Technical Consultant

Our client is looking for Consultants who will be immediately deployable onto customer projects. Consultants will work across a broad range of skills including Solution Architecture, Business Analysis, Systems Engineering, however they are also looking for technical SMEs.

Ref: ZR_6047_JOB  ·  Posted on 03 March 2021

Introduction

Our client is looking for Consultants who will be immediately deployable onto customer projects. Consultants will work across a broad range of skills including Solution Architecture, Business Analysis, Systems Engineering, however they are also looking for technical SMEs.

Key responsibilities
  • 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. 
Skills & experience
  • Appreciation of Agile development methodologies including SAFe, DSDM & SCRUM, DevOps and continuous methods 
  • Experience of working within Agile delivery, such as using sprints, scrums, retrospectives and backlogs 
  • Experience working with Central Government, particularly in the Defence or Security and Intelligence sectors 
  • Experience across Base/Fixed systems, working to Defence ICT policies, including JSP 604 is highly desirable 
  • Experience working in other business sectors such as Local Government; Regulated Industry (Utilities and Transportation) and/or private sector 

Technical Consultant Skills: 

  • 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 
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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