Contract Head Of Architecture

North Yorkshire, Yorkshire
£500 - 535 per day
02 Jul 2019
01 Aug 2019
Professional / Specialist
Contract Type
The InterQuest Group are currently sourcing candidates for a Head of Architecture role for a leading client in North Yorkshire.

The main focus of this role is to define the strategic architectural vision and technology roadmap based on the client's vision and (IT/digital) strategy.

- You will be tasked with obtaining cross organisational support for the strategic architectural vision and roadmap.

- Approval of all digital and IT developments for conformance with architectural vision including definition and governance of architecture standards and principles.

- Ensure that developmental activity is consistent with the architectural vision and roadmap.

- Present and provide materials for others to present the architectural vision internally and at conferences, workshops, and other relevant events.

- To lead a team that provides, and also make a significant personal contribution in providing, technical architect expertise and solution design services to major programmes and individual projects to address complex business requirements.

- To pursue continuous improvement in this area, incorporating best practice from industry, commerce and the HE sectors, as appropriate, in order to develop and maintain a vision for the information systems' architecture

You will also need Experience with an enterprise architecture framework technique (e.g. Zachman, TOGAF, etc.).

- Experience in making technical decisions that have a major effect on successful delivery.

- Experience of delivering complex IT projects that are a combination of hardware and software deployments, system integration, process and procedure definition and training.

- Experience of acting as Technical Design Authority to large scale projects to ensure alignment with IT strategy

- Developing technical roadmaps for the progression of a strategic architecture

- Up-to date knowledge and experience of software engineering tools and development techniques, including working with packages.

- Experience with UML.

- Degree in a technical or engineering related subject.

Key requirements in this role

- Experienced in implementing and delivering software applications, including knowledge of an object oriented language and Java or C#

- Experienced with relational databases, text processing and XML.

- Experienced in developing and delivering successful products and services.

- Further degree, or substantial experience, in a subject relevant to IT and/or related to the management of online information.

- Experience with ITIL and PRINCE2

- Membership of a relevant professional body (e.g. BCS, IEE, etc.)

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InterQuest Group is acting as an employment agency for this vacancy. InterQuest Group is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of age, disability, gender, religion/belief, race, marriage, civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, sex or sexual orientation. Please make us aware if you require any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process.