Job Title: Head of Infrastructure Architecture
Salary: £76,272 to £84,261 plus a Location allowance of £1,639. You will receive £76,272 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £84,261 will be via incremental progression.
Location: Hammersmith, Kensington
Transform our technology and you’ll change the way we work
London is home to almost nine million people across 32 boroughs. We use every possible means to keep them safe and bring criminals to justice. You’ll contribute to this by leading the infrastructure strategy for the whole of the Met — the UK’s largest police service.
Digital Policing is committed to creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working arrangements, including part time working, job share or carers and career break returners. We also support blended working and the hiring manager will be happy to discuss arrangements for this role.
Leading the vision and strategy for Infrastructure Architecture, you’ll ensure that police officers and staff can deliver in a digitally enabled police service. You will also see that applications have a secure, resilient and efficient platform to provide business services.
We will look to you to lead the definition and evolution of the Infrastructure strategy in every aspect — from the team and the architecture and design they deliver, through to greater automation and resilience, and the adoption of new technologies including IaC, SDN and ZTNA. Throughout, you will work with national policing and central government agencies on wider integration and standardisation programmes, and operate at programme board level on major projects.
This wide-ranging role also covers governance, suppliers, commissioning, solution design and much more against the background of a fast-changing technological landscape. Along with your team leadership experience, it will call on your understanding of infrastructure from end-user device through to data centre and public IaaS.
You’ll bring us in-depth knowledge of mobile devices, networking, data centre infrastructure or similar, and you will have worked with partners to shape and deliver programmes for business users.
In addition, you will have experience of developing designs for enterprise services and application specific infrastructure, plus a background in major business change programmes and enterprise architecture.
The responsibilities are to:Maintain the Infrastructure strategy and governance that delivers the Digital Policing Technology Strategy and reflects the changing technology landscape. This strategy will be part of an integrated strategy across all technology domains.Manage the delivery of solution design for applications projects and ensure architectural complianceOversee the AMS in the delivery of artefacts and solution architecturesAdvise Business Engagement Managers on new business requirements and their infrastructure requirements to deliver the business programmeManagement of Architecture Managed Service engagements within the applications portfolio. The postholder will be responsible for the commissioning process and effective budget management.
Please click on the below link to view an online candidate information pack that will you give you an insight into the Met, the competency framework we use which shapes our daily work behaviours, the application process and a host of other information, that will help inform and support your application:
Click the apply now button below and start your career at the Met. Applications will be via a detailed CV, Personal Statement and online application form. Your personal statement should outline why you are interested in the role and how your skills and experience demonstrate your suitability for the role. (NB. Please do not attach 2 copies of your CV).
Completed applications must be submitted by 27th May 2022.
We view diversity as fundamental to our success. To tackle today’s complex policing challenges, we need a workforce made up from all of London’s communities. Applications from across the community are therefore essential.
As a Disability Confident Committed Employer, the Met have committed to ensuring that disabled people and those with long-term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.
Essential Criteria:Evidence of Inclusive Leadership
Knowledge / Skills / ExperienceThe successful applicant will have a comprehensive understanding of the infrastructure from end-user device through to data centre and public IaaS. They will have in-depth experience in at least one area of mobile devices, networking, data-centre infrastructure or other appropriate field. They will have experience of developing designs for enterprise services and application specific infrastructure. They will have substantial experience of major business change programmes. They will have experience as an enterprise architect and have delivered principles, standards and strategies within an EA framework.The post holder will have extensive experience of working with outsource partners to shape and deliver programmes for business users. Significant involvement in procurement competitions is expected. They will operate at programme board level for major projects.The post holder will have experience of technology governance and be expected to both run governance fora and guide programmes to compliance.The successful applicant will demonstrate the ability to lead a specialist team. In particular they must show evidence of promoting diversity and inclusion in an enterprise setting.A strong candidate will have team leadership experience and a track record of the planning and delivering of enterprise architecture within the Infrastructure Architecture domain.