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Systems Architect

Enterprise Architect

Greater London Permanent £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + benefits

One of the UK’s largest retailers is looking for a systems architect to join their IT team and help work on different systems as well as help with the migration to Agile, as well as Cloud.

is the purpose of the job?

To deliver the defined target Roadmaps and Application Architecture for the applicable domain

Support the Principal Application Architect in defining the target Roadmap and Application Architecture

What do you have to achieve?

· Deliver approved high-level designs for technology initiatives within the domain, aligning to prevailing roadmaps and standards

· Support delivery teams in development and testing of solutions, using judgement as to level of involvement

· Support operational teams with issues, using judgement as to level of involvement

· Propose technology solutions for new initiatives in the domain, and get appropriate buy-in to approach

What is the scope of the job?

Key application architecture contact for specified domain(s), with full stack oversight over technology components within these areas

Go-to person for escalating issues and questions regarding specific systems, technologies / applications (without becoming an operational point of failure)

May have direct reports / task manage others from time-to-time

Skills and Experience

Expert and deep understanding of one or more key systems or technologies in domain

Thorough and demonstrable understanding of our technical standards, including infrastructure and middleware as well as application

Appreciation of the wider business and technology landscape outside of immediate domain

Ability to apply architectural thinking and principles into other domains if required

Appreciation of factors around software development lifecycle methods, budget planning and management implications and vendor / partner management

What competencies do you need in this job?


· Consider big picture and effectively evaluate trade-offs

· Make sure right debates happen about the right things

· Work collectively to achieve best result

· Innovate

· Proactively investigate and identify practical solutions

· Introduce useful new concepts and technologies

· Support others appropriately when they want to take risks

· Integrity

· Use all facts to come to considered conclusions

· Don’t avoid hard issues, forcing debate when needed within and beyond IT, and with external partners

· Debate collectively and support team decisions

· In Touch

· Communicate within IT effectively via multiple media

· Proactively engage right people at right time

· Support others and ask for help when needed

Job Reference: JO-1702-120052

Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + benefits

Salary per: Annum

Job Duration:

Job Start Date: ASAP

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