Head of Architecture(36534394)

Marston Green


£75000 - £95000 per annum, Benefits: Care Allowance, Healthcare, Holiday Flex Scheme

Head of Architecture Job Summary
We are looking for an experienced Enterprise level Architect with domain expertise in Microsoft Azure Cloud as well as the necessary leadership skills to run Jumar’s Architecture Practice. The role also includes working closely with Pre-sales to support technology sales opportunities and the handover to delivery. We anticipate this will be a dual role: approximately 70% management and 30% delivery.

  • Own and develop the Architecture Practice through leading a team of architects with domain expertise such as Enterprise, Solution, Data and CRM
  • Must be 100% customer delivery focused to achieve customer satisfaction targets
  • To develop and execute the Architecture Practice strategy that will focus creating the most efficient and high-quality Architecture capability including working closely with the CTO to help develop technical vision and strategy
  • Meets Practice utilisation target through use of pipeline management to provide demand management forecasting
  • To ensure that training and development is within the DNA of the Practice
  • Offer mentoring / coaching / training opportunities for your team; empower each architect and nurture their own leadership skills
  • Act as a point of escalation for your team
  • Conduct regular 1-to-1s and appraisals
  • Provide billable consultancy and services in your area of architecture domain expertise (preferably Microsoft Azure)
  • Where appropriate, involvement in recruitment and onboarding of new hires into the architecture practice
  • Ensure team deliverables are inline with the ISO 9001 quality standard set by the company, as well as for the continuous improvement within your processes. 

Required Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrable leadership skills and experience of leading technical teams
  • Strong architecture background with experience of working with corporate and SME clients
  • Practical experience with Cloud technologies (preferably Microsoft Azure) including knowledge of containers, DevOps, security and data services
  • Demonstrable experience of working with senior stakeholders
  • Development of Enterprise and Domain architectures
  • Experience/certification with architectural methodologies and tools
  • Bid and business development architectural support
  • Implementation experience of CRM systems (particularly Microsoft Dynamics365) preferable
  • Understanding of current application development standards and methodologies
  • Experience with Agile and Traditional methodologies
  • Experience organising and performing prototyping and proof of concepts
  • Excellent communication skills – at all levels up to CXO
  • Emotional and intellectual Intelligence – relationship building and problem solving

Job Information

Job Reference: 36534394
Salary From: £75000
Salary To: £95000
Job Industries: Internet & New Media
Job Locations: Marston Green
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: Enterprise Architecture

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