Defence Technical Consultant

Ref: ZR_6322_JOB  ·  Posted on 12 August 2021

Introduction

My client isn’t tied to a particular technology stack, so they are open to consultants with a broad background of skills who want to work across Solutions Architecture, Agile Delivery, Business Analysis and Technical Delivery.

My client is looking for Consultants with experience in the following domains:

  • Defence and Security
  • Policing
  • Rail/transport
  • Utilities

The successful candidate will be ‘Solutions’ focused and work with clients and technical teams, to develop technical solutions to complex problems. Experience within Digital transformation would be beneficial.

This role will be embedded within the client and therefore you must have excellent customer facing experience.

Key responsibilities
  • Developing a solution strategy, within the context of dynamic, agile, rapidly evolving environments
  • Capturing the evolving needs of clients through use cases and system needs assessments
  • Managing complexity, balancing needs and constraints across a portfolio of large and complex programmes, ensuring performance and coherent integration across multi-vendor ecosystems
  • Having acted as the interface between project and business, ensuring communication lines between stakeholders are clear and open
  • Working with other architects and client stakeholders to ensure that test and acceptance criteria are captured and agreed across the development lifecycle
  • Having managed business cases, costs, dependencies and risks and issues in line with customer expectations
  • Understanding architectural segmentation and partitioning, leading the capture of what technology facilities are needed to support the business objectives
  • Supporting the solution development, balancing business needs, policy and legislation with enterprise integration
  • Agreeing the features, phases and adoption of solution and service deliverables into the business
  • Defining the degree to which architectural domains and solutions must satisfy business needs
  • Planning the adoption of services in line with strategy as defined by the Enterprise Architecture Framework
Skills & experience
  • An Information and Technology background with relevant experience in a technical and/or consulting environment
  • An understanding of the complete service lifecycle including concept through to sourcing, design, build, test, deployment and disposal management
  • Demonstrable experience in requirements definition and management, calling out options, considerations and priorities which require a business decision
  • A strong interest and appreciation of technology trends and government IT strategy such as, Cloud, Internet of Things, Cyber Security, Big Data and Digital service design and delivery
  • Experience of working with and collaborating across technical and project work streams to drive results
  • Experience of identifying, developing and transitioning knowledge to up-skill internal teams
  • Good general consulting skills (structured thinking, effective report writing and presentations, and strong stakeholder engagement)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to influence effectively across multiple media
  • A good first degree in a science, computing or engineering subject, or equivalent experience
  • A high-level of self-initiation, organisation and enthusiasm
  • Personable team player, able to work under guidance and own initiative, adding expertise and value to project deliverables
  • Excellent stakeholder management with focus on nurturing & developing strong relationships.
Additional benefits
  • Life Assurance – Life assurance will be 4 x salary for new starters, whether or not they are in a pension scheme.
  • Holidays – Basic entitlement 25 days with option to buy an additional 15 days or to sell 5 days.
  • Income Protection – All annual salaried UK employees who are aged between 16 to state pension age except casual employees who are hourly paid.
  • Professional Fees – Annual subscription reimbursed for membership of a professional body relevant to your role with the client.
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