Technical Architect

  • Birmingham City University
  • Joseph Priestley Building, Cardigan Street, Birmingham, UK
  • May 16, 2018
Full time I.T. & Communications

Job Description

Technical Architect

IT - Strategy and Architecture 

Location: Joseph Priestley Building

£51,553 to £56,037 Competitive Salary which includes a 20% Market Supplement

Full-Time, Permanent

Reference: 032018-156-R-R 

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: Thursday 7 June 2018

Interview Date: Friday 29 June 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 to £56,037 Competitive Salary which includes a 20% Market Supplement