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Job Ref:  204339355
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Nationwide
Salary:  £100000/annum £105,000
05/10/2016 03:44
Key Purpose
Lead the solution development phases on medium and large sized programmes, projects or bids, ensuring the solution meets the business requirements, is affordable and supportable. Accountable for architectural integrity while managing design dependencies and impacts of change; normally leading the Technical Design Authority to ensure the solution is aligned to the Target Operational and Architectural Models.
• Leads in defining solutions and the associated deliverables
• Leads small technical teams and provides direction and internal governance.
• Understand, explain and present complex solutions at all levels of an organisation in a persuasive and convincing manner
• Guides best practice and re-use through knowledge of the solution capability catalogue
• Captures and interprets requirements
• Monitors the market to gain knowledge and understanding of currently emerging technologies
• Sets direction and leads in the introduction and use of techniques, methodologies and tools

Key accountabilities
• Accountable for aligning the strategic vision for IT to business needs in a specific sector
• Accountable for the planning of IT Capabilities and Platforms which are specifically relevant to the assigned sectors
• Accountable for promoting reference architectures and ensuring standards compliance through adherence to the EA Framework.

Enterprise Architect
Essential technical and professional skills, knowledge and qualifications
• IT Governance (Advanced) - Leads development and communication of the organisation's policies for corporate governance of information and information systems. Contributes to strategic plans for IT, which satisfy the current and ongoing needs of the organization's business strategy, and the current and future capabilities of IT. • Information Management (Advanced) - Specifies at a strategic level the business functions and data subjects needed to support future business, thereby enabling the development of an Information Architecture. Establishes and communicates the organisation's information management strategy, developing it as an integrated part of the business strategy.
• Information Systems Co-ordination (Advanced) - Establishes, maintains and communicates strategy for managing information and the policies, standards, procedures and methods necessary to implement the strategy. Coordinates all aspects of management of the life cycle of information systems.
• Information Security (Basic) - Defines specific security controls as required to maintain confidentiality, integrity and availability of the companies information systems. Performs basic risk assessments for small information systems.
• Consultancy (Advanced) - Leads the provision of consultancy services, providing vision and context for consulting engagements and setting out the methods which consultants use. Manages Senior and Executive level stakeholder concerns tracking business benefits.
• Technical Specialism (Advanced) - Provides organisational leadership and guidelines to promote the development and exploitation of technical knowledge in the organisation.
• Business Improvement (Advanced) - Capable of analysing process maturity and the impact of business processes across the entire operating model. Focuses on substantial improving the value of business activities exploiting technology to drive down cost and improve outcomes. Establishes client requirements for the implementation of significant changes in organisational mission, business functions and process, organisational roles and responsibilities, and scope or nature of service delivery.
• Innovation (Advanced) - Recognises potential strategic application of IT, and initiates investigation and development of innovative methods of exploiting IT assets, to the benefit of organisations and the community. Plays an active role in improving the interface between the business and IT
• Enterprise and business architecture development (Advanced) - Captures and prioritises market and environmental trends, business strategies and objectives, and identifies the business benefits of alternative strategies. Establishes the contribution that technology can make to business objectives, conducting feasibility studies, producing high-level business models, and preparing business cases.
• Business Risk Management (Advanced) - Plans and manages the implementation of organisation-wide processes and procedures, tools and techniques for the identification, assessment, and management of risk inherent in the operation of business processes and of potential risks arising from planned IT-enabled change.
• Solution Architecture (Advanced) - Establishes the Solution context and sets out the solution vision, and provides on-going governance of the solution to be delivered across the solution lifecycle. Accountable for setting out the strategy for the practice of solution architecture and for establishing the skills and for maintaining appropriate Architecture competencies required to construct compelling solutions.
• Emerging Technologies (Advanced) - Co-ordinates the identification and assessment of new and emerging hardware, software and communication technologies, products, methods and techniques. Evaluates likely relevance of these for the organisation. Provides regular briefings to staff and management.
• Commercial Awareness (Advanced) - Develops strategies which align with broad enterprise goals, focusing on the commercial impact at the enterprise level. Puts in supplier frameworks working with procurement and optimises the commercial leverage in solutions. Puts in place the architectural principles and policies which suits the company's overall objectives as a business.
• Business Risk Management (Advanced) - Plans and manages the implementation of organisation-wide processes and procedures, tools and techniques for the identification, assessment, and management of risk inherent in the operation of business processes and of potential risks arising from planned IT-enabled change.
• Quality Assurance (Advanced) - Develops organisational commitment to ongoing quality and environmental improvement by ensuring that the quality assurance process is robust and is based on the best industry practice. Considers implications of emerging technological developments, economic and social trends, etc. Plans and resources periodic quality assurance audits. Conducts and/or manages audits of quality requirements, and analyses audit results, to ensure appropriate quality standards and operational definitions are in place. Prepares and delivers formal audit reports.
• Stakeholder Management (Advanced) - Supports business change, acting as a single point of contact for senior stakeholders, facilitating relationships between them. Ensures that stakeholders understand available IT services, and promotes financial and commercial awareness in order to deliver value-for money. Conducts analysis of demand for services and influences stakeholders to ensure that the necessary investments are made to deliver required services. Negotiates at senior level on technical and commercial issues, to ensure that customers, suppliers and other stakeholders understand and agree what will meet their needs, and that appropriate service level agreements are defined. Oversees monitoring of relationships including lessons learned and appropriate feedback. Initiates improvement in services, products and systems.

£75,000 - £105,000 + £4200 Car allowance + Benefits
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