Technical architect

London (Greater)
11 Jan 2018
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking for a Solutions Architect (Applications and Data) to join a government Technical Architecture Professional Group, the role will be varied, ideally you will have TOGAF and central government experience.

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.

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.

Security Clearance Level Required: BPSS (DS) - Baseline Personnel Security Standard (with a Disclosure Scotland)

Outside IR35 - Please note that the client has determined that the off-payroll working rules will not apply to this assignment.

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