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IT Services Architect

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Recruiter: Norwich City Council
Listed on: 22nd March
Location: Norwich
Salary/Rate: £44,863 - £48,381
Type: Contract
Start Date: ASAP

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Salary: £44,863 - £48,381 per annum, pro-rata
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: 12 months, fixed term
Location: City Hall, Norwich (Currently remote working)

For the first time in 20 years property services, environmental services and building maintenance for Norwich are coming back under Council control through the set up and creation of our newly formed company, Norwich City Services Ltd (NCSL).

The implementation of digital services will be crucial to the success of this new venture so the Council is looking to recruit an experienced solutions architect to establish strategies and solutions to meet our Digital First approach and ambition, to design and deliver innovative digital solutions for our customer and partners and to drive cultural change within the organisation.

Supporting the Applications Support Team Manager and Head of Customers, IT and Digital in developing the business application strategy, you will establish a holistic view of all software projects and the business' software requirements. You will need proven project management ability with previous experience of delivering IT projects using Prince2 and Agile methodologies. Technological, digital, business and customer aspects all need to be taken into account, while working enthusiastically and collaboratively to identify, design and deliver solutions for NCSL, improving user experiences and saving money.

In addition to the essential criteria set out in the Person Specification, the following experience and knowledge is desirable:

  • Previous experience of working within local or a national government or within a highly regulated industry such as insurance or banking.
  • Previous experience of working on service process improvement and transformational projects. 
  • Experience with Azure DevOps. 
  • Experience of working alongside Developers, technical and business professionals. 
    Business and technical process mapping experience. 

Please note, applicants invited to interview will be required to complete a coding/logic test as part of the selection process.

Interviews will be arranged via online video-conferencing.

Closing date: 5 April 2021

Interviews: To be confirmed