Architecture Assurance

Clifford Chance
South East England
02 Sep 2017
22 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Job Details This is a senior role and forms part of the global IT Operations function. Working in close collaboration with all departments (in particular IT Infrastructure & Core Systems, Legal Technology Solutions and Risk & Security) within the IT organisation, this role will represent a shared view when communicating the roadmaps to the IT Leadership (ITL) group and other senior stakeholders as appropriate. The role should represent the shared view from all product management teams (inc Business Stakeholders, Product Managers, Architects) at Governance Boards The role will proactively work with all departments to encourage a culture that ensures that architectural activities remain consistent and effective across the organisation globally, working through a proven and tested framework and to required standards. The role will own and manage the single roadmap which represents the business goals and strategy, whilst linking all domain specific roadmaps. Key Responsibilities Accountable for supporting and maintaining overall aggregation of the roadmaps, including risk and dependency management, supporting the GPG planning and scheduling. Each product management team will own and maintain the roadmap for their portfolio. Maintain a broad understanding of all underpinning roadmaps to effectively represent the roadmaps to the relevant stakeholders (including IT Leadership team). Work with the Domain Architects, lead and run the Architecture Community of Practice for the domain as per Form an architecture framework to ensure consistency of architecture professional standards across all domains, which will include. Ongoing Architecture capability assessments Designing and maintaining the Architecture Principles to ensure overall principles are complied with for solution delivery decisions. Designing and maintaining the Architecture process and procedures Designing and maintaining Architecture Tools, including templates to speed up delivery. Managing the technology roadmap classifications in the CC environment Work with senior management in each Domain to ensure that architectural resourcing levels and allocation remain appropriate across the organisation. Skills and Qualifications Skills: Extensive senior stakeholder management skills Excellent communicator, able to motivate, coach and mentor a strong technical team. Expert knowledge of architecture frameworks and methods such as The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) and the ability to develop and maintain personal architectural knowledge, skills and abilities Used to managing in a matrix management environment. Experience: Previous experience of working for a global professional service environment or corporate organisation such as finance/banking Proven track record of developing and managing strategic roadmaps through to delivery Practical experience of working in a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) environment is preferable Practical experience of working with Lean & Agile delivery tools like Agile Central (or other similar tools like JIRA) is desirable. Company Summary Clifford Chance is one of the world's leading law firms, helping clients achieve their goals by combining the highest global standards with local expertise. The firm has unrivalled scale and depth of legal resources across the three key markets of the Americas, Asia and Europe and focuses on the core areas of commercial activity: capital markets; corporate and M&A; finance and banking; real estate; tax; pensions and employment; litigation and dispute resolution. Alongside world-class legal careers, Clifford Chance offers excellent opportunities in the support functions that underpin its business operations. By joining us in business services, you will help us to innovate in the way we deliver our services and enable us to run a successful multinational business that never stands still. Business services are integral to the running of the firm and are critical to its success. Information for Recruitment Agencies Clifford Chance endeavours to recruit and fill vacancies directly. However, when we do need to engage with agencies, Clifford Chance operates within a preferred supplier list and will not be accepting unsolicited applications from non-PSL agencies for this role. Equal Opportunities It is the Firm's policy to treat all employees and job applicants fairly and equally regardless of their gender, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, social or economic background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, or age. Furthermore, the Firm will ensure that no requirement or condition will be imposed without justification which could disadvantage individuals purely on any of the above grounds. The policy applies to recruitment and selection, terms and conditions of employment including pay, promotion, training, transfer and every other aspect of employment. The Firm will regularly review its procedures and selection criteria to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and otherwise treated according to their relevant individual abilities and merits. The Firm is committed to the implementation of this policy and to a programme of action to ensure that the policy is, and continues to be, fully effective. All staff are required to comply with the policy and to act in accordance with its objectives so as to remove any barriers to equal opportunity. Any act of discrimination by employees or any failure to comply with the terms of the policy will result in disciplinary action.