Technical Lead, Global Digital Technology
£competitive plus location allowance plus benefits
23 month fixed term contract
Hanslope Park, Milton Keynes
When you join FCO Services, you’ll find a role that means more - for you and for the nation. We work at the cutting edge of secure technology, and the work we do protects the UK’s interests around the world, safeguarding people and information.
But every day, governments and businesses face increasingly advanced threats. They look to us to provide innovative, intelligent answers to their digital needs. To do that, we need to lead in our field. We need to pinpoint customer problems before they arise, and be ready with the right solutions – some of which might not be in mainstream tech yet.
As one of our Technical Leads, you’ll play a key role in making this happen by shaping and managing change across FCO Services and government, and by designing services that underpin a wide range of technology solutions. From secure infrastructure and cloud technologies to cyber security and technical support.
Deliver digital systems at the cutting edge
Your main aim will be to ensure we deliver digital systems that meet user needs and that are simple, resilient and easy to use. This will mean leading on technical programmes and providing advice and assurance to a wide range of internal and external contacts including customers, system analysts, UI developers, project managers, technical leads and testers.
Key elements of your role will include translating customer journeys into end-to-end service design and authoring the technical approach to build, test and run live services. You’ll also need to rapidly produce prototypes to refine and tune service delivery.
At the same time, your ability to see the bigger picture and deliver at pace will help ensure we continue to improve our services, meeting our customers’ needs, achieving our commercial aims and providing value for money for the UK tax payer.
Use your technical knowledge to drive change
With significant relevant experience, including experience of leading technical teams, delivering user-focused services and working on application architecture, you will be someone who can challenge current thinking to develop and improve the services we deliver. You will also be confident working with commercial teams to look at opportunities for new or further investment.
Your technical knowledge should cover open source technologies, testing, integration and at least one programming language. Plus you will need delivery experience in at least one of the following areas: virtualisation; mobile working; big data; or cloud. It’s also very important that you are familiar with agile delivery methods and are used to working in a DevOps environment.
And take your career to the next level
This is an opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology on an unprecedented scale. You’ll answer critical security challenges for our customers, drive change and improvement across our organisation, and raise your own profile in many different ways. All while protecting information, assets and people all over the world, every day.
All our employees have to be security cleared to the highest level, so you will need to undergo a comprehensive vetting process before joining.
To find out more about this role, our benefits and our organisation, please apply.
Closing date: 26th March 2017.