Head of Technology Architecture (Urgent)

£120,000 | Hampshire | Permanent


Posted 21 days ago


Our client is a market leader and is investing heavily in innovation - its aim being to build a centre of excellence where output is crafted using industry leading best practice frameworks and methodologies to produce world class applications and services. We are urgently looking for a Head of Architecture.

The UK IT Architecture team is growing rapidly and looking for talented colleagues to help deliver ambitious and market leading services that live up to their leading reputation. You will work across key programmes in project teams with the client's partners and Suppliers to design and deliver technology solutions to the consumer business unit with a clear view on both strategic and tactical technology transformation

The main responsibility of the Head of Architecture is to architect, define and design Solutions across functions and projects. The Architect will work with the Enterprise Architecture team to translate business requirements/drivers into application and database designs. The Head of Architecture will support the development and implementation process, providing the standards and governance to which all solutions should adhere.

Reporting to the CTO, you will help develop the Enterprise Architecture strategy to support core applications and Cloud transformation, whilst aligning with overall IT and group IT strategies.

You'll be someone who loves to make things happen, who can communicate complex technical issues in a clear manner, who can work at the detailed level but also see the bigger picture and be someone passionate about identifying and delivering simple solutions to complex problems.


* Definition, design, and governance of architecture, across functions and projects
* Translate business requirements/drivers into applications, data integration and database designs and work closely with the Enterprise Architecture team to convert these into technical deliverables
* Transform and Delivery large applications/ systems across multiple sites
* Define and document security, GDPR, Infosec standards and policies and enforce governance of them
* Ensure technical design adheres to the strategic Cloud Architecture and the wider Architecture
* Be accountable for the data integrity and security in all business systems and databases used by the organisation
* Define non-functional requirements to support capacity planning and ensure data security and compliance
* Be the subject matter expert in several specific Cloud technologies and ideally but not essential on the following skills

* Payment solutions, and payment transactional systems
* Infosec policies, PII, PCI, GDPR

* Feed in to and support the overall strategic architectural vision and collaborate with global teams
* Periodically review the architecture in place in line with roadmaps and application/solution strategy

Business Impact

* To deliver services to ensure:

* Management Information
* Rationalisation and Cost Reduction
* Stability and Performance
* Legal/Regulatory/Compliance

The team you're joining is a stable, well established one that really get on well so 'fit' is essential as well. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a fantastic and technology transforming organisation, in a key high-profile team.

Fantastic role, client & long projects, send CV ASAP to avoid disappointment.

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