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• A Senior Enterprise Architect to work in our head offices in Swindon [scope for 1-2 days per week in London] • 35 Hours a week on a permanent contract • £60,400 -to £87,200 & car/car allowance • Send in your application by 12th December 2018. Nationwide employs a mix of bespoke-developed and commercial off the shelf solutions to deliver its 'core systems' capability, but the landscape has evolved organically, and needs to be simplified and standardised to support business growth and service efficiency, and to reduce technical debt. With the recently announced £4.1bn investment in IT and change over five years, we are moving at pace to transform and modernise our IT estate. This includes changes such as introducing cloud solutions and simplifying our infrastructure topology to a set of best-of-breed, industry leading strategic capabilities, to realise the benefits of a simplified and reusable IT estate. Through adopting industry standards and best practices, we will increase product launch agility and operational resilience, and provide rich configurable functionality and services, to enable our member propositions. Attracting, onboarding, and retaining members through superb service is a core tenet of Nationwide's existence. Nationwide's IT Strategy and Architecture team are engaged with the Society's business leader in redefining the vision for member engagement. This includes understanding how technology...

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• A Senior Enterprise Architect to work in our head offices in Swindon [scope for 1-2 days per week in London] • 35 Hours a week on a permanent contract • £60,400 -to £87,200 & car/car allowance • Send in your application by 12th December 2018. Nationwide employs a mix of bespoke-developed and commercial off the shelf solutions to deliver its 'core systems' capability, but the landscape has evolved organically, and needs to be simplified and standardised to support business growth and service efficiency, and to reduce technical debt. With the recently announced £4.1bn investment in IT and change over five years, we are moving at pace to transform and modernise our IT estate. This includes changes such as introducing cloud solutions and simplifying our infrastructure topology to a set of best-of-breed, industry leading strategic capabilities, to realise the benefits of a simplified and reusable IT estate. Through adopting industry standards and best practices, we will increase product launch agility and operational resilience, and provide rich configurable functionality and services, to enable our member propositions. Attracting, onboarding, and retaining members through superb service is a core tenet of Nationwide's existence. Nationwide's IT Strategy and Architecture team are engaged with the Society's business leader in redefining the vision for member engagement. This includes understanding how technology can make a key difference for our members and for Nationwide staff. The vision will support both branch and contact centre and our digital channels (internet and mobile). The right individual will be able to make a real difference to the IT strategy and roadmap for the Society. We need someone with the ability to influence, communicate, and lead the development of the vision, roadmaps and transition states, and to provide assurance of our architecture in this domain.

Who we're looking for

As a minimum requirement, you'll have: • Previous experience in leading architecture work related to customer strategies, CRM, or similar • Experience of work in prototyping ideas or running a proof of concept • Strong communication skills and ability to relate to and influence employees at all levels, with proven credibility with Senior Executives through to Divisional Directors • Excellent analytical, problem solving and technical skills including knowledge of all components of the relevant Architectures and vendor offerings; knowledge of business process re-engineering principles and processes; ability to evaluate multiple Architectural solutions to business problems • Ability to create fully formed end to end solutions across multiple complex domains understanding the complexities of a large-scale organisation • Qualification in computing or business-related discipline or equivalent industry experience Other essential experience: • Prioritising and responding to business and technology strategies and priorities • Developing and implementing technology roadmaps • Experience across the TOGAF domains. It would be nice if you also had: • Experience in financial services though perspectives from other industries or segments would also be welcomed • Experience of one or more offerings from a major CRM vendor • Knowledge of master data management

What you'll be doing

You will be working in a multi-disciplinary team, developing the vision, roadmaps and transition states to move from the current to the target architecture for engagement with Nationwide members and prospective members. You will be engaging with a wide variety of stakeholders, vendors and partners, in addition to key programmes and projects to provide oversight, direction and expertise, and to maintain alignment with the target architecture.

Job Sector
IT & Telecoms
Job Position
Technical Architect
Salary
£604,000.00 - £872,000.00 / year
City/Town
Swindon
Address
Swindon, United Kingdom Show on map
Post date
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