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Lead Enterprise Architect

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Recruiter: Dixons Carphone
Listed on: 20th August
Location: London - North Acton
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Lead Enterprise Architect

We are looking for an experienced Enetrprise Architect to create the enterprise strategy and roadmap for Technology as a whole; both Business Applications and underpinning Infrastructure, to meet the future needs of the business and drive the roadmap through to execution.


-Leads the Enterprise Architecture practice, managing a team of Enterprise Architects covering various architecture domains: business, information, application, technical, security.
-Provides consultative advice to business leaders and organisational stakeholders who seek actionable recommendations to make investment decisions about the next business and operating model of their organization, using technology to make that change happen.
-Leads analysis of the business future-state capabilities 
-Understands the long term commercial and technical objectives of the organisation and interpret business requirements into technical solutions.
-Leads and facilitates interaction with business leaders, product managers and product owners in a business-driven conversation over the risks and implications of the product decision
-Owns and develops the Application and Infrastructure target and transitional architectures and roadmap for the whole enterprise.
-Leads the development of an implementation plan for the enterprise architecture based on business strategy and requirements.
-Researches emerging technologies, increases team awareness and drives innovation and rationalisation as required to increase availability, performance, capacity, security, stability and to maximise cost savings and efficiencies.
-Facilitates the evaluation and selection of technologies when required.
-Oversees the delivery of technology change to ensure the end solution matches the target architecture and feeds learnings back into future architectures. 
-Works in conjunction with vendors as necessary in supporting all services.
-Promotes the business value of EA as an enabler of strategy formulation, and as support for technology innovation, which drives the organization's top and bottom lines.
-Leads the creation and maturing of the Enterprise Architecture practice into an internal management consultancy.

Skills & Experience

-Evidence of a strong understanding of retail business models.
-Knowledge of business ecosystems, multiple modern deployment architectures, technical infrastructure, integration and application styles and patterns, data management and analytics.
-Wide experience of retail applications across Planning and Buying, Omni channel selling, Forward and Reverse Logistics and Field Services including major retail suite / platform providers.
-Knowledge and experience of transitioning retailers from legacy architectures to modern digital platforms and technologies.
-Familiarity with information management practices, system development life cycle management, IT services management, agile and lean methodologies, infrastructure and operations, and EA and ITIL frameworks.
-Strong leadership skills.
-Excellent analytical and technical skills.
-Excellent written, verbal, communication and presentation skills 
-Excellent planning and organizational skills.