Solution/Enterprise Architect

Job Title: Solution/Enterprise Architect
Contract Type: Contract
Location: England
Salary: £561 - £668 per day + INSIDE IR35
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH29825_1647529815
Contact Name: Zoe Latuszka
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 17, 2022 15:10

Job Description

Enterprise/Solutions Architect
£668 per day
Inside IR35
6 Months (possible extension)
Define and support the definition and delivery of the as-is and to-be operating model across the Met Office in support of corporate objectives

  • As part of the enterprise IT architecture team provide architectural leadership and direction in line with corporate strategy. Identify technology blueprint requirements for the evolution of our technology and influence planned programmes of change to facilitate the delivery of the change.
  • Support the delivery of architectural assurance and governance to technology change activity in accordance with an agreed engagement model. Activities may include: acting as design authority for the delivery; production of high level architecture artefacts; regular engagement with the solutions architect for the delivery supporting architectural decision making and peer review; attendance at delivery team meetings e.g. sprint demos, sprint planning etc; assessment and documentation of technical debt associated with the delivery; review of technical delivery to ensure best practice is being applied; ad-hoc architectural support
  • Participate in Enterprise IT Architecture team activity including team meetings, team communications and supporting fellow team members as required to ensure the smooth running and continuous improvement of our services
  • Play an active part as a member of the architecture community if practice sharing knowledge, skills and experience as appropriate
    Essential Skills
  • Domain expertise in one of the following: application development, technology infrastructure; data or information architecture; weather or climate science; cyber security.
  • Ability to create architecture, and change roadmaps and govern designs against them
  • Ability to communicate architectural descriptions to diverse audiences (developers, business colleagues, senior management) through different forms (written, diagrammatic, verbal)
  • Knowledge of current and legacy enterprise architectural approaches and the influence of technology disruption
  • Ability to influence senior stakeholders to deliver architectural or technological change
  • Understanding of the software development lifecycle, service management lifecycle and process maturity models
  • Ability to work in a cross-organisational, multi-disciplinary environment to deliver successful, lasting change.
  • Knowledge of the role of public cloud services and the implementation of such services in the transformation of business value delivery

Desirable Skills

  • Knowledge of Wardley Mapping
  • Knowledge of Cynefin