Enterprise Architect Location - Northampton £Competitive + Bonus and Benefits We have an exciting new role to join our newly formed IT department within the Plumbing and Heating division.
This role will be based in the newly refurbished offices located at Harvey Reeves Road Northampton. The Role As an Enterprise Architect, you are responsible for the effectiveness, integration and optimisation of the architecture layers within the overall Enterprise Architecture (EA), creating future state architectural visions that support the IT strategy and increase the maturity of the EA, assessing emerging technologies for their architectural fit, and driving standardisation where necessary and possible.
Partnering with stakeholders of all levels across the business and IT to elicit, lead and influence strategy discussions, owning the architectural vision and strategic capabilities for your area of specialisation, leading to the production of road-
maps that summarise the required technical and business changes needed to enable the business strategy, and acting as the voice of authority for this area
Translating the strategic road-map into a project pipeline, collaborating with business stakeholders, Programme Managers, Programme Management Office, Enterprise and Solution Architects to identify, prioritise and outline specific technology investments to be delivered
Applying expertise and knowledge of technology concepts and trends, competitor activity and the Plumbing & heating businesses, to identify inter-
dependencies, gaps, potential threats,redundancy and re-architecture opportunities that could affect timing, benefits realisation, or drive the business strategy in a different direction
Maintaining and submitting the proposed IT Road-maps for approval to the SLT, leading the associated standardisation efforts and setting the direction for delivery within the IT department
Shaping, influencing and acting as design authority for new business technology initiatives at inception, to ensure they contribute towards the desired business outcomes and add value
Providing expert guidance and analysis of business impact of potential changes, solution options, feasibility, and recommendations for future state architecture, taking a holistic view considering both enterprise-
wide and broader ecosystem impacts to people, process, commercial and strategy alongside technology
Analyse emerging technology, market trends, and their potential impacts on the application platform and technology architecture
What you will have
A degree in Computer Science (CS, CE, CIS, IS, MIS, or engineering discipline), a related discipline or equivalent work experience
Minimum 10 years experience working at a senior level within an architecture team
Experience in developing and defining strategies
Minimum of 5 Years in global Enterprise Architecture roles with proven success at an Enterprise level
Multi-disciplined IT professional with experiences spanning Plan / Build / Run
Experience working in a complex organisation
Outstanding strategic skills to propose long-term visions and the ability to translate them into actionable roadmaps that are broadly accepted
Excellent analytical skills, knowledge of business process and capability design and team player, with the ability to interpret business strategies and desired outcomes by creating various deliverables that can be shared across various audiences
Shape and influence initiatives that ensure alignment with business strategy and the desired business outcomes
Ability to comprehend the business objectives and the changes to key business processes required to fulfil them as well as the impact on the area of specialisation
It would be Preferred if you held experience of Architecture Notation - UML
Experienced in creating Enterprise level deliverables in support of the EA discipline
Knowledge of modelling tools and industry standard Enterprise Architecture Frameworks, (e.g., Zachman, TOGAF, DODAF)
Strong communication, influencing and negotiation skills across all levels of the business, and ability to adapt style as necessary, translating business needs into EA requirements, and estimate the financial and architectural impact of EA alternatives
Apply architectural concepts, thinking of the longer term, anticipating the future and ensuring solutions are future proofed as appropriate e.
g. scalable, extensible, Total Cost of Ownership, able to move the point of optimisation from project to enterprise
Courageous, optimistic and driven with a self starter attitude, working independently under minimal guidance using judgement and tact
Open to challenge and willing to challenge others appropriately and constructively
Who are we? We are the UK leader in the building materials and home improvement markets. Recognised as one of Britain’s Top Employers since 2010, we offer our employees access to extensive career opportunities across 20+ leading businesses including Travis Perkins, Wickes, Keyline and City Plumbing Supplies.
We operate out of more than 2,000 outlets nationwide and have over 28,000 colleagues.If you’re ready to learn new skills, roll your sleeves up and dive into a exciting change and transformation journey with us then apply today.
We’d love to tell you more and share our story with you. #LI-MW1