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Senior Technical Architect

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Recruiter: Michael Page
Listed on: 21st December 2021
Location: Leeds
Salary/Rate: £50000 - £75000
Type: Permanent

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GPA's proptech products cover networks, wifi , printing, shared AV, occupancy management, security systems and access control and continue to develop new products to help make better use of the government estate. GPA is seeking 3 technical architects to act as technical leaders for these products:Senior Technical Architect (Networks)
Senior Technical Architect (Audio-Visual Systems)
Senior Technical Architect (Line Of Business Systems)Client DetailsThe Government Property Agency is helping transform the way the Civil Service works and reshaping the relationship civil servants have with their place of work. The GPA is a relatively new organisation within Government, created in 2018 and is in many ways a start up. This means although it is a Government Department, many of the systems, processes, ways of working are still being set up.The tech team is relatively new with the majority of the senior team being recruited last year. The team is small (17 FTE currently) expected to grow to circa 30 this year and uses partners for a lot of delivery. The budget per annum is currency circa £14m expected to grow to circa £30m in the next few years.DescriptionAs a senior technical architect you will be responsible for:- Promoting and adopting appropriate use of architecture techniques to ensure that GPA's projects can keep pace with delivery demands.- Bridging the gap between GPAs technology specialists and the user needs of the people and clients who work in government buildings- Guiding governance and decision making for GPA's technology solutions- Developing GPA's technical architecture across the suite of proptech products- Tailoring the design process to best match the needs of GPA's projects- Understanding the wider business and technology landscape to ensure that GPA develops optimised solutions for shared technology- Maturing the process for defining and developing property technology products- Working with technology specialists to develop innovative proptech solutions for the government workplace- Working with colleagues across government to ensure that GPA's solutions better meet the needs of our clients and that our peers across government are ready to adopt these solutions. A senior technical architect works on large or multiple pieces of work that are complex or risky. At this level, you will: - define strategy and be central to assuring services- regularly collaborate and find agreement with senior stakeholders, providing direction and challenge- be proactive in identifying problems and translating these into non-technical descriptions that can be widely understood- mentor and coach junior colleaguesProfile- Experience of working within an agile framework- Experience of working in a Product led environment, collaborating with Product Managers to ensure technical solutions are aligned to the product vision- Communication skills. You can listen to the needs of technical and business stakeholders and interpret them. You are skilled at proactive and reactive communication. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)- Governance. You can evolve and define governance. You can take responsibility for collaborating and supporting other staff in wider governance. You know how to assure services delivered by technical architects across sets of services. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)- Making and guiding decisions. You can make decisions characterised by managed levels of risk and complexity. You can recommend decisions as risk and complexity increase. You can resolve technical disputes between wider peers and indirect stakeholders, taking into account all views and opinions. (Relevant skill level: working)- Strategy. You can apply strategy, using patterns, standards, policies, roadmaps and vision statements. You can challenge them and provide guidance. (Relevant skill level: working)- Turning business problems into technical design. You can design systems characterised by medium levels of risk, impact, and business or technical complexity. You can work across multiple services or a single large or complicated service. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)- Understanding the whole context. You understand trends and practices outside your team and how these will impact the work. You understand how your work fits into the broader strategy and historical context. You can consider the patterns and interactions on a larger scale. (Relevant skill level: working)Job OfferSalary £49,700-56,524 (Plus RRA of £20,700)Civil Service PensionFlexible workingPositions available across the following locations: Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Newport, Nottingham, Norwich, SwindonYou MUST be SC Cleared OR be able to qualify for SC Clearance How you'll be assessedIn the Civil Service, we use our Success Profiles. This gives us the best possible chance of finding the right person for the job, drives up performance and improves diversity and inclusivity. When reviewing your application we will be using the experience element of the framework to assess your career history and achievements. We're looking for examples of things you have previously achieved or your knowledge in a particular field which are relevant to the role.If you're shortlisted for an interview we'll use different elements of the success profiles framework. We'll be considering your strengths, experience, technical/specialist skill and behaviours for this role.This role will be looking for the following behaviours:- Seeing the Big Picture- Changing & Improving- Making Effective Decisions- Communicating & Influencing CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS - 11:55pm on Sunday 9th January