Head of Architecture and Digital Strategy

17 Mar 2017
14 Apr 2017
Leigh Cooper
Clearance Level
Job Type
I am looking for a Head of Digital Architecture to lead on a large digital transformation reform.

The successful candidate will be an experienced leader with the proven ability to shape direction and convey a persuasive future at all levels of the organisation.

The candidate should have the following ability:
● Be highly articulate and credible at the most senior level across and outside the civil service, consistently delivering inspiring, engaging and meaningful messages about the future direction;
● Provide hands on technical leadership of delivery of operational digital service, and its maintenance and further development in production;
● Build and maintain a culture of continuous delivery and improvement, ensuring that key systems are regularly analysed, maintained and improved.
● Create a team that is viewed as an exemplar of high quality across the civil service and beyond, making the department an enviable environment to work in
● Shape, promote and exemplify departmental and civil service values and culture

Experience required:
● Excellent knowledge of modern digital technologies and technical architectures, especially open source and open standards
● Exceptionally level of digital literacy, and capable of effectively engaging with a wide range of digital specialists, suppliers and stakeholders to define the best approach to service design to achieve business/user objectives
● Proven ability to lead and develop a highly-skilled specialist technical development team, and introduce a dev/ops culture.
● Experience of developing and operating services delivered to millions of users
● Deep understanding and experience of using of agile project management techniques and working practices, open source, cloud platforms and digital services
● Awareness and understanding of Data Protection law and regulations.
● Demonstrable experience (past or present) in coding languages, including at least one of Ruby, Python, Java, C++, C# or .Net
● Enterprise Applications experience
● Must challenge processes and decisions
● Must be involved with Innovation
● Must be responsible for Data Standards
● Manage a large budget
● Cyber Security experience

LA International Computer Consultants Ltd is an HMG Approved Consultancy and operates as an IT & Engineering Consultancy or as an Employment Business & Agency, depending upon the precise nature of the work, for security cleared jobs or non-clearance vacancies, we welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people with diverse experience and backgrounds. Award Winning LA International Computer Consultants Ltd (Recruiter Awards for Excellence - Best IT, Best Public Sector & Gold Awards) and the most prestigious award that any business can receive The Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2015.

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