Lead Enterprise Architect - Public Sector

Warrington Permanent £55,000 - £78,513 per year
  • Excellent working environment, hybrid, superb benefits
  • Salary up to £78,513 + Exceptional benefits

About Our Client

From National Nuclear Laboratory:

There's never been a more exciting time to be part of the nuclear sector. New opportunities are being created all the time. At NNL, you'll be in the ideal place to capitalise on this momentum, face new challenges and develop a long, successful and meaningful career.

We're an organisation that's here to experiment and push the limits of what's possible. So, if you're keen to excel in your chosen field, this is the place to do it. Because at NNL, anything is possible.

NNL is an incredible place to work. A place where people do things that have never been done before. A place where people push boundaries to further themselves, the business and society as a whole.

This is a place where personal and professional opportunities are limitless. If you want to change the world, if you want to tackle climate change, if you want to help advance medical science, if you want to help put things in space, if you want to answer the big questions, if you want to work with extraordinary materials, if you want to meet great people, learn new skills, challenge yourself, work flexibly, and build a long successful career with the power to make a real impact… you can do it all here.

NNL has a vision for Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (ED&I) where NNL aims to be an inclusive workplace that attracts diverse talent through transparent and equal policies and procedures. We want you and the diverse mix of people that we employ, customers that we service and stakeholders that we influence to feel valued. We encourage a workplace culture where everyone can thrive with a sense of belonging.

Job Description

Main Responsibilities for Lead Enterprise Architect:

  • Responsible for managing and developing the Enterprise Architecture team and supporting day-to-day operational requirements. Develop as a trusted internal advisor for IT and business managers.
  • Provide thought leadership in planning and development of IT solutions which support NNL business activities and strategy, aligning with IT strategy and direction. Takes a strategic view across all architectural domains, portfolios, and programs.
  • Develop and maintain EA strategy, architectural principles, policies, standards and roadmaps from business and technology perspective, including 'as-is', 'to-be' and transitional states. Document and publish it such that will be easy to consume for the rest of IT.
  • Participate in senior leadership & management team activities and contribute as required. Responsible for SLMT decisions for IT
  • Own Architecture Review Board and support other technical forums, ensuring all architectural designs and recommendations can operate in accordance with EA strategy, business SLAs and IT OLAs.
  • Authority of the NNL Enterprise Architecture, Standards and Governing Principles. Audit/check high level designs, and blueprints. communicate/explain to all other stakeholders.
  • Work closely with other architects, technology teams and project delivery to ensure the solution design and delivery is according to the EA plan, guiding through challenges as required.
  • Propose 'buy-before-build' options for various technical solutions, considering financial, technical, and operational considerations withing NNL IT. Demonstrate technology and economic reasons ensuring fitness for purpose is maintained.

The Successful Applicant

Essential Criteria for Lead Enterprise Architect:

  • Breadth and depth of knowledge and knowhow across all aspects of IT and architectural domains including Business, Technology, Application, Data, Integration and Security. Very good knowledge of architecture modelling, modelling methodologies and tools.
  • Experience of recommending, adopting, customising, integrating, and applying industry standards and frameworks, including enterprise architecture, secure systems design, SDLC's, service delivery, business change and transformation.
  • Experience developing business aligned technology strategies, investment cases and solutions that have disrupted traditional thinking and ways of working. Designed enterprise level solution designs and oversee delivery using suitable technologies, standards and governance.
  • Broad understanding of large-scale application design, various cloud technologies, solution development and deployment methodologies.
  • Have strong communication skill, with the ability to build relationships and influence senior stakeholders. Diplomatic approach with excellent facilitation skills with the capability to articulate technical solutions to technical and non-technical people alike.
  • Have a broad understanding of information technology across multiple domains including business systems and applications, data, information analytics, infrastructure and cyber security.
  • Demonstrable experience of similar leadership position or working within established architecture practice including experience of people management.
  • Excellent negotiating skills with an ability to work effectively in pressurised situations and can be relied upon to deliver, irrespective of the circumstances.
  • Ability to obtain SC level security clearance (this includes but is not limited to identity, employment, financial and criminal record checks plus 5 years' worth of UK residency).

What's on Offer

This organisation is a SUPERB place to work, and the Architecture Function specifically is an excellent place to begin your journey with them. the practice itself is a relatively recent advent, meaning you truly can put your stamp on something of local and global import, as well as progressing and developing your career in a multitude of ways.

In addition to incredible benefits (pension, holidays, hybrid working ...) a salary of up to £78,513 is currently being offered DoE.

Ben McColl
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+44 161 829 0480

Job summary

Job function
Enterprise Architecture
Public Sector
Contract type
Consultant name
Ben McColl
Consultant phone
+44 161 829 0480
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