Connecting Talent to opportunity

Connecting Talent to opportunity

Senior Enterprise Architect (Infrastructure)


Job Description:

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 all people from all backgrounds with the experience and skills needed to perform this role. 

See what it’s like to work at HMRC: find out more about us or ask our colleagues a question. Questions relating to an individual application must be emailed as detailed later in this advert.

HMRC is building a modern, digital tax administration, and currently runs the biggest digital operation in Government. With 50 million customers to serve, over 60 thousand colleagues to support, and £600 billion to collect to fund UK Plc, our IT operation is huge.

The Team

Our Enterprise Architecture team is responsible for setting the Technology Strategy, defining and directing platform capabilities, drawing roadmaps and reference architectures as well as helping to govern against these directions.

Working for HMRC

Job description

This is a unique opportunity for an experienced Architect to work within HMRC’s Infrastructure Domain, during a time of significant change and transformation, as we the focus of IT delivery away from legacy technologies and fully exploits the opportunities that cloud technologies can provide.

You will play a key role in creating and evolving technology roadmaps that will drive the adoption of modern technology, whilst pushing HMRC’s hugely complex IT estate towards a smaller set of strategic systems.

As part of the Enterprise Infrastructure Architecture team, you will engage at a strategic level, influencing policy, and setting direction for technical and business change.

You will play a key role in ensuring that HMRC develops and maintains a strong IT Architecture capability.

The ideal candidate

We are looking for someone with a solid Infrastructure, Cloud, and Collaboration technology background.

Want to know more about the role? 

Join our 30-minute webinar on Monday 30th January 2023 at 11:30 to 12:00 to talk with the vacancy holder. 

To register your interest, please email [email protected] 

Please put the job role in the title. 

Person specification

To be responsible for defining our IT strategy and roadmaps, aligning them with business strategies and capability requirements, and socialising and promoting them with senior stakeholders.

You will support and contribute to solution designs as both a specialist and a representative of the strategic viewpoint.

You will be involved in proof of concept exercises to prove new reference architecture patterns and business benefits.

You will additionally provide internal consultancy on potential uses and appropriateness of the technologies, driving adoption of HMRC’s Enterprise infrastructure vision.

Essential Criteria

  • A broad IT and Infrastructure background with experience preferably in infrastructure solutions or enterprise architecture roles where you will have gained experience of large scale infrastructure deployments.
  • Focused approach on strategic alignment of technical design and architecture to meet business growth and direction.
  • Demonstrable experience of providing internal consultancy on potential uses and appropriateness of infrastructure technologies and driving benefits from these technologies.
  • A breadth of understanding of large scale infrastructure technologies.

Desirable Criteria

  • Either have or work to achieve professional IT certifications, such as TOGAF or CITP within the first 12 months of employment.
  • Experience of working in an agile environment and experience with agile methodologies such as TDD, Scrum, Kanban.
  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • An environment with flexible working options
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
  • A Civil Service pension with an average employer contribution of 27%

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 and big benefits handbook' for further information or visit Thinking of joining the Civil Service.

Things you need to know Selection process details

All Criminal Record Checks applications are considered fairly in accordance with the DBS Code of Practice and the Recruitment of ex-offenders Policy.

As part of the application process you will be asked to complete 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 the essential criteria listed in the advert and you should therefore include details of the work and projects that you have been involved in, and your role therein. 

  • 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.  

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 and your experience. 

Desirable skills will only be used in the event of a tie.

Sift and Interview Dates to be confirmed.