SC Cleared Solutions Architect

  • Location

    Leicester, Leicestershire, E. Midlands, England

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  • Salary:

    £450.00 - £550.00 per day

  • Contact:

    Ellie Bass

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Duration:

    3 months+

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Our Central Government client are looking for an experienced, SC Cleared Solutions Architect

The Role

To work with the business, regional and national stakeholders to identify, plan, design and deliver new information technology, services and infrastructure. To further identify areas and opportunities to improve and support existing technology and critical infrastructure. To be responsible for technical design, implementation, maintenance, security, final line support and budgeting for a wide range of national, regional, local and collaborative systems. To provide the technical expertise to resolve and to manage any and all IT related issues.

Key Skills / Experience

  • Experience of conceptualising and identifying solutions and to take responsibility for all aspects of the design, implementation and technical management of enterprise grade systems and infrastructure to include physical systems, virtual systems and cloud platforms as necessary. Demonstrable experience of taking ownership of a project throughout the full implementation lifecycle and system utilising appropriate methodologies and techniques.
  • To include experience of planning and managing budgetary control over the lifecycle of a piece of software, infrastructure or system. Maintaining documentation of systems, processes and problems using the appropriate tools and techniques (e.g. UML, DFD, network diagram, etc.)
  • To further manage systems and to suggest technical and system optimisations through a multi-year solution lifespan to maintain and enhance business benefits.
  • Furthermore, to have experience and awareness of identifying and implementing appropriate system backup, recovery and business continuity processes.
  • Demonstrate experience and a good working knowledge of implementing systems and services that conform to the requirements of internal and external security standards (e.g. relevant British and ISO standards, Cyber Essentials, NCSC and NIST).
  • A strong understanding of infrastructure technologies and demonstrable experience of utilising and implementing such technology in a secure and practical way and to provide a technical and infrastructure expert view for procurement decisions and to influence decisions based on best practise and current industry thinking.
  • The ability to communicate effectively (both written and verbal) to a technical and non-technical audience. To present technical information in a clear concise way to a range of senior technical and operational/business stakeholders.
  • Proven skills in using a systematic, disciplined and analytical approach to problem solving including experience of investigating and resolving complex technical issues, managing and using third party contractors and specialists as appropriate. Experience of solving problems using 'blue sky thinking' to conceptualise and develop new technical solutions to resolve complex business problems while maintaining security compliance.
  • Experience of prioritising, planning, scheduling and monitoring of own work. Ability to work either independently or collaboratively with colleagues to achieve the best outcome for the organisation and a passion for maintaining existing skills and acquiring new capabilities via a mix of self-learning and formal training.
  • Demonstrate specific skills in one or more key technologies (Oracle, SQL Server, network, Unix, Windows Server and desktop operating systems).
  • Knowledge of project management techniques such as Prince 2, Waterfall, Agile, Scrum, etc
  • Experience of designing, managing and implementing complex infrastructure and technology projects within a large organisation.
  • Have an understanding of operational police work and be able to advise and to assist in developing solutions using Information Technology as a catalyst for improving processes and solving business problems.
  • Experience of Office 365 and other established technologies such as Cloud, SQL Server, CISCO networking, etc
  • Experience of implementing systems in a secure and consistent manner in both local and cloud environments.
  • Qualified to a degree level in a Computer Science or Technology discipline (e.g. Computer Science, Software Development, Computer Engineering, etc), hold a professional qualification in a relevant subject (e.g. MBCS or equivalent) or demonstrate work experience to an equivalent level.