Enterprise Architect


Enterprise Architect - Remote - (connected to Bristol) £Flexible

I am working with a fantastic innovation company who are at the forefront of building futuristic technology to revolutionise their global sector,

They are at the next stage of huge investment and scaling-up their information technology cloud/automation infrastructure, it's a great time to join and be part of something special, you will be working with all the cutting-edge of modern tech (no legacy systems here!).

Reporting directly to the CIO, you will play a key role in the setting the strategy for the IT architecture across the business and IT systems. They are in an exciting state of its journey where they have yet to select some key business systems so you will have the ability to build a ground-breaking stack from scratch. Your designs and suggestions will carry gravitas and enable you to influence and direct the delivery of the enterprise business systems to time, cost and quality to the satisfaction of our stakeholders.

The IT department prides itself on a personalised service so you will be responsible for liaising with senior stakeholders across the organisation.

This position requires a strategic mind, meticulous attention to detail, ability to think out-of-the-box to understand how to structure and deliver the portfolio to meet expectations and challenge assumptions. The position also requires an ability to communicate clearly and articulately in combination with strong inter-personal skills. This may often be under challenging conditions.

The work will include:

Lead the building of the business architecture and technology portfolio based on the IT and business strategy. This includes:

Working with the business and IT to understand the strategic direction of the business.

IT Operations team: build a roadmap that takes us from where we are to the target in such a way that the operations team can maintain and operate the stack.

Working with the IT Security team: Ensure that Enterprise architecture is secure by design.

Work with the partners of the enterprise IT ecosystem to build a roadmap that is truly exceptional.

Understand and communicate the resources required for a successful implementation of the strategic roadmap.

Clearly communicate Risk and Issue mitigation as well as hold the master actions pertaining to the enterprise roadmap.

Participate in recruitment, orientation and ongoing training of new IT staff.

Supervise and direct IT personnel as required.

Key Skills:

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field.

15+ years' experience as an IT professional.

5+ years' experience as an Enterprise Architect

Built roadmaps that include the following: HR systems, ERP systems, Finance systems, CRM systems, Integration technologies eg ESBs

Exposure to Data lakes, AI, ML

Great understanding of the Microsoft Azure stack.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Able to clearly communicate a technical portfolio to both technical and non-technical audiences.

Understanding of ITIL and good appreciation of how to practically transform a design into a working set of systems.

Key competencies for this role:

Energy, drive, initiative and commercial awareness, with the ability to roll sleeves up and "get stuck in".

Curious to learn and willing to learn and develop.

Communication skills, creativity, commitment and organisation skills.

Interpersonal sensitivity (empathy/diplomacy) and ability to have impact with confidence.

Good judgement and decision-making skills

Excellent time management skills.

Experience in working with people and bringing them on-side, with a proactive approach to problem solving.

"Southern Lights Ltd act as an employment agency for the purposes of this advert"

For more information on the company and a detailed job specification please apply now.

Southern Lights - decidedly different recruitment - 0117 9733 281

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