Head of Architecture

Newcastle | £700-730 per day - 6 Month contract

Head of Architecture - 6 month contract - day rate.

Our client is currently looking for a Head of Architecture to lead their architecture function, developing a compact architecture practice covering the full range of architectural disciplines.

As the Head of Architecture you will be responsible for further maturing the architectural practices in a collaborative manner and closely engaging with key people from across the business.

It is an exciting time to join this client as they are heading towards a major wave of change, building on their growth for future success. As well as readying the technology and maturing their approach to architecture, there are some fantastic opportunities to further innovate within this environment.

As the Head of Architecture and reporting directly to the CIO, you will become a crucial part of the IT Leadership Team, crafting an inclusive, dynamic, learning culture and building a high performing team. You will influence and build a community, practice and architecture suitable for future growth and efficiency.

Are you ready to form a highly engaged, technology-leading architecture team? To lead to the next level? Are you curious and knowledgeable about emerging technology?

As the Head of Architecture you must be a lover of technology and people, inspiring the IT team and engaging colleagues outside of IT using straightforward, business-outcome focused language. You are passionate about long term strategy, balancing a considered structured approach against the need for immediate-term business benefit.

As Head of Architecture you will have stories to share about when you have developed teams of people, at a personal level and through the tools, practices and processes you use.

You are creative, identifying “good bet” technology solutions that fit well with the size and style of the organisation, contributing to the architecture and vision.

You see the big picture while caring about the detail of the implementation. An enterprise architect who cares about the delivery.

You will understand the non-functional performance of the systems. This role is in a dynamic environment with large volumes of customer data. Speed, capacity, resilience and security are important considerations.

Ideally you will have been involved in the following areas, with a good blend of exciting innovation and assured delivery:

Mobile-first approach to technology and design
CRM/campaign management/personalisation
Near-time responses (at volume)
Data analytics (and achieving value from data)
Working with COTS (preferably cloud or SaaS)
Bespoke development (and RAD tools)
Delivery using waterfall and agile processes (and the role of architecture within each)
Most of all they are looking for you "the person", to play a part in building a collaborative, learning, inclusive culture. One that recognises the strength and value of different individuals and viewpoints and improving process maturity.

This is an exciting and challenging role that combines both strategic leadership and people skills alongside real innovation and the opportunity to develop, mould and build an outstanding architecture practice.

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