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Base Location:Havant, Reading, Flexible

Salary: £competitive + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

About the Role

As a Senior IT Enterprise Architect at SSE you'll be responsible for driving value by analysing the business goals and defining the optimum use of technology to achieve successful delivery of these goals.
  • This role will focus principally on the infrastructure and cloud domains, and you will use your broader business and technology knowledge, working in a team of cross-domain architects, to provide relevant and timely guidance to your stakeholders
  • You will evaluate infrastructure changes in a complex estate and make the necessary challenges and steers to align delivery with strategic direction, whilst considering the immediate operational needs of the business
  • You will define solution portfolios and roadmaps, managing the evolution of the architecture for your own domains and align our key 3rd party and outsource providers in change decisions
  • You'll use your proven ability to clearly communicate to business leaders up to Executive level.
  • As a strong leader and influencer, you'll analyse the business roadmaps and work with key stakeholders to define the technology strategy for your domain.
  • You will provide advice and guidance to the business in alignment with the technology strategy and will define clear guardrails to guide the appropriate use of the technology.
  • You'll assist in programme planning as well as functioning as a Solution Architect within the pre-project phases.

What do I need?

As an experienced Senior Architect you'll demonstrate your extensive ability to work at senior/executive levels, and will have the ability to define the value provided from Information Technology in a way that is compelling for your audience. Your pragmatic approach will mean you have the ability to balance long term and short-term proposals.
  • You'll have significant experience in developing architecture roadmaps and driving delivery against these roadmaps. You will already be familiar with applying architecture frameworks and related development methods such as TOGAF.
  • Your technology skills will be based on strong practical experience of data centre infrastructure, migration of legacy solutions to the cloud and public cloud platform architecture.
  • You will also have strong knowledge of technologies which support the end-to-end connectivity of devices. Finally, a good understanding of technology trends with leading vendors will be a distinct advantage.

Previous experience in Enterprise Architecture and your proven ability to deliver EA value to senior stakeholders in organisations is essential; however, it will be your drive as an IT professional and your desire to make a positive contribution to the future of SSE, which will help ensure your success in this role.

About our Business

SSE IT underpins the technology needs of all the different businesses that make up the SSE group. From emerging technologies to data and analytics to cyber security - we power SSE's growth and enable it to generate value, while keeping it secure. As a trusted business partner that helps SSE lead in a low carbon world, we are proud of our service. Working for SSE IT is all about equipping SSE for now and the future.

What's in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact [email protected] / 01738 275 846.

EXTERNAL: Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.

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