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We're looking for a Lead Solution Architect with a background in Workplace Computing to join DWP Digital's growing community of experts.
You'll work as part of our Technology Services team to provide the foundations for the development and operation of digital services used by 22 million people and worth £170bn in payments each year.
Our team is made up of 1,500 colleagues working collaboratively across 10 portfolio-led teams in a fast-moving environment. Our teams deliver an end-to-end suite of digital products and services that support DWP colleagues and citizens in an ever-evolving technology landscape. We do this by putting users and quality of service at the heart of what we do.
This is an ideal role for an experienced architect, who has in-depth knowledge and experience of:
Large scale enterprise solutions, incorporating COTS
End User Computing technologies
Networking / Influencing
You must be willing to undertake SC clearance before taking up duty
Delivering Workplace Computing Products.
You're a leader You'll work with engineering teams to support the design, development, delivery and maintenance of our IT products and services.
In this role you lead on large projects or programmes within the Workplace Computing Product (primarily the Cloud First Project).
You will develop product roadmaps and represent product designs at Digital Design boards, providing clear communication of architecture design and decision making, to get the approval we need to proceed.
You'll work on genuinely large scale and complex projects to deliver and support technical design to meet user needs and business objectives.
You ensure technical quality. You can influence Enterprise architecture principles and roadmaps, while also providing expert advice to Solution Architects which will drive decisions around technology choices for products.
You'll be an expert voice in our community. You'll have a vital role in leading discussions with senior stakeholders. And you will create solution options and recommendations during project discovery and inception phases that really influence what and how we deliver in DWP.
Where will you work?
You'll join our team in our brilliant digital hub in Blackpool:https://careers.dwp.gov.uk/our-locations/Blackpool/
Due to the COVID pandemic most colleagues are temporarily working from home, when they return to working from the office there will be an expectation the successful candidate will need to frequently travel between the Digital Hubs where Delivery teams are based - this would be at our expense, not yours.
We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, gender, race or sexuality.
Details. Wages. Perks.
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
* 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 -https://bit.ly/3lL7DJR
* Career progression opportunities and lots more
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