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Enterprise Architect

  • Department: Support & Infrastructure
  • Location: Hammersmith
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Job reference: VAC- 10710

Our IT department are recruiting an Enterprise Architect to lead a specialist team and drive the implementation of strategies, principles, and standards for enterprise architecture and enhance our technology roadmap. This unique opportunity will play a dynamo role in developing our architectural strategy as well as keeping a hands-on role in key solution initiatives.

Working alongside the Business Relationship Managers, this role will interact with key business stakeholders to ensure ongoing alignment of the technology roadmap with the business direction and objectives. As the lead of the team, you will be accountable for setting and evolving the working practices, standards, and quality of architecture for Harrods IT and ensuring that architecture is coherent, secure and takes a holistic view.

About us

These are exciting times for everyone shaping IT at Harrods. You’ll have an important part to play as we develop a truly proactive working environment in which major issues are anticipated, creative solutions found, and delivery communicated to stakeholders. You will lead a small team of architects that work across different domains to ensure that we have appropriate roadmaps across applications, data & technology which support the business objectives. Effective support underpins all our ambitions, as our success depends on creating a proactive IT environment in which applications are developed quickly and upgrades made promptly.

About you

You will be a season solution architect accustomed to driving the design and implement of large scale, mission critical applications. You should be versed in using enterprise architectural frameworks, tools, service-oriented architecture and building architectural roadmaps. It is also required to be qualified in computer science or equivalent and be recognised as a capable problem solver for real business challenges.

To be successful, you will need to have a deep enough understanding of across all facets of architecture to provide quality oversight to the team’s work. You will be confident to challenge the status quo, able to build a consensus and drive and agree technical direction. You will have well developed team leadership skills, a natural influencer in your work and a capable communicator. You will be able to see beyond the parameters of a single project to identify patterns, risks, trends, and strategic context more broadly within the organisation.

Our promise to you

If you are looking to take the next step in your career with a dedication to enterprise architecture in a role that addresses real business operational challenge, this role will open doors for you. We offer great pathway opportunities to develop your career as a specialist in an environment unlike any other.

More immediately, you will benefit from an excellent benefits package, including a company pension, flexible working, 25 days’ holiday and your birthday off, up to 33% in-store discount and a season ticket loan.

Uniquely you

At Harrods we believe the personality and authenticity of our people sets us apart. We celebrate and invite applications from all cultures, backgrounds, tastes and experiences and are proud of our culture where people from all walks of life can grow and thrive. What makes you unique makes us exceptional.

If you want to know more about our people and our culture, search #TogetherHarrods on LinkedIn, Facebook, or Instagram.

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