Lead Enterprise Architect - Major European Group (remote)

  • Confidential
  • London, UK
  • Oct 16, 2020

Job Description

Lead Enterprise Architect - Major European Group. Contract. Remote.

A highly experienced consulting Enterprise Architect is required by a large-scale group, with tens-of-thousands of employees and numerous operating companies in more than 10 European countries. Work will cut across the entire group; a complex environment, being a multinational federated group business model. This is a hands-on, delivery type Enterprise Architecture position, working to establish a clear understanding of the IT landscape and business contexts across the group, to uncover unmanaged risk, identify and seize opportunities.
A pragmatic Enterprise Architect is required. This is not an exercise of governance design, but of leading discovery, design and propositions. Working end-to-end; enterprise analysis, design, planning, and implementation, using a comprehensive approach at all times, for the successful development and execution of strategy. A full top down review of the entire enterprise, the output from which will drive a broad range of solutions spanning the full business and technology landscape.

This position will suit a highly experienced Enterprise Architect with skills, experience and ability spanning;

a range of industries and organisations, with large-scale, multinational group type business exposure
a broad range of senior stakeholders, including IT and Finance
Interpreting various sources of data (qualitative and quantitative) and using to build insights
producing architectures and strategies for products and services, aimed at driving efficiencies, reducing cost etc (including convergence, clustering, centralised services etc)
aligned to a strategic Architectural view and business strategy.
working with hypotheses, creating hypothesis based on data and driving solutions that balance risk and value.
building proposals and business cases underpinned by sound commercial benefit.
delivering in highly commercially focused enterprise, where Capex needs to return.
Enterprise Architecture best practices and tooling (TOGAF, Orbis iServer tooling)
Technical background with knowledge of modern IT technology stack, especially data and application frameworks
Ability to grasp detail (including technical detail) and quickly assimilate this into simple, actionable and business-relevant themes
Strong commercial awareness. Able to prioritise based on greatest business value (collaboratively with the rest of the team)
technical design and visualisation (Visio)
A 'completer-finisher' -taking accountability for ideas from inception to delivery, in an environment that requires robust metrics to confirm success
Fluent in English, additional languages (Adriatics and Dutch in particular) advantageous (definitely non-essential).
Of particular interest (but non-essential); experience on both sides of the fence; government body commissioning services / private side delivering.

Initial 6 month contract.
Remote working; position can be based from anywhere in UK or Europe
Paying £800-£1000 per day depending on experience (outside of IR35; set SOW)

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