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Lead Solutions Architect (3253059567)

Technology 信息技術

IT Auditor


GCSE/Scottish Standard Grades A-Level Postgraduate or above 碩士或以上 Undergraduate or above 學士或以上 Intermediate apprenticeship 學徒

PSW Apprenticeship 學徒 華語工作 Contract 合同制 Full-Time 全職 Internship 實習 Part-Time 兼職


Fenham, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

Contents Location About the job Benefits Things you need to know Apply and further information Location Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Telford, Worthing About the job Summary At HMRC we are committed to creating a great place to work for all our colleagues; an inclusive and respectful environment that reflects the diversity of the society we serve. We want to maximise the potential of everyone who chooses to work for us and we offer a range of flexible working patterns and support to make a fulfilling career at HMRC accessible to you. Diverse perspectives and experiences are critical to our success and we welcome applications from people from all backgrounds with the experience and skills needed to perform this role. This is an exciting time to join HMRC as we transform our organisation and the tax system for customers. The role here in HMRCs Chief Digital & Information Office (CDIO) means working in and across one of the biggest and most sophisticated IT estates in Europe supporting our continual development. This will either be through large scale progressive transformations that have profound impact on HMRC customers, other government agencies and HMRC staff members, or to deliver changes that improve business outcomes and improve the quality of our services. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced solution architect to fulfil one of the lead roles within the Solution Architecture & Design Team, part of the Chief Technology & Design Office (CTDO). Working for HMRC Job description As a Lead Solution Architect, you will be responsible for architectural costed design oversight across all strands of one or more IT Change Programmes and/or Domains, reporting to the Head of Solution Architecture. The role includes working closely with all Strand Leads to ensure a cohesive architecture of all solution components at both project and programme level, underpinned by effective management of all architectural risks, issues, dependencies and assumptions therein. You will be leading a team of Senior Solution Architects and Solution Architects and will be accountable for production and governance approval of Programme & Project Solution Designs, ensuring alignment to the Target Architecture Landscape and overarching HMRC IT Strategy through regular collaboration with Enterprise Architecture colleagues. Working at the heart of the Architecture Team, you will also lead on providing support to the development of HMRC’s business strategies and help shape business thinking around exploitation and optimisation of IT capabilities. You will work with and influence HMRC business areas to ensure they have a full understanding of the IT landscape enabling them to develop change plans within the appropriate constraints. Engaging at a strategic level, influencing policy, and setting direction for technical and business change are all crucial attributes to be effective in this role. You will play a key role in ensuring that we develop and maintain a strong Architecture capability through coaching, mentoring, and training, and ensuring that the architects in your team have stretching and rewarding workloads to support their personal development. This role may require substantial travel and overnight stays. Responsibilities Essential Criteria •Demonstrable experience working in a senior role in an architecture and solution design function. • Proven leadership experience with the ability to empower, support and develop staff, enabling them to achieve the highest performance standards. • Excellent collaboration skills, including direct experience of influencing senior colleagues (i.e. at director level or above). • Demonstrable experience of driving and delivering technological change at pace against a background of organisational transformation. • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral. • Able to build and manage relationships across all levels within HMRC and beyond with the independence and judgement to take responsibility for making key decisions at pace. • Ability to translate technical concepts between software engineering, delivery management and service management and business stakeholders so they are understood by all •Capable of resolving technical disputes across varying levels of complexity, between wider peers and indirect stakeholders, taking into account all views and opinions. Desirable criteria • Possess TOGAF & CITP qualifications. • Able to speak on behalf of technical teams and facilitate the relationships with indirect stakeholders. • Able to work across organisational boundaries with changing and challenging priorities. Technical skills We will assess you against some of these technical skills during the selection process. • Architecting large scale IT applications, including making use of Cloud, IaaS, SaaS and PaaS. • Range of technology stacks and the ability to take a balanced approach to technology selection. • Big Data and advanced Analytics, for e.g., SAS suite or Open Source data platforms. • Decommissioning of legacy systems including migration and archiving of data. • Enterprise scale Workflow and BPM solutions. • Understanding of integration techniques including APIs, streaming, store and forward, queuing, state management and what drives synchronous/asynchronous integration. • Awareness of Cost modelling to support commercial challenge activity. • Knowledge of Micro service