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Lead Architect

  • Job reference: 44367
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Start date: Not specified
  • Contact: Not specified
  • Sector: Strategy and Architecture
  • Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum

Lead Architect

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to come in and establish a new IT Architecture function at a London-based organisation.

You will have the opportunity to grow and build the new IT Architecture practice, recruiting new hires to deliver your vision for the technology strategy.

Key Responsibilities

  • Define appropriate standards and best practices to guide IT solution design and the application portfolio.
  • Use Enterprise Architecture techniques to drive the rationalisation of the Application Portfolio
  • Lead the development of an Enterprise Architecture framework; including business architecture, information architecture, application portfolio and technical architecture.
  • Develop a technology strategy for the business and define a roadmap to be aligned to it.
  • Consider how technologies will be delivered (buy vs build) & how this will be integrated into the existing landscape.
  • Translate strategic requirements into a usable & scalable architectures for the business which will then be used to guide enterprise solution development and achieve consistency of information assets across the application portfolio.
  • Ensure that information is captured, stored and consumed in a standard and coherent manner across the business to support key processes.

Required Skills

  • Currently working in an Enterprise or Lead Solution Architecture position.
  • Working knowledge of TOGAF or similar architectural frameworks.
  • You come from an application development / software engineering background with demonstrable knowledge of technology best-practice.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills; ability to create original concepts/theories for a variety of stakeholders.
  • Familiar with different project delivery methodologies such as Agile and waterfall
  • Knowledge of business re-engineering principles and processes.
  • Experience of matrix management; delivering outcomes from a virtual team
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