**ALL CANDIDATES MUST HOLD, OR BE ABLE TO GAIN, UK GOVERNMENT SECURITY CLEARANCE**
Minimum SC, preferable DV
This is a 2-year contract with possibility of extension
Our customer is looking for a gifted Technical Architect to enhance their ever-growing team of consultants.
*Generate conceptual, logical and physical architecture documents;
*Work as part of a cross functional team with a broad range of skills;
*Contribute to estimation and risk assessments;
*Provide technical leadership and oversight during change proposal assessments;
*Complete responsibility for technical input to business approval meetings;
*Shapes technical proposals to be commercially acceptable;
*Interact with other Architect and programme disciplines during delivery to ensure architectural conformance to process model and standards;
*Manage 3rd parties and their deliverables;
*Work with customers to understand their business strategy and develop IT strategies and architecture for significant areas of their business;
*Advise the Project Team on all technical issues and solutions;
*Conducts assurance activities of the deliverables;
*Assist in user acceptance testing and technical transfers;
*Liaise with gateway dependencies for electronic messaging changes and GAL replication issues (EMS/DNOC/BARA);
*Liaise with the interoperability stakeholders for technical resolution to connectivity and services issues;
*Any other duties as required.
Role Education and Experience Requirements
The Consultant is required to have suitable experience to undertake tasks for a client in a number of specialist areas. Demonstrated evidence is required in the key areas of management expertise. At this level, a successful candidate must be able to and be comfortable with working and communicating at all levels within the client organisations.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
*Holds a degree in a relevant subject such as computer sciences or computer engineering;
*Experience with technologies such as, but not limited to:
*Experience working in an agile/scrum development team and use of an agile work management platform such as but not limited to:
Team Foundation Server;
Azure Dev Ops;
*Experience with cloud hosting platforms such as Azure;
*Experience with PaaS and SaaS solutions;
*Experience in interoperability gateways;
*Experience in interoperability services such as email, Chat, secure voice, VTC, LFT and FMV;
*Experience within the Defence Industry is highly desirable.
*Leadership and mentoring;
*Excellent organisational skills, energy and enthusiasm;
*Excellent written and verbal communication skills with all levels of staff and customers;
*Good business awareness and a high level of customer focus;
*Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines;
*Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritises accordingly;
*Desire for learning and self-improvement;
*Flexible and adaptable, with a willingness to take on new tasks where less knowledge or experience is held;
*Has a lively sense of humour, wanting/desiring to be part of a company that encourages a relaxed, but professional, approach to business.