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Head of IT Architecture & Solution Design

Crawley, Sussex Permanent full time Go to online recruitment »

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Start a career at B&CE...

Are you looking for a rewarding career in a thriving organisation where people come first?

B&CE has been providing employee benefits for over 70 years. We began in 1942 by creating simple financial products that meet people’s needs, and that’s how we’ve run our business ever since.

We provide simple, good value products and services and our first class support and customer service has won awards.

We go that extra mile to ensure we are.

  • Creating Simplicity
  • Showing Compassion
  • Keeping Promises

Our people are our strength. Finding ways to value and reward them is important to us. And if you’re keen to learn, develop your career and do great things – you’re looking in the right place.

In a word

You’ll be responsible for making key strategic decisions in relation to technology and architectural roadmap of new and legacy systems. You will also be owning the strategy and driving the technology roadmap as the company continues its ambitious growth projects. In addition to managing a small team of IT Architects and IT Designers you’ll be using models and architectural frameworks to identify key relationships and gaps between business objectives, process & IT systems. 


Practically speaking

Reporting to the IT Director you’ll be responsible for:

  • Owning the overall architecture disciplines across Enterprise, Solution and Data Architecture, and provide leadership and management
  • Working with Business and IT leaders to define strategic and tactical requirements of the organization to fulfil business needs
  • To ensure that the overall IT architecture is maintained in a coherent manner and that appropriate considerations are made
  • Communicate requirements of any future infrastructure needs, working with other IT architects (in-house, partners and vendors)
  • Represent architecture for the technology function and communicate with the wider organisation
  • Produce a living technical roadmap

If you're right for this role

You’ll enjoy working within a solutions-driven, people-focused organisation.

You’ll have a can-do attitude and work well both independently and as part of a team and be aligned with our
values of Creating Simplicity, Keeping Promises and Showing Compassion.

  • Proven background architecting solutions covering Solution Architecture and Enterprise Architecture, using cloud-based technologies
  • A strong software engineering background with object-oriented languages together with API knowledge
  • Excellent people management skills with an ability to lead collaboration and influence decision making
  • Proven experience with Big Data concepts and patterns
  • Degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience

The perks

Our people are our strength so finding ways to value and reward them is important to us. That’s why we offer an award-winning pension – it’s what we’re good at – plus health care cover, an onsite gym, access to a personal trainer… even the odd massage. And if they’re feeling peckish after all that activity, they can always refuel in our subsidised restaurant or grab some fruit – we get a big delivery every week. Discover more of B&CE’s employee benefits including our training programme, which is designed to give our people the support they need to develop a fulfilling career

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