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Job description

Location: Havant or Reading

Salary: Up to £75,000 depending on skills and experience

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time Hours with flexible working patterns available

About the Department

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 is 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. You'll use your proven ability to clearly communicate to business leaders up to Executive level.

You will define solution portfolios and roadmaps, managing the evolution of the architecture for your own domain and also the SSE-wide view.

As a strong leader and influencer, you'll analyse the business roadmap and define IS strategy for domain and you'll make recommendations of the appropriate application and technology required. This role will focus principally on the Digital and Enabling Technology 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'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 proven delivery of the modern digital workplace experience, enabled by Office 365, collaboration and other enabling technologies. You will also have strong knowledge of technologies which support the end-to-end connectivity of devices to IT services. Finally, a good understanding of technology trends, leading vendor propositions and digital transformation opportunities 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.

Our Benefits

We're committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package. Click here to find out what else is on offer.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online however to discuss any adjustments you may require submitting your application please get in touch with jane.freeman@sse.com . We'll let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date.

This vacancy is open to both internal and external candidates. Internal candidates - as a courtesy, please inform your manager prior to submitting an application for this role.

Please be aware if you are successful, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


Advertised: 18 Jun 2020 GMT Daylight Time
Applications close: 05 Jul 2020 GMT Daylight Time
Job Sector
IT & Telecoms
Job Position
Technical Architect
Berkshire, UK Show on map
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