Solution Architect (Outside IR35) - Central Gov - Remote

Job Title: Solution Architect (Outside IR35) - Central Gov - Remote
Contract Type: Contract
Location: England
Salary: £549 - £550 per day + OUTSIDE IR35
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH29870_1647966476
Contact Name: James Norval
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 22, 2022 16:27

Job Description

Solution Architect - Central Government

  • Java, AWS, API design, Spring, Lambda, Cloud Formation
  • £550 pay Outside IR35
  • 6 months
  • fully remote working (must be UK based)
  • Central Government

Main outcomes & objectives
Identify, agree, and lead the implementation of technical solutions for:

* Replacement and retirement of legacy LR Archive and RAC systems
* New Pre-Payment Service
* HR system
* Liaising with colleagues from Product Management, Service Design and the wider business to identify technology solutions and to prioritise and shape the domain roadmap.
* Technical leadership to multiple software development teams ensuring that the technical solutions reduce reliance on legacy systems.
* Support the development teams' technical leads in both their tactical and strategic work to help ensure the team delivers a cohesive solution that is well-architected and designed in line with RoS engineering principles and best practices.
* Actively participate in the RoS architecture steering group and wider community, ensuring that the architectural and engineering principles and best practices are defined, understood, agreed and adhered to.
* Building and maintaining an agile culture of continuous delivery and improvement, with a focus on frequently releasing high quality, tested, working software.
* Championing ideas/changes/designs that you and/or the team believe are beneficial, influencing peers and key stakeholders as appropriate.
* Ensuring that developed software complies with non-functional requirements, such as accessibility, security, UI/UX, performance, maintainability, deployability, etc.
* Coaching and mentoring other team members

Essential skills & Experience

Significant commercial experience with the following technology:

* Advanced eFinancials
* Java, Spring
* API design
* TypeScript
* AWS Lambda, S3, Cloud Formation, API Gateway, CDK, IAM Significant and demonstrable experience in the following areas:
* Designing, gaining consensus, and implementing technical solutions for software development projects across multiple teams
* Ability to engage with stakeholders, understanding context and requirements, from diverse areas of a business including Product Management, Service Design, and Operations.
* Introduction of new or improved processes in development environments
* Using written, verbal, and visual communication to explain complex topics concisely to both technical and non-technical audiences
* Designing and implementing solutions using service and event-based architectures
* Incrementally replacing enterprise legacy systems
* Working in Agile delivery models
* Defining infrastructure as code
* Document management and archiving solutions
* Corporate finance solutions

Desirable skills & experience

* Experience implementing the Microservice architecture pattern
* OpenShift
* Experience with domain-driven design
* Deploying applications to cloud using PaaS and SaaS
* Knowledge of human-centred, research-driven, inclusive design practices
* Experience of using UI pattern libraries to achieve consistent, tested and high
quality interfaces
* Experience of developing within GDS or Digital First (or similar) quality standard