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Technical Architect

Work on high-profile defence projects!

We have an opportunity for a Technical Architect to join a leading consultancy firm and work on a range of Defence and Public Sector projects.

As Technical Architect, your work will enable organisations to get the most from their technology and have a real impact on everyday lives.

The role.

As Technical Architect, you’ll have expertise in both the analysis and development of architectures. You will understand the technologies and operational processes required to achieve this.

You will be well supported by colleagues in providing high-value strategy, business analysis and procurement consultancy that align with the business objectives.

You will be involved in the production of high-quality, formal deliverables and will review formal deliverables developed by others.

You will act as a client-side advisor and have significant stakeholder engagement. You’ll deal directly with the client, including assignment delivery, and developing follow-on opportunities. As Technical Architect, excellent interpersonal and influencing skills are essential.

Working either individually or as part of a larger team, you will undertake a number of consultancy assignments that could include:

  • Developing strategies for future delivery of ICT services to meet the client’s business needs and in accordance with the Government’s ICT and other strategies;
  • Defining end-to-end architectures including Business, Information, Application and Technical views;
  • Technical Architect on an implementation project responsible for defining the end-to-end architecture; this includes the Information Architecture, Application Architecture and Infrastructure views;
  • Technical Design Authority – with responsibilities for the definition, assurance and governance of supplier solutions;
  • Solution definition on large-scale IT projects with responsibilities for defining complex technical requirements and evaluating the supplier response;
  • Technical Leadership – leading teams of developers.

About you.

It is essential that the Technical Architect has experience in the application of at least two of the following methods and standards. However, any additional experience in other elements would be highly desirable:

  • Architecture frameworks and methods e.g. TOGAF, MODAF, Zachman Framework.
  • Programme and Project Management methods using Agile and traditional approaches (e.g. MSP, PRINCE2, APMP);
  • Business or systems analysis methods and tools, e.g. Lean, RUP, BPMN, SysML;
  • Software development methods and techniques;
  • Information security policy standards e.g. ISO27001 / ISO27002, Cyber Essentials;
  • Public sector best practice guidance, e.g. ITIL, OGC toolkit;
  • Business case development to Treasury guidelines.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a STEM based degree.

Please note.

Candidates must be eligible and willing to gain UK Security Clearance to apply for this position.

Ignite Digital Talent are committed to creating equal opportunities, and welcome job applications from all who are qualified and eligible to working in the UK, regardless of colour, ethnic or national origin, race, gender, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, marital status, or family circumstances.


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