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Senior Technical Architect - Infrastructure

At FCDO Services, we protect the UK’s interests across the world by providing secure construction, digital and logistics services to all sorts of government-level customers, including the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. Our work is vital, whether it’s secure construction of an embassy or safe delivery of government supplies across continents. Then of course, there’s our digital expertise, with work ranging from secure network solutions for government agencies to secure cloud platforms that store UK visa applications.

As one of our Senior Technical Architects, you’ll be at the heart of that effort. Part of a pool of Technical leaders within our team, each Architect will have ownership of a key area of specialism (Networks, Infrastructure, End User Devices, Security). As Senior Technical Architect in Infrastructure, you will lead a small team of Technical Architects and work closely with the Hosting Service Owner, under guidance from the Chief Architect, to develop compliant, innovative solutions, as well as supporting the wider digital community in an Agile environment.

Deliver solutions that defend the UK’s interests

Within your area, you’ll lead on delivering high-level and low-level technical designs both for our organisation and wider government departments. In everything you do, you’ll ensure our work is best-practice and compliant with all industry and policy standards. Naturally, that means you’ll have extensive experience: for Infrastructure, it’s working with VMware platforms on hyper-converged infrastructure environments expanding into broader ‘cloud solution’ (e.g. AWS, Azure). Your technical skills are outstanding and you can explain your work in clear terms for non-technical colleagues too.

Solve problems together – and protect information everywhere

You know that an organisation is stronger when everyone shares their knowledge. So, when people need help, even if it’s not in your own area, you’ll always pitch in, advising others wherever you can. At the end of the day, you want every project we work on to be of exceptional quality, meeting the high security standards of government – and you’ll collaborate with a wide range of technical and non-technical colleagues to solve the unique challenges that come our way.

Provide strategic insight with an international impact

You know your area of expertise inside and out, and you’ve always got an eye on where technology is heading. Creating a detailed and ambitious roadmap for the Hosting service owner, you’ll also feed into the overall strategy of the Director and the Chief Architect, lending them your insight to ensure that we stay ahead of the curve and are competitive in our market. And when you do, you’ll be making sure that our government customers get the very highest standards in secure technology, keeping vital data and services safe every day. In short, it’s your job, bigger.

All our employees have to be security cleared to the highest level, so you’ll need to undergo a comprehensive vetting process before joining. You are able to start work with Security Check (SC) clearance, with DV being a longer-term requirement of the role. You can find out more about vetting on our website.

It takes a diverse team to protect a diverse world.
The vital work we do takes an incredible community of colleagues, with different skills, backgrounds, cultures and identities. We support every individual, so that you always know you’re welcome and valued. It’s what makes us a Disability Confident employer. And Employers for Carers. And it’s how you know you’re joining an inspiring, inclusive organisation.

Hanslope Park based posts attract a Location Allowance of £1,750 per annum.

FCDO Services are regulated by the Civil Service Commission.

Job summary

£52,530 - £66,300 plus £1,750 location allowance
Hanslope Park
Closing Date
26 June 2022 at midnight

Further information

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  • 1.  Role Profile
  • 2.  Extra Information
  • 3.  Civil Service Recruitment Principles
  • 4.  Civil Service Code