Principal Network Assurance Application Enterprise Architect
BT Group
Ireland-United Kingdom-Avon-Bristol
15d ago

Working pattern

StandardSalary : Competitive

Closing date

Jul 2, 2019, 6 : 59 : 00 PM

London, Bristol, Ipswich, Belfast, Manchester

Our purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. For each other, for our customers, for society and our communities.

We need you to help us do this.

Why this role matters

At BT, we are investing heavily in technology to provide both great services to our customers and drive internal efficiencies for our commercial and operational areas.

To help us with this, we are looking for an experienced Enterprise Architect to join us to develop, and then drive BT’s Enterprise architecture within the Network Assurance area.

What I’ll be doing your accountabilities

Skills required for the job


  • Accountable for the business outcome led technical architectural states, strategies, simplification, 3-5 year roadmaps & value optimisation for the Enterprise Workforce management area covering up to 250 applications following the standards and patterns set by the Service Platform Application Architecture Director
  • Accountable for and decides on Enterprise Architectural direction, adherence to principles , standards and patterns for key strategic programmes as defined by the Service Platform Application Architecture Director
  • Presentation of the technical choices for the Network Assurance area of architectural ownership into the Service Platform Application Architecture Director
  • Driving a business capability , complexity, cost, risk and maturity assessment of the current state architecture to meet business outcome and simplification goals
  • Creating simple and agile architectures for your domain that drive clear business value and re-use pan-BT whilst removing cost and legacy from the landscape
  • Developing and maintaining realisable capability based roadmaps spanning a 5 year horizon
  • Supporting the selection of any IT vendors, suppliers and partners for your area and managing the practice of architecture through these parties where they impact your domain
  • Driving Enterprise Architecture and supporting business case development of signature ready vehicles that deliver timely, fit for purpose strategic transformations in business capability to senior stakeholders
  • Maintaining and communicating up-to-date knowledge of technology standards, industry trends, skills change, and emerging technologies within your area of expertise
  • Strategy

  • Inputting and supporting the creation of an IT strategy owned by the Chief IT Architect
  • Recognising potential strategic application of emerging information technology capabilities, anticipating global trends .
  • Initiating and managing investigation and development of innovative methods, practices and technology, with transformational potential for BT.

    Maintaining strong stakeholding of vendors and Technical specialists to ensure the architecture and technology is based on industry best practice and drives vendor’s strategic road maps

  • Promoting, evangelising and agreeing the IT strategy and Enterprise Architecture across all teams and ensuring there is consensus and understanding across the business for your domain and the landscape
  • L eadership

  • Collaborating and specifying the organisation's vision , goals, opportunities and related activities in order to maximize the business benefits of Enterprise Architecture initiatives to the organisation across your domain.
  • This would cover all lines of business and covers all key customer journeys

  • Ensure peers and the Solution Architect community is fully aware of the latest IT strategy and EA guidance within your Enterprise domain
  • Working with an innovation community across your domain including BT Research & Innovation, technical specialists, CIO, analysts and partners to develop an awareness of, and learn the potential and maturity of technology innovation for BT
  • Governance

  • Defining company architecture policies for acquiring or developing systems, network equipment, or software within the company for your area.
  • Responsible for consistency to BT enterprise level standards, best practice and consistency

  • Ensuring that BT Enterprise Architecture, methods, technology standards and best practices are maintained within your area
  • Ensuring BT remains compliant to Legal, Regulatory and Security requirements
  • Responsible within own enterprise domain for consistency to enterprise level standards , best practice and development of patterns / policies for re-
  • use. Ensure EA deliverables are fit for purpose and provide an effective and timely tool to guide downstream decisions

  • Supporting review of budgets and project portfolio investment roadmap to ensure alignment of the Enterprise Architecture and the fitness for purpose of the IT strategy.
  • Support reality-checkpoint review of roadmaps across and within LoB - considering dependencies, pipeline capacity or resourcing constraints

