Head of Solution Architecture

Recruiter
Robert Half
Location
Bracknell
Salary
80000.00 GBP Annual + GBP65000 - GBP75000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Car, full benefits
Posted
01 Aug 2017
Expires
29 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Permanent


Head of Solution Architecture

Based from offices in Bracknell for a multi-national shared service provider.

As the Head of Solution Architecture and a member of the IT leadership team within the Shared Services IT function.

As the Head of Architecture you will be responsible for leading a team of solution architects and technical design authorities, ensuring that quality, supportable & technically feasible solutions are architected.

The Head of Architecture also takes architectural responsibility for the entire enterprise architecture and roadmap, integrating the views of various groups of specialists, as well as any established standards and strategies.

This a hands on role combining hands on solution architecture and team management.

Core Responsibilities
  • Ongoing development of our architecture and roadmap
  • Ensuring new systems take account of relevant architectures, strategies, policies, standards and practices and that existing and planned systems remain compatible
  • Analysis of requirements and demonstrating that architecture meets requirements
  • Assessment of third party solutions and services
  • Service architecture, assisting with the integration of new IT systems into the ITIL operations framework
  • Leading the Architecture Review Board governance process
  • Providing architectural input to the business engagement team in order to advise on initial feasibility
  • Identifying and minimising IT related risk
  • Identifying missing IT capabilities and leading the business case creation process to fill these gaps
  • Solution design for new systems, or changes to existing systems
  • Analysis of requirements and demonstrating that solutions meet requirements
  • Production of re-usable artefacts as part of our Enterprise Architecture discipline
  • Ensuring new systems take account of relevant architectures, strategies, policies, standards and practices and that existing and planned systems remain compatible
  • Assisting with the integration of new IT systems into the ITIL operations framework
  • Ensuring that IT delivery teams are able to interpret and deliver against the proposed solutions


Desired Experience and skills:
  • Previous senior experience in a Solutions or Technical Architecture role
  • Working as part of an Enterprise Architecture practice (preferred)
  • Knowledge of IT infrastructure (hardware, databases, operating systems, security devices etc.) and associated IT applications and service processes.
  • Knowledge of application and integration architecture
  • High level information security understanding
  • Good knowledge of Cloud services and architectures
  • Degree qualified in an IT or other technical or engineering subject (preferred)
  • Further IT qualifications/certifications such as MCSE/MCITP/Cisco (preferred)
  • Any exposure to the application of EA frameworks (eg TOGAF) a definite advantage
  • An understanding of ITIL v3, with a Foundation Certification (preferred/required to achieve)
  • Experience of systems architecture and design in a predominantly Microsoft enterprise environment


In return: base salary of GBP65,000 -GBP75,000 + Bonus, Pension, Car and full strong benefits. Based in Bracknell.

Please apply for more information or contact Nick House at Robert Half Technology

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