Chief Architect

Reed Technology
11 May 2017
10 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
My client, a major utilities supplier, is recruiting for a Chief Architect with a strong background in solution and enterprise architecture to join their in-house team in implementing innovative architecture and technology. 

The Chief Architect will be responsible for leading a team of 8 architects while working with business and IT stakeholders to ensure that the IT architecture produces sustainability, service and value in alignment with current and future business strategy. Additionally, you will be responsible for implementing  future enterprise architecture while championing the delivery of service strategy principles and demonstrating industry best practice. 

Key Responsibilities:

• Own, champion and demonstrate cost transparency, value delivery, service sustainability from the architecture strategy and system solutions of the organisation

• Develop, champion and demonstrate the delivery of service strategy principles and outcomes across the architecture strategy and system solutions.

• Identify and deliver innovative IT architecture and solutions that generate business value

• Governance of enterprise and solution architecture practices, tools and deliverables

• Definition and implementation of architecture principles

• Develop and maintain roadmaps of tactical and strategic activities that deliver the architecture strategy

• Assist in the development of solution sourcing strategies

• Build relationships with key delivery partners and suppliers

• Engage with industry bodies and independent market analysis organisations

• Lead and drive the development of a team of IT architects across enterprise and solution architecture capabilities

Experience and Qualifications required:

• A track record of delivering business value through facilitating the development and   governance of enterprise architecture or the provision of solution architecture to meet business needs.
• Extensive experience of strategic thinking and leadership
• Proficient in Architecture tools (Casewise, Rational Rose, System Architect, Aris or Troux)
• Experience as Lead of Senior Architect within a blue chip organisation
• TOGAF Certified
• Knowledge of Unix, Oracle, web development or e-commerce
• Full SDLC experience

Experience in utilities is highly desirable.

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