Senior Enterprise Architect
My consultancy firm is looking for a Senior Enterprise Architect to help the Firm deliver its business strategy through technology. You must therefore translate the business strategy into the equivalent technology strategy; challenge the business strategy based on emerging and future technology trends; help business Capabilities to design and govern their technology roadmap, i.e. a portfolio of technology transformation projects that deliver the business and technology strategies; influence business and technology stakeholders to adopt the right technology solutions; and escalate risks, issues and critical dependencies to the appropriate leaders as required to ensure the successful delivery of the strategy.
The Senior Enterprise Architect will also be expected to lead a team of architects to deliver the strategy. You will be required to maintain your core knowledge of wider technology trends and the technology ecosystem; build roadmaps and solutions; and govern relevant technology choices within the Firm.
- Expert knowledge of at least two technology domains, incl. Collaboration & Experience; Automation; Data Science & AI; Data; Integration; Infrastructure / Cloud; Security; and DevSecOps
- Good knowledge of at least 2-3 other domains
- Good knowledge of EA governance incl. steps required, e.g. Info Sec approval, conceptual and solution architecture reviews, security assessments, pen tests, code reviews and service acceptance criteria
- Good understanding of technical debt, incl. its causes, how to measure it, and remedial actions incl. decommissioning
- Experience of leading a team of architects
- Substantial experience in Enterprise and Solution Architecture roles
- Qualified in ITIL and TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture Framework)
- Experience of working with Agile SDLC (Software Development Lifecycle Management) methods
- Excellent stakeholder management skills
- Able to explain technical concepts to a non-technical audience in a way that is relevant, easy to consume and compelling
- A high level of general, technical knowledge incl. current, emerging and future technology market trends and their impact on business
- Good knowledge of Business Architecture, incl. business and technology strategies, operating models, process models, business and technology capability models and taxonomies
- Good understanding of project management concepts, incl. Gantt charts/plans, risks, assumptions and dependencies, etc.
- Comfortable working with ambiguity at the beginning of projects, with ability to provide clarity of direction despite this.