Lead Architect

Lead Architect

Job Title: Lead Architect
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Salary: £700 - £740 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: NG1708_1597649139
Contact Name: Narcis Velcu
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 17, 2020 08:25

Job Description

Role: Cloud Lead Architect

Location: Cheltenham (some travel will be expected)

Day Rate: £700 - 745

Contract Length: 7 Months initially

*IR35 Status: INSIDE*

*Security Clearance: Active DV Clearance required*


-You will champion the use of the Architecture Operating Model and the adoption of associated processes, tools and information and support or lead, as directed, the development and exploitation of architecture guidance (Strategy, Policy, Models and Patterns) for use across the programme(s) over the coming years.

-A key part of this role will be to lead and demonstrate the application of best practice such as TOGAF and ITIL and to identify, support and mentor talent within the Architecture Practice to improve the quality of architects, including collaborative approaches with the other partners.

As a Senior Architect, you will also be expected to provide SME guidance and support to the IT Design Authority.

-The lead Architect is an initial embed, who helps Defence to remain aligned with national partner's high side, including their "cloud" architectures.
The post holder will be required to:

- Facilitate regular "a technical coherence" meeting between the enterprise architects / enterprise design authority & key partners across government's, "Tech Director's"

- Create a roadmap of how and when the community needs to reman either interoperable or integrated teams.

- Work with Enterprise Architects to look at the totality of Defence uses cases and staffing recommendations to customer or CAP.

- Produce artefacts that are presented to a "light touch" "Arch / Solution governance boards".

- When required, produce a Record of Actions & Decisions


  • Active DV Clearance
  • Cloud Experience ( AWS ideally)
  • Defence Experience ( nice to have )

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