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Technical Architects We are helping build technical architecture capability across some of the most exciting Government Digital programmes. These are roles that will greatly enhance your current skill set and grow your professional portfolio. Training is extensive in a very forward looking environment. You must have good technical expertise, with hands-on involvement in developing real-world systems, and excellent interpersonal skills in order to quickly develop strong working relationships in high pressure environments. Experience in development of transformational digital services on brownfield estates and/or rapid development and scaling of very high-volume greenfield services is ideal. In order to qualify you need to be expert in at least three of the following 8 areas. Service design Leading the design and development of solutions, considering user needs, re-use, data management, resilience, performance, scalability and security in a micro service based approach to service orientated architecture. Leading the use and selection of tools and techniques for managing and versioning designs across inter-dependent services. Driving the creation of products and services aligned to the Enterprise need, informing the overall Enterprise Architecture model. Service Integration Leading the coordination of solutions between multiple development teams and products, ensuring knowledge is shared between them. The integration of new digital solutions with Legacy systems, including both internal and external services. Data Expert level experience and knowledge of database technologies (relational and NoSQL), distributed processing, Datamodelling, multiple data formats and standards. Expert in handling large datasets and scaling the handling and storage (ETL processes). Expert in open data concepts and the value of making data open and the increasing demands that will create. Standards Research & Development Expert in the rapid development of user-driven prototypes to identify technical options and inform architectural approaches. Expert in seeking new skills in alternative technologies eg via online courses, formal training, hands-on exploration etc. Expert in 'horizon scanning' and able to identify opportunities in the use of emerging technology and its potential applications Participate in and proactively share insight gained with the wider IT and Government Architecture Community. Cloud & Hosting Expert with all fundamental elements of hosting and consuming cloud technologies, including: design, planning, security and compliance, integration, provisioning, cloud storage, virtualisation. Expert in the use of the building blocks of network services and infrastructure, such as Ethernet and wireless solutions, and understand the implications for systems design in a digital environment Risk and Security Expert in identifying and minimising risks in IT architectures and data management through the application of standards and policies. Expert on building architectures incorporating data protection, such as the protection of physical and virtual environments, disaster recovery and fast recovery of data. Expert in security technology, infrastructure, network build and attack prevention tools and techniques that relate to application and operating system defences. Vendor engagement Expert in assessing the legal, licensing and cost consequences of technology choices (eg community edition vs enterprise editions) and possible implications caused by increased usage. Expert in vendor support models, for example training, maintenance and security and assessing the impact of these. Assurance Expert in assuring a suitably fit for purpose architectural design. Able to challenge peers and third party architectural approaches based on previous experience and knowledge. Expert in attending and participating in GDS assessments including other government departments. These roles have various locations with most being in London, Sheffield, Coventry

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