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Lead Technical Architect

Badenoch & Clark
Little London, UK
Closing date
27 Oct 2020

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Technology & New Media
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Lead Technical Architect required to work with a Government Department. This is an initial 6 month contract, In Scope of IR35, paying up to £650 per day. This is a remote contract (until further notice).

This is a lead/strategic role, with hands-on responsibilities.

As a Lead Technical Architect you'll have a good understanding of a broad range of technologies and
be able to converse easily with and translate between non-technical stakeholders and
technical practitioners. You will be able to switch between different problems and responsibilities and will be directly involved in service delivery.

As a Lead Technical Architect you will work with multiple projects or teams on problems that require
broad architectural thinking. You'll be responsible for leading the technical design of systems
and services and can justify and communicate your design decisions.

You will also assure other services and system quality, making sure the technical work fits into the
broader strategy for government. You'll explore the benefits of cross-government alignment and provide mentoring within teams and provide leadership to other architects.

Main Responsibilities:
*Define and own the technical strategy of digital products/ services
*Undertake structured analysis of technical issues, translating this analysis into
technical designs that describe a solution
*Working with software developers, define the high-level architecture of digital
products, platforms and services; how it fits into the wider digital estate, how it
should be built and structured, which language, framework and other technologies
should be used, etc
*Lead the set-up and configuration of developer tooling, workflow and pipelines
within agile product teams
*Monitor trends in existing and emerging technologies, evaluating and identifying
new opportunities, integrations and solutions
*Own and manage relationships with technical and non-technical stakeholders, and
external technical contacts to influence/ make the case for technical interventions,
contribute to business cases and translate technical concepts
*Look for deeper issues that need fixing and opportunities to reuse components
*Take a leading role in implementing the technical strategy for a business unit or
*Proactively identify technical problems and translate these into non-technical
descriptions that can be widely understood
*Mentor and coach junior colleagues
*Define, maintain and champion the technical strategy for a business unit or agency
*Work with Heads of Digital Agency/ senior management to align the technical
strategy with wider business objectives
*Work with the Head of Profession and colleagues on profession-based activities (and
cross-profession) such as defining standards and guidance around best practice
*Participate in TA resource planning for your business unit or agency

Essential knowledge and skills required:
*Turning business problems into technical design and the ability to work with business
and technology stakeholders to translate business problems into technical designs.
*Capable of producing strategy for technology that meets business needs. Able
to create, refine and challenge patterns, standards, policies, roadmaps and vision
*Demonstrable experience of agile development in Ruby, Python, JavaScript, or
similar, and their associated frameworks, and ideally working knowledge of several
programming languages. You should have practical working knowledge of modern
cloud-first architectures, and how to build applications to take advantage of the
opportunities they offer.
*A solid background in version control with Git, and experience of automated testing
techniques, continuous integration, automated deployment pipelines and associated
*Experience of introducing practices such as TDD, continuous integration, continuous
delivery, and DevOps to teams
*Experience working with cloud infrastructure and container environments
*Practical knowledge at many levels of the web stack, from front-end code down to
infrastructure and networking

Please apply should you meet the above criteria

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