• London
Job types
  • Permanent
  • Financial Services 

£85000 - £95000 per annum

  • Technical Architect
  • Mid-level
  • C
Job reference


La Fosse is partnering with a leading finance services brand to support them in finding a Technical Architect.

As a Technical Architect, you will play a pivotal role in our Technology team, responsible for designing and implementing IT infrastructure, networking, telephony, and integrated applications aligned with our business architecture strategy. This leadership role demands technical authority and influence across our entire technology function.

  • Provide technical leadership to infrastructure, application, and information security teams.
  • Ensure best practices implementation and technological advancement alignment.
  • Oversee design of IT infrastructure including hardware, networking, storage, and virtualization.
  • Ensure infrastructure security, resilience, and high availability.
  • Lead design and integration of telephony and customer contact systems.
  • Ensure system resilience and high performance.
  • Provide strategic oversight in the implementation of integrated applications.
  • Collaborate with application providers to align systems with business needs.
  • Introduce continuous improvements to enhance system robustness.
  • Stay connected with technological community for research and learning.
  • Build strong relationships with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Ensure IT infrastructure alignment with business objectives.
  • Lead technology projects from inception to completion.
  • Ensure projects are on-time, on-budget, and meet quality standards.
  • Identify and manage risks associated with IT systems.
  • Ensure systems are secure, compliant, and aligned with risk management strategy.

Key Competencies

  • Collaboration: You should be able to build strong relationships and collaborate effectively with stakeholders at all levels of the You should be able to balance technical and non-technical discussions and translate technical concepts to non-technical audiences.
  • Project Delivery: You should have excellent project delivery skills to plan, execute, and deliver IT projects on time, on budget, and to the required quality You should be able to manage risks, identify issues, and provide timely solutions.
  • Problem-Solving: You should have excellent problem-solving skills to identify and resolve complex issues in a timely and efficient manner. You should be able to think creatively, outside the box, and provide solutions that align with business
  • Continuous Learning: You should have a passion for learning and staying up to date with new technologies, industry trends, and best practices. You should be able to leverage your knowledge to introduce new ideas and drive positive change within the organisation.
  • You will have further extensive experience in the following areas;
    • MS products e.g. Windows servers, Active Directory, MS365 stack (these are covered in M365 stack and cloud computing below)
    • VMWare virtualisation (VMware, Hyper-V) Linux, hosting services
    • Cloud computing and services g. AWS, Azure
    • Networking technologies g firewalls, VPN, DNS, DHCP
    • Cisco UCS, Nimble SAN
    • Telephony/Voice technology preferably Puzzel or with similar providers
    • Backup technology, BCP, DRP strategies
    • Atlassian/Jira suite g. Projects, Wiki, Messaging
    • Scripting (Powershell, Bash, Python, etc)
    • Identify IT security and vulnerabilities
    • Information and data management and framework
    • Continuous improvement methodology g. Lean, Agile
    • Technical documentation, technical proposals, project management
    • Vendor, outsourcers and 3rd party management

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