Head of Architecture

5 days left

Recruiter
Harvey Nash
Location
Bracknell
Salary
70000.00 GBP Annual
Posted
25 Jul 2017
Expires
22 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Freelance

Head of Architecture, Bracknell

GBP70 - GBP80,000 + benefits

Working on a FTSE 250, shared service transformation you will be a key member of the IT leadership / transformation team. The role leads a team of solution architects and technical design authorities, through a major transformation to ensure that supportable & technically strong solutions are architected and delivered.

The Head of Architecture holds responsibility for the enterprise architecture and roadmap, leading business thinking and a team of technical specialists to ensure solutions meet the needs of the business and technical requirements. There are hands-on aspects to this position and you will need significant experience of enterprise-grade IT systems, Cloud computing, Office355, enterprise architecture and leading teams through transformation.

As a key member of the leadership team you will:

  • Lead the Architecture Review Board governance process
  • Defining and maintaining standards in technology
  • Providing architectural input to initial feasibility studies ensuring business requirements can be met / exceeded.
  • Identifying missing IT capabilities and leading the business case creation to fill these gaps

Your technical capability will need to include:

  • Systems architecture/design in a predominantly Microsoft enterprise environment
  • Knowledge of IT infrastructure and associated IT applications and service processes.
  • Knowledge of application and integration architecture
  • High level information security understanding
  • Ability to translate technical requirements and specifications into easily understood business concepts and vice versa
  • Experience working with managed/outsourced hosting services
  • Good knowledge of Cloud services and architectures
  • TOGAF & ITIL V3 accreditation

This is a senior leadership role within the architecture practise of a leading FTSE 250 organisation. The challenge is to build a future state architecture and systems that will successfully meet the requirements of multiple business streams. With the team, funding and top level sponsorship required there is an opportunity to lead a strong team of Architects in the delivery of exceptional shared service solutions.

For further information and a confidential discussion please send your CV to Peter Hawkes at the email address provided.