Director of Group Architecture

Company:  The Access Group
Location: London
Closing Date: 11/07/2024
Hours: Full Time
Type: Permanent
Job Requirements / Description
Our core value of Love Work, Love Life, Be You' has been central to our success and so we're looking for people to join us who share our passion for making things better every day and help us continue to grow.We are the number one UK headquartered software provider in the UK and are forecasted to grow to a global population of over 12,000 employees by 2026.What are we all about?At Access, we love software and how technology never stays the same. It's this obsession that drives us to work closely across sectors to understand the business needs of our customers - from the Hospitality sector, to Manufacturing industry, to Not for Profit's to Construction, and many more.We're passionate about helping our customers stay one step ahead of the challenges facing their industry and business, currently helping over 60,000 customers to have the freedom to do more.Director of Group ArchitectureAbout you:A proven senior leader used to building and running a teams of architects across a large and diverse portfolio of products.

Able to bridge the gap between technical and non technical stakeholders and present architectural strategy to the board and investors.

Is an advocate of hands on architects who remain close to products, developers and customers.

Experience of selecting and working with technology partners that enrich our development eco system and approves the groups technology radar.

Can steer a reference architecture for a diverse technology company.

A natural developer advocate focused on engineering best practice and efficiency. Approves major architectural change as the key sponsor of the Architectural Advisory Board.

Works closely with the M&A team to define the diligence

process and personally oversee major deals.

Capable of leading the response to major incidents and working with development teams to ensure a sustainable resolution.

Has significant experience in hands on development and remains close to current technologies.

An individual with gravitas who shows natural leadership and can bring people with them driving significant change through an organisation.Day-to-day, you will:•

Own the reference architecture for the group and drive its adoption•

Lead and build out a team of group architects to support that adoption•

Own the architectural diligence performed as part of M&A and built into the VCP and integration•

Own the technology radar for the organisation and drive adoption•

Own the relationship with major development technology vendors identified through the radar•

Lead major incidents in quickly supporting teams in stabilising their applications and building a sustainable path to improvement.Your skills and experiences might also include:•

Responsible for releasing a large quantity of hyper scale applications across a number of geographies•

Proficient software developer in a number of modern languages•

History of expertise in a particular aspect of software development e.g. DevOps, Relational, Cloud•

Cloud native and public cloud evangelist•

Published and/or conference speakerWhat does Access offer you?We are a growing software company, and we deliver on what we say we do! We take the development of our people very seriously and we will work with you to carve out your success plan and an opportunity to accelerate your career and make a real difference.On top of a competitive salary, our standard 25 days holiday (which goes up the longer you're with us), and a matched pension scheme you'll also be able to choose from a range of benefits to suit you. We pride ourselves on being an organisation that gives back so you'll also have a charity day you can take to support something that matters to you.At Access we're all about helping everyone Love Work and Love Life. Why? Because we believe people can only be their best when they can be themselves. So, if you are excited about this role, but your past experience doesn't match perfectly, we'd still love to hear from you. You might just be who we are looking for.We love the fact that we're all different. We believe by having more diverse perspectives at work improves how we run our business, helps us to better support our customers, and when you think about it, it's just more fun!What's holding you back? Come and be part of our Amazing Access Family!Love Work. Love Life. Be You.
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