15 July 2018


£49,995 - £62,643 p/a

Fixed Term

The Digital Service of the UK Parliament is looking to invest in an enthusiastic, talented and dynamic Technical Applications manager, with a specific focus on archival and digital preservation platforms.

This role has been created to oversee the technical management of Parliamentary Archives platforms and infrastructure environments to fill the technical gap which currently exists.  As an interim role, the individual would be expected to be responsible for managing, maintaining and supporting upgrades and infrastructure needs for the Archive existing suite of software, such as Preservica and CALM and the newer products, and upskilling the IS team in their support of these products and infrastructure.  

Primarily, this role will be responsible for the technical aspects of project work, which involves ‘hands-on’ technical management of Archive-related infrastructure updates, environment creation and manage the software application upgrades so that the newer delivery initiatives will work seamlessly.  With this post in place, the role will focus on managing the technical infrastructure and application management, documentation and skills development. 

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to play a major role in the development, management and support of the digital infrastructure of a nationally-important archive, within the UK Parliament. Reporting to the Head of Information Systems, this post will help deliver and develop the technical capability within the organisation to provide quality enterprise applications support within Parliamentary Digital Services.  In particular, the needs of users should be met by fully understanding and exploiting the system’s capabilities, understanding the business needs of users, providing effective training and documentation, ensuring resources are identified and allocated for provision of day to-day support.

You will have hands-on experience of web technologies including HTML, CSS, XML, JSON and Javascript  and experience of Linux and Windows Systems administration; demonstrable application experience of working with the following technologies: MS SQL Server 2008/2012, MySQL databases and of: RDP, IIS, Apache HTTPD, Tomcat, JBoss, (S)FTP, SCP, Active Directory, LDAP, Shibboleth and knowledge of TCP/IP LAN networking principles and application protocols, i.e. HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP and FTP; experience of programming, scripting and use of regular expressions with technologies such as Perl, Powershell, Bash, etc. You will have excellent communication, interpersonal, planning and organising, analytical and problem solving, team building and management skills, with a strong sense of customer service, the ability to deliver results to deadlines, and experience of diversity and inclusion initiatives within the workplace. Prior experience of digital repositories or other information management systems is desirable.

For more details see the vacancy notice, job description and application form at: https://www.parliament.uk/about/working/jobs/pds-job-homepage/technical-applications-specialist-manager/

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