Enterprise Architect

Sanderson Recruitment
Bristol, UK
20 Jun 2019
27 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an experienced Senior Solution Architect or Enterprise Architect? Are you looking for a role that enables you to create our 3 year IT strategy and roadmap, but also enables you keeps hands-on with projects of work? This Enterprise Architect role offers you the chance to do this along with the freedom to set up our architecture processes and mature the capability.

Job title: Enterprise Architect/ Head of Architecture

Location: Bristol (commutable from Bath, Gloucester, Swindon, Taunton, Cheltenham, Cardiff, Stroud, Wiltshire, Somerset)

Salary: £80,000 + c. 10% bonus, pension, private health and 25 days annual leave

Key words: Solution Architect, Enterprise Architect, Cloud native, Azure, AWS, Strategy Definition, SAAS

We are a fast-moving business with an e-commerce edge and are looking for an experienced technical architect to join our IT structure. We have an interesting mix of technology; some large scale enterprise applications on one hand, and then react native mobile app development on the other, but we are heading in the direction of a SAAS, cloud native (likely Azure) based model.

In terms of architectural maturity goes we are a work in progress so there is plenty of opportunity to create things here as you want. We have the basis for a 3 year strategy but this needs to be built out. We deploy Microservices for integration architecture using Azure container services.

As Enterprise Architect you will be a direct report of the CIO working as their main technical advisor on the future direction of IT, putting the plan together and supporting project teams to deliver it. So this role is made up of two primary focuses;
  • Definition of the 2 to 3 year strategic roadmap
  • Acting as a go-to for pre-project and projects for technical leads (solution architects) to confer with at a detailed design level

This role will be very focused on the delivery of your strategy. It's less about creating lots of governance and process which, for us, needs to be light-touch. You will have one direct report who will support at a pre-project and project level carrying out proof-of-concept work, so this will afford you the ability to build strong and close relationships with stakeholders around the various workstreams.

In order to be considered for this opportunity you will need to be able to demonstrate to following key skills:
  • You will have played a significant part in, or led on, creating a strategy/roadmap for technology
  • You will either be an Enterprise Architect or Senior Solution Architect looking for a new challenge
  • Experience of integration architecture delivery and definition
  • Experience of microservices or event-driven architecture (for integration)
  • Good knowledge of working with the cloud be that Azure or AWS

In return for your knowledge and experience you will get to work in a role that provides the freedom to create an enterprise architecture function from its infancy. You will be able to establish processes, and be a key player in laying out the future direction that technology takes within this FTSE 250 organisation.

Please send an up to date, relevant cv over asap for immediate review.

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