Senior Solution Architect

Contract Type
Expiry Date
11/07/2022 16:21:00
Wanted: Solution Architect ready for a big challenge - solving complex problems and services which will support millions of DWP users.

Job Description

DWP. Digital with Purpose.

Do you have experience in an Enterprise Data Catalogue or Axon Data Governance (Informatica)?

Do you want work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary experts who share your passion for designing services that really work for the people that need them?

Do you want to be part of a once-in-a-generation transformation of how government works?

We are looking for a Senior Solution Architect to join our community of tech experts in DWP Digital.  

DWP is the UK's largest government department. We help people into work and make payments worth over £195bn a year, and support over 25 million daily users.  

Our DWP Digital teams are using fresh ideas and leading-edge technologies to create innovative, scalable and user-centric digital solutions to the unique challenges of serving the UK.

The DWP products and services we maintain and modernise will be used by nearly every person in the UK, at key moments in their lives.  

The scale of what we do is extraordinary, and our purpose is unique. We'd love you to join us. 

Development. Work. Projects. 

We are looking for motivated Solution Architects to take on the challenge of solving complex problems and designing solutions which underpin services that millions of people need to access.

We think DWP has some of the most interesting, unique architectural puzzles to solve. There is nowhere else quite like us.

Initially you will design modern digital services as part of our Business Glossary and Data Catalogue (BGDC) team.

Day to day you will:

  • Design technical solutions that meet the needs of our user and align to DWP's technical strategy and standards.
  • Develop and communicate a consistent set of solution views to all stakeholders.
  • Champion solution communication, making the complex simple to understand.
  • Support delivery teams, blending technical (development and architecture) and behaviour (leadership and communication) skills.
  • Work with engineering teams, and other Digital stakeholders, to createvalue for money solution designs.
  • Ensure technical quality and adherence of solution designs to the DWP Digital Blueprint, Enterprise Architecture and Product Roadmaps.
  • Identify, capture, share, iterate, and implement architecture patterns.

What skills, knowledge and experience will you need?

  • Knowledge of architecture design and modelling techniques, patterns and standards.
  • Experience using micro-service and API-led architecture design.
  • Knowledge of event-based architecture design and patterns.
  • Experience using public cloud technologies, design patterns, and best practice (e.g. Amazon Web Services,).
  • The ability to be able to present to technical governance forums.
  • Experience of an Enterprise Data Catalogue or Axon Data Governance (Informatica) would be helpful in the role, but not essential.

Details. Wages. Perks.

You'll join us at one of our brilliant digital hubs in either Blackpool or Leeds.

We also have all the tools and tech we need to enable our people to work and collaborate flexibly. We work a hybrid model and you'll be in the office about 40% of the time, and 60% home working.

We offer competitive pay of up to £65,000

You'll also get a brilliant civil service pension with employer contributions up to 27.0%, plus a generous leave package starting at 26 days, rising over time to 30 days (based on your working pattern), plus family friendly flexible working arrangements, such as hybrid working, job sharing, term-time working, flexitime and compressed hours. 

We also have a broad benefits package built around your work-life balance which includes: 

  • Flexible working, flexi hours and flexi days
  • Hybrid working: some time in a hub with the team, some time at home
  • Family-friendly policies
  • Time off volunteering and charitable giving
  • Bring your authentic self to work with 'I Can Be Me in DWP' 
  • Discounts and savings on shopping, 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
  • Working in an award-winning environment and culture
  • Professional development, coaching, mentoring and career progression opportunities.


Stage 1: Application

Stage 2: Interview

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