IS Technical Architect
Permanent, Full Time (37.5 hpw)
Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary circa £52,000 negotiable based on skills and experience, plus brilliant benefits!
Make a career choice that counts
At Home Group it's critical we continue to deliver services for our customers during the COVID-19 outbreak, and our awesome colleagues are at the very heart of making that happen. We need Brilliant People like you to join us (and not just during this challenging time). We are doing things a little differently for the moment, so to keep you, our customers and ourselves safe we'll engage with you digitally where possible.
We are on a journey as an organisation. A journey to become more digitally focussed, hyper efficient and disruptors across the sectors in which we operate. Our strategy is set, our direction is clear, what comes next is what we love the most, applying our skills and experience to innovate, design, implement and support information systems that deliver real business value, improve the way we operate and give us the competitive edge to do great things for all the right reasons!
We've got an excellent team foundation to build upon as our technical portfolio develops and expands; that's where you come in. We need an IS Technical Architect to help us shape the future, work on some of our most ambitious business programmes and projects and find innovative solutions to the challenges that face us over the coming months and years. You'll be working in a small (but perfectly formed) team of IS Architects for Tom, Head of IS Architecture. He's a family man with terrible taste in both music and film (Mean Girls being a firm favourite). He comes from a commercial background and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Home Group. He is responsible for leading the team, and by his side... we think you'll do great things!
So, if you want to help shape the future of Home Group, do awesome things in a brilliant team and work for an organisation that really makes a difference... join us at Home Group.
Where you work
We have invested heavily in our IT infrastructure to allow us to work in an agile way, and you may choose to work largely remotely. Although from time to time, you'll be expected to join the rest of the team in the office in Newcastle for key meetings/workshops etc.
It's the team's unwritten rule that you attend the important appointments in life, be it your child's school play, your partner's graduation, or to get your new fridge delivered. You can elect to fit these around your working day or use your flexi to take the time off. Our focus is on getting the job done, not your working hours!
You lead by example and are comfortable working on a broad range of complex technical or professional activities, in a variety of contexts. Investigating, defining and resolving complex issues.
As a brilliant communicator you have a customer focused approach and recognise the department's role as a service provider to the business. You ensure that a high quality service is underpinned by timely, appropriate and accurate communications
You excel at managing your stakeholders, be it in your awareness of their expectations and managing these or in helping them formally analyse their needs. You also thrive on keeping up to date and developments within your industry and apply creative solutions to the benefit of your customers.
Technically, it would be great if you had the right certificates, however we appreciate that you might have some great transferrable skills and the desire to work towards getting certified. Amongst some of the skills we are looking for are; - TOGAF 9 Certified or a BCS Practitioner in Enterprise and Solution Architecture, ITIL V3 Foundation Certificate, MCSE/MCSD, Cisco CCNA.
Want to know more?
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