A Technical Architect Supporting Development of Service Delivery to Defence and PAG

Closing date for applications: 30/04/2019
Specialist role
Technical Architect
Summary of the work
A Technical Architect for the delivery of enhanced cyber education and training centre. Responsible for ensuring final capability meets Government Technology Code of Practice and Government Digital Service Standard, supporting development of service delivery to Defence and PAG.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
2 years
South East England
Organisation the work is for
Ministry of Defence, Cyber Joint User
Maximum day rate
£632.00 ex VAT
Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The Technical Architect will support the service manager to ensure that MOD meets its business objectives for enhanced cyber training and education. The Technical Architect will join a team which includes training and education leads, Service Manager, Delivery Manager, developer and user technical specialists. The Technical Architect will be expected to work with technical SMEs from within MOD to ensure compliance with internal and external standards.
What the specialist will work on
MOD is seeking a Technical Architect to assist with improving current services and delivering enhanced capabilities to cyber training and education. The Technical Architect will be expected to produce technical solutions architectures compliant with the Government Digital Service Standard. Define non-functional requirements and dependencies. Identify and document technical and security risks and issues and mitigation actions. Knowledge transfer to Cyber Joint User staff.
Address where the work will take place
MOD Shrivenham, Faringdon Rd, Shrivenham, Swindon SN6 8LA
Working arrangements
A typical working day is 9am-5pm (however working outside of these hours may be required due to business/project need). The role will be based in MOD Shrivenham with no option for remote working. There may be travel involved to other regions of the country. Travel expenses outside of the base location will be covered.
Security clearance
DV STRAP clearance is required from the start. Cyber Joint User would not wish to have to sponsor DV applications.
Additional terms and conditions
MOD travel and subsistence policy will apply. All expenses must be pre-agreed between the parties and must comply with the MOD t&s policy.
How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions. Experience of successful collaborative working as part of a multi supplier delivery team sharing knowledge within the team. Create and maintain an agile working environment. Take responsibility for their work. Can work with clients with low technical expertise. Able to challenge the status quo and use persuasion skills to achieve business buy-in. Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes Bring agile mind set and principles into practice
Assessment methods
Work history
Evaluation weighting
Technical competence 65% Cultural fit 10% Price 25%
Essential skills and experience
  • Extensive experience working alongside MOD cyber training and education teams, partners across government and selected industrial contractors to deliver solutions to fit multiple demanding stakeholders
  • Clear ability to negotiate demanding 3rd party relations, including commercial acumen and empathy to users to deliver the required outputs.
  • Proven ability to design services to meet valid user needs including consultation on design and production of design patterns.
  • Adhere to agreed project delivery standards ensuring outputs and deliverables are fit for purpose.
  • Have a demonstrable experience liaising with external and internal items to ensure timely provisioning and implementation of quality, scalable and secure technical solutions.
  • Proven experience in use of service-based technologies such as SOAP, RESTful APIs, XML messaging and JSON.
  • Proven ability to undertake structured analysis into technical designs that describe a solution.
  • Experience Delivering outputs in line with GDS standards and assessment process.
  • Experience of working using Agile Methodology.
  • PRINCE2.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Understanding of Government Digital Service design principles.
  • Experience designing services for GOV.Uk.
  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary agile terms.

Closing date for applications: 30/04/2019

A Technical Architect Supporting Development of Service Delivery to Defence and PAG

Closing date for applications: 30/04/2019

Specialist role:

Technical Architect


South East England


Ministry of Defence, Cyber Joint User

Maximum day rate:

£632.00 ex VAT

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