Business Architecture Director, UK Bank

London based role, with 2 days a month travel to other UK sites, flexible hybrid working

As a Business Architecture Director, you’ll be defining and communicating the current, resultant, and target state architecture for your assigned scope. You’ll be making sure that the architecture links to, and is informed by, the bank’s overall strategy, and produces key architecture outcomes.

You will strongly influence the development of business strategies at an organisational level, identifying transformational opportunities for businesses and technology areas associated with both new and existing technologies.

Candidates will bring a background in systems development change life cycles, best practices, and approaches, and a knowledge of hardware, software, application, and systems engineering. Also experience of working with business solution vendors, technology vendors, and products within the market.

You will have expert knowledge of application architecture, as well as business data or infrastructure architecture and an in-depth knowledge of the remaining disciplines. An understanding of industry architecture frameworks such as TOGAF and ArchiMate.

You’ll have the ability to clearly communicate complex technical concepts to colleagues up to senior leadership level, along with a good understanding of Agile methodologies and experience of working in an Agile team.

  • Playing a key role in influencing upstream decision making to help the business deliver on key strategy pillars and ensure that plans interlock to deliver bank wide value.
  • Translating architecture roadmaps into packages of work that allow frequent incremental delivery of value to be included in product backlog
  • Defining, creating, and maintaining architecture models, roadmaps, standards, and outcomes, using architecture strategies to ensure alignment to adjacent and higher-level models
  • Working closely with business owners, portfolio managers, product managers, and release managers to define the target intentional architecture
  • Leading complex and technically challenging architectural transformations, coordinating design and platform teams across domains

Seeking out and utilising continuous feedback, fostering adaptive design, and engineering practices to drive the collaboration of programmes and teams around a common technical vision.

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