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Principal Solutions Architect

Employer
OFQUAL
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
23 Feb 2021

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Sector
Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

As England's independent regulator of qualifications, examinations and assessments, Ofqual's job is to maintain standards, to make sure that qualifications accurately reflect the knowledge and skills people have attained through a range of different learning methods.

We work with Civil Service departments across the spectrum of education to deliver on our priorities and to ensure the best possible outcomes for learners in England.

We are looking to secure a Principal Solutions Architect who will be responsible for providing strategic technology leadership to enable us to become fully established as a digitally and data enabled Regulator, using the best of Cloud technology. The role is responsible for working with the Director of DDaT, the team of over 25 professionals, and all of Ofqual to make sure that our technology activity continues to enable regulation and in turn supports and promotes confidence in regulated qualifications among learners and others who rely on them.

It's an exciting time to join our well establish IM team and being part of this team you will play a key part in Ofqual's IM team, providing technical leadership for our cloud-native solutions ensuring we're making the right technology choices to give us resilience and sustainability and to deliver what users need.

This role will see you regularly collaborate with senior stakeholders to promote DDaT-driven change and you'll be proactive in identifying problems and solutions, and translating these into non-technical descriptions that can be widely understood. Being able to contribute to our DDaT strategy to enable and underpin Ofqual's growth with positive impact on our user base and the public who use our technology is an integral part of this role.

We are looking for a leader within the team who will mentor and coach more junior colleagues so our focus on succession planning and talent management remains true

If you want to be part of using the cloud for our solutions and services, work with passionate people who care about continuous improvement and enjoy working collaboratively then this is a perfect role for you.

If all of the above interests you, please do not hesitate to apply now!

Ofqual is a rewarding, dynamic place to work. The team strongly encourages flexible working and personal learning & development.

Diversity & Inclusion is important to us. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.
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