Enterprise Architect

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Type: permanent (Full-time)

Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Enteprise Architect

About Us

We’re an award-winning innovative tech consultancy - a team of creative problem solvers. Since 1993 we’ve been finding better, more sustainable ways to solve complex technology problems for some of the world’s leading organisations and delivered solutions that millions of people use every day.

In the last 30 years we won several awards, including a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category for our Enterprise Agile delivery approach.

Operating from 26 locations across the world, we bring together teams of creative experts with diverse backgrounds and experiences, who enjoy working and learning in our collaborative and open culture and are committed to world-class delivery.

We want to continue to grow our team with people just like you!

About the Role

As an Enterprise Architect in our Consulting team, you will help our clients understand the impact technology can make on the business, where their technology estate needs to evolve and grow, and the most effective way to deliver business value through technology.

We want you to rapidly become a trusted advisor, excel at stakeholder engagement, and turn achievable roadmaps into actionable plans. Our clients look to us for guidance and support with maintenance of their existing estate as well as planning and execution of IT change; you'll be bringing your skills and experience to help them mature their capabilities to align technology and business strategies.

About You

You have already developed a pragmatic outlook and know that Enterprise Architecture is as much understanding the business on their own terms as it is defining and managing a technology estate. You have been around long enough to have made mistakes - quite a lot of them! – but you've learned from them and can recognise when someone else is about to do the same and course-correct.

You have a track record of working with senior stakeholders across the organisation and understand the importance of speaking to them in their own language, recognising individual viewpoints to address concerns. You have successfully brought the IT-sceptic and the technology-minded together, to the measurable benefit of both.

You have a variety of approaches in your toolkit and use them effectively to understand business need, determine the required change and oversee its implementation to deliver business value. We're talking market knowledge, requirements gathering, capability mapping, vendor selection and achievable roadmaps, just for starters.

You might have started in software engineering, or in infrastructure, or in business analysis – or taken any other route. You don't have to have worked for a consulting firm to be a good Consultant. What matters is that you have honesty, integrity and a flair for problem solving. You enjoy working closely with clients and know that hard truths must be tempered with solutions; it's ok to tell someone they dug the hole they’re in if you’re offering them a ladder to climb out.

You have a heads-up approach, look for the bigger picture, recognise and shape opportunities. You understand the commercial aspects of Consulting and look forward to being a key contributor to BJSS business development – writing proposals and presenting solutions to prospective clients.

Some of the experience we're looking for you to demonstrate:

  • Architecture – you'll have worked with some or all of SOA, Microservices, EDA, and know the impacts of adopting Cloud
  • Agile Solution Delivery – you're comfortable with Agile/Continuous Architecture approaches and understand that one size doesn’t fit all
  • Integration – you've experienced different integration options, such as an ESB, ETL, P2P, and know the benefits and pitfalls
  • Cloud – you're familiar with legacy migration and cloud-native approaches for at least one of AWS, Azure and GCP
  • Data – you know quality data is the lifeblood of an organisation and have experience in Information & Data Modelling and Standards, Metadata Management, Data Condition and Quality
  • Governance – you've been responsible for setting up and chairing review boards, design authorities or other governance approaches
  • Service Management – you're familiar with the concepts of ITIL, SIAM; you understand the benefits of Service Blueprints and Service Design Wrappers
  • Vendor and Supplier Management – you can objectively review supplier delivery teams, contracts and commercial structures; you've led vendor selections
  • EA Frameworks – you're at least aware of Zachman and TOGAF, LeanIX, iServer, Archimate

Some of the Perks

  • Flexible benefits allowance – you choose how to spend your allowance (additional pension contributions, healthcare, dental and more)
  • Industry leading health and wellbeing plan - we partner with several wellbeing support functions to cater to each individual's need, including 24/7 GP services, mental health support, and other
  • Life Assurance (4 x annual salary)
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Hybrid working - Our roles are not fully remote as we take pride in the tight knit communities we have created at our local offices. But we offer plenty of flexibility and you can split your time between the office, client site and WFH
  • Discounts – we have preferred rates from dozens of retail, lifestyle, and utility brands
  • An industry-leading referral scheme with no limits on the number of referrals
  • Flexible holiday buy/sell option
  • Electric vehicle scheme
  • Training opportunities and incentives – we support professional certifications across engineering and non-engineering roles, including unlimited access to O’Reilly
  • Giving back – the ability to get involved nationally and regionally with partnerships to get people from diverse backgrounds into tech
  • You will become part of a squad with people from different areas within the business who will help you grow at BJSS
  • We have a busy social calendar that you can choose to join– quarterly town halls/squad nights out/weekends away with families included/office get togethers
  • GymFlex gym membership programme

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