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GDS looks for specialist identity consultant

David Bicknell Published 30 August 2017

New recruit to advise on methods and technology to support growth and use of Verify, and provide expert advice on service design for government services on-boarding to it


The Government Digital Service (GDS) is looking for a specialist identity consultant to work on issues around improving the performance of the GOV. UK Verify identity assurance scheme.

An advertisement on Digital Outcomes and Services says the potential recruit is needed to start by October 23 and work for three months.

He or she will be expected to analyse potential concepts for supported verification and advise on any issues, risks and constraints that may impede successful delivery. The new recruit will also support the creation of a framework for performing benefits analysis of possible new data sources and the development of a biographic matching straregy.

The successful candidate will be working with the Standards, Risk and Assurance team, the IDP Engagement/Assurance team as well as working with the Verify Leadership team.

The specialist will work on identity proofing and verification gating including surgeries, reviewing proposals and reporting deficiencies in compliance with the Verify specification and contractual requirements.

He or she will be expected to provide expert advice to Verify and suppliers on potential methods, and technology that could support growth and use of Verify, including creating a framework to establish the value of new and existing datasets. They will also advise on matching strategies to improve performance of Verify, and provide expert advice on service design for government services on-boarding to Verify, including migration strategies for legacy solutions.

The work will take place at GDS’ new offices in Whitechapel. The specialist will be expected to have five years experience of working with companies to deliver new capabilities in the field of digital identity and similar experience of legacy authentication platforms and how to migrate into Verify. They will also be expected to have an understanding of private sector sources of high quality identity data and their commodification for verification purposes.





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