Head of Infrastructure Architecture

11 Jan 2018
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description

Jobs like this involve leading the design, development, maintenance and governance of IT infrastructure for RSA UK across key domains (Datacentre, branch, network, office telephony, contact centre, end-user compute and cloud).

You will be a real strategic force within IT, conceptualising, designing, launching and driving future architectures, roadmaps, and technology standards.

You will build strong relationships with key stakeholders throughout RSA, providing advice on infrastructure architecture, shaping strategic transformational solutions, and ensuring they meet the needs of the business, within the constraints of an outsourced hosting environment.

You will be excellent at assessing the opportunities with technology developments in the external markets, communicating opportunities to the business, and expressing risks and concerns.

You will have good knowledge of designing, delivering and supporting complex IT systems, and experience as a thought leader within the infrastructure architecture domain. You will ensure that all solutions have the appropriate architecture assurance and adhere to the appropriate standards.

You will have strong interpersonal skills and be willing to champion the wider architecture agenda. You will be able to combine your leadership skills and technical knowledge and experience to ensure the timely delivery of high quality, secure, cost-effective IT solutions to the business.


* Leading the development, application and maintenance of the infrastructure strategy, roadmap and plan within the wider Enterprise.
* Helping to establish and manage a suite of architecture policies, standards and guidelines to ensure IT consistency across RSA UK and alignment across RSA Group.
* Providing infrastructure domain knowledge to the wider architecture community. Providing technical governance to ensure new solutions will inter-operate with existing solutions, and that they meet policy and the strategic direction of RSA.
* Providing infrastructure domain knowledge and consultancy support to the business and specific delivery programmes within the business.
* Identifying and assessing developments in the global technology marketplace to ensure that RSA is kept abreast of relevant developments and in a position to exploit technology opportunities.
* Leading the infrastructure architecture function to ensure that resources (people, technological, etc.) and processes are appropriate to the required standards of operation, cost-efficiency, best practice and performance.
* Motivating and developing the infrastructure architecture team to ensure delivery of the required standards of excellence in service and performance and support the continuing personal and professional development of all team members.

The Individual

* Large scale programmes or Transformations
* Developing business and IT strategies to meet needs of the business
* Influence and negotiation at senior levels to secure business outcomes
* Commercial acumen in presenting strong business cases for change
* Strong technical skills background with ability to pitch opportunities appropriately.
* Experience in designing, delivering and supporting complex IT systems
* Experience in leading a team of domain architects, preferably across datacentre, branch IT, network, telephony, contact centre, end-user compute and cloud

About Us

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