Domain Architect - Expiring soon!

Posted 21/05/2024 by Orchard Recruitment Ltd

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Douglas, Isle of Man
£70,000 - £85,000/annum Excellent benefits package

Our leading Douglas-based Finance Sector Client is expanding its Technology Team as they progress an ambitious transformation programme. As they evolve the technology organisation, they require an experienced Domain Architect.

The Domain Architect, reporting to the Head of Architecture & Engineering, will play a pivotal role in aligning business strategy with technology solutions, ensuring that the organisation's business capabilities are well-defined, understood and optimised. This role requires a deep understanding of the offshore investment and wealth management industry.

Leading innovative answers to business problems and uncovering hidden solution capability and value, supporting the continuous development and enhancement of new and existing solution capability as well as the increased automation of workloads.The role-holder will contribute to the governance of the Architecture and Design process, ensuring that solution design is coherent, complete and consistent with IT and Architectural principles, avoiding architectural and technical debt in technology investments.

You will be a key contributor to the technology strategy and roadmaps across all business domains of the business (not including overall IT Strategy, which is the reserve of the CTO). These assets will directly feed the group's change / portfolio planning process to ensure that the change agenda is highly aligned to strategic business objectives. To achieve this, the role holder will bring a high degree of sophistication to senior stakeholder management, including the ability to translate complex technical concepts into plain English and to articulate the art of the possible in technology's role to enable business strategy.

The ideal candidate for the role of Domain Architect will have:

  • A strong understanding of business architecture principles and practices
  • Degree qualified or with equivalent professional experience
  • Holds a recognised Architecture / IT qualifications (e.g. TOGAF, ITIL)
  • Experience of working in a complex sourcing environment with multiple, diverse partnerships
  • Demonstrable experience in architecture standards, services, solution design and implementation, architecture principles and architecture views
  • Experience of working in a range of change delivery models (e.g. Scrum, XP, SAFe, Waterfall / plan-driven)
  • Proficiency in domain roadmap management
  • Strong experience with solution architecture, including business capability-based architecture
  • Familiarity with the RFI/RFP process, including technical and non-technical aspects
  • Knowledge of M&A due diligence activities
  • Expertise in developing solution designs and standards
  • Well organised and able to prioritise workload in line with tight deadlines and work effectively under pressure
  • Broad experience of all architecture domains (including business, data, applications, integration, infrastructure and security) and reference models, standards and patterns, with a focus on business and application domains
  • Experience of Business and IT architecture design at the conceptual (high-level), logical and physical (detailed) levels
  • Ability to take a strategic view and see the 'big-picture', aligned to the ability to adopt an analytical approach to complex problem solving and consideration of operational implications
  • Proven ability to design and deliver flexible, reliable, operable, cost effective solutions
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