Technical Architect - SC Cleared Contract

  • Job Reference: LH176
  • Date Posted: 1 June 2021
  • Recruiter: ShareForce Ltd
  • Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
  • Salary: £600 to £650 Per Day
  • Bonus/Benefits: £600 - 650 per day
  • Sector: Flexible Resourcing
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

This is an opportunity for a highly experienced Technical Architect from a development background to play a leading role in the delivery of a military planning application at the forefront of digital services.  The Technical Architect will be responsible for the ongoing delivery of a digital service that will transform the strategic and operational capabilities of UK military organisation.  We are seeking highly experienced candidates with exceptional stakeholder leadership skills combined with a significant software development / government digital services background.


  • Technically leading the development of an enterprise-class digital service, used for planning military and non-military operations
  • Driving the technical direction for the project, drawing upon modern tools and frameworks to best suit the requirement
  • Providing leadership and oversight to development resources in an agile environment
  • Defining the architecture from an integration, security, ETL and visualisation perspective
  • Leading project delivery within Scrum / Kanban environments, seeing projects through to commercially successful conclusion
  • Maintaining close relationships with extremely demanding stakeholders throughout the project
  • Using iterative software development practices to continuously evolve and deploy solutions

Required Skills / Experience

  • Desired Technical Skills / Experience: Java, Hibernate, Springboot, RDBMS SQL, Domain Driven Design, Hexagonal Architecture - Ports and Adaptors, Single Page App Architecture & REST based Microservices, Postgres, GQL & React
  • A proven background in the delivery of projects to GDS (Government Digital Services) standards
  • Appreciation for security standards in military / sensitive public sector digital services
  • Varied experience across multiple cloud and on-premise technology solutions
  • A rich technical background including hands-on software development in a digital services environment
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement skills and the ability to lead technical and business teams to a successful solution
  • Active SC level security clearance gained in MoD or similar government departments

Additional Information

  • Rate offered: £650 per day
  • Location: South Coast / Hampshire (50% onsite)
  • IR35 Status: Outside
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Duration: 6 Months (Significant opportunity for extension)