Version 1 Edinburgh

Digital Technology Principal - UK Public Sector

Department: Digital Development & Architecture

Recruiter

Jesus Carmona

Company Description

Version 1 has celebrated over 26 years in the IT industry and continues to be trusted by global brands to deliver IT solutions that drive customer success. Version 1 has several strategic technology partners including Microsoft, AWS, Oracle, Red Hat, OutSystems and Snowflake. We’re also an award-winning employer reflecting how employees are at the heart of Version 1.

We’ve been awarded: Innovation Partner of the Year Winner 2023 Oracle EMEA Partner Awards, Global Microsoft Modernising Applications Partner of the Year Award 2023, AWS Collaboration Partner of the Year - EMEA 2023 and Best Workplaces for Women by Great Place To Work in UK and Ireland 2023.

As a consultancy and service provider, Version 1 is a digital-first environment and we do things differently. We’re focused on our core values; using these we’ve seen significant growth across our practices and our Digital, Data and Cloud team is preparing for the next phase of expansion. This creates new opportunities for driven and skilled individuals to join one of the fastest-growing consultancies globally

Please note that Version 1 is not able to provide employment sponsorship, you must have the legal right to live & work in the United Kingdom.

Job Description

We are seeking an experienced Technology Principal to join our Digital Capability and work alongside our Digital, Data and Platform Leads. Our Digital Capability is expanding rapidly and there will be an opportunity for you to achieve medium and long-term career goals and to also shape strategic direction in regard of technology solutions, with a focus on Cloud technology (Azure & AWS)  

Reporting to the UK Public Digital Sector Lead, you will be part of the Digital Sector team made up of other likeminded Technology Principals, with a focus on the UK Public Sector.  

Understanding the customers’ needs, being accountable for successful technical delivery, establishing technical direction, delivering technical excellence, and driving innovation, are all key aspects of the role. With no day the same, you’ll have a wide range of work, with a strategic focus and hands-on problem solving with teams when required.  

You’ll bring experience working with large Government departments, agencies, or local authorities, and delivered critical or high-profile outcomes. You’ll have experience delivering to the Gov.UK Service Standard (discovery, alpha, beta, live) and be comfortable with application modernisation and commonly used technologies and languages.  

You will need to be eligible for UK Security Clearance (SC) and willing to undergo security checks, be based in the UK and have willingness to travel within the UK to Version 1 and Government client sites. 

Qualifications
  • Proven breadth of experience and accountability across various types of technology deliveries 

  • Proven application experience across architecture, engineering, software, integration, test and cloud (AWS, Azure) technologies.    

  • Deep understanding of how to deliver high quality, reliable, scalable, secure, and observable software solutions, encompassing Agile methodologies, proven design patterns, DevOps tooling and continuous delivery, Test automation and Monitoring. 

  • Experience in shaping, managing and leading large / complex technical workstreams within global multi-supplier engagements. 

  • Practical engineering background - you can lead development teams, resolve technical issues, and prioritise non-functional requirements to ensure a successful technical delivery. 

  • Able to establish excellence in technical delivery, identify and mitigate risks early-on and recover challenged technical deliveries. 

  • Ability to communicate effectively and credibly with senior stakeholders, to negotiate, influence and shape positive technology outcomes. 

  • Commercial and business awareness to drive business growth across an account, via pre-sales activities such as preparing and delivering presentations, bid responses, writing technical and commercial documents and assist in project forecasting, planning, estimation, and delivery. 

  • Able to produce and validate estimates for various sized engagements, from projects to programmes of work. 

  • Able to prioritise your time across multiple engagements, particularly when working to deadlines. 

  • Promote reuse and enhanced working practices, processes, guidance and templates. 

  • A demonstrated ability in managing, coaching, and developing members of your team, including performance management activities. 

  • Be involved in the tech community and an active observer of latest trends and technologies, including standards, legislation and regulation relevant to the sector. 

  • Excellent verbal and written English ability. 

Additional Information

At Version 1, we believe in providing our employees with a comprehensive benefits package that prioritises their well-being, professional growth, and financial stability.

One of our standout advantages is the ability to work with a remote schedule along with business travel, allowing our employees to strike a balance between work and life. We also offer a range of tech-related benefits, including an innovative Tech Scheme to help keep our team members up-to-date with the latest technology.

We prioritise the health and safety of our employees, providing private medical and life insurance coverage, as well as free eye tests and contributions towards glasses. Our team members can also stay ahead of the curve with incentivized certifications and accreditations, including AWS, Microsoft, Oracle, and Red Hat.

Our employee-designed Profit Share scheme divides a portion of our company's profits each quarter amongst employees. We are dedicated to helping our employees reach their full potential, offering Pathways Career Development Quarterly, a programme designed to support professional growth.

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Award-Winning Employee Focus

  • GREAT PLACE TO WORK®
    IRELAND (2012-2023)
  • GREAT PLACE TO WORK®
    UK (2019-2023)
  • #1 GREAT PLACE TO WORK®
    INDIA (2022-2023)
  • GREAT PLACE TO WORK®
    EUROPE (2022)
  • BEST WORKPLACES FOR WOMEN,
    IRELAND & UK (2022-2023)

Wired to Deliver

Every decision we make is governed by six core values. They are simply stated, non-negotiable and ever present.

Honesty and Integrity
Telling customers what they need to hear – not what they want to hear.
Personal Commitment
Being accountable and keeping commitments
No Ego
Having an open, helpful and ‘No Job Too Small’ attitude.
Customer First
Actively seeking customer feedback to understand your business.
Excellence
Good enough is never our objective. We solve tough problems and make innovative suggestions.
Drive
Our customers are accustomed to working with driven, results focused Version 1 people.

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