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Head of Strategy & Architecture

  • Job reference: 27429
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Start date: Not specified
  • Contact: Not specified
  • Sector: Strategy and Architecture
  • Salary: £100000 - £150000 per annum + bonus + benefits

Head of Strategy & Architecture / CTO

La Fosse are currently working with one of the UK's leading utility companies who are seeking a CTO with an Architecture background to join their team and take ownership of driving forward their digital transformation.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide overall direction & definition for technology & systems in alignment with the organisation's wider IT Strategy.
  • Engage with executive level stakeholders, translating technical jargon to demonstrate benefits of Technology and Architecture to the wider business.
  • Work with the wider IT team to build out digital capabilities to enhance customer experience.
  • Define and deliver a strategy to modernise and integrate the organisation's legacy systems
  • Lead Governance for Technology ensuring it is in line with all applicable legislation and monitor compliance with common technology & systems across the organisation.
  • Engage with wider IT teams to keep abreast of all new & changing requirements.
  • Keep up to date with major technology changes & trends.

Key skills:

  • Background in Enterprise Architecture, and experience in driving digitalisation in a larger organisation is beneficial.
  • Previous experience working with legacy estates and complex environments
  • Demonstrable experience understanding challenging business needs to identify appropriate requirements
  • Excellent communication skills as well as the ability to communicate at all levels of the business
  • Degree qualified in an IT related discipline desirable.
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