Associate IT Architect

  • De Montfort University
  • Leicester, UK
  • Feb 22, 2019
Full time Education SAP IT

Job Description

Associate IT Architect

De Montfort University

Information Technology & Media Services

Ref. D-60644014-02

Grade E, £27,025 - £33,199 per annum

Permanent, Full-time



De Montfort University (DMU) is an ambitious, globally-minded institution with a relentless focus on delivering excellent teaching and learning, high-quality research and a sector-leading student experience. DMU's ability to provide a market-leading technology offering is key.

Faculty / Directorate

IT and Media Service Directorate (ITMS) ITMS is a forward-thinking and proactive centralised directorate that supports all of the organisations business technology including, Infrastructure, AV and Multimedia, Service Management,

Applications and Systems support and Programmes and Planning. Recent major investments include multimillion pound programmes to refresh our IT infrastructure and our core business systems, delivering transformative change underpinned by the implementation of SAP Finance, HR/Payroll, student Lifecycle management and CRM. With these foundations in place the next stage is to deliver a digital revolution, leveraging opportunities provided by technologies such as cloud based services, data analytics, the Internet of Things and Office 365. Achievement of our ambitious strategy is dependent on hiring talented professional experts, and managing the risks to the safe and secure use of data.


This is an exciting opportunity to develop a career in Enterprise Architecture. As the Associate IT Architect you will mainly focus on application and data architectures. For application architecture this will include creating models of our application landscapes and long term roadmaps. For data architecture you will work with colleagues to ensure a data model is created that describes the data lifecycles within our applications and business services.

Participating with Design Team and Application Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), you will analyse high level target architecture and the application needs, and work with SME’s to seek to find the compromise that delivers the most business value and the least risk. You will also use risk assessment as a means to highlight gaps and legacy application issues.

Ideal Candidate

You will have a good knowledge of Information Technology and how technology, applications and data work together to serve business needs. You will have great communication skills with the ability to elicit information from diverse stakeholders. You will have the ability to analyse large amounts of information and create simple models that convey important information to be used by key stakeholders to make decisions. You will have a growth mind-set and a desire to develop your knowledge and skill-sets.

DMU strives for our staff to be as diverse as our student body. We have a diverse and progressive leadership team who strongly advocate the need to ensure the university enables all talent to flourish. Applications to this post are encouraged from all members of the community, flexible working options will be considered.

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Closing Date: 7th April 2019.



Grade E, £27,025 - £33,199 per annum

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