based at our brilliant digital hub in Manchester.
In return for your skills, we offer pay up to £89,392 per annum.
You'll also get a brilliant civil service pension with employer contributions up to 27.9%.
The scheme is one of the best pension schemes in the UK public sector. But what makes it so good? We want members of the scheme to feel informed and empowered when it comes to planning for their financial future, but we know that pensions can feel complicated and difficult to understand.
Plus, we'll give you a generous leave package starting at 26 days, rising over time to 31 days, family friendly flexible working arrangements, such as hybrid working, job sharing, term-time working, flexitime and compressed hours.
Our benefits package is built around your work-life balance and includes:
Time off volunteering and charitable giving
Learning and development tailored to your role, including industry recognised qualifications, coaching and mentoring
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
An inclusive and diverse environment with opportunities to join staff networks including Women's Network, National Race Network, National Disability Network (THRIVE) and many moreCLICK APPLY for further information and to start an application on Civil Service Jobs