Lead Integration Architect - #1132651

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)


Date: 1 week ago
City: Manchester
Contract type: Full time
Work schedule: Full day
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

*351833 / Lead Integration Architect *


Salary between £69,869 - £89,995 p.a. plus 28.97% employer pension contributions, hybrid hub / home working, flexible hours, and great work life balance.


*Location *


Your choice of Birmingham, Blackpool, Manchester or Newcastle. We work a hybrid model some time at home, sometime in the office.


*DWP. Digital with Purpose. *


As the UK's largest public service department, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) administers the State Pension and a range of working-age, disability, and ill-health benefits to around 20 million claimants and customers.


Our aim is to improve people's day-to-day lives, help them build financial resilience, and create a more secure and prosperous future.


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.


The scale of what we do is extraordinary, and our purpose is unique. You will join our community of Integration Architects across DWP Digital.


*Tell me more about the position*


As a Lead Integration Architect, you will be responsible for the technical design of the DWP API, Events and File Transfer Services, and by applying your technical speciality in these areas making them a reality.


You will work with us to streamline processes and drive efficiencies across our digital landscape.


With a team of around 130, you'll foster a culture of innovation and excellence, influencing our wider solution architect community.


You will be a key member of our Integration leadership team providing vision, motivation and a collaborative influence throughout the wider team.


You will lead on the assurance of strategic integration solutions, and work with Integration Team leads, service owners and domain architects across DWP.


You’ll need a blend of skills, including technical development, and architecture, as well leadership and communication skills.



  • Your Essential Skills: *

  • API and event-based architecture design, patterns (including pub-sub and data streaming), modelling techniques, tools and standards.

  • Architecting events based architectures across multiple data-centres and public clouds.

  • API gateway and micro-gateway patterns and capabilities such as traffic control, security, logging, monitoring and authentication e.g. Kong API Gateway.

  • Agile / DevOps delivery methodologies and best practice.

  • Public cloud technologies, cloud hosting, container, and networking design patterns, tools and best practice.

  • Presenting to technical governance forums.


*Details. Wages. Perks. *


In return for your skills, we pay between £69,869 - £89,995 per annum.


You will also receive a brilliant civil service pension, with employer contributions of 28.97% worth up to £22,500 each year.


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



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 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

  • Sports and social activities

  • Working in an award-winning environment and culture

  • Professional development, coaching, mentoring and career progression opportunities.



*Click 'Apply' for more information and to start an application on Civil Service Jobs. *


Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent


Pay: £69,869.00-£89,995.

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