Enterprise Security Architect

Red Snapper Group
United Kingdom
£70,000 to £80,000
29 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
The purpose of this role will be to lead the function which defines the IS strategy and architecture and enable effective exploitation of existing and emerging technology. The Enterprise Architect will build a holistic view of the company, including business processes, information gathered, technology used and strategy. They will use this extensive knowledge to ensure that the business and IT are fully aligned, now and in the future, by the logical integration and standardisation of IT infrastructure reflecting the requirements of the company's operating model. Using a variety of standard models and tools the Enterprise Architect will create an 'asis' model and 'tobe' vision that links the IT Strategy to the strategic goals. These views will provide a bridge between senior business stakeholders and senior IT professionals. The Enterprise Architect will, through strategic alignment, ensure that money spent on information and communication technology is done so in a planned and organised manner. The creation, iteration, and maintenance of structures such as enterprise and business architectures embodying the key principles, methods and models that describe the organisation's future state, and that enable its evolution. This typically involves the interpretation of business goals and drivers; the translation of business strategy and objectives into an "operating model"; the strategic assessment of current capabilities; the identification of required changes in capabilities; and the description of interrelationships between people, organisation, service, process, data, information, technology and the external environment. The architecture development process supports the formation of the constraints, standards and guiding principles necessary to define, assure and govern the required evolution; this facilitates change in the organisation's structure, business processes, systems and infrastructure in order to achieve predictable transition to the intended state. Qualifications and Training: - Prince 2 Practitioner, current exam accreditation. - TOGAF 9 Foundation - Educated to degree level in a specific IT or engineering discipline or equivalent experience - Accredited to ITIL Foundation Level or higher Experience: - Significant evidenced experience in developing and driving operational strategies for effective delivery of IT architectures and governance as part of a coherent lS functions within a complex organisation. - Demonstrable experience of managing Architecture teams within complex technical environments. - Strong understanding and passion for new technologies, with the ability to identify potential opportunities that will benefit the organisation and better enable delivery of the corporate strategy. - Ability to demonstrate proven influencing and negotiating skills and to build effective working relationships at all levels both internally and externally. - Proven ability to manage significant supplier relationships, ensuring high quality delivery and value for money are achieved. - Experience of coordinating different groups to work in unison towards a clear goal and the ability to drive outstanding performance and gain commitment through coaching, motivating, energising and inspiring team members. Knowledge: Strong understanding of business processes that underpin an organisation, focusing on the role of information provision
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