Technical Architect

  • Birmingham City University
  • Joseph Priestley Building, Cardigan Street, Birmingham, UK
  • Mar 22, 2018
Full time I.T. & Communications

Job Description

Technical Architect

£51,553.20 - £56,037.60 which includes a 20% market supplement  

Full-Time, Permanent

Reference: 032018-156 

To achieve our vision to transform our systems, systems integration, data management and Hybrid-Cloud implementation, we need an exceptional Technical Architect. You will be part of our IT Technical Architecture team who are responsible for shaping the future of IT at BCU.  Reporting to the Chief Technical Architect you will be responsible for ensuring that the architecture of our IT systems implements and enables our IT Strategy and Principles. As a member of the Architectural Governance Board, you will be responsible for assessing solution designs and proposing new, fit-for-purpose solutions that meet the business requirements and are aligned to our University’s strategy. 

You will have demonstrable technical expertise as well as experience and knowledge of designing technical architectures and solutions. Whilst you are likely to have in-depth understanding of server and network infrastructure you will also have broad technical knowledge and experience including Cloud, applications and data. You will also have knowledge and experience of appropriate architectural frameworks and methodologies such as TOGAF. 

You will have ownership of all technical aspects of the projects that you are assigned to. You will also contribute to developing policies, developing IT strategy, resolving major technical design issues, making procurement decisions and selecting system architecture components. 

For more information about applying and for the job description please see the current vacancies on the BCU website:

 Closing Date: Wednesday 4 April 2018

Interview Date: Thursday 19 April 2018 

Please note; on occasions where we receive a large number of applications, we may close the advert ahead of the publicised closing date. If this does happen, we will contact all candidates via email who have started but not yet completed their application, giving 48 hours’ notice.  We would, therefore, advise that you submit your completed application as soon as possible. 

Alternatively, if you require the application in a different format please contact the Human Resources Department at or on 0121 331 6693.


£51,553.20 - £56,037.60 which includes a 20% market supplement