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Senior Solution Architect - Data Specialism

£49500 Per Annum
Newcastle Upon Tyne
DWP Digital


Are you a Senior Solution Architect (Data) with a deep understanding of business goals and processes which inform a technical architecture roadmap?Can you design technical solutions (products and services) for platforms, to meet user needs and align an organisation's technical strategy and standards?Can you provide a consistent set of solution views, that communicate and describe the construction of that solution to all stakeholders?Are you someone who can be a champion of solution communications, making the complex simple to understand for delivery teams and stakeholders?And are you ready to be part of an epic digital transformation?Then click apply now, we'd love to hear from you! DWP. Digital with Purpose.DWP is the UK's largest government department. We deliver products and services that are used by millions of people in the UK, every day and at key moments in their lives.This is an exciting and critical time to join DWP Digital. We are transforming the way DWP delivers services to meet the evolving needs of society and our workforce of 86,000 and our 22 million users. We are looking for a highly motivated and passionate Senior Solution Architect (Data) with a deep knowledge of data and public cloud infrastructure, to support the delivery of our cloud-based Data and Analytics Platform in our Digital Health & Working Age directorate.This is a user facing role, owning the overall technical relationship between the Data and Analytics Platform and the users working on high priority initiatives.In DWP Digital, our work enables some of the most vulnerable in society to access the support and services they need. Our Health and Working age programme is huge, uniquely challenging and multi-faceted. In this role you will contribute to building an inclusive digital and data culture within DWP. What skills and experience are we looking for?The ideal candidate for this role will be able to demonstrate the following skills and knowledge: Architecture design and modelling techniques, patterns, tools and standardsRelational, NoSQL and Open Source database design/modelling, technologies, design patterns, tools and best practiceAnalytics and Big Data design/modelling, technologies, design patterns, tools and best practicePublic cloud technologies, cloud hosting, container, serverless, and networking design patterns, tools and best practice (especially Microsoft Azure)Agile / DevOps delivery methodologies and best practiceShaping and supporting technology initiatives, projects, programmes and portfolios Where will you work?You'll join our team at our digital hub in Newcastle.Only a short Metro ride from the city centre, the hub has a modern, informal and collaborative working environment.Our facilities include two restaurants, catering pods and vending machines, sports facilities, cycle shelter, showers and Wudu washing facilities.Have a closer look at the facilities at - http://bit.ly/36b9FemWe also all have the tech and tools we need to enable our people to work flexibly, and many of us are working remotely at the moment due to COVID-19. We foster a collaborative culture to help our agile, multidisciplinary teams think big and try new things. You will work alongside people who care passionately about public service, making a difference and delivering for our customers.We're the UK's biggest government department with over 80,000 diverse and brilliant people on our team. We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, gender, race or sexuality.Details. Wages. Perks.In return for your skills we offer competitive salary up to £61,000p.a., a brilliant civil service pension with employer contributions circa 27%, and a generous leave package.We also have a broad benefits package built around your work-life balance which includes:Flexible working and family friendly policiesVolunteering and charitable givingDiscounts and savings on shopping, fun days out and moreInterest-free loans to buy a bike or a season ticketSports and social activitiesLearning and development, including coaching, mentoring, career pathways and progression opportunities, and guaranteed 5-days formal learning per yearAnd lots moreCheck out some tips for getting hired here at DWP Digital at:http://bit.ly/3bw3Fzo & http://bit.ly/2SugTEt