Enterprise Architect (outside IR35)

Heat Computing Limited
750 per day
04 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


? Job Title: Enterprise Architect
? CV Submission Deadline: 06/11/2017 @ 17:30
? Competitive Daily Pay Rates: £675 - £750 LTD
? Hours: Daily 8 / Weekly 40
? Location: South West: Polaris House
? Contract Length: 13/11/2017 to 29/03/2019
? Security Clearance Level Required: 1. BPSS (DS) - Baseline Personnel Security Standard (with a Disclosure Scotland)

Main responsibilities

As the Enterprise / Technical Architect you will:

  • Ensure that there is well defined and understood and documented enterprise architecture that encompasses all IT delivery projects of the Business Improvement and Change portfolio
  • Lead the Innovate UK Technical Design Authority to ensure that technical decisions are made in a timely way and in line with the overall enterprise/technical architecture, such that the delivery teams are able to maintain delivery velocity
  • Lead the design of technical services and identify and plan required systems integration, selecting necessary platforms and technologies to meet project requirements and user needs
  • In collaboration with the Solution Architect provide technical leadership and consultancy to both internal and external development teams, ensuring infrastructure is fit for purpose, whilst meeting time and budget restraints
  • Build and maintain technical roadmaps, looking ahead for future opportunities or blockers and ensuring decisions by development teams align with the strategy
  • Actively encourage communication across multiple development teams to identify strategic requirements and dependencies
  • Enable a positive technical culture, applying Agile methods to development and completing quality assurance practices
  • Mentor Developers, setting standards and ensuring delivery targets are met
  • Assist Product Managers on the validation of estimated effort and technical implications of current user stories, as well as those in the backlog
  • Form relationships with external suppliers
  • Help enable the reuse of patterns, tools and components across the whole Government service landscape

Skills and experience

It?s essential that you have:

  • Experience leading technical teams and delivering user-focused services
  • Experience in managing inter-dependencies across multiple projects within a portfolio
  • Strong understanding of integration techniques and use of technologies, such as Enterprise System Bus.
  • Strong software development and application architecture experience, with good knowledge of open source technologies, testing, database technologies and modern programming languages and Frameworks (e.g. Java, Spring, .Net)
  • Ability to adapt quickly to new technologies
  • Experience of scaling online services
  • Awareness of emerging security issues
  • Ability to read and understand solution design documentation
  • Understand how to prioritise work in a fast, customer-centric environment
  • Understanding of Agile environments, continual delivery techniques and DevOps cultures
  • Understanding of how to influence senior management and communicate with both technical and non-technical audiences

It is desirable that you have:

  • A view of technology as an enabler of great digital services
  • An eagerness to influence how digital services are delivered across Government
  • Experience of cloud technologies, enterprise integration tools and extract, transformation and load (ETL) tools
  • Experience designing and implementing secure systems
  • Experience mentoring technical staff and managing stakeholders
  • Experience working in a dynamic organisation with rapidly expanding users and changing requirements
  • An interest in forming Government best practices, standards and policies
  • Experience initiating projects, participating in workshops to gather user needs and building prototypes
  • A willingness to travel to client locations

This job was originally posted as www.jobsite.co.uk/job/959463070