Domain Architect

Job Title: Domain Architect
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Salary: Up to £100 per hour + Market Rates
Start Date: Subject to Clearance
Reference: 1709-48_1511949747
Contact Name: Emma Broderick
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 29, 2017 10:02

Job Description

Sitec are currently looking to recruit a Domain Architect for a private nuclear MoD establishment in Reading. The post is for an estimated 6-12 month contract and is paying competitively on an hourly basis.

Key Accountabilities
* Assessment of proposed solution architecture specifications and change requests to ensure alignment with defined technical strategy, architecture roadmap, standards and patterns
* Verification of delivered technical solutions against previously approved architecture specifications and change requests
* Assume the role of Lead Architect on many delivery projects:
o Assist business and technical analysts with the identification of business requirements
o Support the solution architects and the architectural design for IT infrastructure solutions
o Provide support to project managers for the creation of plans, timescales, costs and risks for the implementation of IT solutions
o Own and deliver the Design Control Plan and lead the technical design reviews
* Maintain and promote high personal standards in environment, safety, health, security and quality and be a great team player.

Key Responsibilities
* Definition of technical strategy, architecture roadmap, standards and patterns to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the organisation's IT infrastructure
* Work closely with the CTO and BRMs to:
o Understand the current and future business needs of the organisation and determine how these can be best supported by the IT infrastructure
o Identify and promote ideas for improvement in the organisation's current IT infrastructure
o Develop and maintain relationships with senior representatives from the organisation's strategic partners and key suppliers
* Maintain general awareness of developments in the IT infrastructure marketplace including vendor strategies and report on their potential impact on the organisation
* Lead technology selection and procurement processes including the development of business cases and cost estimates
* Support and deliver high quality and timely output to the MOD customer when required

Essential Skills and Experience
* Specialist in at least one and good appreciation of all technical aspects of IT systems (e.g. voice, data and/or control networks, servers, storage, data centre)
* Familiar with the security demands of defence IT systems
* Familiar with Enterprise Architecture methods, techniques and modelling languages
* Able to set requirements and proposed solution into the context of the wider business and CIO arena
* Is able to effectively influence people to follow process
* Has the ability to manage a task through to its successful completion.
* Ability to effectively prioritise, understanding impact and risks.
* Reacts to planning changes in a prompt and efficient manner.
* Has the ability to promote the IT Services organisation
* Held position of Enterprise Architect, or Technical Architect within large (e.g. more than 1,000 staff) organisation
* Development of Multi-Site architectures in a secure environment
* Creation of conceptual models to assist in understanding and solving problems
* Analysis of concepts at multiple levels of abstraction, retaining the 'big picture'; but attending to detail where required
* Has experience of making informed technical judgements and decisions relevant to this role
* Familiar with industry best-practice approaches to the design, implementation, operation and management of IT systems (e.g. Agile, Waterfall, ITIL, COBIT)
* Awareness of commercial and IT systems procurement practice
* An understanding of good Information Management

Desirable Technical Skills and Experience
* Familiar with industrial control systems, SCADA networks and related industry standards (e.g. ISA-95)
* Awareness of the business demands of scientific research and/or manufacturing organisations
* Able to consider a range of possible solutions and select the most appropriate
* Articulate ideas effectively in both oral and written communication to all levels of stakeholder
* Facilitating workshops to achieve group consensus
* Held lead technical position within one or more large scale (e.g. greater than £5M) infrastructure transformation programmes
* Exposure to public sector, defence or civil nuclear industry
* Structured application of recognised Enterprise Architecture methods, techniques and modelling languages
* Knowledge of the importance of creating and maintaining accurate and visible audit records of decisions made and the rationale.
* Key understanding of the Standard Delivery Lifecycle

Essential Qualifications
* Professional certification in Enterprise Architecture such as TOGAF
* A bachelor's degree in either computer science or systems development, or relevant experience
Desirable Qualifications
* Industry Standard Service Delivery foundation qualification (ITIL/COBIT).
* Chartered Engineer (CEng) or Chartered IT Professional (CITP) status

Willing and able to obtain and maintain a high level of security clearance necessary for the role

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec, part of the Sitec Group. The services advertised by Sitec are those of an Employment Business

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec.

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