Technical Architect - Government

Recruiter
RZ Group
Location
Farringdon
Posted
14 Apr 2018
Closes
17 May 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Technical Architect - Government

Our client, a Major Government Body is looking for a Technical Architect to desig and build web systems that make a genuine difference to people's lives. This is an exciting opportunity to lead the development of an acclaimed service, with user needs at the heart.

You will have demonstrable experience of agile development in Ruby, Python, JavaScript, or similar, and their associated frameworks, and will ideally have working knowledge of several programming languages. You should have practical working knowledge of modern cloud-first architectures.

The role:
* Build user-centred, open source, web systems
* Design and development of projects of various sizes
* Challenge entrenched practices and influence decision makers, and look for deeper underlying problems to solve, and larger opportunities for digital transformation
* Align your team's work with department and government technology strategy, participating in strategic technical decisions and challenging previous decisions where needed
* Occasionally participate in 2nd line support

Key skills/experience:
* Experience leading technical teams and delivering user-focused services in an agile environment
* An ability to build consensus between diverse and often conflicting interests, to achieve agreement on technical plans
* Experience using automated tests
* Experience of introducing practices such as TDD, continuous integration, continuous delivery, and DevOps to teams
* Experience working with cloud infrastructure
* Practical knowledge at many levels of the web stack
* A working knowledge of unix-like operating systems such as Linux and Mac OS X
* Knowledge of open source principles and technologies
* The ability to quickly learn new languages and frameworks and willingness to pick the right tool for the job

Apply within for immediate consideration.
Rate: £550

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