Croydon is London’s second largest borough - a city within the city, full of brilliant and diverse people, businesses and places.
As a council we’re going through tremendous change, from our evolving response to the pandemic, to our plans to radically reshape and renew our organisation as a result of financial challenges. We are essentially building a brand new council around ourselves – one that is focused on getting things right for its residents, while delivering very differently and within a sustainable financial envelope.
About the Croydon Digital Service
Established in 2019, the Croydon Digital Service (CDS) is one part of the council that has already transformed, replacing a traditional ICT department with a GDS-style service to support the digital transformation of the council’s internal operations and online services for residents. We are a small and creative team that achieves a lot with a little. We continuously iterate our culture and processes to enable all team members to bring their whole selves and do their best work.
We are signatories of the Local Digital Declaration, committing us to delivering user-centred services that meet the Government Service Standard, and to following the Technology Code of Practice. We seek to collaborate, wherever possible, with other local authorities to share learnings, ideas and solutions.
About the role
We are looking for a hands-on Solutions Architect to work as part of Croydon’s technology & architecture team and with key project teams. They will be responsible for the definition, specification, design and implementation of technical solutions of business and customer led systems. They will be part of the Technical Design Authority which will include work on the technical strategy, architecture and roadmap.
Produce high-level designs to enable and guide the design and development of integrated solutions that meet current and future business needs.
Ensure the technology ecosystem has the reliability and flexibility to meet the needs of the business, system users and residents.
Maintain guiding principles and develop strategic gameplays to ensure the technology ecosystem stays safe and relevant; remove technical debt and engineer in value to achieve the vision of the organisation.
Ensure there is a consistent approach and governance to managing ICT, including applications across the organisation.
- Considerable experience working in ICT industry
- Experience of significant involvement with enterprise-wide system procurements and implementation.
- A good track record in architecting ICT solutions or equivalent architecture across ICT platforms and services
- A good level of experience in ICT applications and information architecture and their environments, ensuring availability and performance of business-critical systems
- Experience of working with senior management, gaining credibility with that level of the organisation
- Detailed domain knowledge in some or all of the following areas : Cloud, Microsoft technologies, Security, Applications, Data Bases, Azure Data Lake
What’s in it for you?
This is an exciting opportunity to work for a Council with plans to change and renew and which genuinely wants to develop their technology setup to improve customer experience.
We invest in our employees to help develop and achieve professional goals whilst also providing you with the opportunity to work with brilliant minds and be part of an exceptional high performing team. We also have a generous benefits package.
Croydon Council is transforming – come and be part of building a new council
Full time 36 Hours
Closing date 19 September 2021 (11:59pm)
Croydon Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We will be pleased to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements.
As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role.