Recruiting Now: Lead Cloud Architect Needed

Howdy, we are hiring.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join DWP Hybrid Cloud Services and take on one the biggest, most complex and most important architectural challenges in the UK.

Implementing leading edge technologies with the user at the centre of everything we do – we create innovative digital solutions that make a difference to the lives of our 22 million users.

Digital with Purpose.

  • Do you want to collaboratively design modern IT architecture for one of the largest digital transformations in Europe?
  • Looking for the next big challenge in your Architecture career, helping transform the way cloud infrastructure is used in the UK’s biggest Government Department?
  • Do you want to be responsible for designing cutting edge highly secure, highly resilient platforms that deliver critical national infrastructure services?
  • Interested in an amazing pension with employer contributions of 27.9%? Depending on your starting salary that could mean we put around £27,000 in your pension pot each year.
  • Is your work life balance important? 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 at the office)?

Good, because DWP is changing and we are hiring digital experts like you to deliver a once-in-a-generation change to way government works.

In line with Government Digital Service (GDS) service design and DWP’s own architectural principles, DWP’s strategic hosting is focused on using hyperscale Cloud based services.

The Hybrid Cloud Services (HCS) team design, build and run all DWP hosting infrastructure including Public Cloud and On-Premises hosting, and help product and service owners to transition to the Cloud.

Design. Work. People.

We need a Cloud Infrastructure Architect who ideally has significant experience of AWS.

You can manage a small team of Solution Architects and the associated architecture design backlog – leading discussions with senior stakeholders to create solution options and recommendations, during project discovery and inception phases.

We’ll look to you to give expert advice to other Solution Architects, to drive decisions around technology choices for products, in conjunction with the enterprise architecture blueprint.

You’ll need to be a great communicator as you will be providing the HCS team with skills in Public Cloud computing services – ideally AWS -across our estate.

Details. Wages. Perks.

You’ll join us at our digital hub in Newcastle.

We also have all the tools and tech we need to enable our people to work flexibly.

We are a hybrid working organisation, so you can expect to spend some time in the office and at home.

In return for your skills, we offer a competitive salary of up to £89,392 per annum.

You’ll be eligible for a brilliant civil service pension with employer contributions worth over 27%.

You’ll get a generous leave package starting at 26 days, plus all the usual bank holidays, and the option to take extra days off on flexi leave.

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 for 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.

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