Lead Technical Architect (Solution/Software)

Contract Type
Flexible Hours, Part-Time, Permanent
Digital, IT, Public Sector
£52,667 - £56,694 (Croydon)
Expiry Date
It is a very exciting time to join us as we continue on a major digital transformation programme.

Job Description

It is a very exciting time to join us as we continue on a major digital transformation programme. Our existing software systems form part of the critical national infrastructure, safeguarding land and property ownership valued at £7 trillion, enabling over £1 trillion worth of personal and commercial lending to be secured against property across England and Wales.

Given the scale of change we are seeking a Lead Technical Architect (Solution/Software) who can understand the magnitude of the challenge, taking a top down view to identify the things we need to change but still getting close to the tech and delivery aspects of architecture.

Our approach to architecture is agile and collaborative: doing just enough to shape projects at the appropriate part of their lifecycle, whilst maintaining our mandated responsibility to preserve the integrity of our Land Register, keeping property rights protected and guaranteed. We balance a hands-on approach to projects with strategic thinking, to develop sustainable, deliverable solutions that are value for money.

Job description

The Architecture practice within HM Land Registry is organised by domains: ‘Business & Data’, ‘Solution & Software’ and ‘Infrastructure & Security’. Lead Technical Architects work alongside the ‘Head of’ their domain to lead the practice area and drive forward HMLR’s technical architecture, continuously balancing the need to support delivery whilst embedding our technical strategy.

As a Lead Technical Architect (Solution/Software) you will be:

• Developing solutions for multiple projects and working with them to deliver these
• Evaluating the impact of change and the proposed solutions on our current technical estate
• Developing strategies and roadmaps for change
• Supporting the Technical Design Authority in guiding projects
• Ensuring alignment of solutions to our intentional architecture, tech strategy and business strategy
• Mentoring and guiding less experienced architects
• Ensuring solution compliance with security, legal and other legislative requirements
• Building relationships with potential vendors and other government departments including the Government Digital Service
• Commercial influence over supplier selection and relationships
• Keeping up to date with tech through conferences and forums and looking forward to the solutions of the future
• Direct management of in-house technical people