Enterprise Architect (Digital Focus)
19th November 2018
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About the department
Our IT Vision is "A railway that runs on data, powered by technology that creates new destinations in the lives of everyone". This role truly has the opportunity to positively contribute to the lives of everyone by making clever business and technology choices for the railway.
The Chief Information Technology Office (CITO) provides professional services to lead guide and govern the Business Aligned IT Strategy across Network Rail, enabling business outcomes through empowered IT decision-making. The IT Strategy focuses on bringing value for Network Rail, its partners, suppliers and most important of all, its customers.
Forward Thinking - Working closely with customers to shape strategic direction
Outward Facing - Greater emphasis on enabling future value delivery and risk mitigation
Enterprise Wide - Taking an outside-in and cross-Network Rail wide perspective on business and technology
Innovative - Providing technology thought leadership and supporting adoption of emerging technology
The team comprises Enterprise Architects, Analysts and Solution architects; we work closely with a growing community of Architects throughout Network Rail, the Rail Industry and in the Route Services IT function.
About the Role
Are you passionate about becoming an Enterprise Architect within Network Rail? Or looking for next step in your career?
In this role you will help shape Network Rail's digital enabled future by leading the definition and plans for modern, enabling technologies across our Digital Business Platform (incl. IoT, API, Hybrid Cloud, Content and Collaboration Services, Information management/Governance and Big Data and security). You will be informed and up to date in architectures and emerging trends in all of these and will have deeper experience in at least one.
You will enjoy championing, through excellent written and oral communications, use of digital technologies that will deliver business aligned technology vision and roadmap.
You will influence how IT and Operational technology converge seamlessly for a safe, reliable and efficient railway by effectively breaking down barriers (real or perceived) between engineering and IT.
You will work within the CITO EA function to align enabling digital technology plans with business and technology roadmaps across business segments, delivered through business and IT delivery programmes. This includes leading a team of technology architects to develop strategy, plans, standards and assurance of our Digital Business Platform. So, great delegation, mentoring, and setting clear expectations on teams and projects are essential.
You will have ownership of the enterprise architecture development for business segment(s) and / or domains including one or more of Assets, Trains, Corporate, Digital Business Platform segments and/or Business, Information domains, and into rail industry ecosystems.
Managing a team of analysts and other architects to engage, research, develop and communicate the enterprise architecture.
Guiding people, process, business model opportunity, risk and change through dedicated business architecture advice and guidance.
Guide information and data opportunities including classification, sharing, quality improvement and monetisation (incl. reputational, financial, gain-share).
Leading business application and technology opportunity and risk reduction in context of Network Rail strategic business objectives.
Maximise opportunities to adopt and innovate using the Digital Business Platform.
Engaging with NR and industry business and the technology stakeholders to understand strategic business objectives.
Ensuring that the various views comprising the enterprise architecture are consistent and coherent, at an appropriate level of detail. Control changes so as to maintain internal consistency and excellent integration with other architecture using EA tooling and documentation.
Informing the Business Aligned IT Strategy through detailed segment and/or domain understanding.
Support the maintenance of these architectures to reflect changes to business and RSIT strategy for new requirements, emergence of technology innovations and changes to the business.
You will provide technology and business leaders as well as change teams (incl. RSIT Portfolio Managers, Solution Architects and industry partners) with a clear understanding of the enterprise architecture standards, patterns and framework.
Developing and maintaining Enterprise Architecture products including target states, reference architecture, patterns, roadmaps and stakeholder views/presentations to support and guide NR business leaders and change initiatives.
Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications
A balance of business, information, application and technology architecture proficiency. Use of appropriate standard and custom methods including business model/value canvas, capability modelling, service design, design thinking.
Ability to take a strategic view and see the ‘big picture’ allied to the ability to adopt an analytical approach to complex change programmes with the awareness of operational implications
Experience of operating at a senior level, building effective relationships and dealing with executive colleagues, and stakeholders NR wide
Display high level of analytical problem-solving skills and the ability to assimilate complex information, to facilitate escalation and resolution of issues
Excellent influencing and communication skills (technical authoring, architecture "marketing", multi-channel presentations)
Ability to take ownership of large scale problem areas - breaking down into planned and manageable activities.
Business and commercial acumen - understanding business models, financial drivers, competition
Experience of enterprise level architectural development across all domains, including experience of ‘system of systems’ architecture development
Relevant experience and/or qualifications such as TOGAF, MODAF, SaFE, Zachman, Systems Engineering Certification.
Knowledge of business systems and their application (e.g. corporate, supply chain, asset management, financial, HR, engineering)
Experience of digital business technologies including (IOT, API, Big Data, Security, Hybrid Cloud, Collaboration, Content Management)
Negotiation skills for EA governance - trade-off analysis, conflict resolution, inspiring change, risk assessment
Substantial experience of corporate process architecture development and deployment
Process Management and workflow concepts and technologies (e.g. Oracle Workflow)
Experience of the application of industry frameworks and maturity models including COBIT, ITIL, P3M, MoP, MSP, PRINCE2, P3M3 and CMMI.
Information Security Concepts, Standards (BS7799/InfoSec), Infrastructure and Technologies
Will have done EA within a nationally distributed and federated organisation
Enterprise architecture tooling selection and EA data management and reporting
Leadership experience in other parts of the IT lifecycle - including build, service, operations, supplier management.
Do you have the experience needed?
Network Rail welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employment status, trade union affiliation, or other irrelevant factor. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.
Keeping people safe on the railway is at the heart of everything we do, safe behaviour is therefore a requirement of working for Network Rail. Applicants should demonstrate their personal commitment to safety in their application.
Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career with competitive pay and excellent benefits including a choice of contributory pension schemes, a generous annual leave package, a bonus scheme and an annual 75% subsidy on season tickets costing up to £3,000 (to a maximum amount of £2,250).
Network Rail positively embraces flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.
Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: £77,414-£87,091.
As an arm’s length department of the UK Government, Network Rail is required to comply with a well-established pre-employment vetting process for all prospective employees.
Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) checks require prospective employees of Network Rail to meet the following requirements;
Provide eligibility to work in the UK and identity documentation
Complete a satisfactory 3 year employment history check
Complete a satisfactory unspent criminal conviction disclosure check
For more information regarding BPSS pre-employment related checks, please visit the UK Government website for further information - UK Government - BPSS Checks
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Closing date: 17.12.18, late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.
It is a requirement of the role to live within 90 minutes commuting time of The Quadrant Milton Keynes.