Head of Architecture & Innovation

Head of Architecture & Innovation
Dublin 2 Negotiable Ref:

Job Description

My Dublin City Centre based client is recruiting for a Head of Architecture & Innovation to join the team on a permanent basis. This role will be working on a hybrid model.

My Dublin City Centre based client is recruiting for a Head of Architecture & Innovation to join the team on a permanent basis. This role will be working on a hybrid model.

Job Responsibilities

Enterprise Architecture:

  • Leading the identification & analysis of enterprise business drivers to derive enterprise business, information, technical & solution architecture requirements; analysing the industry, technology & market trends to determine their potential impacts on the enterprise
  • Leading & facilitating the creation of governing principles to guide solution decision-making for the enterprise
  • Leading the development of an implementation plan for the EA based on business requirements and IT strategies; overseeing EA implementation, ongoing EA refinement activities, the documentation of all EA design & analysis work
  • You will be responsible for driving the development & maintenance of Architecture principles, policies, standards, frameworks & guidelines
  • Consulting with program/project teams to fit solutions to architecture across all viewpoints
  • Partner closely with the Business teams to ensure we deliver the right architectural strategies & outcomes that are aligned across our business
  • Design & prototype platform architectures to enable the digital adoption
  • Work closely with the IT team, business teams, & supporting functions to create the next-generation digital communications platforms to optimise efficiency & throughout for applications & will translate software development prototypes into product-enabled components
  • Drive & lead communities of practice across key technology areas

Innovation:

  • Supporting the Director of Innovation in identifying innovation trends & business opportunities within the market
  • Development, strategising, & planning new initiatives that will drive innovation
  • Supporting the creation & overseeing a comprehensive long-term innovation strategy
  • Engaging with internal & external stakeholders to enhance innovative thinking around the company
  • Expanding on the organisation’s long-term innovative capabilities
  • Advising the senior leadership on yearly, medium-term, long-term, & future innovation goals
  • Support the development of business cases, ROI models & scenario analysis

Technical Leadership:

  • Lead & motivate the team, managing the performance & development of direct reports, ensuring alignment with the strategic direction. Ensure robust succession planning & uses talent management strategies to build & retain the capability
  • Provide leadership to the design team, collaborating across organisational boundraies to ensure optimal outcomes across an international environment
  • Manage & grow a new architectural team, provide direction & prioritisation on initiatives

Experience Required

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience designing & building high-volume platforms
  • Demonstrated expertise in managing & executing successful architecture strategies, including Data Integration strategies for Cloud (SaaS) & applications based on Micro Services Architecture
  • Demonstrated expertise in Agile & SDLC delivery frameworks, systems development concepts, implementation methodology & business analysis
  • Extensive project management & cross-functional team leadership experience. Detail-orientated with excellent written & oral communication skills
  • Significant experience & a proven track record of developing, leading, & implementing IT vision & strategy in large complex organisations
  • Significant experience & a proven track record of developing, leading & implementing
  • Enterprise Architecture practices across software development, application & infrastructure technologies in large complex organisations, preferably across multiple geographies
  • Expert level of knowledge of IT strategy formulation, governance frameworks & architecture
  • Expert level of knowledge of IT Enterprise Architecture
  • Experience leading & overseeing substantial technology change & transformation programs & initiatives and associated spending & budgets
  • Deep knowledge & understanding of IT governance & risk & operational risk
  • Exposure to an environment with Board & regulatory oversight
  • Excellent commercial acumen & ability to translate business objectives into IT strategy & roadmaps through to implementation
  • Direct experience with financial management issues & activities, preparing budgets & forecasts based on operational requirements
  • Strong knowledge of product & systems life cycles

Essential and Desirable Skills

  • Strong security and data protection awareness relating to GDPR would be an advantage
  • Experience with telecommunications will be a plus
  • Experience in full-stack development will be a plus
  • Proficient user of Ms Office

Educational Requirements

  • A degree in a technical or IT subject or comparable experience gained from a related role

Working Hours & Benefits

  • Hybrid Working
  • Bonus
  • Health
  • Pension

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