Technical Architect

Job Title: Technical Architect
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London
Salary: £550 - £600 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: AEJ / 17005
Contact Name: Anya Jones
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 26, 2020 09:58

Job Description

Technical Architect - 12 months - London - £550 to £600 per day 

GSA Techsource are currently recruiting for a Technical Architect working for one of our government clients based in London for an initial 12 months. 
  • You will provide a coherent technical strategy based on your experience and analysis of JAC Digital needs
  • You will support senior developers on the team
  • Alpha and Beta phase development of a new service to replace legacy application
  • You'll assist in JAC’s ongoing development of a digital team and compliance with’s Digital Service Standard
  • You will have an understanding of the whole system
  • You will work with other disciplines to understand what needs to be built
Main duties:

As a Technical architect you will provide advice for the digital service platform and you will:
  • Devise a full documented technical architecture for the Digital Platform
  • Ensure reliable operation of the legacy system until it is fully deprecated
  • Provide appropriate guidance for senior developers
  • Work on the alpha/beta phase of the replacement service
  • Work on data migration from the legacy to the replacement service if required
  • Assist with team development to ensure JAC have a sustainable model to allow them to own and maintain overall service without recourse to rigid, long-running and expensive procurement-model contracts
  • Assist in development of JAC’s digital team.
Essential knowledge, skills and experience

You will have experience of:
  • Working in an Agile environment
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Good communication with clients and managers – listening and providing answers
  • Good knowledge of GDS best practice
  • Ability to work under pressure, adapt and prioritise
  • Ability to think ahead and anticipate problems, issues and solutions
  • Working with continuous integration and continuous deployment
  • Working in a team using GitHub
  • Client-side JavaScript (in modern web browsers)
  • Server-side JavaScript (Node.js)
  • Working in a peer-reviewed environment
  • Solid knowledge of fundamentals of security, authentication and authorisation
  • Fundamentals of system design and architecture
Desirable knowledge, skills and experience

Ideally you will also have some experience with:
  • Server-less architecture, in particular Google Cloud and Fire base
  • Single Page Applications, in particular Vue.js or React
  • JavaScript testing frameworks, in particular Jest
  • Testing serveries architecture and Single Page Applications

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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