Head of Architecture
Isleworth, England
6d ago

Want to do the best work of your life? With 24 million customers in 7 countries, make your mark at Europe’s leading media and entertainment brand.

A workplace where you can proudly be yourself; our people make Sky a truly exciting and inclusive place to work.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Group Product Architecture Team as a Head of Architecture with a specific focus on Sky’s world-leading OTT-Video products Director, Architecture Innovation.

What you'll do :

As Principal Architect you’ll be part of a small team with a big responsibility, shaping the architecture across the breadth of the technologies that underpin Sky’s products.

Have a specific area of focus on Sky’s OTT-Video technologies, an area of explosive growth and importance that underpins NowTV, Peacock and SkyGo products.

Take the architectural lead on key strategic international initiatives driving collaboration across multiple technical teams.

You’ll act as the technical authority and thought leader with ultimate responsibility for brokering consensus.

Be the acknowledged expert who can represent the capabilities of Sky’s technology in the evolution of business strategy, including the evaluation of potential initiatives and their financial justification.

Take responsibility for identifying, furthering and championing opportunities for simplification and convergence.

Strive to find the optimum balance in architectural responses between the evolution of the platform and the time / cost / risk constraints of delivery.

Act as a guardian for our agreed technology strategies, our standards / policies, committed roadmaps and the integrity of Sky’s technology platform.

Effectively communicate across all levels of the technology organisation and to senior business


Work with commercial, legal and procurement to progress contractual / commercial agreements with 3rd parties.

Build strong relationships with business stakeholders and technology peers not just within Sky Group Product organisation but across the breadth of Sky, Comcast and NBCU.

What you'll bring :

A proven track record of operating effectively in a technical leadership role where you are responsible for

architectural definition and direction across an estate of comparable scale / complexity.

Exceptional communications skills with the ability to assess the technical detail required to reach a broad diversity of stakeholders from deeply technical subject-matter-experts to non-technical business stakeholders.

A well-exercised ability to cut through complex amorphous problem-domains to isolate the key issues and provide clear, concise and well-reasoned direction.

Demonstrable history as a multi-discipline technology all-rounder with a broad knowledge of the

technologies used within web and media industries. Particularly relevant is experience of all technological aspects of OTT Video Delivery and PayTV services to include : CRM, content-security, digital-marketing, dynamic-advertising, media-workflows, content-metadata / discovery, cloud-technologies, CDN, networking etc.

An enquiring-mind with a relentless interest in wider technology trends and their pragmatic application to business challenges.

Team Overview :

OTT : Our team develops and supports technologies for Sky, globally. No matter the device, the time or the place, we make sure that engaging large, diverse audiences with premium entertainment is possible.

Our vision is to deliver the world’s best entertainment.

The Rewards :

There's a reason people can't stop talking about #LifeAtSky. Our great range of rewards really are something special, here are just a few :

Access to free NOWTV, for streaming all your favourite shows

A generous pension package

Private healthcare

Discounted mobile and broadband

Where you'll work : Osterley :

Osterley :

Our Osterley campus is a 10-minute walk from Syon Lane train station. Or you can hop on one of our free shuttle buses that run to and from Osterley, Chiswick Park, Gunnersbury, Acton Town and Ealing Broadway tube stations.

There’s also plenty of parking, bike shelters and showers.

On campus you’ll find six subsidised restaurants and a Waitrose. You can keep in shape at our subsidised gym, catch the latest shows and movies at our cinema, get your car washed and even get pampered at our beauty salon.

Inclusion :

Recognised as an Inclusive Top 50 Employer’ and a Times Top 50 Employer for Women’, we’re working hard to ensure we’re a truly inclusive place to work.

This means we don’t just look at your CV. We’re more focused on who you are and the potential you’ll bring to Sky. We also know that everyone has a life outside work, so we're happy to discuss flexible working.

And we'll do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you.

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