Associate Technical Architect - Flexible Working Available
About the job
Do you have a strategic mindset and wish to help shape the Digital posture within a large government department?
Can you see the bigger picture and translate complex technical jargon into clear and simple advice to colleagues?
We’re looking for an Associate Technical Architect, who will advocate our digital and application strategy to join our Architect team that we’re building in the Digital Service at the Department for Transport (DfT). These are challenging and exciting roles as we modernise services relied upon by millions of people.
If you wish to be part of a growing, passionate and talented team that helps moves Britain forward then we'd like to hear from you. The Architecture team will consist of a number of digital, data technology and security architects that shape and own the strategies and policies to support DfT with their expertise in a variety of technology areas. The Digital Architect will work closely with multiple Digital Service projects and initiatives that require broad architectural thinking.
As the Associate Technical Architect, you will be responsible for producing and maintaining DfT’s digital and application architecture. You will support the production of the DfT family’s digital, data and technology strategy. Lead, develop and apply DfT’s digital and application architecture strategies, policies and standards. You will support the development of the business cases and lead high-level architectural designs.
Role purpose includes but is not limited to:
• Collaborating with the business relationship management team to determine the organisational needs, translating into technical requirements and designing digital solutions that are optimised for the future.
• Defining and applying digital and application development principles, patterns, technologies and frameworks in conjunction with other technical leaders.
• Leading development teams during the project lifecycle, ensuring the solution is developed in accordance with the technical design and meeting their delivery targets.
• Making strategic design decisions.
We would love for you to have had experience of understanding digital concepts to engage with stakeholders and specialists, including the capability of making decisions proportionate to the level of technical complexity and risk. You will need to have experience in analysing and communicating vulnerable insight results. You are a highly organised and experienced Digital Architect who can define and assure best practice, help influence organisational strategy and priorities and manage a range of stakeholders.
We are part of the Department for Transport (DfT). DfT is a great place to work, and our ‘one team’ approach really makes a difference. We value our staff and that’s why we’re committed to nurturing an inclusive environment across the Department.
You’ll be part of an innovative organisation that invests in all our people, ensuring we have the diverse skills to deliver transport that moves Britain ahead now and into the future.
Find out more about what it's like working at the Department for Transport.
DfT has been recognised for its leadership on workplace gender equality by being included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2017.
DfT’s inclusion is recognition of our commitment to make the Department a great place to work through our culture of equality and inclusivity and the great strides we’ve made to raise the number of women in senior positions.
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
- Making Effective Decisions
- Seeing the Big Picture
- Managing a Quality Service
- Working Together
We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
- SFIA V6 Framework - Bridging the gap between the technical & non- technical – Working Knowledge
- SFIA V6 Framework - Turning business problems into technical design – Working Knowledge
- SFIA V6 Framework - Making and Guiding decisions – Working Knowledge
"Being part of our brilliant Civil Service means you will have access to a wide range of fantastic benefits.
- a generous annual leave entitlement,
- attractive pension options,
- flexible working,
- good career development opportunities,
- a variety of career paths,
- inclusive working environments and much more to support a healthy work/life balance."
Things you need to know
Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.
Selection process details
This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths, Experience and Technical skills.
The sift is due to take place Week Commencing 16th December.
Interviews/assessments are likely to be held Week Commencing 6th January 2020.
Interviews will likely be held in London.
As part of the application process you will be asked to complete a CV and personal statement. Further details around what this will entail are listed on the application form.
We will try to meet the dates set out in the advert. There may be occasions when these dates will change. You will be provided with sufficient notice of the confirmed dates.
How to Apply
When considering applying please look at how your experience relates to the role, please tailor your CV and Personal Statement to reflect the role and the essential skills/ criteria described in Role Profile.
The Department for Transport alongside other Government Departments recruit using Success Profiles. This means for each role we consider what you will need to demonstrate in order to be successful. This gives us the best possible chance of finding the right person for the job, drives up performance and improves diversity and inclusivity. For further information on Success Profiles please click here.
You’re encouraged to become familiar with the role profile, as you may be assessed against any of the criteria recorded within.
The selection process will be designed specifically for the role. As a result, your assessment could include:
• An interview with one or more exercises
The interview may consist of a range of question types which could include questions about your strengths or how you would respond in any given situation, as well as specific examples of things you have done. You may also be asked to sit a written assessment or present on a particular topic.
Your interview may consist of a range of question types. These may include questions about:
• What energises and motivates you
• How you would manage situations relevant to the role
• Your previous experience
• Your professional skills and knowledge
We have adopted anonymised recruitment. This means that your name, date of birth and other personal details will not be seen by the sift panel.
We may hold a merit list for up to twelve months. During this time, if a similar role is identified and you have been placed on the merit list you may be considered for the post. Within the merit list period, your application form and selection information may be shared across the department and its agencies.
If successful and transferring from another Government Department a criminal record check maybe carried out.
New entrants are expected to join on the minimum of the pay band.
If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes.
If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should:
• Contact Government Recruitment Service via DfTdigital.firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs
• Complete the “Assistance required” section in the “Additional requirements” page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at interview, or if you’re deaf, a Language Service Professional
Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening subject to a check on the Internal Fraud Database (IFD). This check will provide information about employees who have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty offences. This check also applies to employees who resign or otherwise leave before being dismissed for fraud or dishonesty had their employment continued. Any applicant’s details held on the IFD will be refused employment.
If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, in the first instance, you should contact:
Government Recruitment Services via email: email@example.com
If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission:
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Any move to the Department for Transport (DfT) will mean you will no longer be able to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.
Working for the Civil Service
The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.
We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
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