Lead ICT Technical Architect

Client: London Borough of Ealing

Location: Hybrid Working

Salary: £68,859.00 – £73,419 pa inclusive (CB6)

Closing date: Sunday, 22 October 2023 23:30

Lead ICT Technical Architect

The ICT team at Ealing aims to provide reliable, high-performing and secure ICT systems. ICT have dedicated teams providing IT support, application support and development, data management, technical design, business partnering, project management, compliance, information governance, network & server infrastructure management, working to ITIL and Prince processes.

The Lead ICT Technical Architect (Lead TA) will be responsible for the for the design, development, configuration and customisation of ICT systems and applications across specified areas of the council. The Lead TA will also take responsibility for designing out prototype solutions (PoCs) to test feasibility of compatibility with, and functionality on the Ealing network .

The Lead TA will be responsible for and manage a range of systems and applications including analysis, design, development, release management, testing & transition and post go-live support including strategic elements. You will advise upon and supervise a sub-set of systems and applications including analysis, design, development, release management, testing and transition and post go-live support either horizontally across services or vertically along a line of business.

In addition to excellent technical design and architecture skills, this role requires team leadership experience, as the Lead TA manages a blended Design Team of permanent council employees, and contractors from our primary strategic infrastructure partner.

Additionally, the Lead TA is the organisation’s authority in all technical design matters, setting the direction for other members of the Design Team, and the wider ICT community to follow.

What you will need;

• ITIL practitioner, expert or equivalent professional ICT qualification or experience.

• Extensive experience of solutions design & technical architecture.

• Experience in line managing teams of Solutions Architects, Technical Architects, and/or Technical Designers.

• Good working knowledge of the full ICT business relationship management and system lifecycles.

• Knowledge of business analysis, change management, project & programme management.

• Knowledge of technical principles, industry best practice and drive to implement exemplary ICT systems through first class design & architecture solutions.

• Experience of continuous improvement planning in ICT.

• Strong and deep technical ICT knowledge in order to work closely and effectively with technical teams in Service, DevOps, Applications Support, and ICT Operations.

This role is deemed customer facing and as such you must have a command of spoken English which is sufficient to enable you to effectively perform the role. This requirement relates to Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016.

This role is subject to Ealing Council’s enhanced vetting process.

Closing date: 22nd October 2023

Interviews week commencing: 23rd October/30th October 2023

For a confidential discussion, please contact our recruitment partner at Penna on andrew.barton@penna.com or call 07922 386 432

For further information, please visit – www.EalingITjobs.com