Enterprise Architect (End-to-End Architecture)
Nigel Frank International
1st August 2018
£65000 - £80000
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Lets face it, looking for a new job can be stressful. Endlessly scouring the online job boards, wading through hundreds of poorly written, copy and pasted adverts all failing to do one thing...
Give you actual information about the role!
So with that in mind, I wanted to take some time to write up a short (and hopefully sweet) advert that should give you some genuine insight into what this role consists of. Ready?
Here we go...
I have partnered up with one of my long-standing clients who are looking to recruit an experienced Enterprise Architect to come in and join a new team as part of a company-wide recruitment drive. The organisation themselves are pretty well known in the North West and they are currently in the midst of a huge digital transformation aimed at improving the way they deliver content to their customers through technical innovation.
This role will sit in a team that focuses on the delivery of a range of solutions that support the organisations contact centre operations. This is a global offering, with the team essentially providing both the architecture and engineering for solutions including voice platforms, omni-channel solitions (e.g. chat, video, messaging), integration services and desktop applications. You will come in and help shape and influence a new technology roadmap, with your role encompassing a range of responsibilities that I have listed below:
E2E Architecture - The core focus of this role will be providing E2E Architecture for a range of Enterprise-scale solutions. You will essentially be leading a team of around 5 Solutions Architects, designing and delivering a range of solutions for their customer contact channels including telephony, webchat, video and supporting services. They are currently in the midst of moving from SOA to a Microservices-based model so exposure to either is required. Any certifications (e.g. TOGAF) would also be desirable.
Technology - From a technology standpoint, they are ideally looking for candidates with a background in Software Engineering rather than Infrastructure, although experience with both would be a huge advantage. They are currently running a diverse tech estate (e.g. Java, Spring, REST APIs, Docker, Jenkins, JBoss, React) so a background in core Software Engineering would be preferable as they ideally need an SME. Your role will involve liaising with Software Engineers on a regular basis, so an understanding of core OO principles and development methodologies (e.g. DevOps, Agile, Scrum, SOLID) is hugely important.
Stakeholder Management - Due to the nature of this organisation, the stakeholder management piece is huge and your role will be extremely stakeholder-facing. You will be expected to engage with both technical and commercially-minded stakeholders, with a focus on both managing and influencing expectations throughout the development and design lifecycles. You should therefore be a strong and confident communicator with a proven track record working on stakeholder-heavy projects.
Leadership & Management - Whilst not being a management role in the same vein as a Development Manager or Project Manager, your role will still involve a large element of leadership so basic management skills would be useful. You will be expected to act as a conduit between various stakeholders and will be leading projects to some degree, so any experience in a leadership capacity would be beneficial.
But in my personal opinion, what they are truly looking for are passionate technologists with a genuine drive to succeed - cliche I know, but you get mt drift.
So if this advert hasn't hurt your eyes and you are keen to learn a bit more about this specific opportunity then I would be happy to set up a follow up chat - I can be contacted by the following means:
Office Line: 0191 338 7540
LinkedIn: 'Liam Haghighat'
Anything discussed will remain completely confidential and fully compliant with GDPR.