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Technical Architect

  • Salary: £550 - £700 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 02/10/2017
  • Job reference: J375066A

Technical Architect, Transformation, Change, Changing, Public Sector, Cloud Solution, Cloud Architecture, Azure, AWS, Amazon, Web Services, Digital, Data, Science, Government, Scotland, Edinburgh,


Our Central Government client - part of the Central Government Digital Transformation Service (DTS) was introduced in response to the findings of the 2012 Audit Scotland report which identified a lack of skills as a key reason for digital and ICT project failures across the public sector.
DTS was set up as a shared service to support organisations across central government transform digitally. We to work collaboratively with organisations to deliver business transformation which puts users at the heart of services.
The services we provide are enabling organisations to deliver better experiences for end users in a more efficient and effective way.

  • Lead engagement with customers identify technical needs to propose/design appropriate solutions and architecture
  • Acts as the technical authority in information gathering, scene setting with stakeholders and managers
  • Undertake forensic analysis towards understanding of technologies fit of proposed options within different environments to recommend most appropriate systems across different environments and operating models
  • Advise the Technical Solutions Lead in order to drive project objectives through to completion
  • Drive development of customer digital/ ICT strategies
  • Review technical proposals from external suppliers and make implementation recommendations

Key Skills / Experience

  • Track record of working on enterprise architecture projects in support of strategy development.
  • Experience of strategic alignment of technical architecture and design to meet clients' business, digital and technology drivers and objectives.
  • Track record in designing and evolving the most appropriate solution/technical architecture to meet client requirements, fully integrating across different environments and technologies.
  • Experience in delivering citizen / customer-centric strategies and solutions.
  • Experience of working within a large-scale transformation programme / environment.
    Working knowledge of digital and cloud technologies.
  • Experience of working in a shared service / consultancy environment.