DWP. Digital with Purpose.
We're looking for a Lead Security Architect to be one of DWP Digital's growing community of experts and join the Citizen Information product delivery unit (PDU) as security of DWP services and a citizen's data is at the heart of everything we design and build.
We're living in extraordinary times, with unprecedented need for DWP products and services in our communities. It's crucial we have experienced and expert security architects working alongside the technical architects in our multi-disciplinary agile teams as we develop services that are easier to access, more efficient to develop, more scalable, safer and more available to the people who need them.
Duties. Work. Projects.
The PDU are at the forefront of helping to deliver DWP's new strategic event-driven architecture vision. We are defining and developing a number of new shared application products that enable secure, appropriate, and effective use of our user's data.
We're also exploiting new data sources from across government and making better use of existing data to deliver operational efficiencies, reduce fraud and error, enable straight through processing within our digital services, and ultimately providing improved citizen journeys.
You're a leader.
You will deliver and support the technical and security architecture design elements of Citizen Information projects and initiatives. You will need to be at the top of your game working with engineering teams, and other Digital colleagues, to create secure VFM solution designs.
You'll build capability in our community and drive effective decisions and technology choices. An expert voice on Security Architecture you'll provide advice to other Architects, and support delivery teams with a blend of high technical and behavioural skills.
You will own the product architecture, communicating complex design clearly to stakeholders including at the most senior level, collaboratively creating solutions options and making expert recommendations. This is especially key during discovery and inception phases.
Check out this informative blog from John Banks, Lead Technical Architect for Citizen Information, for more regarding the big opportunities here at DWP Digital - http://bit.ly/2mAAl60
What skills and experience are we looking for?
Where will you work?
You'll join our team at our digital hub in Leeds. ** with an expectation of travelling on a regular basis to our site at Newcastle also **
The hub, based in Quarry House, is only a ten minute walk from the train station. There's also a daily shuttle bus between the railway station and Quarry House.
It has plenty of informal, collaborative spaces, and facilities include a restaurant, coffee bar, vending machines, cycle shelter and showers. It also houses the Forum Leisure Centre and Woodpecker Café Bar, with loads of activities, including swimming, squash and a gym.
We 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.
Have a closer look at the facilities at http://bit.ly/33bMPkM
It is also one of the training locations of the GDS Academy- http://bit.ly/3831RvM
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 £80,000p.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:
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