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Head of Application Architecture - Permanent - Advertising

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    IT Architecture & Strategy, Software Engineering

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  • Job functions:

    Chief Technology Officer, Digital Architect, Solution Architect

  • Salary:

    £100000 - £120000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Xavier Labat

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  • Published:

    11 days ago

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Head of Application Architecture - Permanent - Advertising - £110k

As a Head of Application Architecture (Media) you will report to the Media Engineering Director and manage and mentor a team of Senior Solution Architects and work alongside a team of Heads of Engineering. You will be a strong advocate for the team and share practices, ideas and successes with other product delivery teams. You will have a deep understanding of and be able to coach and mentor the team in the practicing good software design and development.


· Line Management of your team of Architects (onshore and offshore), who will look to you as a mentor to develop their skills and as a coach to guide them through the software development life cycle.

· Develop strong stakeholder relationships with the functional domain leads / project teams and helping to shape problem statements and requirements

· Promote the use of shared enterprise technology assets to not only help accelerate time to value but also to reduce costs and organisational complexity

· Work to ensure that domains/projects do not unknowingly duplicate functionality or diverge from enterprise technology strategic direction

· Provide high level guidance and leadership on architectural implications and solutions for new initiatives, projects and help define the art of the possible in response to business requests for technical solutions to business problems.

· Co-ordinate and input into RFI / RFP processes to select new technologies and service partners.

· Work with Product and Engineering counterparts to create an Architectural Roadmap for Media Systems with appropriate domain modelling and system interactions to meet the needs of the strategic Product Roadmap.

Candidate Profile

Experience and Skills

· Proven experience managing small teams and mentoring architects and developers

· Proven industry experience working with event driven, CQRS and Service oriented architectural patterns either as an architect or in a hands-on development lead function.

· Experienced Development proficiency in use of the following beneficial: Node, React, Express, Mongo, Graph QL Python, Java or JavaScript

Has experience of application engineering, integration, data models & delivery approaches digital solutions demonstrating:

· Digital front-end to back-end service integration

· Content Management

· East to west cross platform integration

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Head of Application Architecture - Permanent - Advertising - £110k