Enterprise Architect

Ref: ZR_6322_JOB  ·  Posted on 10 August 2021


My client is looking for Consultants with experience in the following domains:

  • Defence and Security
  • Policing
  • Rail
  • Utilities

The successful candidate will be ‘Solutions’ focused and work with clients and technical teams, to develop technical solutions to complex problems. Experience within Digital transformation would be beneficial.

This role will be embedded within the client and therefore you must have excellent customer facing experience.

Key responsibilities
  • An Information & Technology background with relevant experience in a technical and/or consulting environment
  • An understanding of the complete service lifecycle including concept through to sourcing, design, build, test, deployment and disposal management 
  • Demonstrable experience in requirements definition and management, calling out options, considerations & priorities which require a business decision
  • A strong interest and appreciation of technology trends and government IT strategy such as, Cloud, Internet of Things, Cyber Security, Big Data and Digital service design and delivery
  • Experience of working with and collaborating across technical and project work streams to drive results
  • Experience of identifying, developing and transitioning knowledge to up-skill internal teams
  • Good general consulting skills (structured thinking, effective report writing and presentations, and strong stakeholder engagement) 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to influence effectively across multiple mediums
  • A good first degree in a science, computing or engineering subject, or equivalent experience
  • A high-level of self-initiation, organisation and enthusiasm
  • Personable team player, able to work under guidance and own initiative, adding expertise and value to project deliverables
  • Excellent stakeholder management with focus on nurturing & developing strong relationships.
Skills & experience
  • Experience of information systems design and delivery, applying engineering 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.
  • Insightful analysis as required to ensure the development of and modifications to service components are appropriately considered. (e.g. relevant architectures, strategies, policies, standards and practices, ensuring that existing and planned service components remain compatible).
  • Experience of continual service improvement strategies.
  • A solid understanding of how Enterprise Architecture activities relate to programme/project management and business change.
  • Articulates necessary changes to architecture components, processes, organisational structures, and operating models.
  • Architectural modelling skills using UML, BPMN, ArchiMate 3.0 & Enterprise Architecture tooling such as Archi, BiZZDesign Enterprise Studio, Sparx Enterprise Architect & MooD.
  • Understanding of and experience with the use of Enterprise Architecture frameworks such as ISO42010, TOGAF, Zachman and the ITIL & IT4IT service architecture frameworks.
  • Appreciation of V-V & EASE System Engineering processes.
  • Appreciation of MODAF & NAF frameworks.
  • Knowledge and experience of business analysis techniques and approaches.
  • Appreciation of Agile development methodologies including SAFe, DSDM & SCRUM, DevOps & continuous methods.
  • Experience of working within Agile delivery, such as using sprints, scrums, retrospectives and backlogs.
  • Experience working with Central Government, particularly in the Defence or Security and Intelligence sectors.
  • Experience across Base/Fixed systems, working to Defence ICT policies, including JSP 604 is highly desirable.
  • Experience working in other business sectors such as Local Government; Regulated Industry (Utilities & Transportation) and/or private sector.

Enterprise Architect Skills:

  • Experience translating business visions, goals, objectives and high-level requirements into Enterprise Architectures.
  • Developing business driven options, within the context of dynamic, agile, rapidly evolving environments
  • Designing architectures and models, balancing needs and constraints across a portfolio of large and complex programmes, ensuring performance and coherent integration across multi-vendor ecosystems
  • Leading reviews of as-is architectures of in-flight projects, and communicating findings of the review back to senior stakeholders.
  • Overseeing the interface between Enterprise IT governance and project, ensuring communication lines between stakeholders are clear and open.
  • Assuring the achievement of formal confirmation that service acceptance criteria have been met, and that the service provider is ready to operate the new service when it has been deployed.
  • Ensuring full life costs are captured across the enterprise landscape.
  • Working within ITIL / SIAM environments with multiple support towers & service vendors.
  • Ensuring that test and acceptance criteria are captured and agreed across the development lifecycle.
  • Manage technology dependencies & highlighted risks & issues in line with customer expectations to domain and segment architects.
  • Understanding architectural segmentation and partitioning, leading the elaboration of which technology facilities are needed to support the business objectives.
  • Assuring solution development, balancing business needs, policy & legislation with enterprise integration
  • Agreeing the features, phases and adoption of solution & service deliverables into the business.
  • Directing the degree to which architectural domains and solutions must satisfy business needs.
  • Defining controls over the specifications according to which a solution is defined, managed, tested and delivered.


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