Technical Architect

Across the UK
£50K to £80K (depending on skills and experience) + discretionary allowance
30 Apr 2018
28 May 2018
Clearance Level
DV, None / Undisclosed, SC
Job Type


The Government Digital Service (GDS) is collaborating with a number of departments to hire Technical Architects who possess a good balance of technical understanding and strong leadership skills across the UK.

Architects in government 

As a Technical Architect you’re responsible for the design and build of technical architecture. You’ll undertake structured analysis of technical issues, translating this analysis into technical designs that describe a solution. You can be consulted on design and are capable of providing design patterns. You can identify the deeper issues that need fixing and look for opportunities to collaborate and reuse components, communicating with both technical and non-technical stakeholders.


Some of the skills architects in government need.. 

  • experience leading technical teams and delivering user-focused services
  • passionate about working in agile environments
  • delivery techniques and DevOps cultures experience selecting technologies and establishing roadmaps
  • software development/infrastructure/cyber security
  • virtualisation and data centre technologies
  • Database systems


Government Digital Service (GDS)

GDS is helping to redefine how a modern government should serve its citizens. Our work is cutting-edge and award-winning. It is improving the lives of millions of people. 

We build and run world-class public services for the digital age. We work in small, agile teams of developers, designers and content specialists. Users always come first and everything we do should meet their needs. Location: London 


Department for International Development (DFID) 

We lead the UK’s work to end extreme poverty, promote stability and contribute to the 17 Global Goals for sustainable development. We're ending the need for aid by creating jobs, unlocking the potential of girls and women and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit. Location: Scotland


Dept. for International Trade (DIT)

The Department for International Trade is responsible for helping businesses export and grow into global markets. We’re particularly looking for experience in building digital services, technical infrastructure and cyber security. Location: London


Highways England (HE) 

We are responsible for operating, maintaining and improving England’s motorways and major A roads. It’s an exciting time to begin a career with Highways England as we invest £11 billion in our motorways and A Roads boosting capacity, tackling congestion and improving safety. Location:  Bristol and Birmingham


HM Land Registry

We play an important role in the property market, underpinning property ownership worth over £4 trillion across England and Wales. Our exciting new 5 year Business Strategy will help to achieve this ambition as we look to transform the services that we offer and the technologies that we use.  Location: Plymouth


Government Shared Services (GSS) 

GSS is part of Cabinet Office and is the government’s centre of excellence for shared services. This is a lead role in the development of shared service operating platforms built around three technologies - Oracle, SAP and one other.  We need an experienced technical solutions architect with a good understanding of Oracle enterprise ERP system architectures and methodologies.  Location: London


For more information about the architects needed in each department, salary and benefits please follow the "Apply" link.

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