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Technical Architects / Senior Technical Architects
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Recruiter: Government Digital Service
Listed on: 25th April 2018
Location: UK
Salary/Rate: £50000 - £80000
Salary Notes: Competitive
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: DDaT_expired
Contact Name: Government Digital Service

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Job Locations: Wales, London & South East, Midlands, South Yorkshire, Scotland
Number of open roles: 10+
Working pattern: flexible working, full time, part time


The Government is changing fast and you could be at the heart of this change. This is an exciting opportunity to help make the government better every day and our technical architects are pivotal in helping build a new future for citizens. Join us as we continue on this amazing journey.

The Government Digital Service (GDS) is hiring Technical Architects, across a number of government departments, with strong background and demonstrable technical expertise as well as leadership skills.

The role

You'll be responsible for the design and build of technical architecture, undertaking structured analysis of technical issues, translating this into technical designs that describe a solution. You can be consulted on design and are capable of providing design patterns, identifying the deeper issues that need fixing and looking for opportunities to collaborate and reuse components. You'll have strong demonstrable experience in communicating with both technical and non-technical colleagues.

The role involves working collaboratively both within your department and across other government departments. You should have deep understanding of agile delivery methods and comfortable challenging the status quo. You’ll have a good understanding of a broad range of technologies but each department we are hiring for requires specific technology stacks. We're looking for experience in building digital services, technical infrastructure and cybersecurity. You could be working on brand new digital services that will enable businesses to grow through.

You'll have strong software development and application architecture experience, with good knowledge of open source technologies, testing and at least one programming language, passionate about working in agile environments, continual, delivery techniques and DevOps cultures.

For a more detailed job description please visit the civil service job website and search for technical architect roles to download the job description.

The process:

Applications - Please submit your CV and a cover letter/statement of suitability for the preferred role, indicating which department/s you wish to be apply to. This will enable us to share your application with the department/s whose requirements closely match your experience as well as your choice of location.