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Enterprise Architect

Reference: JS-351737-A
Location: Tyne And Wear, United Kingdom
Sector: Mining / Oil / Gas
Salary: £67000.00 to £80000.00
Job Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 11/02/2016
Recruiter: Spring Technology

Spring Technology are working in partnership with a large energy provider to recruit a talented Enterprise Architecture to join their team in their established Houghton le Spring office.

The successful candidate will lead the development of the IT technology and architectural strategy and standards across the Domestic Business Unit. You will provide direction and thought leadership to ensure that the IT strategy is aligned with the mission, strategy, and processes. You will partner with Domestic programmes to ensure that the UK Domestic enterprise as a whole has integrity and consistency. You will contribute to defining the Enterprise Architecture development process and lead the integration of these processes across the Domestic Business Unit and IT organisation. You will also be responsible for the development, maintenance, publication and refresh of the Business Unit architectural delivery roadmaps in conjunction with Business Partners and IT Partners. You will take a lead role in the development of Group IT architecture in order to develop new technology for the Business Unit in response to Industry and business drivers while realising Group IT synergies.

You will need have the following skills/experience:

*Significant Enterprise Architecture experience, eg operating as an EA in large organisations with complex multi-application IT landscapes
*Strong people leadership experience with the ability to manage senior stakeholders
*TOGAF (Practitioner)
*End to end project and programme delivery
*Strong multi-vendor supplier management
*Solid understanding of business architecture & business processes
*Ability to estimate the financial impact of Enterprise Architect alternatives
*Knowledge of all components of holistic enterprise architecture
*Knowledge of business re-engineering principles and processes
*Good knowledge of financial models and budgeting
*Familiarity with graphical modelling approaches, tools and model repositories
*Ability to rapidly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies
*Understanding of the political climate of the enterprise and how to navigate the politics
*Can balance the long-term ("big picture") and short-term implications of individual decisions
*Ability to translate business needs into Enterprise Architect requirements
*Previous Enterprise Architect experience within a regulated industry would be desirable
*Ability to apply multiple solutions to business problems
*SMART metering and SAP ISU Technology experience in a B2C Domestic business unit setting from a utility company or a consultancy would be highly desirable
*Cloud and non-cloud technology experience would be highly desirable
*Excellent influencing, communication and interpersonal skills, with an ability to handle difficult or sensitive situations and senior UK stakeholders
*A customer focused and goal orientated individual with keen attention to detail
*Degree educated with MBA being an advantage

To work for a business who offer a competitive salary and impressive benefits package, and the opportunity to really shape the future of the business, apply for this role now.

Spring Technology is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Spring Technology is an Equal Opportunities employer; we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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