Digital Technical Architect Senior (A2ZD16705)
at DEFRA, London

Location: London

Salary: Daily Rate: Up to £600 Ltd

Job Type: Contract

Industry: Government

Job Title: Digital Technical Architect Senior
CV Submission Deadline: Wednesday 07/08 @ 9am
Location: London
Duration: 6 months – potential to extend
Daily Rate: Up to £600 Ltd
Security Clearance: SC Clearance
IR35 IN/OUT Scope: Out of Scope


Key Tasks and Deliverables:

The Technology and Security Architecture team provides the underpinning technology support for all other digital and technology services that Defra requires and delivers. This covers networking, device management, identity and security.
The team provides consultancy, guidance, design and assurance activities. Individual team members will focus on a number of areas.
The senior technology architect will work across a number of implementation teams, usually within a small number of domains, working with Lead and Principle architects to create and refine roadmaps and blueprints.
Primary Purpose
The Senior Security Architect will work with large scale, complex projects and programmes to deliver end to end security architecture assurance and implement a secure design based on security requirements, strategic drivers, industry best practices with HMG security guidance.
The role holder has the primary responsibility for ensuring that the proposed solution on the programmes and projects to which they are assigned are fit for purpose, meet business security needs and highlight any areas of security deficiency or strategic conflict. The Senior Security Architect plays an active and often practical part in the realization of the security design to deliver the desired security and business outcomes. The Senior Security Architect is expected to cover the end to end solution i.e. the business, information, application and technology security aspects of the solution with support from specialists in both business, technical and security domains. They will work with colleagues to ensure secure solution designs meet service and operational security needs.
Key responsibilities
• Design logical and physical security components of solution architectures that will enable the delivery of the required business outcome and service.
• Creation of appropriate formal security architecture products for (amongst other activities) product selection, options and risk impact assessment to validate target solution choices, enable traceability and provide corporate knowledge for ongoing support efforts.
• Coordinate the efforts of specialist security colleagues (for other domain areas environments) to contribute to end to end service designs ensuring quality and coherence throughout the solution layers.
• Work with project managers and service owners to provide whole life costing for the components of the architecture in order to select best value approaches and inform the organization as to the economy of their solutions estate.
• Work with service and security operations colleagues to define and implement secure service needs and ensure that sustainable and manageable secure services are delivered.
• Support technical and architectural security requirements capture, design and assurance activities.

Experience Required:

Typically successful candidates will exhibit the following skills, experience and knowledge

  • Significant experience of complex IT programme and project architecture, security design and delivery in an applications or solutions architecture capacity or in a development capacity.
  • A practical understanding of secure architectural models of application and solution delivery and also of delivery methodologies and ways of working.