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Chief Service Architect / Strategist

Job Title: Chief Service Architect / Strategist
Contract Type: Contract
Location: England, England
Salary: Market rates
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 6 months
REF: FJS-TS-C-ChiefArch_1551436327
Contact Name: Tim Shepherd
Contact Email:
Job Published: 3 months ago

Job Description

My client is looking for a Service Strategist ( Chief Service Architect) who will lead the team, has the vision to translate old to new, understands the market, direction, owns the service blueprint.


  • Has to be able to articulate and create a service that covers hybrid Cloud (Azure) and Physical (Data Centres) BAU through transition
  • Owns, shapes and drives the roadmap going forward through transition and transformation to eventual end-state
  • Must have foresight and vision, with the requisite skills to push this service forwards and ensure all stakeholders are fully on-board


  • Deliver and agree a service roadmap that sets out the transformation of the existing Horizon (Data Centre-based) service to Microsoft Azure
  • Lead in the transformation of the Horizon service into one that supports and enables change - where all elements can be rebuilt quickly and with minimal effort
  • Develop catalogue and blue printing approach to help drive adoption of repeatable cloud services
  • Develop new service processes that enable service requests to be selected, approved and provisioned in minutes, with no team involvement
  • Work with Testing Teams to establish best practice for Continuous Testing for Azure infrastructure
  • Enable the Horizon application developers to define, provision and manage the resources they need without involvement of separate teams
  • Develop new service measures more appropriate to modern style of operation such as greatly reducing time to implement a change
  • Transform the team structure so that members can clearly see the value they add and there are no silos between applications, network and infrastructure
  • Build confidence in service capability, so that the service team feel confident in being able to recover services quickly and easily, rather than assuming that failure should be prevented
  • Ensure that services can be deployed on Azure, that are secure and meet POL compliance requirements
  • Provide subject matter expertise in the creation of a DevOps culture and mode of operation
  • Lead Service design teams to achieve the above, and lead with operational acceptance and handover to live service

The Company

A leading global IT services organisation with 10,000 employees and annual revenue of nearly £2 billion in the UK&I alone. Projects delivered for private, Government, International and Defence customers are some of the largest and most technically innovative solutions found in the world.

Their business is rapidly expanding to meet current and future commitments due to numerous exciting programmes currently being developed. These solutions will use the latest technology to resolve some of the most complex requirements for a challenging group of customers.


Project People and our clients are fully committed to developing an inclusive workforce. Applications are always fully considered, irrespective of race, gender, faith, sexual orientation, ethnic origin or part-time status.

Project People is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.