Technical Architect (Agile, Java, Ruby, Python)

Job Title: Technical Architect (Agile, Java, Ruby, Python)
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Sheffield
Salary: £550 per day - OUTSIDE IR35
Start Date: Nov 2017
Reference: JD%2FC%2F17160
Contact Name: Jackie Dean
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 16, 2017 15:35

Job Description

Digital Government client requires a Digital Studio Technical Architect for 6 month contract in Sheffield – OUTSIDE IR35.

The successful candidate will:

• Provide hands-on technical leadership, in the development, operation and ongoing improvement of complex, transformational digital services serving millions of users.
• Build user-centred, open source, RESTful web systems to serve a variety of citizen and government needs
• Be responsible for design and development of projects of various sizes, how they interact with their surroundings (including other projects and teams), and how they evolve over time
• Challenge entrenched practices and influence decision makers, and look for deeper underlying problems to solve, and larger opportunities for digital transformation

Experience required:

• You will have demonstrable experience of Agile development in Java, Ruby, Python, JavaScript, or similar, and their associated frameworks, and will ideally have working knowledge of several programming languages.
• You should have practical working knowledge of modern cloud-first architectures, and how to build applications to take advantage of the opportunities they offer
• Experience leading technical teams and delivering user-focused services in an agile environment
• A systematic approach to solving problems
• An ability to build consensus between diverse and often conflicting interests, to achieve agreement on technical plans
• Experience using automated tests to continuously validate your work
• Experience of introducing practices such as TDD, continuous integration, continuous delivery, and DevOps to teams
• Experience working with Cloud infrastructure
• Practical knowledge at many levels of the web stack, from Front End code down to infrastructure and networking
• A working knowledge of Unix-like operating systems such as Linux and Mac OS X

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