Security Architect at Department for Work & Pensions, Blackpool/Remote, 5 Months, £Contract Rate

  • Contract Spy
  • Remote (Blackpool, UK)
  • Apr 01, 2021
up to 6 Months

Contract Description

Security Architect(Inside IR35)

Contract Term: 5 months

Contracting Authority: DWP

Location: Blackpool (remote working)

The DWP Reimagine programme is focused on bringing together the human resource and financial management systems, to create a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) platform.

As a cross-Department product this ERP will transform the colleague experience right across DWP. Providing simplified processes and modern technology supports our Vision to be flexible, inclusive and continuously learning.

Come and join us and help design and build our modernised People services. These are critical roles for experienced architects, who can work with DWP delivery teams, to drive the design and development of DWP People products and services, and our strategic roadmap

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As a Security Architect, your main responsibilities would be: 

  • Deliver the technical and architecture design elements of large-scale projects / initiatives.
  • Create solution designs that meet user needs, working closely with engineers, in agile delivery teams.
  • Identify, capture, share, iterate, and implement architecture patterns.
  • Contribute to the development of product roadmaps and represent product designs at DWP governance forums, providing clear communication of architecture design and decision making, in order to gain approval to proceed with designs.
  • Engage with Domain and Lead Solution Architects, and engineering teams, to implement solutions according to agreed and approved designs.
  • Contribute to, and build capability in, the DWP Architecture community.
  • Architecture design and modelling techniques, patterns, tools and standards.


You’ll have relevant experience in:

  • Knowledge of ERP, HCM Core processes including Payroll, Expenses, Performance Management, Time and Absence
  • Public cloud technologies, cloud hosting, container, and networking design patterns, tools and best practice (e.g. Amazon Web Services).
  • Agile / DevOps delivery methodologies and best practice.
  • Event-based architecture design, patterns (including pub-sub and data streaming), modelling techniques, tools and standards
  • Previous experience of security architecture within an environment similar to DWP.  You will be required to bring your security expertise to support the programme, such as but not limited to:
  • Security threat trends, analysis and protection technologies, tools and best practice. 
  • Secure communication and encryption/ cryptographic technologies, tools and best practice.  Including IPSec/ Kerberos/TLS/ SSL.
  • Identification, authentication and Single Sign-On(SSO) technologies, tools and best practice.  
  • Cybersecurity technologies, tools and best practices.


You will also have these Qualifications/Skills:

  • Experience in delivering large scale Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions.