Solutions (Technical) Architect

121 Recruitment
London (Greater)
10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
The successful candidate will have the relevant skills and experience specified below for this 6 month temporary contract based in London.Please Note: This assignment sits outside of IR35.
Job Description:Take responsibility for managing and updating data models, data architecture, data dictionaries, configuration and reference data catalogues. Work with business leads to identify and document data and reporting requirements. Design and maintain data models and manage data integration, performing data quality analysis and profiling tasks. Track business requirements and ensure that these can be matched from a data perspective. Take ownership of data related design decisions throughout the delivery process, including selection of tools to support data architecture activities. Ensure that data-specific project activities align technically and that the architecture is consistent from a data perspective. Ensure compliance with data related standards and key architectural principles. Manage stakeholder expectations and deliver complex IT projects to tight deadlines.
Qualifications: Required - Degree or higher in Computer Science’s or 5+ years experience in architectural design and development of large systems - Certified in one or more architectural frameworks (e.g. TOGAF) or equivalent demonstrable experience and understanding.
Key Tasks & Deliverables:Post Summary Working as a Solution Architect (Applications and Data) within the Technical Architecture Professional Group, the role will be varied. Typically the role will involve taking ownership of a particular project or programme architecture and ensuring architecture consistency with the Enterprise Architecture whilst ensuring a pragmatic delivery against business requirements is achieved. The individual will have significant hands on experience but able to operate as a point of technical authority, he/she will be able to make credible technical decisions and communicate with sensitivity and diplomacy to ensure the right technical direction is followed. Able to lead and deliver technical change, challenging status-quo and anticipate problems and monitor implementation progress. Core capabilities of dealing with a wide range of stakeholders and the capability to define and deliver appropriate architecture deliverables will be required to be demonstrated. However, the specific content of the role will be flexible and the individual will be expected to work across/within different programmes and across different layers of an architecture (e.g. information, application, technical) as needed. Key Result Areas Responsibility for Communication and Relationships • Provide subject matter expertise on a technical Architecture domain for all other areas of NHS Digital including programme and commercial teams. This also extends to NHS organisations such as NHS Trusts. • Elicits and discovers technical requirements from stakeholders, selecting appropriate techniques taking into account the nature of the required changes, established practice and the characteristics and culture of those providing the requirements. • Liaises with stakeholders acting as a technical contact point, communicating highly complex technical concepts and complex issues, clearly and accurately, and adapting communication style to suit the recipient. • Produces written information of a high quality, which clearly sets out architecture designs, roadmaps, key issues, options and actions. • Development and management of effective working relationships including maintaining virtual networks e.g. across NHS England, Department of Health and NHS Trusts. Positively influencing and persuading programme team members to take a specific course of action when there is no direct line of command or control. • The post holder must be able to communicate effectively. This process needs to be managed through regular telephone and face to face communications to drive change that the post holder has no direct authority over. This will require significant levels of understanding; evidence based reasoning skills and negotiation. • Participates in technical review meetings for contracts and suppliers liaising with supplier senior technical staff, ensuring that contracts contain unambiguous technical requirements that are deliverable and testable. Key relationships to include: • Programme and Project Managers • Solution and Enterprise Architects • Solutions Assurance Teams (Functional and Non-Functional Test and assurance, Clinical Safety Group, Test Support Services, ITK) • Programme Domain Leads • Service Management (Incl. Change Management and Transition Leads) • External Agile development teams (Incl. BJSS etc.) • External Test Partners (Incl. LSP, NASP and ESP suppliers) • External suppliers (Incl. Vodafone) 5 top things we are looking for: - Previous architectural and development experience in IT health domain – preferably focused on registries, data directories / reference data services, and open publishing of data via APIs / datasets etc.. - Excellent communication with a wide range of business and clinical stakeholders, technical domain experts, and end-users. - Broad range of experience in technical solution design and delivery, and evidence of previous successful project delivery.
Experience Required:KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS Any of the following skills will be considered valuable: - Experience of working with registries, directories, or reference data services – preferably in the health domain. - Experience of loosely-coupled system integration / interoperability between different third-party systems. - Software architectural design and system implementation experience in one or more health domains (e.g. urgent & emergency care, unscheduled care, primary care). - High level technical understanding of NHS Digital IT systems, those offered by third party suppliers, and the current systems interoperate landscape within the NHS. - Experience of working with health interoperability standards e.g. HL7, IHE, NHS National Systems - Ability to communicate complex architectural concepts to stakeholders with different focuses (e.g. business / technical / security / clinical) - Demonstrable experience of working closely with business stakeholders and third party suppliers to understand requirements and collectively deliver the best technical solution in terms of cost, performance, resilience, design approach and alignment with standards. - Experienced in the delivery of complex IT solutions through the full life cycle from initial inception to production. - Good understanding of messaging protocols and interoperability standards, in particular those with relevance to the health domain. - Broad understanding of current and emerging technologies and how they can be harnessed to meet the programmes business requirements. - Evidence of recent software delivery against a complex set of requirements and / or in a complex environment - A clear understanding and appreciation for benefits / dis-benefits of working publicly and openly, and taking an open source approach.

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