Royal Greenwich is proud to be a borough synonymous with first class modern services. A world heritage site, our communities are vibrant and diverse, and we pride ourselves on being a well-managed and well-run authority.
We have also recently published our first digital strategy. To make that strategy into a reality, we need to hire a new digital, data and technology team to join our existing skill set.
As one of a small team of technical architects, you will be taking a lead role in defining the technical architecture a range of digital services and platforms. Working with product teams and with other specialists from within the technology team, you will be jointly responsible for the technical design of the whole council. Your leadership will require you to make recommendations in partnership with across the council with services about the future of their systems, persuading senior stakeholders of your vision.
Your work will extend beyond the council, both in terms of working with other authorities and partners, as well as taking an active interest in emerging technology trends and developments. You'll play a large part in making sure our new and existing systems are seamlessly integrated while being loosely coupled. You'll advise on technology choice, and work with the cyber-security architect to make sure our services and platforms are secure.
You'll have an established career in software development or technical architecture, and you'll be used to working in multidisciplinary team using agile ways of working. You'll be able to guide product, platform and system teams to make good design decisions, translating technical need into plain English. You will be motivated to work on a public service mission, and you may be familiar with working in multidisciplinary teams in agile ways.
We actively encourage applications from under-represented groups and from people who need some flexibility in their role due to parenting or caring arrangements. At the moment, the role will be 100% remote working. As the covid pandemic abates, we would like you to work partly from the office and partly from home.
This is a great role in a vibrant and growing team. In return, we offer a range of benefits which include:
- Annual Season Ticket Loan
- Childcare Voucher Scheme
- Learning and development opportunities to maximise your potential, including excellent apprenticeship opportunities at all levels
- Reduced rate Gym Membership
- Eyecare Vouchers
- Cycle to Work scheme
- Long Service Awards
- Generous Annual Leave entitlement and
- Excellent Pension Scheme
- GreenwichCard which entitles you to discounts at local businesses
- Employee Assistance Scheme including external counselling service
- A range of flexible working arrangements
- Staff networks
Benefits of working for us
With offices based in the heart of Woolwich, Royal Greenwich is a great place to live and work.
Benefiting from excellent transport links ranging from buses and tubes to trains and ferries, along with the developing Crossrail expansions, Royal Greenwich is one of the easiest boroughs to get to and navigate your way around. It takes 21 minutes to get into central London and 10 minutes from The O2.
The Royal Greenwich Values are:
- Improving residents lives and opportunities
- Demonstrating respect and fairness
- Taking ownership
- Doing things better
- Working together across the Council
If you are interested in applying for any of these roles, we would love to hear from you. To apply, please click the Apply button below and complete an application form - you will be prompted to upload a CV and covering letter. Please ensure that these clearly show how you meet the criteria set out in the Person Specification document.If shortlisted, the selection process will require you to further detail and demonstrate how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in the person specification.
Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.