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Solution Architect: Up to £70,000, plus 28.9% employer pension contributions, hybrid working, and great work life balance. Includes flexi time with up 3 extra days off a month.

DWP. Digital with Purpose.

DWP is the UK's largest government department. We help people into work and make payments worth over £195bn a year, supporting millions of people on a daily basis.

Join our dynamic team as a Solution Architect to develop user centric design solutions for services DWP provides to Children & Families across the UK.

Your expertise will guide our innovative projects from conception to delivery, bringing together our organisational needs with cutting-edge solutions.

Our DWP Digital teams are using fresh ideas and ground-breaking technologies to create innovative, scalable, and user-centric digital solutions that are changing how government works.

If you're passionate about designing technical solutions for transformative change projects, with an important social impact, this could be the position for you.

Designing World-Class Products

You will join an experienced community of Solution Architects who work together to developing products and services for Children's and Families Services, which meet user needs, ensuring the technical quality of our solution designs.

We're looking for someone to support our delivery teams, blending technical (development and architecture) and behaviour (leadership and communication) skills to achieve our collective goals.

Security, verification and authentication are a big part of that. Users of our services need to prove who they are, so they can get the support they need. You will make sure that DWP digital services have the right Identity and Trust solutions in place.

You'll ensure that the technical quality and adherence of solution designs align with DWP architecture principles, standards, patterns and practices, Enterprise Architecture and Product Roadmaps.

You'll have experience of agile delivery methodologies, together with developing solutions for deployment into public cloud environments.

If you're to be successful, we need skills, knowledge and know-how just like yours. Read on to find out more, and how to apply.

Your Essential Skills:

Experience with Application Architecture design and modelling techniques, patterns, tools, and standards.
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

Details. Wages. Perks.

You'll join us in either Blackpool, Leeds, Newcastle or Sheffield digital hubs.

In return for your skills, we pay £52,412 – £70,000 per annum.

You'll also get a brilliant civil service pension with employer contributions to 28.9% – that could be worth over £17,000 in your pension pot each year.

Plus, a generous leave package starting at 26 days, rising over time to 31 days.

You can also take up to 3 extra days off a month on flexi-time.

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

An award-winning environment and culture: Employer of the Year 2023 (Women in IT Awards), Founders Award for Outstanding Digital Leadership 2023 (Digital 100)
Flexible working including flexible hours and 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
Professional development, coaching, mentoring and career progression opportunities.

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