    Qualifications and General skills

  • The candidate will be expected to have 5 years plus experience in the following Network Assurance areas, Extensive knowledge of the marketplace, the vendors and their products is essential
  • Fault management
  • Performance management
  • Trouble-Ticketing
  • Network Traffic Management
  • Quality of service management
  • Network traffic management
  • STEM related bachelor’s degree or a related study, or equivalent experience
  • Customer focused : You will understand customer (internal and external) needs and keep customer satisfaction at the forefront of your work
  • Digital business literacy including understanding business models, ecosystems and business model innovation . Understanding of Lean start-
  • up and agile methods and their implications for Enterprise Architecture

  • Good understanding of strategic and new and emerging technology trends , and the practical application of existing, new and emerging technologies to new and evolving business and operating models
  • Technology neutral; remains unbiased towards any specific technology or vendor choice. Displays intellectual curiosity and integrity
  • Enterprise and Business Architecture

  • 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

  • Leads the creation and review of a systems capability strategy that meets the strategic requirements of the business. Develops enterprise-
  • wide architecture and processes that ensure that the strategic application of change is embedded in the management of the organisation, ensuring the buy-in of all stakeholders.

  • Develops and presents business cases, for high-level initiatives, for approval, funding and prioritisation. Ensures compliance between business strategies, enterprise transformation activities and technology directions, setting strategies, policies, standards and practices
  • IT strategy and planning

  • Ensures that all stakeholders adhere to IT strategic management approach and timetables. Collates information and creates reports and insights to support IT strategic management processes.
  • Develops and communicates plans to drive forward the strategy. Contributes to the development of policies , standards and guidelines for IT strategy development and planning

    Information systems coordination

  • Maintains an awareness of the global needs of the organisation and promotes (to both information systems and business management) the benefits that a common approach to information and communications technology deployment will bring to the business as a whole .
  • Coordinates the promotion, acquisition, development, and implementation of information systems and services in close liaison with those responsible for management and strategy

    Sourcing management

  • Prepares pre-qualification questionnaires and tender invitations in response to business cases. Recognises the difference between open source and proprietary systems options.
  • Produces detailed evaluation criteria for more complex tenders and assists in evaluation of tenders. Acts as the routine contact point between organisation and supplier.

    Collects and reports on supplier performance data.

    Relationship management

  • Identifies the communications needs of each stakeholder group in conjunction with business owners and subject matter experts.
  • Translates communications / stakeholder engagement strategies into specific tasks. Facilitates open communication and discussion between stakeholders, acting as a single point of contact by developing, maintaining and working to stakeholder engagement strategies and plans.

    For example, may oversee the organisation's promotional / selling activities to one or more clients, to ensure that such activities are aligned with corporate marketing objectives).

    Negotiates with stakeholders at senior levels, ensuring that organisational policy and strategies are adhered to. Provides informed feedback to assess and promote understanding

    Connected leaders behaviours

    Experience you would be expected to have

  • Solution Focused Achiever : Being a Solution-focused Achiever means that you always deliver your ambitious goals, outcomes and timelines.
  • It also means that you cut through complexity and obstacles to get to the right ethical solution at the right time.

  • Bold Decision-maker : Being a Bold Decision-maker means that you use the right blend of analysis, intuition and experience to break down problems and reach your decisions.
  • Change Agent : Being a Change Agent means that you identify, create and lead smooth business changes. It also means that you adapt quickly and perform effectively even when there’s ambiguity
  • Experience as an Enterprise Architect 5+ years , including working as an Enterprise Architect in a large corporate organisation.
  • Evidence of leading material business change through Enterprise Architecture

  • Recognised as a experienced technical expert within area of OSS and Network Assurance
  • Experience of Enterprise Architecture Frameworks including TOGAF, and their relevance to the practice of Enterprise Architecture.
  • TOGAF certification not essential

  • Experience in running light-touch governance processes in large organizations
  • A broad range of business, data, systems and technology architecture experience
  • Hands-on experience of conceptual system or process modelling
  • Experience of developing long term roadmaps linked to business outcomes
  • Experience of producing business cases, gaining approval from senior stakeholders and ensuring delivery of business benefits
  • Key decisions

  • You will be expected to make architectural decisions in the Network Assurance domain, this may include decisions on a technology direction, vendor selection, pattern / policy implementation or funding priority.
  • These decisions will directly impact the cost of BT delivering its services and its reputation with its customers.

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