Senior Solution Architect

Contract Type
Expiry Date
06/07/2022 16:54:00
Senior Solution Architect, £65,000, 27.9% pension, 60% wfh

Job Description

Senior Solution Architect,

£65,000, 27.9% pension, 60% wfh

🚀 Do you draw power from collaboration? Can you work with multi-disciplinary experts to design the IT architecture behind a once-in-a-generation digital transformation?

🚀 Can you solve complex architectural problems associated with comprehensive surveillance equipment? Do you want to work with and learn about bespoke systems associated with Counter Fraud?

🚀 Do you want to become part of an architecture community where you will have access to training programs including: AWS with Amazon and the Enterprise Skills Initiative with Microsoft?

🚀 Are you interested in an amazing civil service pension with employer contributions of 27.9%? Depending on your starting salary that could mean we put nearly £17,000 in your pension pot each year.

🚀 Is work life balance important to you? Do you want flexible working, including flexi time which means you can manage how and when you work, and hybrid working (some time at home, some time in a DWP hub location)?

YES? Then click apply today, we'd love to hear from you

DWP. Digital with Purpose.

We're the UK's largest government department, and our expert digital teams are transforming products and services used by millions of people every day. We're making them more efficient, simpler and more secure.

We want a highly motivated, driven and passionate Senior Solution Architect to join our team. We're a small team of architects designing modern digital systems as part a £10 million Digital Transformation programme. It's a unique architecture challenge.

You'll be designing Fraud, Error & Debt (FED) solutions for DWP's digital services. That will range from surveillance equipment (e.g. cameras in soft drink bottles) through to a state of the art, self-service debt recovery system.

Where you'll work. What you'll do.

You'll be part of our FED function in DWP Digital, which supports the surveillance, investigation and debt recovery operational teams in the Counter Fraud, Compliance and Debt directorate.

You will also be part of our larger Architecture community. You'll support the development of the DWP Architecture Practice as a whole as we help DWP deliver technical solutions (products and services) to meet our users needs and align with DWP technical strategy and standards.

You will be a champion solution communicator, making the complex simple to understand. You'll provide a consistent set of solution views, that communicate and describe the construction of the solution to all our stakeholders,

Blending your technical and behaviour skills, you will deliver the technical and architecture design elements of FED services.

You'll work with our FED engineering teams, and other Digital stakeholders, to create VFM solution designs, and ensure technical quality, as well adherence to the DWP Digital Blueprint, Enterprise Architecture and Product Roadmaps.

Being an Architect here at DWP Digital is a big challenge, with big rewards. Check out the following blogs and hear from those currently meeting that challenge head on:

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Details. Wages. Perks

You'll join our team based at our digital hub in Leeds.

In return for your skills we offer competitive salary for this role up to £65,000 per annum.

And a generous leave package starting at 26 days (25 annual leave days plus one extra for the Queen's Birthday) and rising to 31 days.

We also 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 out and more
  • Interest-free loans to buy a bike or a season ticket, so it's even easier for you to get to work and start making a difference
  • Sports and social activities
  • Learning and development, including coaching, mentoring, progression opportunities and guaranteed 5-days formal learning per year.
  • We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, disability, gender, race or sexuality.
  • Work in an environment shortlisted for a Best Place to Work in Digital Award:

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