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Technical Architect

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Recruiter: Northgate Public Services
Listed on: 17th February
Location: Hemel Hempstead
Salary/Rate: Excellent
Salary Notes: Excellent
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Here at NPS we have a simple set of values that sets out who we are as a
company. We are:


Intelligent - we make the right choices
Involved - our enthusiasm creates energy
Innovative - we always ask what's next
 Our business is all about making lives safer, healthier, better managed and mobile
Our software underpins critical police, health, housing  and local government services, ensuring delivery of the right data at the right time to protect and improve people's lives.
We're as committed to the positive social outcomes of our customers' services as they are, which means we put people first. In the interfaces and systems we design, and the software support and development service we provide.
Our story
Across the world, billions of people every day rely on the services and benefits provided by their police, health services, housing and local government. Their home, welfare, well being and security often depend on them.
We create and manage the software that connects people with these services. We design smart interfaces and data processes to ensure services are easy to use, always on, relevant, accurate and trusted.
Using internet, mobile and AI technology, we are designing new tools that maximise the positive experience people have of critical services, and helping to make sure they are safer, healthier, better managed, and able to organise their life on the go.
Working closely with our customers - the service providers - we define people's needs today and in the future - and work intelligently to continuously improve our software products and data management.
Our software underpins the performance of our customers as they serve their customers. Our constant focus is making sure our software is stable, efficient, cost efficient and secure.
We're proud of the role we play, improving people's lives through dependable critical services. With a growing number of customers globally, we're going to make a difference to millions of people more.
Based in the UK but working around the world, our 2,000 employees help improve the services that matter most.
We are now part of the NEC corporation, a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people worldwide - this brings in new opportunities without limits for growth and innovation.
Job Description 




The Technical Architect plays a hands on role in day to day delivery of technical solutions and implementations that drive forward the security posture and capability of our business. The role will require a technical background in Solution or Technical Architecture. The successful candidate does not need a lot of Technical Architect experience. Training and support will be provided to successful candidates irrespective of experience. 

Hands on design and deployment of security enforcing controls to assist the Cyber Security team to provide enhancements to the overall NPS security architecture. 
Work closely with the wider Cyber Security team to assess any potential impact of emerging vulnerabilities and CVEs to ensure that remediation and action taken is appropriate.
Review security technologies, tools and services, and make recommendations to the broader cyber security team for their use, based on security, financial and operational metrics.
Documentation creation and review
Work with security analysts and engineers to refine the use of security related tools such as privilege access management, security event management and anti virus. 
Work with business areas to identify their technical needs and investigate and propose technical solutions to drive efficiencies or consolidation of technology.
Provide technical guidance to the wider NPS business.
Enthusiasm to look at new technologies not in use by NPS and create Proof of Concepts to determine if the technology would benefit NPS.
Conduct technical reviews of existing solutions to review how the security could be improved
Work with a range of application teams and engineering teams within NPS to deliver technical solutions to the corporate business.

The role is less policy and procedure based and more technically focussed. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate recent experience in the deployment and ‘living with' of technologies and infrastructure/tooling rather than strategic or policy creation. The successful candidate will join an existing team of Architects and Principal Security Architects. 




Qualifications


Essential:

Experience and technical understanding of Physical, Virtual and Cloud Hosts.
Detailed knowledge of Networking/Firewall and load balancing devices.
Excellent technical Authoring skills.
Proven experience designing Architectures within a small to medium enterprise environment
Extensive experience with Cloud-hosted software solutions - particularly client-facing digital applications for web and mobile
Familiarity with compliance & security standards across the enterprise IT landscape such as ISO 27001
Good hands on deployment and operation of security products such as Anti-Virus/Encryption/Device control or general operational IT tooling
Comfortable with collaboration, open communication and reaching across a range of functions and teams. 
High degree of personal motivation and ability to self-manage
Hands on technical experience working with range of disciplines from server, networks, storage, monitoring and backup
Self learning capacity to ensure that we remain on top of emerging technologies and potential security threats.

Desirable:

Experience and technical understanding of Public and Private Cloud technologies such as AWS, Azure and VMware
Experience designing the deployment of applications and infrastructure into public cloud services.
Experience at a technical and analytical level of working with a SIEM
Experience working within a shared environment with multiple tenants and requirements. 
Knowledge of HMG security guidance and successful application of the principles within formally accredited solutions
Understanding of agile / DevOps project methods





Additional Information


Employees of Northgate Public Services are entitled to the following Company funded benefits:

Single Private Medical Cover (with the option to select family cover at an additional cost)
25 days paid holiday (includes 3 company nominated days) with the option to buy/sell up to 5 days
4 x basic salary life assurance cover
A Group Pension Plan with fantastic employer contributions
A selection of tax efficient flexible benefits to suit your individual needs 
This role offers a competitive salary.

OTHER INFORMATION
Candidates must be able to demonstrate a pre-existing right to work and travel within the EU. Documentary evidence will be required.
This position requires you to either currently have a Security Clearance or ability to gain Enhanced Security Clearance in addition the Baseline Personnel Security Standard 
All offers are subject to satisfactory vetting and reference checks. All roles as standard undertake a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check, some roles may require additional vetting such as NPPV/MOD. 
Northgate Public Services is an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all communities