Technical Architect - SC Cleared

  • Job Reference: LH185
  • Date Posted: 9 July 2021
  • Recruiter: ShareForce Ltd
  • Location: 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 an experienced Technical Architect to lead a Digital Discovery at the very cutting edge of technology. This specific role offers the opportunity to drive the technical architecture of concepts and solutions in the field of autonomous, AI-led technology for defence operations in a military context. 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
  • 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

Technical Skills / Experience

  • Core tech: Docker, Kubernetes, Java, ArchiMate, UML & C#
  • Significant expertise in DevOps, Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipelines
  • Experience in creating Real-time and Secure systems, ideally in a military context
  • Experienced with Service Mesh (Istio or ideally Open Service Mesh)
  • Desirable experience in Digital Signal Processing (audio or sonar)

Required Experience

  • 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
  • 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: Remote / Hampshire
  • IR35 Status: Outside
  • Interviews to take place: ASAP
  • Start Date: Mid August
  • Duration: 6 Months (Significant opportunity for extension)