architectures. Benefits • Learning and development tailored to your role • An environment with flexible working options • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity • A Civil Service pension Team members that are moving offices as a result of the Locations Programme will be entitled to a Moves Adjustment Payment for three years where they incur additional costs. This is calculated based on the difference between the costs of travelling to and from the new and old office, over a weekly period. You will get more detail on this as part of targeted locations move communications. Find more about HMRC benefits in 'Your little extras booklet' for further information or visit Thinking of joining the Civil Service Things you need to know Security Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check. People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks. Selection process details Application must include A curriculum vitae including education, professional qualifications and full employment history, giving details of key achievements for each role/job. When giving details in your CV you should highlight your experience in line with essential criteria and technical skills listed in the advert. When giving details of your CV, you should therefore include details of the work and projects that you have been involved in, and your role therein. Important information: • Please attach your CV as a separate additional document in either PDF or word format no bigger than 5MB • Personal details that could be used to identify you including your name, contact details and address must be removed for your application to be considered. • Please do not include any personal details in your document title. • If your CV contains any personal details your application will be withdrawn. Stage 2: Interview If you’re successful at sift stage you will be invited to a video interview via Microsoft Teams. There, you will be assessed against the essential skills , experience and technical skills. Sift and Interview Dates to be confirmed. Desirable skills will only be used in the event of a tie. The candidates will be posted in merit order. Want to know more about the role? Join our 30 minute webinar on Thursday 16th June at 11.30 to talk with the vacancy holder. To register your interest, please email Please put the job role in the title. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable adjustments to participate in the job application or interview process. Please take extra care to tick the correct boxes in the eligibility sections of your application form. We understand mistakes sometimes happen but if you contact us later than two working days (Monday-Friday) before the vacancy closes, we will not be able to reopen your application for you. The inbox to contact is: Use subject line to insert appropriate wording eg Please re-open my application - 213688 & vacancy closing date 27th June 2022 Security Update If you are successful and transferring from another Government Department, we will carry out a check of your identity, nationality, and immigration status (including the right to work in the UK) and a criminal record check before confirming your appointment. Successful candidates must pass a Disclosure and Barring Security Check/Disclosure Scotland. Please note that HMRC have an exemption under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, which enables us to make enquiries about both unspent and spent convictions. In order to process applications without delay, we will be sending a Criminal Record Check to Disclosure and Barring Service /Disclosure Scotland on your behalf. However, we recognise in exceptional circumstances some candidates will want to send their completed forms direct. If you will be doing this, please advise Government Recruitment Service of your intention by emailing stating the job reference number in the subject heading. For further information on the Disclosure Scotland confidential checking service telephone: the Disclosure Scotland Helpline on 0[Register to View] and ask to speak to the operations manager in confidence, or email Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening, subject to a check on the Internal Fraud Database (IFD). This check will provide information about employees who have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty offences. This check also applies to employees who resign or otherwise leave before being dismissed for fraud or dishonesty had their employment continued. Any applicant’s details held on the IFD will be refused employment. A candidate is not eligible to apply for a role within the Civil Service if the application is made within a 5 year period following a dismissal for carrying out internal fraud against government. HMRC transformation HM Revenue and Customs is currently going through an exciting ten-year transformation programme to create a tax authority fit for the future. As part of this, we are committed to providing high-quality jobs and giving employees a great place to work, whichever location you work from. HM Revenue and Customs has made significant progress with its plans to locate in 13 large, modern, flexible offices, equipped with high-speed digital infrastructure supporting improved customer service and compliance activity. These collaborative workspaces will enable smarter working and great training and development facilities, allowing for the sharing of expertise, local training, promotion, and provide great ongoing career development opportunities. These offices will be located in central locations in the following towns and cities close to accessible transport links: Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast, Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Croydon and Stratford. In addition, there will also be a