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Home Office looks for infrastructure director

David Bicknell Published 02 September 2016

£130,000 role will drive development of public cloud and network infrastructure as well as central identity and directory service

The Home Office is scaling up its IT landscape around the cloud and is looking for a new director to lead its infrastructure and platforms function.

The department is currently advertising the £130,000 post , the holder of which has responsibility for the design, build and deployment of the core infrastructure and platforms underpinning the technology applications and services delivered to all Home Office businesses.

The job’s responsibilities offer an interesting insight into the department’s infrastructure direction.

Its key responsibilities include completion of work to implement a new WAN infrastructure across all 208 Home Office locations; an extensive LAN and WiFi upgrade across the Home Office estate; and a strategy to leverage public cloud infrastructure provided security constraints allow, enabling the Home Office to host its own applications and services, and enable access to an increasing number of cloud applications. Numerous hosting migrations are planned and others are under review, the department said.

The Home Office is also planning a cloud hosting service at ‘Secret’ security level and wants to complete work currently underway to upgrade its central identity and directory service and integrate directories across the department. It also wants to strengthen its cyber and infrastructure security “posture” to accommodate a desire to deliver its services across a much more distributed infrastructure estate.

On the desktop side, it plans deployment of a “desktop as a service” infrastructure for end-user-compute services, including migration of all users to Office365 and deployment of new end-user-devices.

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