Enterprise Application Architect - South of London, 6 month rolling Co

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6 months rolling
RP International
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Enterprise Application Architect


Responsible for:

  • Producing, developing and overseeing design related artefacts
  • Governing the agreed designs of allocated projects to ensure they meet the agreed Enterprise Architecture standards and strategy
  • Working in collaboration with the IT delivery streams to determine the optimal solution and architectural strategic directions
  • Facilitating and coordinating design reviews for allocated projects
  • Supporting the development of IT related strategies
  • Producing and updating the Enterprise Architecture guidelines and polices to the related to the assigned architecture domains
  • Working in collaboration with the Enterprise Architecture Team to determine relevant templates and architecture artefacts required to support: the IT delivery function including architecture impact assessments and governance policies
  • Contributing to building and maintaining the architecture models and relevant Enterprise Architecture repository
  • Managing the relevant stakeholders to ensure the appropriate architecture policies and strategy are relevant and adhered to
  • Consulting with senior business and IT stakeholders to determine the most pragmatic and optimal architecture solution.

Minimum Experience

Minimum of:

  • 5 years experience within and Enterprise Architect role
  • 5 years experience in solutioning Enterprise Applications
  • 10 years experience in the relevant technology domain

Experience in:

  • Enterprise Application and/or COTS implementation methodologies and industry best practices
  • Integration best practices and standard patterns to support the integration of Enterprise Applications
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control methodologies
  • Business user or external client management, communication, negotiation and facilitation skills
  • Utilising industry standard Architecture methods and frameworks
  • Providing consultancy services to large organisations

Proven track record of:

  • Enterprise Architecture within a complex IT environment
  • Acting as design authority within the Enterprise Application domain
  • Producing, developing and facilitating design option papers
  • Produce and developing IT strategies and roadmaps

Role Specific Experience

Mandatory experience:

Referenceable experience in:

  • Managing demanding senior business stakeholders to maintain strong positive relationships while providing the right quality of solution, setting challenging but achievable timescales
  • Managing complex supplier relationships bringing multiple competing suppliers together to provide integrated solutions, resolving conflicts and keeping to timescales
  • Quickly understanding new business models, technologies and processes, forming a strong understanding of the necessary business outcomes required and the ability to assess the best fit solutions from multiple options

Highly desirable experience:

  • Direct experience within the following domains: CRM, ERP, Billing, Finance, Asset Management
  • Direct experience in selecting and architecturing cloud based solutions relevant to the business needs
  • Direct experience in determining the end to end design and implementation of Enterprise Applications that include: Configuration, Integration, Datamodelling and Data migration, supporting Environments and Infrastructure
  • Experience in post implementation support and reviews

Skills and Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills, written and spoken
  • University degree qualification in an IT related subject
  • Strong negotiation and facilitation skills
  • Understanding of waterfall and agile methodologies
  • Enterprise Architecture or IT related certification