Lead Technical Architect (Software)

  • Job Reference: 00007994-1
  • Date Posted: 14 May 2024
  • Recruiter: HM Land Registry
  • Website: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/land-registry
  • Location: Birkenhead,Croydon,Coventry,Durham,Gloucester,Hull,Leicester,Nottingham,Peterborough,Plymouth
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £63,100 to £80,400
  • Sector: Government, IT And Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent, Full Time, Part Time

Job Description

HM Land Registry's vision is to become the world’s leading land registry for speed, simplicity, and an open approach to data. To deliver this, the architecture practice vision is to become a high performing practice that will lead transformation of the organisation by ensuring we use the right technologies, at the right time, in the right way.

We're looking for 2 Lead Technical Architects (Software), to join our Transformation and Technology Directorate to help us achieve this.

Reporting to the Head of Solution & Software Architecture, Lead Technical Architects provide architectural and technology leadership to specific work streams/domains . We are looking for two Lead Technical Architects with expertise in creating software based solutions to support our digitalisation and modernisation activities, in alignment with our Technology Strategy. 

There will be frequent travel required to the Plymouth office to work with colleagues. Please note that due to the nature of the role, you will be required to work a minimum of 30 hours per week.

HMLR believe that a blended approach to where you work that enables some time working from home, as well as in the office may give you an improved experience and has clear business benefits, therefore we expect everyone to spend at least 60% of their working time in the office. 

Please see attached candidate pack for further information on this role. 

Person specification


To be successful in this role, you will:

  • be responsible for leading the technical design of systems and services, justifying and communicating design decisions
  • assure other services and system quality, ensuring the technical work fits into the broader strategy for government
  • explore the benefits of cross-government alignment
  • provide mentoring within teams
  • provide leadership to other architects

For applicants applying to our Coventry office, please note that our office will be moving to our new location, Cheylesmore House, 5 Quinton Road, Coventry CV1 2WT. The move from our current location (CV1 3BH) will happen in phases, with all staff due to have moved to Cheylesmore House by July 2024.

Where an individual taking up the responsibility will be based in Swansea Office, the ability to speak Welsh is desirable.