Senior Infrastructure Domain Architect
Department for Work and Pensions
Apply before 11:55 pm on Sunday 2nd April 2023
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About the job
Do you want to help transform the products and services for millions of people who use DWP’s services?
Do you want to work in one of the biggest and best digital communities in the country?
If so, this role may be perfect for you……
As a Senior Domain Architect for Infrastructure, including public cloud within DWP Digital, you will manage and deliver aspects of this domain’s architecture activities to meet customer needs.
You will develop strategies, blueprints, reference architectures and design patterns for DWP infrastructure.
You will share your Cloud Infrastructure domain knowledge and experience to drive IT strategy, including definition of the tools and techniques most appropriate for particular environments.
You will be part of a small core team of Domain Architects helping to describe, and ensure conformance of, DWP Digital solutions (products and services) to agreed architecture policies, principles and patterns.
• Identify, capture, share and refine reference patterns and architectures, and technology choices for the infrastructure domain to ensure consistent and coherent architecture design.
• Work closely with delivery projects across Digital to ensure their design artefacts are at the appropriate standard for the Design Authority and ensure Design patterns are correctly referenced.
• Provide expert advice to Solution Architects and Product Owners within Delivery project teams on the infrastructure design elements of their solutions.
• Govern solution designs, approving architecture decisions and technology choices.
• Contribute to the delivery of an Infrastructure technology strategy and roadmap.
• Research, understand and communicate to stakeholders’ industry trends in the infrastructure domain.
If you would like to learn more about the role, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
- Changing and Improving
- Making Effective Decisions
We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
- Governance & Assurance
- Relationship Management
• Annual leave rising up to 30 days, (based on your working pattern).
• Family friendly flexible working arrangements, such as hybrid working, job sharing, term-time working, flexitime and compressed hours.
• Learning and development tailored to your role this could include industry recognised qualifications, coaching and mentoring.
• An inclusive and diverse environment with opportunities to join staff networks including Women’s Network, National Race Network, National Disability Network (THRIVE) and many more.
This job role may be suitable for hybrid working, which is where an employee works part of the week in their DWP office and part of the week from home. This is a voluntary, non-contractual arrangement and your office will be your contractual place of work. The number of days that anyone will be able to work at home will be determined primarily by business need, but personal circumstances and other relevant circumstances will also be taken into account. If you are successful, any opportunities for hybrid working, including whether a hybrid working arrangement is suitable for you, will be discussed with you prior to you taking up your post.
Salary for this role is from £50,155 (Band min) to £60,781 (Band max).
Where the maximum salary of £60,781 is offered, a Digital Allowance of up to £6,219 per annum is available for exceptional candidates, based on our assessment of your skills and experience.
Our offer to successful candidates will be based on an assessment of your skills and experience as demonstrated at interview.
Existing Civil Servants who secure a new role on lateral transfer should maintain their current salary.
Existing Civil Servants who gain promotion may move to the bottom of the next grade pay scale or 10% increase in salary whichever would be the greater.
Things you need to know
Selection process details
Stage 1: Application
Applications must include:
1. A completed Personal Details application form.
2. A curriculum vitae including education, professional qualifications and full employment history, giving details of key achievements.
When writing your redacted CV, you must demonstrate experience of:
• Managing and supporting infrastructure architecture design of business-critical IT projects/services in a large, complex UK central government or private sector organisation.
• Infrastructure strategies, blueprints, reference architectures and design patterns.
• Public cloud technologies, cloud hosting, and best practice (e.g. Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform).
• Awareness and understanding of technical governance forums.
• Presenting to large technical audiences
When giving details of your redacted CV, you should therefore include details of the work and projects that you have been involved in, and your role therein.
For Hints and Tips on completing your application visit our blog Getting Hired at DWP Digital .
Applications will be sifted at regular intervals from the date the posts are advertised. Please apply as soon as you can, do not wait until the end of the campaign.
• Please attach your redacted CV as a separate additional document in either PDF or word format.
• If your CV contains any personal details your application may be withdrawn.
Stage 2: Interview
If you’re successful at sift stage, you will be invited to a video interview via Microsoft Teams. There, you will be assessed against the following:
• Changing and Improving
• Making Effective Decisions
• Governance & Assurance
• Relationship Management
Candidates to submit, by 12pm 03/04/23, a short (10 minutes maximum, 2-3 slides) presentation on “an infrastructure architecture design or pattern you have delivered, explaining the key architecture decisions you made”. Further details will be provided to all successful candidates after the sift stage.
Interviews will take place from early April 2023.
A reserve list may be held for a period of 6 months from which further appointments can be made.
Reserve list candidates will be posted in merit order by location.
Sift and interview dates to be confirmed.
Any move to DWP from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may however be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax Free Childcare. Determine your eligibility at https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
If successful and transferring from another Government Department a criminal record check may be carried out.
In order to process applications without delay, we will be sending a Criminal Record Check to Disclosure and Barring Service on your behalf.
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A candidate is not eligible to apply for a role within the Civil Service if the application is made within a 5 year period following a dismissal for carrying out internal fraud against government.
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At DWP we value diversity and inclusion and actively encourage and welcome applications from everyone, including those that are underrepresented in our workforce.
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Before applying for this vacancy, current employees of DWP should check whether a successful application would result in changes to their terms & conditions of employment, e.g. mobility, pay, allowances. Civil Servants that would transfer into DWP from other government organisations, following successful application, will assume DWP's terms & conditions of employment current on the day they are posted, unless DWP has stated otherwise in writing.
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