Lead Technical Architect (Outside IR35) (SC Clearance required) at Alexander Mann Solutions - Public Sector Resourcing, London, 6 Months, £Contract Rate

  • Outside Spy
  • London, UK
  • Sep 06, 2021
6 Months or more

Contract Description

Lead Technical Architect (Outside IR35) (Active SC Clearance is required)

Contract Term: 6 months

Contracting Authority: FCDO

Location: London/Remote UK

As a Lead Technical Architect your main responsibilities would be:
  • Work with the Senior Programme Manager, project managers and product managers to oversee, advise and direct technology workstreams within the Resilient 24/7 Consular Services Programme to deliver the Target Operating Model supporting the integration of systems, applications and data to create a seamless journey from first contact to case resolution.
  • Provide strategic direction, technology advice and assurance and develop the architecture underpinning the integrated case management, Real Time business intelligence, emergency travel document printing, event driven messaging system and Nextgen Consular Contact Centre projects. Work with the project manager, suppliers and architects supporting bid and procurement activities and development and approval of full business cases through various levels of governance regularly updating the Senior Programme Manager and SCS Programme Sponsor on progress. Design and develop rollout plans working with project managers, suppliers and business change teams.
  • Lead, govern and provide strategic direction to the Consular architecture capability based on Government Digital Service Standards and Technology Code of Practice working with the Technical Manager.
  • Lead the technical assurance of projects against the architecture framework and identify and avert technical issues early and remove supplier dependencies. Contribute to the architecture development and ensure products are supportable, compliant, secure, flexible, scalable, robust, available, usable and safe. Commission, assure, accept and test products against the architecture, design principles and standards. Develop and maintain application architecture principles, standards, blueprints, roadmaps and transitions states that underpin all IT design and delivery.
  • Support the Technical Design Authority and attend service based discussions and represent the Architecture function at the Programme Board ensuring alignment of solutions to architecture, technology and business strategy.
  • Be the go-to person for general architecture and technical advice providing internal consultancy to senior leaders and guidance on the impact to Consular on the recommended business functions and roles as well as day to day support to product, project and portfolio functions.
  • Understand the commercial drivers that will influence a private or third sector organisation, interact confidently and effectively as an intelligent and highly credible client and question and challenge the value being delivered through commercial arrangements motivating improved performance by suppliers.
  • Working with the Product and Delivery Team and the wider business ensure that digital applications are aligned to the architecture strategy.

You\'ll have relevant experience in:

  • In-depth IT and enterprise architecture background with experience architecting enterprise scale IT or experience of large-scale IT development and business, data, solution and integration architecture expertise.
  • Ability to engage at a strategic level, influencing and setting the direction for technical change.
  • Ability to work proactively working closely with the business
  • Communicating between the technical and non-technical and having the confidence to translate technical concepts to senior leads
  • Professional, committed and enthusiastic
  • Good problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Good stakeholder management skills
  • Results-orientated and output-focused
  • Responsive, innovative, flexible and adaptable
  • A breadth of understanding of large-scale UK based Cloud infrastructure technologies (IaaS, PaaS SaaS), with specific specialism in the following technologies: Secure Public Cloud Computing capabilities (Amazon Web Services and Azure) and their appropriate uses.
  • Understanding of a range of tech stacks (eg AWS, UK Cloud, Microsoft Dynamics, O365, open source, PaaS etc) and the ability to take a balanced approach to technology selection.
  • Familiarity with and experience of digital software architectures and approaches eg microservices, RESTful architecture, LAMP/MEAN, continuous integration, Software as a Service and more traditional Commercial Of The Shelf (COTS).
  • Familiarity with and experience of a wide range of application architecture and software development technologies including eg development languages; delivery pipeline/CI tools; code repositories; automated testing tools etc.
  • TOGAF certified, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft cloud certifications.
  • Awareness of Service Management
  • ITIL practioner
  • Experience of developing design artefacts and associated materials under an architecture framework eg TOGAF.
  • Demonstrable experience working in a variety of environments, with a mix of on-premise and cloud based technologies.

If this Lead Technical Architect role sounds like something that you would be interested in, please click the link to apply and speak to one of our PSR team now.

Please note: An active SC Clearance is required

Please be aware that this role can only be worked within the UK and not Overseas.