small number of specialist sites where the work cannot be done anywhere else, in Gartcosh (near Glasgow), Telford, Ipswich, Worthing and Dover, as well as our headquarters in central London. What’s more, our Welsh language service has people located in Porthmadog, as well as Cardiff. We are letting you know about our future plans because if you are recruited into an office that is not one of these locations, you will be expected, subject to HM Revenue and Customs applicable policies, to move to one of these locations in the future. In some cases, this will be via one of our nine transitional sites. For more information please contact the vacancy holder. Terms and Conditions We really hope you decide to apply for this role. If you’re successful you need to know that in February 2021 members of recognised trade unions (ARC and PCS) voted to approve a pay and contract reform offer. This means that HMRC will adopt new terms and conditions for all colleagues as part of a multi-year pay deal and contract offer, the pay deal period is 01 June 2020 – 31st May 2023 and terms and conditions changes take place from the 01 June 2021 onwards. These terms will apply to colleagues who already work in HMRC and if you join us, it will apply to you too. We’ve put together a summary of the key changes that will be made and you can find this attached to the Job Advert. Pay If you are currently working for an OGD and would like to consider the impact on your pay when joining HMRC, please see the attached document "Pay on Transfer from OGD" for further information. (Please note the attached document could also be called “Combined T&C and OGD Pay English”) New entrants are expected to join on the minimum of the pay band. Further Information Customer facing roles in HMRC require the ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English and/or Welsh where required. Where this is an essential requirement this will be tested as part of the selection process. A reserve list may be held for a period of 12 months from which further appointments can be made. Any move to HMRC from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may however be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax Free Childcare. Determine your eligibility here HMRC welcomes applications from those who need to work a more flexible arrangement and will agree to requests where possible, taking into account our operational and customer service needs. We can’t guarantee that we can meet all requests to work flexibly, as agreement will be subject to business ability to accommodate, and any request to work a more flexible arrangement should be made prior to your acceptance of the provisional offer. If you are experiencing accessibility problems with any attachments on this advert, please contact the email address in the 'Contact point for applicants' section. Important information for existing HMRC contractual homeworkers: This role may be suitable for existing HMRC employees who are contractual homeworkers. Occasional attendance to the office will be required where there is a business need, so please take into account the advertised office locations for this role when submitting an application and only select locations from the ‘location preferences’ section that you are able to travel to. Reasonable adjustment We want to make sure no one is put at a disadvantage during our recruitment process because of a disability, condition or impairment. To assist you with this, we will reduce or remove any barriers where possible and provide additional support where appropriate. Please see our Disability Matters: How we can support you during our selection process booklet for more details. If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should: Contact Government Recruitment Service via as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs. Complete the “Assistance required” section in the “Additional requirements” page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at interview, or if you’re deaf, a Language Service Professional. Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment. Nationality requirements This job is broadly open to the following groups: UK nationals nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK nationals of the Republic of Ireland nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals Further information on nationality requirements Working for the Civil Service The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants. We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles . The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria. Apply and further information This vacancy is part of the Great Place to Work for Veterans initiative. Once this job has closed, the job advert will no longer be available. You may want to save a copy for your records. Contact point for applicants Job contact : Name : Ian Selvage Email : Recruitment team : Email : Further information Appointment to the Civil Service is governed by the Civil Service Commission’s Recruitment Principles. You have the right to complain if you feel a department has breached the requirement of the Recruitment Principles. In the first instance, you should raise the matter directly with the department concerned via If you are not satisfied with the response, you may bring your complaint to the Commission. For further information on bringing a complaint to the Civil Service Commission please visit their web pages: Details Reference number 213688 Salary 64,693 - 80,384 National: 64,693 - 72,924 London: 71,310 - 80,384 GBP Grade Grade 6 Contract type Permanent Business area HMRC - CDIO - Chief Technology and Design Officer Type of role Architecture and Data Information Technology Working pattern Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time Number of posts 6