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Chief Technology Officer

Posted: 21 Jan 2022 Closes: 28 Feb 2022
UK wide Competitive
Permanent & Full-time -1787388140

Position Description:

If you love finding innovative solutions to improve complex systems, there's a digital revolution underway in the UK, and it needs your help. Join us a Managing Architect (CTO) working for our Central Government Business Unit on a key critical large national database system and make a real difference in your work.
From public service transformation to cutting-edge commercial projects, our work has a wide reach, helping make the everyday easier, for everyone. When you start your CGI story, not only will you be improving people's lives, you can be sure we'll do the same for you.
Alongside a competitive salary, we offer you access to our share scheme (3% + 3% matching) making you a member not just an employee. You also have the option to benefit from private medical and dental insurance, flexible retirement options, childcare vouchers and a cycle to work scheme.
Our working approach is built around our clients' needs. That's not to say yours aren't important too and in a post-pandemic world, we want to extend the offer of an open discussion to you as to whether a role can be office or home-based, flexible or hybrid.

Unconditionally inclusive. We know diversity brings a greater variety of ideas, perspectives and experiences to the workplace. We actively encourage diversity at CGI and inclusivity is one of our top priorities. #LI-Remote
All applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo National Security Vetting (NSV) enhanced Security Check (SC) level.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

As Managing Architect (CTO), you will be the keeper of the project vision. Your role is to make timely and decisive technical judgements to keep the project progressing towards the overall objectives including maintaining a roadmap for architectural transformation for the system. You will be responsible for defining and overseeing the design and development of solutions across this key account. You will be responsible for engaging with the client and business subject matter experts, technology experts and technical design leads within the account to identify, specify and design solutions for enhancements and changes to the current system whilst supporting the ongoing provision of the service to the service levels.

You will be responsible for:
• Ensuring that there is oversight of technology solutions in place across the account throughout their lifecycle;
• Maintaining the architecture and requirements, acting as the point of contact with our client for all requirements, architecture and design interactions;
• Liaising with the wider CGI teams in the business unit and the wider UK business to share intel, develop ideas, re-use technology solutions and seek support as required;
• Acting as a trusted adviser to the client and business providing a view of propositions and solutions in delivery and relating these to business goals and challenges;
• Taking a pro-active role in developing proposals, thought leadership material and engaging with the customer to demonstrate value and innovation;
• Ensuring that the account maintains technology design processes which deliver solutions efficiently and effectively;
• Taking the lead on ensuring that solution / design related matters arising from any issues identified in operating the services are communicated to the solution teams. Take the lead as required to engage customers to explain technology risk / issues related to major incidents

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

You'll need to be able to demonstrate experience of:
• Working on secure government systems
• Working with large complex database systems
• Architectural leadership
• Application design and development
• Product selection and integration
• Infrastructure, hosting and networks

Ideally you will also have some of the following:
• Experience of deploying products onto enterprise systems.
• Experience of Policing/Criminal Justice sector
• Experience of re-architecting operational systems
• Security architecture
• Data modelling and data design
• Team leading/management
• Exposure to Oracle database technologies
• Knowledge of service oriented architectures such as Oracle Weblogic, Oracle Service Bus or other Application Server technology

  • Application Development
  • Infrastructure architecture
  • Integration Architecture
  • Security Architecture

What you can expect from us:

Build your career with us.

It is an extraordinary time to be in business. As digital transformation continues to accelerate, CGI is at the center of this change-supporting our clients' digital journeys and offering our professionals exciting career opportunities.

At CGI, our success comes from the talent and commitment of our professionals. As one team, we share the challenges and rewards that come from growing our company, which reinforces our culture of ownership. All of our professionals benefit from the value we collectively create.

Be part of building one of the largest independent technology and business services firms in the world.

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CGI is an equal opportunity employer.
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