Digital roles at The National Archives

Fountains at The National ArchivesJoin us on our journey to develop the future and safeguard our nation’s past.

The National Archives is looking for talent to fill a range of exciting digital, data and technology roles. If you want to get to the heart of what our users need, find a role that allows your creativity and skill to shine, or empower colleagues to deliver high quality products at pace, we want to hear from you.

We want

  • Software developers
  • User researchers
  • Delivery managers
  • Technical architects
  • Data analysts
  • Researchers
  • Technical specialists

Join us in a flexible and supportive working environment, based in beautiful Kew in West London. Play a part in history in a way that few can – by creating the innovative products and services that will protect our nation’s legacy and open up access to public records and data for education, entertainment and research.

Roles currently being advertised

About our digital teams

We are committed to creating high-quality, user-focused digital products and services. We have adopted Agile working practices and are now growing our digital capability to build multi-disciplinary agile product teams.

This is a great time to join us as we prepare to take on a fresh set of challenges, including

  • building fast, easy and secure services for sending digital records to the archive
  • increasing the capacity and capability of our world-leading digital preservation service
  • opening up new routes for access to our digital public records and data
  • working with the billions of digital objects in our web archive
  • developing our online commercial services

We have strong in-house digital teams who design, build and support most of our digital services. We offer a supportive environment where our people can develop and thrive. Additionally, some services are delivered by external partners or through a commercial off-the-shelf model where we integrate our workflows and data with commercial products.

We use a diverse set of technologies across our digital products. These include

  • Unix platforms with significant open source technology stacks
  • Microsoft Server / SQL Server and associated application development tools
  • cloud platforms
  • RDF, NoSQL and graph databases

We are keen to harness new technologies.

The National Archives has a strong research focus and we encourage and support our staff to excel in their chosen field, speak about their work and submit papers to conferences or journals. Many of our roles offer opportunities for collaborative research and development with industry specialists and academic partners.

About you

You will have expertise in your field, a strong commitment to your own skills development and a passion for creating innovative, user focused services at pace. Your creativity and experience will be essential to the organisation. You will enjoy the challenge of finding solutions to complex problems and will frequently look for opportunities to do things better.

In all of these varied and challenging roles, you will have the opportunity to work with committed, motivated specialists across The National Archives and beyond.