Technical Architect – 10468SR1

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10468SR1
£40k – 45k per year

Technical Architect (Fully Remote)

Location: UK (Remote)

Salary: Up to £45,000

2 Year Fixed Term Contract

About Our Client: A leading UK charity is seeking a talented Technical Architect for a 2 year fixed term contract to shape their technological landscape and architecture, supporting their mission.

Job Purpose: Design and develop the charity’s technical architecture. Collaborate with business and technology teams to identify improvements and ensure solutions align with the organization’s strategy.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Analyze, design, and deliver technical solutions for projects.
  • Influence strategic architecture vision and design patterns.
  • Ensure alignment with architectural standards.
  • Develop and oversee proof of concepts.
  • Resolve technical issues with internal and external teams.
  • Maintain architecture tools for managing equipment.
  • Design, develop, and assure infrastructure and applications.
  • Identify risks and present alternatives.
  • Produce and maintain test plans.
  • Review and approve solutions as part of the Architecture Board.
  • Facilitate architectural deliverables and patterns.
  • Recommend improvements to current systems architecture.
  • Support production escalations and problem resolution.

Key Relationships:

  • Internal: Reporting to the Enterprise Architect, working within Digital Operations. Collaborate with architects, security team, and support teams.
  • External: Engage with agencies, delivery partners, and technology/data networks.

Person Specification:

  • Proven experience in designing and delivering technical solutions.
  • Ability to translate requirements into architectural blueprints.
  • Strong communication skills for diverse audiences.
  • Collaborative with various stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of architecture tools.
  • Extensive IT, software engineering, or computer science experience.
  • Understanding of coding languages, databases, and scripting (Microsoft and Salesforce advantageous).
  • In-depth knowledge of cloud technologies.
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills.
  • Ability to define architecture requirements and solutions.
  • Experience negotiating with suppliers on design and cost.

Benefits:

  • Pension: Tax-efficient schemes with automatic contributions. Portable if you leave the charity.
  • Life Assurance: Financial security for loved ones; equal to yearly salary, or five times yearly salary if enrolled in the Group Personal Pension Scheme.
  • Season Ticket Loans: Interest-free loans for travel and bicycle purchases.
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP): Free, 24/7 support including counselling, online therapy, and legal advice.
  • Family Friendly Policies: Generous leave for maternity, paternity, adoption, career breaks, IVF, etc.
  • Annual Leave: 29 days per year (increasing to 32 days after five years) plus bank holidays; pro-rata for part-time.
  • Flexible Working: Policies to support flexible work arrangements.
  • Mental Health: Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy resources.
  • Staff Volunteering: Up to four days per year for volunteering.
  • Discounts: Access to over 3,000 discounts on everyday goods and services.
  • Fitness Discounts: 20% off British Military Fitness memberships.
  • Utilities: Savings and donations through First Utility.
  • Appliance Discounts: Up to 30% off through Indesit Privilege Purchase Club.
  • Mobile Discounts: Up to 25% off O2 and Vodafone plans and products.

Due to the volume of applications received for positions, it will not be possible to respond to all applications and only applicants who are considered suitable for interview will be contacted. 

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