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Technical Architect - 15416

£ 542.81 - £ 542.81 per day
Main duties and responsibilities: Take responsibility for managing and updating data models, data architecture, data dictionaries, configuration and reference data catalogues. Work with business leads to identify and document data and reporting requirements. Design and maintain data models and manage data integration, performing data quality analysis and profiling tasks. Track business requirements and ensure that these can be matched from a data perspective. Take ownership of data related design decisions throughout the delivery process, including selection of tools to support data architecture activities. Ensure that data-specific project activities align technically and that the architecture is consistent from a data perspective. Ensure compliance with data related standards and key architectural principles. Manage stakeholder expectations and deliver complex IT projects to tight deadlines. 
Key Tasks: 
Architectures. Develop appropriate elements of an integrated suite of architectures and technical models and policies to cover the applications, data, and information infrastructure/computing layers. Lead the development of and adherence to coherent Defence Enterprise Architectures to drive convergence, coherence and re-use of ICT components. 
Design Authority: Provide input into Technical, System and Layer Design Authority to ensure that services are procured, developed and maintained in accordance with the Departmental strategies, policies and architectures. 
Subject Matter Expertise: Provide Subject Matter Expertise for a number of core applications and Information Systems technologies, including maintaining the Defence Manual of Information Communications Technology. 
Safety: Ensure that delivered capabilities and services achieve MOD Safety & Environmental requirements and standards, through the provision of Safety Statements and Safety Cases, and through relevant reporting. 
Solution Designs: Conduct the capture and development of capability and business requirements, transforming them into systems or service designs, constraints and supporting contextual documents, through the Information Technology Information Library (ITIL) Service Strategy and Design functions. 
Service Development: Assist Programme and Project Managers to ensure that service supplier’s plans and products are aligned with strategy, coherent with the relevant technical architectures and compliant with policies and standards such as the adoption of SIAM processes and development of service designs. 
Innovation and Continuous Service Improvement (CSI): Identify CSI opportunities through the investigation and introduction of innovative technical capabilities. Support CSI improvements to business processes on behalf of the CSI Lead or Business Process Owner. 
Strategy & Policy Development. Conduct & contribute to the development of strategy outputs to support the JFC and ISS strategy development process, the CDIO and senior team requirements. To lead the development of Defence ICT strategy, policy and standards. 
Supplier Relationships. Engage with key suppliers to maintain MOD influence over the supplier’s product development plans; Mature the working relationships with service suppliers to optimise development process delivery. 
Diagnostic Analysis. To undertake diagnostic analysis to support strategic decision making including balance of investment. Moreover, to undertake diagnostic analysis of JFC capability plans. Exploit industry analysts, to assess ICT technology trends and vendor capabilities