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Contract Type: Contract
Location: Telford
Salary: Negotiable
REF: BJ-2022_1646329844
Contact Name: Balla J
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description


We are hiring a Technical Architect for one of my clients who is a leading Managed Services Provider in the Defence Sector. Will be responsible for establishing and deploying environments and continuously improving products and services.

Responsibilities of the role:

Work with business leaders from all areas to understand and preempt future business needs.

Plan for how systems, products, services, and applications will need to evolve to support future strategies.

Introduce new business processes, functions, procedures and workflows which will cater for a model of continuous improvement and the technical strategy as is defined.

Researches and plans for emerging technologies to understand how they can be exploited as part of objectives, workstreams or new projects.

Develop architectures that span all spectrums of complexity to ensure solutions meet requirements and where implementation of those architectures are forward thinking, considering future technologies which could be introduced to transform exiting services into scalable, flexible and robust offerings.

Solution Architecture

Leads the development of architectures for complex solutions ensuring consistency with agreed requirements.

Establishes policies, principles and practices for the selection of solution architecture components.

Manages trade-offs and balances functional, service quality and systems management requirements within a significant area of the organisation. Communicates proposed decisions to stakeholders.

Coordinates and manages the target architecture across multiple projects or initiatives. Maintains a stable, viable architecture and ensures consistency of design and adherence to appropriate standards across multiple projects or initiatives.

Requirements Definition and Management

Champions the importance and value of requirements management principles and selecting effective requirements management life cycle models.

Develops organisational policies, standards, and guidelines for requirements definition and management.

Plans and leads scoping, requirements definition and priority setting for complex, strategic programmes.

Drives adoption of, and adherence to, policies and standards. Develops new methods and organisational capabilities for requirements management.

Systems Design

Develops and drives adoption of and adherence to organisational policies, standards, guidelines, and methods for system design.

Champions the importance and value of system design principles and the selection of appropriate systems design life cycle models.

Leads system design activities for strategic, large and complex systems development programmes. Develops effective implementation strategies consistent with specified requirements, architectures and constraints of performance and feasibility.

Develops system design requiring the introduction of new technologies or new uses for existing technologies.

Specialist Advice

Provides organisational leadership and guidelines to promote the development and exploitation of specialist knowledge in the organisation.

Maintains a network of recognised experts (inside and/or outside the organisation) who can deliver expert advice in relevant areas.

Provides input into professional development planning across a significant part of the organisation to further the development of appropriate expertise.

Emerging Technology Monitoring

Plans and leads the identification and assessment of emerging technologies and the evaluation of potential impacts, threats and opportunities.

Creates technology roadmaps that align organisational plans with emerging technology solutions. Engages with, and influences, relevant stakeholders to obtain organisational commitment to technology roadmaps.

Develops organisational guidelines for monitoring emerging technologies.

Collaborates with internal and external parties to facilitate intelligence gathering.


Manages the provision of consultancy services and/or a team of consultants.

In own areas of expertise, provides advice and guidance to consultants and/or the client when delivering consultancy services.

Engages with clients and maintains client relationships.

Establishes consultancy agreements/contracts and manages completion and disengagement.

Business process Improvement

Plans and leads strategic, large and complex business process improvement activities aligned with automation, or exploiting existing or new technologies.

Develops organisational policies, standards, and guidelines for business process improvement

Leads the introduction of techniques, methodologies and tools to meet business requirements, ensuring consistency across all user groups.

Leads the development of organisational capabilities for business process improvement and ensures adoption and adherence to policies and standards.

Business Modelling

Defines modelling standards and quality targets for an organisation.

Has continuing responsibility for the maintenance of models for a designated function.

Initiates organisation-wide modelling improvement activities and obtains customer buy-in to general changes.

May represent own organisation as a modelling expert in industry initiatives.


Has defined authority and accountability for actions and decisions within a significant area of work, including technical, financial and quality aspects. Establishes organisational objectives and assigns responsibilities.


Influences policy and strategy formation.

Initiates influential relationships with internal and external customers, suppliers and partners at senior management level, including industry leaders.

Leads on collaboration with a diverse range of stakeholders across competing objectives within the organisation. Makes decisions which impact the achievement of organisational objectives and financial performance.


Contributes to the development and implementation of policy and strategy.

Performs highly complex work activities covering technical, financial and quality aspects.

Has deep expertise in own specialism(s) and an understanding of its impact on the broader business and wider customer/organisation.

Business Skills

Has a full range of strategic management and leadership skills.

Communicates the potential impact of emerging practices and technologies on organisations and individuals and assesses the risks of using or not using such practices and technologies.

Establishes governance to address business risk.

Assess the impact of legislation and actively promotes compliance and inclusivity.

Communicates persuasively and convincingly across own organisation, industry and government to audiences at all levels.

Learning and professional development - ensures that the organisation develops and mobilises the full range of required skills and capabilities.

Please apply via this ad in the first instance or send a CV with covering note or contact me on 07587743762 or

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