Lead Network Domain Architect | Department of Work & Pensions

Department of Work & Pensions

Job Title: Lead Network Domain Architect
Employer: Department of Work & Pensions
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom
Employment Type: Permanent
Reference Number: 23643_221686667


Job Details:

Lead Network Domain Architect – Paying up to 69,869 – 89,995 p.a. plus 28.97% employer pension contributions, hybrid hub / home working, flexible hours, and great work life balance.


This role can be based in one of our brilliant hubs of Blackpool, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield or Newcastle. We work a hybrid model, so you’ll split your time between home and 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 Architects across DWP Digital.

Tell me more about the position

In this pivotal position, you’ll play a crucial role in defining and upholding our network architecture standards, guiding solution designs, and endorsing technology selections. Your wealth of experience will be instrumental in shaping our network technology roadmap and staying abreast of industry trends to inform our IT strategy.

As a key member of our core architecture team, you’ll collaborate closely with stakeholders across the organisation, offering expert guidance to solution architects and fostering alignment among senior business and technical stakeholders. With your leadership, we’ll continue to deliver innovative and robust network solutions that support our mission to provide essential services to millions of people.

You will support the delivery of Networks technology roadmap. Research, understand and communicate network domain-related IT industry trends – emergence of new technology challenges and capabilities.

Your Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Leading and governing network architecture design of business-critical IT projects/services in a large, complex UK central government or private sector organisation.
  • Successfully presenting network solutions at governance forums.
  • Successfully influencing & driving agreement across senior business and technical stakeholders
  • Networks strategies, blueprints, reference architectures and design patterns.
  • Network service infrastructure, including cloud native networking (AWS, Azure, GCP and OCI), routing, switching, managed WAN and LAN design, Ethernet, wireless solutions.
  • Network Protocols, Standards and Hardware configuration.

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.

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