Technical Architect

Job Title: Technical Architect
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West Midlands, England
Salary: £75000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JT118_1565195686
Contact Name: Jack Thorne
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 07, 2019 17:34

Job Description

Technical Architect

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Manage and maintain the ICT technical architecture blueprint for Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police.

Develop technical models and plans that identify opportunities for leveraging technology capability to benefit Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police, in support of strategic business change initiatives and subsequent projects/ programmes.


  • To be the professional lead for the development and documentation of the ICT Technical Strategy and associated roadmaps.

  • To undertake the role of technical design authority for all ICT change.

  • To ensure that the ICT architecture meets all the relevant industry/national standards and demonstrates consistency of design across all ICT related programmes and projects

  • To take responsibility for understanding strategic business requirements, collecting data, delivering analysis and recommending technical options. Collaborates with, and facilitates stakeholder groups to ensure the contribution of all relevant stakeholders is maximised.

  • To deliver an environment of continuous improvement and innovation in respect of the ICT architecture and ensure that emerging technology and new initiatives are fully evaluated and relevant proposals are proactively driven through the ICT Management Team and the enterprise design practice. Identifying all potential technical risks and mitigation options to ensure the successful delivery of ICT solutions.

  • To maintain a documented map of the current hardware, operating systems, licensing models, programming and networking solutions that are used and address where technologies are being duplicated or where they are being under utilised.

  • To be a core member of ICT's Intelligent Client Function (ICF), acting as a key influencer and decision maker in respect of ICT governance, strategy, planning, assurance and standard-setting, both internally with key stakeholders and externally in driving maximum value from strategic supplier relationships.=

  • As part of the ICT management team, to exercise excellent people skills (e.g. effective listening, empathy, insight and intellect) and to contribute to the mentoring, coaching and development of ICT team members.

  • To take individual responsibility for fully understanding, and acting upon, situations that require the pursuit of purpose over process.

  • To represent effectively and promote the reputation and values of Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police and the Enabling Services Directorate at various meetings and groups both internally and externally, including the development of appropriate and constructive partnerships with relevant organisations and areas of both forces.

  • To undertake other duties commensurate with the nature, level of responsibility and grading of this post, as required.

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