Actica Consulting Ltd Guildford, Guildford, Surrey, UK
Jun 26, 2017Full time
Actica Consulting Ltd is an expanding Management and Technical Consultancy working on some of the most nationally critical technology projects. We specialise in delivering complex projects to challenging timescales. Our customers include the Cabinet Office, the Home Office, the Ministry of Defence, HM Treasury, the Ministry of Justice, Police Forces, Fire Services and the NHS, as well as a range of national and international companies across the private sector. Our focus on an organisation's people, processes and technologies gives us a real edge. All of our consultants have a detailed and systematic approach to solving even the most difficult of problems and we always keep the client at the heart of every engagement. Role Profile You will provide consultancy to public sector organisations to help them get maximum benefit from their ICT investment. As an Enterprise Architect you will have expertise in analysing and developing architectures at the Enterprise level and will have an understanding of the technologies and operational processes required to achieve this. You will be supported by others providing, and may also find yourself providing, high-value strategy, business analysis, technology and procurement consultancy to ensure any solution aligns with the business objectives across the capability requirement. The role will require you to lead assignments, often responsible for managing small teams and for directly delivering consultancy, ensuring the overall success of the engagement. The role involves producing high quality, formal deliverables and reviewing formal deliverables developed by others. This role requires significant stakeholder engagement, dealing directly with the client, including in resolving day-to-day issues involved in assignment delivery and developing follow-on opportunities. Due to the nature of customer side working, regular travel within the UK should be expected. Career Development You will have the opportunity to build a career in consulting, specialising in the application of Enterprise Architecture to a wide range of business problems. We provide substantial training, including online, classroom and in-house course provision, leading to nationally recognised qualifications such as TOGAF, Open CA and Zachman certifications. We provide structured career development pathways to help you gain responsibility and influence. Responsibilities Working either individually or as part of a larger Actica team, you will undertake a number of consultancy assignments which could include: -Provide EA leadership to a client to help mature the organisation's architecture governance and develop best practice; -Develop and review strategies and target architectures to support future delivery of ICS services to meet the client's business needs and in accordance with the Government's ICS and other strategies; -Develop and review baseline and transition architectures to support the client's migration planning of ICS services within their overall business change programme; -Develop architecture views to describe all aspects of a client's organisation including its Business, Information, Data and Technology. Qualifications and Experience Experience within the UK Public Sector is desirable, preferably within the ICT context on enterprise solutions. Our position as a client side advisor means that strong influencing and personal skills are essential. The fast moving nature of the ICT environment together with the need to resource multiple, adhoc assignments also requires the individual to be intellectually agile, proactive and self-motivated - with the ability to apply a structured approach to often unfamiliar subject matter. It is essential that the candidate have experience in the application of at least two of the following methods and standards in use within our customer base, additional experience in other elements would be highly desirable: -EA frameworks and methods e.g. TOGAF, MODAF, Zachman Framework; -Business or systems analysis methods and tools, e.g. BPMN, Lean, RUP, UML, TOGAF; -Software and systems development methods and techniques; -Project and programme management methods e.g. PRINCE2, MSP; -Central government information security policy standards / ISO17799; -Public sector best practice guidance, e.g. ITIL, OGC toolkit; -Business case development to Treasury guidelines. It is desirable that candidates have experience in at least two of the following domains: -Local Government; -Central Government; -Intelligence, logistics or Command and Control; -Enterprise and Technical Architecture development and review; -ICT Infrastructure - including relating to Desktop Migration, Data Centre Migration, Telephony and networking; -Service Management. Preference is given to candidates with a good degree (2.1 or above) from a reputable university and in a relevant technical subject, such as Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or Engineering. Because of the nature of the Actica's business, a wide and varied background is preferable and the demonstrable capability to adapt quickly to new developments is always required. Candidates must be eligible and willing to gain UK Security Clearance to apply for this position. We offer: -A discretionary bench mark bonus; split into two payments per year -25 days annual Leave; -Twice* yearly performance appraisal with pay review at each (*while at Consultant and Senior Consultant grades, annually thereafter); -Investment in training relevant to an individual's development and Actica's business needs. To apply for this position please click the APPLY button!