Technical Architect – Digital *Re-opened*

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Technical Architect - Digital *Re-opened*
Interim Position

PSR 1JP00066136

Posted: 6th January 2023 15:28
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  • Pay Rate:

    Up to £700 per day pay range subject to IR35 status

  • Hours per Week:


  • Anticipated 6 months

  • London
What's involved with this role:

Interim Technical Architect  -Hybrid Working – PSR 1JP00066136 *Re-opened*

Pay Rate: Up to £700 per day pay range subject to IR35 status

Location: Any England hub Location on Hybrid Basis.

Existing security clearance is not a prerequisite, but will always help.

As key member of a multidisciplinary Microsoft Azure Team, you’ll work alongside, Product Managers, Delivery managers and DevOps engineers.

As a team, you’ll develop innovative products that are part of end-to-end services across the department.

By applying technology, data, and focussing on user needs, you’ll provide technical and architecture expertise to support designing solutions our users really need and want.

You’ll test the art of the possible by designing proof of concepts to test solutions for future services, working with internal groups, third parties and external suppliers.

You’ll be leading development of our acclaimed open-source public services, with user needs at the heart of everything, helping us transform Government for the future.

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, you’ll be helping define how we do what we do and making sure that our systems are built to adapt rapidly.

The Technical Architects have a good understanding of a broad range of technologies and are able to converse easily with and translate between non-technical stakeholders and technical practitioners.

They are able to switch between different problems and responsibilities and are directly involved in service delivery.

Key Accountabilities

  • Undertake structured analysis of technical issues, translating this analysis into technical designs that describe a solution
    Articulate technical requirements and implications compellingly to technical and non-technical colleagues, senior leaders, business partners and customers
  • Provide technical expertise and direction, supporting collaborative teams, working with colleagues to understand requirements and help design innovative solutions that work
  • Be responsible for design and development of various sizes, how they interact with their surroundings (including other projects and teams), and how they evolve over time
  • Challenge entrenched practices and influence decision makers, 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
  • Help build and maintain a diverse, inclusive culture across the development community, growing awareness, inclusivity, and balance
  • Occasionally participate in 3rd line support during office hours, and sometimes out of hours (for which you’ll be paid an allowance and further hourly payment when on call)



Key Requirements:

  • Azure Cloud Platform tools including Azure DevOps, Azure Command Line Interface & Azure Policy
  • Infrastructure as code including Terraform
  • Automated testing frameworks including Pester
  • Code management frameworks including CI/CD, GIT & Docker
  • Observability frameworks including Grafana & Prometheus
  • Working knowledge of modern cloud-first architectures and how to build and connect across them to take advantage of the opportunities they offer.


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“Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, not that they would exclude candidates willing to travel/relocate, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Qualifications and experience relevant to the job role – please give full details within your CV document
  5. Existing security clearance is not a prerequisite, but will always help

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for


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Technical Architect - Digital *Re-opened*
Client Category: Central Government Ministry

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