Job: Technical Architect

Job Title: Technical Architect
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Leeds
Salary: £500 - £575 per day
Start Date: Immediate
Contact Name: Anil Najran
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

NHS, NHS Digital, Government, Technical Architect, Enterprise Architect, TOGAF, Zachmann, PEAF, 

This NHS organisation is currently on the hunt for a Technical Architect to work part of their NHS Digital Enterprise across the local and national IT architecture. This project will be part of an ongoing improvement on their technical roadmap and strategy. The Technical Architect will have a proven background of Enterprise Architecture and Information Technology domain.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop technical roadmaps and supported by work packages for agreement with programmes in line with NHS Digital EA principles.
  • Understands and applies relevant technical architecture strategies, policies, standards and practices to their area of responsibility.
  • Assists in the assurance of complex technical documentation and solutions in alignment with programme requirements, NHS strategic objectives, Enterprise architecture and fitness for purpose.
  • Ensures that technical integration touch points are identified and all relevant standards are applied or deviations are planned, communicated and agreed with relevant stakeholders (e.g. NHS Digital Architecture Governance Group, Programme teams and suppliers
  • Implementation and maintenance of policies and technology horizontals (e.g. Networks, Hosting, Interoperability, etc.) to support the NHS Digital Enterprise Architecture.
  • Ensures that all Architecture deliverables are captured as part of NHS Digital Enterprise Architecture.
Skills and Experience 
  • Proven experience in enterprise architecture and definition of strategic direction for elements of IT.
  • Experienced in defining enterprise architecture policies in support of strategy such that delivery can be governed to the extent that the wider strategic direction is met.
  • A professionally recognised qualification in architectural frameworks or architecture discipline for example TOGAF, Zachmann, PEAF, etc would be an advantage.
  • Technical Specialism: Experience within an Information Technology domain.
  • Has knowledge of specific technical specialisms’ (in any relevant area of information technology, technique, method, product or application area) and is experienced in providing advice regarding their application.
  • Ability to provide well-informed technology advice, taking steps to ensure that it is properly understood and appropriately exploited, to enhance the effectiveness of significant activities. Solution Architecture:
  • Experienced in architecture development of a specific solution. Define technical roadmaps for ongoing improvements in line with established objectives.
  • Requirements Definition: Identify and document functional and non-functional requirements for a particular project or programme function, whilst challenging ambiguous requirements.
  • Ability to decompose a solution design into a set of conceptual and logical IS / IT components that can be mapped against the HSCIC Enterprise Architecture for conformity checking.
  • Has applied Failure Mode Event Analysis (FMEA) thinking to a supplier solution and raised issues appropriately. 

NHS, NHS Digital, Government, Technical Architect, Enterprise Architect, TOGAF, Zachmann, PEAF,