Head of Architecture - Bradford/Hybrid - Up to 100k

  • Location:

    Bradford, West Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Senior & Executive Appointments

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  • Salary:

    £80000 - £100000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Ellie Titford

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  • Published:

    20 days ago

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  • Consultant:

    Ellie Titford

Head of Architecture - Bradford/Hybrid - Up to 100k

Role: Head of Architecture

Industry: Retail

Location: Bradford/Hybrid

Package: Salary up to £100,000, 37 days holiday (Including BH), Private Medical Insurance, Bonus Scheme and more

The Role:

You would be joining a company during an exciting transformation stage as they embark on a major IT and Digital transformation journey to completely modernise the present technology landscape across the organisation. The technology roadmap will take the company from its current technology environments to a modern, flexible, modular ecosystem, that can take advantage of the latest developments in Cloud, API, Data, SaaS, AI, and automation.

Reporting to the CIO, you would be leading a team comprised of Data and Cloud Architects as well as a strategy lead. You will have an impact from day one, working alongside a great technical leader you will be working at a technology invested company you will have all the tools needed to make change.

Enabling transformation is key, this role covers the full enterprise landscape and you'll be accountable for the overall architecture governance, ensuring that you work in an agile way to allow the team to operate with autonomy within a clear strategic direction of travel.

You would be responsible for:

  • Leading the development of the enterprise architecture and architecture team, covering transformation and end state roadmaps, application maturity assessment, integration, and data strategies
  • The alignment of the infrastructure and platform architecture with the overall enterprise plan, although infrastructure accountability sits with the IT Partner organisation
  • Managing and developing architecture principles, tools, and frameworks to ensure the technology is managed and nurtured as a series of value-creating ecosystems
  • Providing the big picture view of the technology landscape, guiding solutions architecture, domain architecture and the IT Partner to ensure their areas of focus fit within the wider strategy
  • Agreeing effective ways of working with the key business stakeholders and teams to ensure that the change programmes and projects can be agile and autonomous within the wider technology strategy.
  • Managing and governing light touch architectural governance to ensure all solutions align with the global direction of travel and any near-term exceptions have a route back to the core roadmap
  • Leading the architecture team analysis of the current IT environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement.
  • Collaborating with the risk, compliance, audit, and security teams to ensure the enterprise architecture accommodates the regulatory compliance and cyber security requirements and commitments of the organisation
  • Overseeing the documentation of all architecture design and analysis work.
  • Influencing Partners to ensure the companies technology landscape enables competitive advantage leveraging new technology whilst pushing the boundaries on efficiency and automation

What they're looking for:

The role would suit an individual with strong technical, analytical, leadership and organisation skills, who shows commitment to continued professional development, with experience working in a team environment including the facilitation and negotiation of decisions, with further experience in:

  • Enterprise Architecture in a consumer facing environment, spanning both digital and physical technology
  • SaaS, applications/software; good experience of integration, data, and infrastructure
  • Making the architecture role work well in an agile environment and experience working in more traditional change delivery
  • Ability to explain complex technology concepts clearly to business stakeholders, and to engage in depth with the company and IT Partner technologists
  • Experience in working with third parties to get great service provision and value for money on projects
  • Knowledge of business re-engineering principles and processes.
  • Basic knowledge of financial models and budgeting.
  • Familiarity with basic graphical modelling approaches, tools, and model repositories.
  • Ability to balance the long-term ("big picture") and short-term implications of individual decisions.
  • Ability to translate business needs into EA requirements.
  • Ability to estimate the financial impact of EA alternatives.

The Benefits:

  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Car Allowance
  • 37 days holiday (including BH)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Medicash
  • Flexible benefits
  • Generous staff sales discount
  • Pension - company will match up to 5% of contribution

Apply Now!

Apply today with a copy of your latest CV for immediate consideration. Remote interviews are commencing next week. We also offer a referral free if you know anyone who may be suitable, we offer a referral free for successful recommendations.

Head of Architecture - Bradford/Hybrid - Up to 100k

Role: Head of Architecture

Industry: Retail

Location: Bradford/Hybrid

Package: Salary up to £100,000, 37 days holiday (Including BH), Private Medical Insurance, Bonus Scheme and more

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