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Chief Architect - Basingstoke
£120,000 - £130,000pa + Car Allowance, Bonus & Benefits
Do you have proven experience of delivering true business-value from IT Architecture?
Would you like to lead, mobilise and help set-up an Enterprise Architecture function through a period of large-scale, challenging digital/IT change?
If so, we have a cracking opportunity available for a Chief Architect to join a Blue Chip organisation in Basingstoke.
Who are they?
A British institution, with over 100 years' heritage. They employ over 8000 people in the UK-alone and pride themselves on offering a superb customer experience, both online and in-person.
At the moment, they are going-through a significant period of IT/Digital change, which represents an exciting time for the organisation and a great time to join them on their journey.
Context behind the role
The organisation has recently published an ambitious programme of activity to stabilise the core IT systems, improve efficiency and improve overall resilience. The vision moves the company into a more digitally-centric market, utilising data and customer lifecycles alongside the traditional service offering.
What do they need?
The IT Function has committed to the setup and establishment of an Enterprise Architecture Function to lead the business through this challenging period.
The Chief Architect will need to mobilise and lead this function at pace, establishing credibility with senior stakeholders and facilitation of a clear roadmap to support and expedite the business strategy.
What will I be doing?
Providing a cross-enterprise perspective to ensure efficiency, reuse and customer consistency across business lines and portfolios. Facilitating different parts of the organisation to achieve business outcomes, and helping business lines to identify and implement new tech innovation, and leverage existing
Understanding and articulating the relationship between business strategy, technology and operations, and aligning strategy between these areas
Defining and owning capability roadmaps, in particular those which transcend business area (eg single view of customer, external integration, cloud)
Guardian of the enterprise information and technology vision and strategy, and aggressively (but pragmatically) defending strategic direction over individual projects or tactical needs - with an ability to manage across multiple time horizons
Advising Exec/business leaders on capability (process and tech) implementation
Implementation of the future enterprise architecture through the delivery of compliant solution architectures
Own, champion and demonstrate cost transparency, value delivery, service sustainability from the architecture strategy and system solutions of the organisation
What will I bring?
A proven track record of delivering business value from IT either by aiding clients to develop and govern their enterprise architecture, or by providing solution architecture in response to a particular business need
Used architecture tools such as AWB, System Architect, Rational Rose, Casewise, Aris or equivalent
A track-record with a blue chip consulting or systems integration firm or as an IT Senior Manager within a leading Enterprise/Organization
A recognized expertise in one or more of the following TOGAF architectural domains: Business, Application, Data, Technology
Experience in Enterprise Architecture
Good stakeholder management and influencing skills covering colleagues, partners / vendors and project sponsors
Car Allowance, Bonus, Healthcare, Life Assurance, Pension and much more
£120,000 - £130,000
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