£70000 - £85000 per annum
5 months ago
IT Lead Architect
Based in Hatfield
£70,000 - £85,000 DOE
Start Date - Immediate
Architect that has - Infrastructure, enterprise and security experience.
What's the purpose of the job?
Be the guardian of the IT architecture (data, apps, infrastructure) predominately procured as fully managed services. You will be:
Accountable for maintaining IT architecture and participate in design initiatives where required
Oversee and manage the requests coming into change IT architecture (aligning to IT strategy, architecture best practice, upholding security & compliance standards)
Cost effectively evolve IT architecture to optimise and to make it future proof
Collaborate with 3rd Party Suppliers, Digital Team, Business Intelligence Team, Security, IT Service and Project Managers to ensure the optimal enterprise wide solution designs are created and maintained
Establish Architecture Review Board and ensure it is followed
Provide overall leadership and technical depth to the Architecture Team
Provide input to IT Strategy
What will I be doing?
Produce, manage and keep up to date all IT designs, architecture, policy and specification documentation
Represent Architecture at the Change Advisory Board
Oversee proactive lifecycle management of IT Landscape
Provide technical solution designs by taking into consideration business requirements, industry best practices, models, frameworks and security/compliance
Assuming technical responsibility for IT standards, policy and design for all major projects or major application areas, assisting with the impact assessment and evaluation of new IT design/solution options
Produce architecture roadmaps that demonstrate the transition from the 'as is' to the target 'to be' state including the major activities, changes and milestones for projects/changes/proposals
Working with IT Service Team and review IT incidents/monitoring alerts/requirements to identifying trends that impact IT service standards
What qualifications, skills and experience do I need?
Degree in Computer Science or a technology-related field
Technology skills: Networking/SD-WAN, Azure/AWS, SOAP/REST API, Web platforms, Win10, Linux,SQL, Service BUS, SOA
Ability to create a holistic integrated view of the enterprise as well as the ability to design & model
Highly skilled in analysing current architectures in order to refine, validate and propose target architectures
Experienced in applying commercial judgement to ensure recommendations are in line with budgets
Highly experienced and knowledge of diverse business systems and technologies
Comfortable with documenting and communicating the model used to understand the enterprise, system, application, and network through a series of viewpoints
Skills in presentation, communication, facilitation
Adept at working collaboratively both within the IT function and across the broader business teams as well as with a diverse set of 3rd party suppliers
Enterprise architecture skills combined with other skills in project management, application development and legal environment.
Architecture frameworks and methods eg TOGAF, Zachman Framework
Range of technical specialities including - infrastructure, integrations, cloud, applications and data
Leadership skills and communication skills
Understanding of LEAN methodology and framework
* 25% bonus * Family membership under 21 * David Lloyd discounts, e.g. 50% off f&b, 25% discount off PT and kids activities * Friends and family rate, 5 every year * Life assurance * Contributory pension scheme 5% tops * Laptop / mobile * In addition they pay for training and CPD updates