Lead Technical Architect

Lead Technical Architect

Job Title: Lead Technical Architect
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London, England
Salary: £700 - £745 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: LTA_1556811215
Contact Name: Millie Scriven
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 02, 2019 16:33

Job Description

Contract Opportunity: Lead Technical Architect - London - initial 11 months - £700-£745 per day

Must have:

Largely a digital products focus - End to end service
Project Currently in the early states - this is 1st Beta stage - moving into the build phase
Ideally have a Gov Digital background - LEAD Ideally ( GDS ideally)

Essential/Nice to have skills:
- Lead Technical Architect experienced with digital delivery in an agile environment
- Experience of working in government digital departments, such as GDS or MOJ Digital or similar
- Experienced and works in-line with the GDS Service Standard and the GDS Technology Code of Practice
- Understands user needs and works with a "users first" mentality
- Understands the concept of technical debt and ways of minimising it
- Technical leadership skills, setting best practices for development, testing and delivery
- Experience of working with multi-disciplinary teams, especially ones with a strong user research element
- Private sector candidates would have experience in agile environments and would have been in a senior technical role within a start-up or digital agency, ideally involved hands-on in the development and running of products and services
- Be able to set technical strategy across a product/service line
- Technical skills/knowledge

A background in any one or more these programming languages:
Ruby, Python, Golang, Java, Scala.

"Cloud first" approach to hosting. Comfortable with any of these cloud hosting providers: AWS, Azure, or Google. Other technology skills/concepts we would be looking for:

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