Lead Architect with strong Infrastructure background

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  • Location:

    Hatfield, Hertfordshire

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  • Salary:

    £70000 - £85000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Charlie Cameron

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

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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


  • ITIL certification

  • PRINCE 2

  • 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