DWP seeks £130k tech chief to lead digital service delivery and major hybrid cloud rollout

Written by Sam Trendall on 16 August 2017 in News
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Department recruiting for senior digital professional to oversee development and design teams

The DWP's new digital delivery director will oversee the implementation and operation a large-scale hybrid-cloud environment

The Department for Work and Pensions is offering a six-figure salary as it seeks a technology leader to oversee the creation of a new computing infrastructure and the delivery of its digital services.

The DWP is recruiting for a digital delivery director, a role which will pay about £130,000 per year. The department said that “this is a critical, hands-on leadership role, with responsibility for next-generation enterprise-wide architecture design, and infrastructure on which millions of users, and hundreds of products, rely”.

The responsibilities that come with the post include designing and implementing a “large-scale hybrid-cloud” environment, as well as leading digital service delivery, with a focus on security and minimising downtime. The digital delivery director will also head up architecture design and software development teams.


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In the candidate information pack, DWP chief information and data officer Mayank Prakash said: “There’s never been a better time to join DWP Digital, if you’re inspired by the opportunity to reimagine our country’s future using data, design, and technology. DWP offers genuinely challenging and fulfilling career opportunities for leaders interested in making a genuine difference to society on a massive scale.”

The digital delivery director job will be based, variously, in London, Manchester, and Newcastle. Candidates have until 18 September to apply, with a meeting being held on 3 October to define a shortlist. Assessments of shortlisted applicants will be held on 16 October, with panel interviews scheduled for 10 November. 

It is the second high-level technology post that the DWP has advertised in the space of a few weeks; last month the department announced that it is offering a salary of up to £140,000 a year for a new chief technology officer.

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