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Principal Application Architect

Posted 18 days ago

  • Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Any
  • External
  • Expires In 2 months
Principal Application ArchitectLocation: Birmingham (B4 6AT)Contract Type: PermanentSalary: £56,988 to £61,983(Hybrid role, 3 days per week in the office)Your new employerAre you looking to become an Application Architect and have experience dealing with various applications? This could be a perfect opportunity for you.Hays are working with a Local Government entity who have completed a large-scale digital transformation programme, and therefore technologies such as Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, Automation and Mobility are integral in this organisation. The next stage in their technology ambition is focused on the concept of Synergy and delivering amazing User Experiences. This role will help focus and shape their path in the Synergy strategy – and thus drive real-world impact on technology, therefore allowing us to excel at our vision.As the Principal Application Architect, you sit within the Architecture Management function of the IT & Digital department. Your team will lead on the design and modelling of strategic and tactical architectures for delivery, development, and support of projects. You will also work closely with the User Experience team and function (a new entity) within the department – which will identify Synergy Opportunities for improving User Experiences across our organisation.Responsibilities/experience: Lead the design and modelling of strategic and tactical architectures for delivery, development, and support of projects.Build the long-term strategic roadmap for application architecture. Therefore, prioritising the removal of our Technical Debt.Lead a team to develop End to End Solution Designs to meet business objectives and great customer outcomes. Ensuring they adhere to all architectural, security and quality standards.Work alongside the User Experience team, to identify ways we can improve on existing solutions/systems/processes for the benefit of the organisation and the public we serve.Engagement with business stakeholders when ideas are conceived; and lead in shaping them into deliverable outcomes.Develop and maintain policies, standards, and guidelines to ensure that a consistent framework is applied across the organisation.Ensuring that Architecture Governance is followed as designs progress through the departmental pipeline of Design > Build > Run operating model.Management and Oversight of the “Front Door” for new technology requests and associated staff within the department (Our Business Link function).Assist the Head of Architecture in formulating strategic direction for the team and unit.Provide reports and comprehensive working papers including making recommendations for improvements or amendments to architecture and designs.Experience required:Must hold a valid application technology certification (Exam(s) passed and in date) from either AWS or Azure.Experience building application architecture roadmaps.Ability to establish, implement, and enforce appropriate IT standards to meet business requirements.Comprehensive knowledge of hardware, software, application, and systems engineering as it relates to applications in cloud and on-premises.Experience designing, integrating, and managing complex solutions.Demonstrable experience in reviewing and challenging technical designs and architecture.Benefits: Lucrative Pension PackageGenerous Holiday PackageExtensive Benefits Package