Job Description

Technical Architect in West London, London



West London, London





Technical Architect
6 Months
Hybrid - West London
£700 per day (Inside IR35)

My client is looking for a Technical Architect to join their fast paced team on an initial 6 month contract. The role will optimise the operations (processes and supporting technology) into an integrated environment that supports delivery of the business strategy and is responsive to change.


Key Tasks
The post holder will be required to do the following:
* Take end-to-end ownership of designing IT solutions & applying the right architectural approach
* Design and document Context, Logical and Physical solution architectures
* Write High and Low Level Design documents
* Own the architecture and technical delivery of a number of projects in parallel through the full project lifecycle
* Investigate specific architectural challenges, producing and syndicating solution approaches that deliver incremental value at pace whilst supporting both sustainable development and long-term enterprise strategies
* Work closely with the engineering teams, providing input on decision making and influencing to ensure outcomes are delivered in line with architectural standards
* Continually build own expertise in relevant technologies, architectures and methodologies
* Develop project technical scopes and objectives, involve all relevant stakeholders and ensure technical feasibility
* Design solution architecture in alignment with enterprise standards
* Implement proof of concepts for supporting the design solutions
* Effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders
* Assess risks and issues in the solution design; develop concepts for remediation
* Liaise with project stakeholders, gaining go forward decisions and signoffs
* Create technical feasible solution architectures to meet functional and non-functional requirements
* Ensure integration between the various systems are clearly documented to sufficient detail to enable timely delivery
* Ensure alignment of strategic needs with technology delivery
* Reduce project delivery risks
* Promote clarity, consistency and re-use in technology delivery

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience
* Experience of working on large scale Business Change and IT enabled Transformation Programmes
* SC (Strap) security clearance to operate in CT Policing environment and with partners
* Experience in National/International Network Deployments
* Experience in Stakeholder(s) interaction/meetings at all levels
* Designing and architecting integration of Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) software using industry standard tools and existing enterprise frameworks
* Full system engineering lifecycle experience
* Demonstrable knowledge of enterprise security and compliance frameworks and user authentication/authorisation strategies.
* Application of architectural frameworks e.g. Zachman, TOGAF etc.
* A deep understanding of the trade-offs of foundational architectural patterns
* Ability to extract non-functional requirements from overall business objectives

Experience - Preferred
* Experience of working in projects for Police Forces
* Experience of working with complex technologies in high security environments.


This vacancy is being advertised by either Advanced Resource Managers Limited, Advanced Resource Managers IT Limited or Advanced Resource Managers Engineering Limited ("ARM"). ARM is a specialist talent acquisition and management consultancy. We provide technical contingency recruitment and a portfolio of more complex resource solutions. Our specialist recruitment divisions cover the entire technical arena, including some of the most economically and strategically important industries in the UK and the world today. We will never send your CV without your permission. Where the role is marked as Outside IR35 in the advertisement this is subject to receipt of a final Status Determination Statement from the end Client and may be subject to change.

Job reference 121708_1698926861
Date posted 02 November 2023
Sector Information Technology

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