Technical Architect

London, England, United Kingdom · dxw digital expand job description ↓

Description

dxw digital is helping public sector teams to make good technology decisions and build better services.

We're looking for a permanent, full-time Technical Architect to join our team at dxw digital, building software and services for the public sector.

The Role

This is a technical leadership and architectural design role. As a member of the dxw digital tech team, you'll be bringing technical and non-technical parts of our delivery teams together and ensuring our clients and stakeholders have a clear understanding of what we are building and why. You'll help teams set their strategy for projects, making sure work aligns with technical principles and other projects.We try to use the right technology for the problem at hand – here are some of the things our teams typically work with:

  • Ruby and Ruby on Rails
  • PostgreSQL
  • Git and GitHub
  • AWS, Docker and Terraform

You won’t be hands on with everything in that list, but you’ll need to be able to drop in and help teams solve problems when they need you. Some examples of the problems you’ll need to help with are:

  • Setting up the architectural approach, CI/CD and infrastructure for new projects
  • Integrating third party services like single sign-in
  • Defining and sharing a technical strategy to help our clients get away from legacy systems

As well as working on client projects you’ll have a couple of days reserved each week to support the development team. Some of the ways you’ll do that are:

  • Having regular 1:1s with developers you manage
  • Running recruitment for new team members
  • Leading discussions at our bi-monthly tech forums

You:

  • have expertise in some of the technologies we use, an understanding of a range of technology stacks and the ability to take a balanced approach to technology selection
  • are comfortable being part of multiple projects at once
  • make and guide effective decisions, explaining clearly how the decision has been reached
  • look beyond the immediate technical problem and identify the wider implications
  • are keen to share skills and knowledge and support the team through management, mentorship and community building
  • have experience leading others, perhaps as a line manager or a technical lead
  • understand the importance of secure coding practices – all developers receive security training when they join the team!

If you care about collaboration, continuous improvement and building public services, then dxw digital is the right place for you.

Apply online with your cv and a short cover letter on why you’re interested in the role and dxw digital.

We're committed to building an inclusive environment and broadening diversity across our development team. We welcome non-traditional paths into the development profession and aim to hire the right person for the role, not the right combination of technical keywords.

Our public sector work means that appointments will be made subject to a background check.

For more information about dxw digital, visit www.dxw.com or our Playbook where we document the ways we work, our values and our commitments to sustainable pace and openness.

Key facts

  • £70,000–£80,000 pa
  • Permanent
  • London, UK


Any applications we receive after the 21st of December will be considered in the new year and we will contact you then.

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