This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Enterprise Architect to join the rail division of a FTSE 250 London based company on a major greenfield project utilising state of the art Azure PaaS to deliver a customer experience driven digital Omni-Channel ticketing and retail platform.
The company are committed to delivering an ambitious digital channel shift strategy over the next two years as part of their agreement with the Department for Transport utilising Agile/Kanban methodologies.
The Omni-Channel ticketing and retail platform is a first for a train operating company with a committed technology investment of over £6million.
As an experienced Enterprise Architect, preferably with a Retail background, you will act as a bridge between the business and IT by aligning the IT and the corporate strategies. This will require engaging with key Business and IT stakeholders, understanding the major business initiatives and guiding the enterprise towards a commonly agreed architecture. You will be a T-shaped individual, who has a breadth of knowledge and skills spanning both business and IT domains and someone who also has a depth of experience in areas such as applications and data architecture.
As an Enterprise Architect you will lead the promotion of a shared infrastructure, applications and resources to reduce costs and improve information flow across different business units. You will also ensure that projects do not duplicate functionality or diverge from each other and business and IT strategies. You will do this by developing a deep understanding of the different business models operating across the group and provide or assist in developing a roadmap to bring these different models on a commonly agreed future state architecture.
You will take ownership of the delivery of the Rail Enterprise, leveraging the shared resources available through the matrix technology organisation. You will also ensure that the correct Governance and Technologies are delivered from the Digital co-located team consisting of Product Owner, Developers, DevOps, QA, UX, UI, BA and PM who are responsible for creating and delivering all the Digital offerings, following Kanban Agile methodologies.
Reporting to the Group Chief Technology Officer you will work closely together in creating and presenting strategic initiative work material to support different business units of the group with the primary focus for this role to be on the Rail Business.
What you will get
* Competitive Salary
* Final Salary Pension
* 15% Bonus
* 25 Days annual leave
* Company benefits and discounts
Key Experience Required
We are looking for an individual with substantial leadership experience from an architectural context capable of demonstrating thought leadership with C-Level stakeholders.
You will have a background in delivering end-to-end transformation programmes, more recently digital transformation.
You will have experience of defining IT strategy and architecture to create a flexible organization that can quickly adapt to the needs of disruptive changes as well as experience working as a Technical Design Authority.
You will have built and managed an EA Architecture & governance framework including creation and ownership of technology artefacts.
You will have experience with a broad range of architectural methodologies and frameworks, i.e. TOGAF 9 as well as experience in implementing EA tools and processes with in-depth experience in enterprise applications delivering architectures involving Cloud (SaaS, PaaS & IaaS), e-commerce, online, social media and mobility.
Experience in delivering SOA-based integration is a must, ideally with an in-depth knowledge & experience in one integration engine such as WebMethods.
You will have experience in developing and delivering complex technology solutions leading from presales to delivery as well as Programme Management experience spanning both Waterfall and Agile programmes.
You will have managed highly technical staff with architecture, design and development experience and delivered large scale, multi-project technical solutions throughout the entire development lifecycle from inception to operation.
You will have a solid understanding of both current and emerging technologies with a strong background in delivering cloud based solutions such as Microsoft Azure PaaS and IaaS solutions.
TOGAF 9 certified
Trained/experienced in EA tools
Agile and PMP/Prince 2 Accreditation
The company is creating an exciting culture of business and technology hero's, co-located together, working as one team to create and continually evolve in an agile iterative environment a first class suite of retailing services
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