Principal Technical Architect

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Listed on

15th January


Hanslope Park, Milton Keynes


£67,214 - £78,033

Salary Notes

plus £1,750 location allowance and excellent benefits including a Civil Service pension



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Based in Hanslope Park, Milton Keynes, with full time, part time and flexible working opportunities

Free shuttle bus available between central Milton Keynes and Hanslope Park


Have you ever thought about joining an organisation that operates on a global scale to deliver a first-class service for the UK government and our international partners? A career where you'll help us build an enterprise architecture function and develop digital and technology strategies that align with industry and government best practice. If you're looking for your job, but bigger, this could be your next move.

As a trusted government partner we work on a huge range of projects, and help protect the UK's interests around the world. We design and construct secure government buildings. We help earthquake-proof embassies. We courier diplomatic packages across continents. We keep complex projects on track, and on budget. And a whole lot more besides. It's important work, and you could take your career to new heights as you focus your talents on a wide range of exciting projects.


Help to implement the digital transformation that will support our global mission

Join us as Principal Technical Architect and you'll use all your networking skills as you work with senior stakeholders to seek out opportunities for the implementation of digital transformation. Managing a number of diverse teams, inspiring other technical and solutions architects, and helping everyone you work with to deliver their goals, you'll be doing all these things and more in this rare and vital role.

Enabling the delivery of the technical strategy, it will be your task to present recommendations for technologies or improvements that will enhance our systems and support project goals and create detailed plans for the integration of new systems architecture into existing infrastructure. But your responsibilities won't stop here - you'll also work to ensure a consistent strategy across cyber, cloud, data centre, storage, network, mobile and the user experience of infrastructure, and analyse existing systems to ensure they offer adequate security and meet the needs of our organisation.


Use your superb interpersonal skills to inspire your team and our stakeholders

With strong knowledge of VMware, Windows and Cisco technologies including cloud-base services and cloud native solutions, you'll have plenty of experience relating to the automation and improvement of development and release processes. It's also important that you have hands-on experience of architecting and designing solutions, with a particular focus on following best practices for designing and operating reliable, secure, cost-effective and sustainable cloud-based systems.

With industry level qualifications equivalent to TOGAF, MCSE, and/or CCNP, and ITIL and Agile foundation-level qualifications, you'll have experience of leading an architecture community and Government technology strategies, policies, and guidelines. We'll look for a deep understanding of NCSC, NIST and CIS security principles, and expert knowledge of the private (VMware) and public cloud (AWS/Azure), while your superb communication, presentation and interpersonal skills will make you an inspirational team worker and stakeholder manager.

Grow your career in the biggest way possible

When you join us, you'll be contributing to protecting the nation's interests at home and overseas. How will we help you in return? We offer a competitive salary, 25-30 days' annual leave per year (depending on length of service) and a Civil Service pension. Depending on business need, we can accommodate some hybrid working between the office and home. While on-site, you'll have access to an on-site gym, nursery, canteen, and we offer interest-free loans on season tickets and bikes to help you get there. Above all else, we can offer your job, bigger. As a Principal Technical Architect you'll be using all your skills with an organisation that protects people, information and assets around the world. Using your skills in a way that just means more.

Every single colleague must be security cleared before joining us. If you're successful in your application, we'll ask you to undergo our vetting process. You can find out more about this on our website.


Closing date for applications is: 4th February 2024.

It takes a diverse team to protect a diverse world

The vital work we do takes an incredible community of colleagues with different skills, backgrounds, cultures and identities. We support every individual, so that you always know you're welcome and valued. It's what makes us a Disability Confident employer. And why we're recognised as a ‘Carer Confident' workplace. And it's how you know you're joining an inspiring, inclusive organisation.

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