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Department / Role overview :
The purpose of this role is to work as part of the Architecture Team primarily in the technology domain. You will design, document and facilitate the implementation of the Ashurst LLP technology, application and enterprise architectures through the various IT teams and technology partners.
These IT Architectures must support the overall Ashurst LLP business strategy. This role reports to the Head of Enterprise Architecture
Main responsibilities :
Participate in the development and continuous improvement of :
application and data architectures that are aligned to the business strategies
technology architectures that enable the application and data architecture
development architectures that enable Ashurst's IT to develop business solutions in the most efficient and effective manner adhering to the Ashurst IT Solution Design Principles and roadmaps
Production of technical solution designs for assigned projects, and gaining acceptance and approval from internal stakeholders.
Be an active participant in teams formed to progress projects and business initiatives
Ensure that Architecture is, and is recognised as, a valuable asset to Ashurst LLP
Participate in the Ashurst on-going architecture governance
Promote an environment that encourages collaboration, team working and innovation both within the Architecture Team and across IT and other Ashurst LLP teams
Analyse the current architecture to identify weaknesses, develop opportunities for improvements, and recommend new sustainable best practice approaches
Partner with cross functional teams to align architectural requirements with IT strategy, collaborate on development of policies, standards, guidelines, and procedures
Lead technical workshops within Ashurst to ensure that all functional and non-functional requirements are understood
Support projects from initial consult through to implementation
Liaise with business stakeholders to ensure that all solutions comply with the technical governance framework, with Infosec and risk principles
Some travel to the Ashurst Glasgow / London office to attend internal meetings, workshops will be required.
Risk and Control : Ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with our regulatory requires and internal policies.
Essential skills and experience :
Experience around data centre components (Servers, Storage, load balancers, firewalls, Networks etc)
Good knowledge LAN / WAN within an enterprise network
Demonstrate good experience in the IT industry with expertise in many areas of infrastructure and applications, preferably in a technical or enterprise architecture capacity
Have demonstrable experience in design, strategy and architecture related activities
Experience with sizing, performance and high availability
Experience with data backup, business continuity and disaster recovery strategies and technologies
Any knowledge of integration technologies
Experience with any automation technologies
TOGAF certification preferred but not essential
People / Team Management
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal including active listening
Ability to identify and analyse alternative approaches to dealing with issues and problems
Ability to influence and persuade others outside his / her direct control
Exhibit confidence in dealing with various levels of the organisation both within Ashurst IT and the business units, including executive management levels.
Excellent Client Service
Demonstrate ownership and responsibility for deliverables / services
Excellent customer service and consulting skills
Demonstrable skills in influencing and negotiation methods and techniques