Senior Technical Architects

  • NHS Digital
  • Leeds, UK
  • Oct 01, 2021
Full time Information Technology

Job Description

About the role

Do you want to make a difference? Are you interested in joining an expert team working to transform health care technology in England? Do you have knowledge and experience in; Designing and Delivering systems using Cloud services, Big Data and Analytics, IoT and wearables, Architecture and Digital strategy? Then we may have a job for you…

This is an exciting time to join NHS Digital as one of our Senior Technical Architects and we have several roles available. The Architecture Profession provides a range of services to our internal and external stakeholders. We provide technical and solution architecture design, technical consultancy, and technical architecture ownership to large-scale NHS programmes and organisations. The work we do makes a difference to patients and NHS staff at a national level.

Please note that the advertised salary of £78,796 to £91,048 includes a 20% Recruitment and Retention Premium. The core salary for this role is £65,664 - £75,874.

About you

Some of the skills and experience we're looking for: 

  • demonstrable evidence of leadership in the development of system and solution architectures
  • knowledge of specific technical specialisms and experience providing advice regarding their application. The specialism can be any relevant area of information technology, technique, method, product or application area.
  • experience of making credible technical decisions and communicating these with sensitivity and diplomacy to ensure the right technical direction is followed
  • experience of leading and delivering technical change, challenging the status-quo, anticipating problems and monitoring implementation progress
  • experience of contributing to the creation and review of a systems capability strategy which meets the strategic requirements of the business.
  • experience of managing staff to deliver across a large and complex domain of work, in terms of transaction and data volumes, technology complexity and number of active users
  • experience of developing models and plans to drive forward the strategy, taking advantage of opportunities to improve business performance.
  • TOGAF certification desirable

 What's in it for you 

  • a role as part of a dynamic team using data and digital technology to transform health and care
  • a range of opportunities to build your experience in an environment where your
    work has a direct and positive impact
  • a real commitment to your personal and professional development with access
    to a broad range of learning opportunities

About us

NHS Digital is a great place to work. What we do matters. Our outstanding teams are passionate about technology and public service, making use of everyone’s skills to improve people’s lives. We collaborate to deliver world class tech and intelligence, come and join us. We are committed to sustainability, diversity and inclusion; our people are at the heart of what we do. Find out about the amazing work we do by visiting our website: Find further information on the current work we are undertaking meeting the challenges of the pandemic here: 

Why you should apply

We value the different experiences our people bring to their work at NHS Digital. We're working to create an environment where everyone can make a full contribution no matter their background, identity, or circumstances.

Which means, we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities.  Don't worry if you don’t meet all the criteria we’ve suggested – knowledge and experience you've gained in other ways might make us think about the role differently. Go ahead and apply.

Our work matters. You matter.

What we offer you:

  • we're moving to a hybrid working approach which offers you an informal, flexible way of blending home and office working
  • flexible working opportunities - we value and respect the diversity of our employees, and applications from prospective candidates who require flexible working arrangements are welcomed; these include part-time hours, job sharing, flexible hours and part-remote set ups
  • 27 days annual leave increasing to 33 days with service
  • ability to buy and sell annual leave  
  • a generous pension (with our contribution equal to 20.6% of your earnings)
  • NHS Discounts including shops, restaurants, gym, mobile phones, and insurance
  • employee benefit schemes including our Season Ticket Loan, Car Lease and Bike to Work schemes


Software-System Architecture


£78,976 - £91,048

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