Enterprise Architect

Recruiter
THE INSTITUTION OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY
Location
Aston End
Posted
18 Apr 2019
Closes
03 May 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Enterprise Architect Circa £60,000 to £70,000 plus up to 15% bonus Stevenage, Hertfordshire We are looking for an Enterprise Architect to join the IET family! We are the IET and we inspire, inform and influence the global engineering community to engineer a better world. As a diverse home across engineering and technology, we share knowledge that helps make better sense of the world in order to solve the challenges that matter. It’s why we are uniquely placed to champion engineering. The Enterprise Architect will be responsible for the overall architecture of all technology solutions and will own and manage the Department’s technology governance processes. The successful candidate will join the Enterprise Architecture team to drive simplification and standardisation of the overall technical architecture, ensure best practice for system design and provide technology leadership for developing the IET’s future plans. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong technical background (experience with IaaS, PaaS and Cloud Services) and will be able communicate and work effectively with stakeholders (at all levels of the organisation), furthermore, they will have experience in developing and leading Enterprise Architecture teams. We are looking for driven, skilled people who have a ‘roll up the sleeves and get the job done’ attitude. If this sounds like you, please send in your application as soon as possible, we look forward to hearing from you! Main Duties and Responsibilities (Summary) To drive improvement and simplification of the underlying architectures and capabilities of the IET Design the specifications, models and guidelines within a coherent architectural blueprint to meet user requirements reflecting IET’s established design principles Drive innovation within the solution set by applying new technology and facilitating the development of software interactions, connections and transactions Collaborate with key stakeholders to understand the market requirements, ensure successful application of architectural design, support development and delivery of products, and implement systematic leveraging and reuse of enterprise components Plan and coordinate activities to ensure compliance with regulations, standards and requirements Ensure all stakeholders understand the vision state and the approach to achieving the technology roadmap To own the department’s governance processes and principles, reviewing, documenting and reaching agreement with the management team Understand the information needs, data sources and their limitations and ensure data is validated, stored, protected, and processed accurately and timely Mentor and train the team to help shape strategies, solve problems, and create solutions Work collaboratively with other teams and communicate clearly and concisely, especially when dealing with technical topics To build in depth understanding of relevant areas of IET systems architecture and capabilities To oversee the management of the information security function Person Specification: Essential Criteria: Experience in developing and leading EA teams, their capabilities along with experience of matrix management and ability to influence at all levels Ability to support the business in defining their vision, especially where it impacts technology Ability to use architecture models and frameworks to support business and technology design decisions Knowledge of enterprise and application design patterns Experience with IaaS, PaaS and Cloud Services such as AWS, Azure Understanding of architecture governance, design authority processes and overall solution design management processes Strong collaboration and coaching skills Experience of working in an Agile development environment Ability to translate technical jargon into easy to understand and clear terms Has a track record of delivering complex programmes of work, drive change and influence at board level and put technology at the heart of an organisation Broad technical knowledge, and ability to quickly assimilate new skills Experience in managing development projects A continual learner that stays up-to-date on the latest technologies Strong communication skills, both written and oral. Excellent planning and organisational skills Has a ‘get on and get the job done’ attitude Experience of managing contractors and third-party providers Excellent self-motivation and interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop relationships across professional and organisational boundaries and encourage participation and knowledge sharing with other stakeholders Desirable Criteria Enterprise architect certifications Experience in writing thought leadership pieces and white papers The IET is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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