Technical and Implementation Analyst x 2- HQ00019579

Job Category: IT
Reference HQ00019579
Directorate LGSS
Service Information Technology Services
Contract Type Contract
Duration Initially 3 months
Location Cambridgeshire
Job Type Full-time
Start Date ASAP
Hours per week 37
Rate Day rate from £198.00 to £264.00, £198.00 PAYE/£264.00 Umbrella per day

About the job:

As a Technical and Implementation Analyst working for Cambridgeshire County Council through Opus LGSS, you will have responsibility for various aspects of the IT architectural design.  You will ensure that the architecture balances functional, service quality and systems management requirements, whilst supporting the implementation of the IT Strategies and best practice guidelines and methodologies.  You will manage the e integrity and quality of the technology architecture by investigating proposals for new systems and producing judgements about whether they are compliant with the architecture and are secure and robust.  You will research, evaluate, test, configure and roll-out complex IT services and products to ensure that they operate reliably, securely, efficiently and meet the highest levels of availability.


  • Plan & Implement new IT technologies, e.g. PC hardware and peripherals, desktop and office systems software, in line with the requirements of the Business and the corporate IT Strategy.
  • Have the ability to analyse complex issues and quickly identify possible solutions based on a sound analysis of the information available.
  • Drive technical delivery within technical projects and ensure there is a managed transfer to IT operations.
  • Independently find solutions to problems, using theoretical know-how and experience, especially in situations requiring a significant degree of technical judgment.
  • Be skilled at working with multi-functional teams and building on the work of others in other parts of the organisation.
  • Have the ability to analyse problems and produce a range of options, culminating in a preferred solution, where problems may be complex and multi-faceted, difficult to define and may have no perfect solution
  • Have the ability to independently produce clear documentation.
  • Have the practical and theoretical experience of infrastructure technologies and systems including Windows 10, Active Directory, Windows Server, VMWare, Citrix, SAN technologies plus cloud-based technologies such as Azure, AWS and Office 365.

Successful candidates will have a Degree in IT related subject or equivalent and hold a MCSE or similar, knowledge of MS Azure and/or Office 365 certifications is desirable.   A good knowledge of security products and architectures is essential for this role together with experience of integration between partners, between systems from different suppliers and between the client and its suppliers.  Previous experience of working with technology suppliers on products and services.

  • Holiday entitlement of up to 31 days per annum, prorata (including bank holidays).
  • Permanent equivalent council pay rates offered from
  • commencement
  • 3% pension contribution from employer
  • Flexible working hours
  • Opus candidates hear about jobs first
  • Opportunity to apply for permanent positions as an ‘internal candidate’
  • Consultants based on site within Shire Hall
  • Gain experience to support permanent applications
  • City centre location – great public transport links

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