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Lead Architect

Job Title: Lead Architect
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: Negotiable
REF: RC/P/LeadArchitect_1651250365
Contact Name: Rohit Chavda
Contact Email:
Job Published: 7 months ago

Job Description

Lead Architect - Permanent - London/Manchester

Job Purpose

The Lead Architect works as part of a team reporting to a Head of Architecture to l realise the implementation of the Technology Strategy and Architecture, transforming the capabilities and enabling the next generation of broadcast and digital services.

The post holder ensures that the vision and strategy for the specialist area is delivered using standardised, reusable and innovative architectures which direct investment, bringing value and innovation to divisions and the external partner network.

The post holder realises the strategic architecture, platforms and product strategy ensuring consistency and standardisation of architecture and related best practices within the area of specialism.

Key Responsibilities:

· Work collaboratively within a specialised architecture team to assist the Head of Architecture in the creation of Technology Strategy and Architectures which deliver adaptable, scalable platforms.

· Within your specialism, realise the adoption and monitoring of the relevant component(s) of the overall Technology Strategy, Architecture and Forward Plan which will enable the use of new technologies, evolve and transform working practices in a measurable way.

· Understand and own the asset landscape within your specialism - identifying gaps and potential fragilities, and actively develop solutions, including working with external suppliers to align requirements with solutions.

· Recognise the opportunities presented in your area of specialism and take the initiative in solving complex technical problems, identifying and rapidly pursuing appropriate strategies which deliver business benefit.

· Create, design and develop solutions, and coordinate efforts with development teams, working within your implementation area.

· Participate in the selection and incubation of emerging technologies and approaches in order to test whether they will enable to deliver its objectives and make use of opportunities in a timely manner. Assist with solving business challenges through innovation, striving for improved predictability, performance, efficiency, effectiveness and elasticity.


· Exposure to transformational change in multiple technology and organisation environments.

· Experience of leading projects which transform technology and business processes within your specialism.

· Data and evidence-based approach to decision making with a creative approach to problem-solving.

· Able to convey complex information across multiple audiences, including senior and external partners. Communicate with passion and motivate others by adapting your style to fit the audience.
Collaborative, and understanding. Able to work as part of a delivery team. Dedicated to connecting across the organisation with an open approach and a willingness to adapt and change.

· Aware of the financial and business implications of your specialist architecture choices and alternatives.

· Negotiating and conflict-handling skills to ensure the best outcome for the organisation in the face of complexity and uncertainty.


· Contributing to and influencing the development of area of specialism or industry domain

· Broadcast, production, start-up or media experience

· A mix of public sector and commercial experience, particularly start-up experience

· Participation in published documents within your area of specialism

· Successful academic background in your specialist discipline

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