Technical Consultant

Datasource Computer Employment
55000.00 - 65000.00 GBP Annual
21 Nov 2020
23 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Technical Consultant - Permanent - London - Competitive Salary - SC or DV

You have strong consulting skills, and ideally come with a variety of techniques and methods to capture, elaborate and understand our client's problems. You will be a strong communicator with the drive to design and deliver appropriate solutions that realise the outcomes our clients need.
While you may have a particular leaning towards one or more of the following disciplines you will be a generalist with a good appreciation of the other disciplines and you will have an innate ability to quickly identify, learn, adapt and apply techniques to respond to clients' specific needs:

  • Strategy - Helping clients formulate their vision and working with them to develop, communicate and deliver a roadmap to realise it
  • Enterprise Systems Engineering - Using Systems Thinking and Systems Engineering methods for enterprise level problem solving and design
  • Enterprise Architecture - Creating, communicating and continually improving a framework within which clients can realise their business strategy. Providing architectural assurance and support through transformation
  • Business Analysis - Enabling change by understanding existing business norms, identifying and capturing needs and recommending technical solutions that deliver value to clients and their key stakeholders
  • Technical Project Management - Applying programmatical techniques to shape, plan and successfully deliver complex projects

Key Responsibilities:

  • An Information and Technology background with relevant experience in a technical and/or consulting environment
  • An understanding of the complete service life cycle including concept through to sourcing, design, build, test, deployment and disposal management
  • Demonstrable experience in requirements definition and management, calling out options, considerations and priorities which require a business decision
  • A strong interest and appreciation of technology trends and government IT strategy such as, Cloud, Internet of Things, Cyber Security, Big Data and Digital service design and delivery
  • Experience of working with and collaborating across technical and project work streams to drive results
  • Experience of identifying, developing and transitioning knowledge to up-skill internal teams
  • Good general consulting skills (structured thinking, effective report writing and presentations, and strong stakeholder engagement)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to influence effectively across multiple media
  • A good first degree in a science, computing or engineering subject, or equivalent experience
  • A high-level of self-initiation, organisation and enthusiasm
  • Personable team player, able to work under guidance and own initiative, adding expertise and value to project deliverables
  • Excellent stakeholder management with focus on nurturing & developing strong relationships.


  • Appreciation of Agile development methodologies including SAFe, DSDM & SCRUM, DevOps and continuous methods
  • Experience of working within Agile delivery, such as using sprints, scrums, retrospectives and backlogs
  • Experience working with Central Government, particularly in the Defence or Security and Intelligence sectors
  • Experience across Base/Fixed systems, working to Defence ICT policies, including JSP 604 is highly desirable
  • Experience working in other business sectors such as Local Government; Regulated Industry (Utilities and Transportation) and/or private sector

Technical Consultant Skills:

  • Developing a solution strategy, within the context of dynamic, agile, rapidly evolving environments
  • Capturing the evolving needs of clients through use cases and system needs assessments
  • Managing complexity, balancing needs and constraints across a portfolio of large and complex programmes, ensuring performance and coherent integration across multi-vendor ecosystems
  • Having acted as the interface between project and business, ensuring communication lines between stakeholders are clear and open
  • Working with other architects and client stakeholders to ensure that test and acceptance criteria are captured and agreed across the development life cycle
  • Having managed business cases, costs, dependencies and risks and issues in line with customer expectations
  • Understanding architectural segmentation and partitioning, leading the capture of what technology facilities are needed to support the business objectives
  • Supporting the solution development, balancing business needs, policy and legislation with enterprise integration
  • Agreeing the features, phases and adoption of solution and service deliverables into the business
  • Defining the degree to which architectural domains and solutions must satisfy business needs
  • Planning the adoption of services in line with strategy as defined by the Enterprise Architecture Framework.

RECOMMEND A FRIEND: If you have professional friends/colleagues who would be interested in one of our roles and our excellent levels of service too, we'd like to recognise your recommendations with a 'thank you' of our own. For every colleague you refer who then starts a role through Datasource either Contract or Permanent, we will send you ??250 of Love to Shop Gift Vouchers!

You will be required to hold a minimum of SC or DV. If you do not hold an active SC or DV please familiarise yourself with the vetting process before applying.

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