Business Architect

Ref: ZR_6358_JOB  ·  Posted on 20 May 2022

Introduction

The successful candidate will be given significant responsibility for client-facing work from day one as well as helping to develop and shape aspects of the client’s Digital Advisory team. You will be responsible for providing architectural leadership and direction setting in strategic programmes for our clients. You will be expected to have regular interactions with clients and key stakeholders, will be embedded in projects and will need to assist colleagues in delivering specific project outputs.

Company Cultures:

  • Our client is currently recruiting for people to work in the Defence and Aerospace domains. Our client offers a range of independent and unbiased advice in engineering, technical and strategic advisory services to a wide breadth of markets and clients.
  • Our client offers ‘through-life’ support to the MoD and equipment manufacturers, and because they don’t manufacture anything themselves, their clients can rely on them to offer independent and unbiased recommendations. The industry looks to them for advice on the latest issues and, with duty of care always high on the MoD’s agenda, which is driving this increasing demand.
  • They adopt holistic approach to their work and their people frequently work across different disciplines. When it comes to the environment, they strive to minimise risk, whether that’s from equipment failures, human error or external factors. In terms of supportability, they assess the reliability and sustainability of systems and optimise their support to maintain the capability in the long term.
Key responsibilities
  • Building complex enterprise ecosystems and solving high-level strategic issues.
  • Advising our clients on the definition and communication of the strategic directions of the business, which then leads to an understanding of what technology facilities are needed to support that architecture.
  • Managing a team and providing mentoring to transfer skills and knowledge within the Enterprise Architecture discipline.
  • Desire to participate in collateral production, bid development, marketing and sales.
  • Proactively engage with the other business areas to foster collaboration, aiding business development and growth.
  • Develop a resource ‘toolbox’ to enable efficient reuse of artefacts across projects.
  • Constantly assess the latest technologies and techniques in the marketplace and provide thought leadership on potential practical applications to our client’s problems.
  • Contribute to the Digital Advisory Business Systems and Enterprise Architecture capability development and wider Digital Advisory initiatives.
Skills & experience
  • Able to demonstrate problem-solving ability in relation to complex problems.
  • Have an awareness of commercial drivers, win work and follow on work implications.
  • Experience of information systems design and delivery, applying engineering rigour through Enterprise Architecture development methods and tools as appropriate.
  • An understanding of a range of architecture approaches, the factors involved in choosing the right approach and when and how they may be tailored.
  • Experience in the design of high-level structures to enable and guide the design and development of integrated services that meet current and future business needs.
  • Experience translating business visions, goals, objectives, and high-level requirements into Enterprise Architectures.
  • Architectural modelling skills using UML, BPMN, ArchiMate & Enterprise Architecture tooling such as Archi, Bizz Design Enterprise Studio, Sparx Enterprise Architect & MooD
  • Assuring solution development, balancing business needs, policy & legislation with enterprise integration.
  • An appreciation of Agile development methodologies including SAFe, DSDM & SCRUM, DevOps & continuous methods.

The client is very open to candidates from different backgrounds so please do apply for more information.

Additional benefits
  • Pension Plan
  • Life Assurance – Life assurance will be 4 x salary for new starters, whether or not they are in a pension scheme.
  • Holidays – Basic entitlement 25 days with option to buy an additional 15 days or to sell 5 days.
  • Income Protection – All annual salaried UK employees who are aged between 16 to state pension age except casual employees who are hourly paid.
  • Professional Fees – Annual subscription reimbursed for membership of a professional body relevant to your role with the client.
  • Season Ticket Loan – All UK employees are eligible on successful completion of their probationary period.

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