Azure Technical Team Lead
It is an exciting time for HM Land Registry as we continue to embark on a major transformation programme. HMLR's ambition is to become the world’s leading land registry for speed, simplicity and an open approach to data.
We are now looking for an Azure Technical Team Lead to join our Digital, Data and Technology team to help us to achieve this.
You will join our award-winning Digital, Data and Technology Directorate which is the in-house IT division at the heart of the move to a digital, data-driven organisation with the ambition to provide our customers with cutting-edge digital services. You will be part of the IT Operations Practice, which is responsible for the performance and delivery of all technical infrastructure which underpins and supports the organisation. It consists of a number of technical teams which provide support, monitor and operate technical solutions.
HM Land Registry's existing software systems and services form part of the critical national infrastructure, safeguarding land and property ownership valued at £7 trillion. This enables over £1 trillion worth of personal and commercial lending to be secured against property across England and Wales.
As an Azure Technical Team Lead, you will provide leadership to the Corporate Platform team, providing technical oversight and direction. You will engage with other Technical Leads, Delivery Leads, New Service Managers and Architects to deliver solutions to agreed designs, contributing to business as usual activities, work packages and strategic planning. The Corporate Platform team serves a key function in the provision and maintenance of the HM Land Registry cloud casework platform and back-office applications hosted on Azure.
Within your role, you will provide technical input for projects and larger pieces of work, aiming for greater operating efficiency and development of further cost-effective options for its use; whilst ensuring the availability and reliability are kept at the highest possible levels. You will also develop team members to meet the future needs of HM Land Registry, whilst addressing succession planning and managing any single points of failure and will take forward technical consolidation and improvement activities providing guidance and leadership to technicians within the IT Operations Practice and wider.
To be successful in this role, you will have an in-depth knowledge, proven expertise and practical experience in at least three of the following: Windows or Azure technology; managing cloud services in a production environment; the use of infrastructure to support production systems; knowledge of Infrastructure automation.
You will have experience of setting standards and working with infrastructure engineers to ensure adoption; along with the ability to manage technical risk and lead implementing appropriate mitigations and to plan, manage and deliver significant technical change. You can also demonstrate your strong leadership skills through coaching or mentoring and can interact and build working relationships with stakeholders.
For more information about the job, please see the attached candidate guidance.
In line with current government guidance, the role will initially be home based so an induction and training will be carried out remotely, with full support from the team. Once safe to do so, your home office will be located in the vibrant waterfront city of Plymouth.
The Digital, Data and Technology Directorate is the in-house IT division for HMLR. We are currently recruiting several roles to ensure the directorate’s teams contain the right blend of skills, experience and knowledge to take our major transformation programme forward. These teams are at the heart of the move to a digital, data-driven organisation with the ambition to provide our customers with cutting-edge digital services.
Our Business Strategy for 2017-2022 sets out our aims of:
• brilliant at the basics;
• a comprehensive Land Register;
• world-leading through Digital Street – our ground-breaking research and development project exploring how land registration might work in 2030;
• opening our data;
• expert people; and
• financially strong.
For more information about what its like to work here please see the following links:
Building our digital capability through Communities of Practice
Working for HM Land Registry/
Holds a qualification in Information Technology or a related area (Degree Level or equivalent) or experience in an IT field.
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
- Making Effective Decisions
- Communicating and Influencing
- Managing a Quality Service
HM Land Registry offers very competitive terms, conditions and benefits. We provide excellent opportunities for career progression, training and development. You will have access to Civil Service pension and benefits arrangements and generous leave allowances, as well as flexible working – exactly what you would expect from a progressive employer.
HM Land Registry is a great place to work, where difference is celebrated. We’re committed to fairness and equality for all, so you feel valued for who you are and what you do. Diversity fuels our innovation. Our shared values help us work together, to benefit the communities we serve.
Our employee diversity networks support our culture of inclusion and contribute to our diversity action plan. Our current focus is to encourage people from under-represented groups into management and leadership roles, especially people with disabilities, women and ethnic minority colleagues.
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Things you need to know
Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.
Selection process details
This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths and Experience.
To apply please complete the online application form to include your qualifications, skills and work history. The statement of suitability section (in no more than 1250 words) should be used to provide details of how you meet the essential experience criteria listed on the Job Description below:
• In depth knowledge, proven expertise and practical experience in at least three of the following:
o In depth knowledge of Windows or Azure technology.
o Experience of managing cloud services in a production environment
o In depth knowledge of the use of infrastructure to support production systems.
o Knowledge of Infrastructure automation.
• Ability to plan, manage and deliver significant technical change.
• Strong leadership demonstrated through coaching or mentoring
The sift will take place week shortly after the closing date. The final selection stage will consist of a blended interview and pre-prepared presentation which will be conducted as a remote video interview week commencing Monday 26 April 2021.
Please review your application form before clicking ‘submit’ – once you have submitted, you will not be able to amend your application.
Ensure your application form is received by the closing date for receipt of applications – this is 11:55pm on the advertised date.
HMLR is accredited to the Disability Confidence Scheme, which denotes organisations which have a positive attitude towards disabled people. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria at the shortlisting stage are guaranteed an invitation to interview.
If any candidate requires the panel to consider a reasonable adjustment or there is anything else they would like the panel to take into consideration they are asked to notify us of this at application stage where possible or during the process as soon as it becomes a requirement.
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This job is broadly open to the following groups:
- UK nationals
- nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
- nationals of the Republic of Ireland
- nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with (or eligible for) status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
- relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
- relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
- certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
Working for the Civil Service
The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.
We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.