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Enterprise Architect / Head of Architecture

Location: Horsham Salary: + Benefits
Sector: IT & Telecoms Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Simon Kiely

Enterprise Architect / Head of Architecture
Horsham, West Sussex - Remote working

Enterprise Architect / Head of Architecture is needed for a leading financial organisation based in Horsham, West Sussex, who are looking to employ an experienced Enterprise Architect / Head of Architecture to be responsible for ensuring that business strategy is supported by an appropriate technology systems architecture. As the Enterprise Architect / Head of Architecture you will have an in-depth appreciation and high-level understanding of cloud infrastructure and software design patterns, familiarity with UI/UX design, understanding of a distributed application architecture and of software quality assurance principles.

The successful Enterprise Architect / Head of Architecture will want to work for this client not just because it's a great opportunity but also because they will give you a wealth of benefits including:

* Salary: £90,000 - £100,000 per annum
* 25 day's holiday
* Pension Plan
* Private Medical Cover
* Death in Service
* Critical Illness
* Flexible working from home
* Career Progression

Some of the main duties of the Enterprise Architect / Head of Architecture will include:

* Develop an in-depth knowledge of the business's processes, strategy and products and align the architectural designs accordingly
* Work with the Proposition Team and Business Stakeholders to identify and design development value streams, and to provide a high-level vision of enterprise solutions and potential development initiatives
* Helping the Business Stakeholders within value streams to understand what system solutions could provide required capabilities to support their strategic objectives; working toward and enabling business drivers through technology solutions - considering the aspects of budget, cost of ownership, and lifecycle of existing and next generation solutions
* Define the systems architectural strategy, articulated within the architectural runway via Enabler Epics that are managed within the Portfolio Kanban system, and participate in their analysis where applicable
* Provide cost and / or resource estimates into lean business cases to enable quick and well-informed business decisions
* Proactively keep up with the latest industry thinking and technologies and feed them back to the Architectural Runway to help shape the future of the company's architectural solutions
* Review, analysis and decision making regarding appropriate, modern technologies to use in delivering business solutions
* Work with 3rd party vendors to assess potential bought in or licensed solutions where appropriate
* Lead in the communication of architectural and security concepts and requirements to key stakeholders, articulating decisions and strategies, whilst responding to challenges
* Lead in the communication of concepts and guidelines to other architects and development teams
* Work with the Technical Architecture team in the governance of design, coding, and software delivery practices for solutions developed internally

In order to be the successful Enterprise Architect / Head of Architecture and have a chance to gain such an exciting opportunity you will ideally need to have the following:

* Appreciation and high-level understanding of cloud infrastructure and software design patterns
* Familiarity with UI/UX design
* Understanding of a distributed application architecture
* Understanding of software quality assurance principles
* A technical mindset with attention to detail
* High quality organisational and leadership skills
* Good presentation abilities
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
* Customer focused and can present ideas and concepts in user-friendly language
* Ability to communicate with Business Management / Technical Resources / IT Resources

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Enterprise Architect / Head of Architecture to progress their career. If you are interested please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

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