Enterprise/Technical Architect

Job Title: Enterprise/Technical Architect
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Cardiff
Salary: £420 per day
Start Date: Mid November
Reference: JH%2FC%2F17216
Contact Name: James Hughes
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 03, 2017 09:06

Job Description

Enterprise, Technical, Architect, Delivery, Projects, Solution, Roadmaps, Strategy, Infrastructure, Testing, Programming, Java, Spring, .NET, Solution, Agile, Government.

As Enterprise / Technical Architect, you will be accountable for on-going solution integrity and value for money, whilst managing design dependencies, impacts of change and alignment to the IT strategy.

A key focus of this role is to ensure that the required technical dependencies and integration between different delivery projects are pro-actively managed, ensuring that technical requirements are accommodated within the backlogs for each project and delivered to meet the objectives of the clients UK enterprise architecture. 

The role: 
  • Ensure that there is well defined and understood and documented enterprise architecture that encompasses all IT delivery projects of the Business Improvement and Change portfolio
  • Lead Technical Design Authority to ensure that technical decisions are made in a timely way and in line with the overall enterprise/technical architecture, such that the delivery teams are able to maintain delivery velocity
  • Lead the design of technical services and identify and plan required systems integration, selecting necessary platforms and technologies to meet project requirements and user needs
  • In collaboration with the Solution Architect provide technical leadership and consultancy to both internal and external development teams, ensuring infrastructure is fit for purpose, whilst meeting time and budget restraints
  • Build and maintain technical roadmaps, looking ahead for future opportunities or blockers and ensuring decisions by development teams align with the strategy

It’s essential that you have:
  • Experience leading technical teams and delivering user-focused services
  • Experience in managing inter-dependencies across multiple projects within a portfolio
  • Strong understanding of integration techniques and use of technologies, such as Enterprise System Bus. 
  • Strong software development and application architecture experience, with good knowledge of open source technologies, testing, database technologies and modern programming languages and Frameworks (e.g. Java, Spring, .Net)
  • Ability to adapt quickly to new technologies
  • Experience of scaling online services
  • Awareness of emerging security issues
  • Ability to read and understand solution design documentation
  • Understand how to prioritise work in a fast, customer-centric environment
  • Understanding of Agile environments, continual delivery techniques and DevOps cultures
  • Understanding of how to influence senior management and communicate with both technical and non-technical audiences
GSA Techsource Ltd operates as an Employment Agency when recruiting for permanent vacancies, and an Employment Business when recruiting for contract vacancies. All contract rates quoted are to Ltd companies.

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