Lead Infrastructure Architect

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Work type: Permanent - Full Time
Location: Hampshire, South of England
Categories: Information Technology, Managerial

Job Title: Lead Infrastructure Architect               

Location: Havant

Salary: up to £80k depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance + annual bonus

Permanent /Full Time Hours with flexible working patterns available

Our Role

We are looking for a Lead Infrastructure Architect to become a critical part of a team delivering major change to transform our business. You’ll take responsibility for; setting strategic direction, facilitating the necessary activity to deliver the business-focused change programmes and be pivotal in shaping our cloud adoption. 

You’ll define programme architecture; working closely with SSE’s Enterprise Architecture to ensure compliance with roadmaps, architecture principles and standards. 

As part of the Cloud and Infrastructure Architecture team, you’ll collaborate and lead on project planning, support budget development process and take accountability for viability of proposed solutions; providing direction, advice and guidance throughout.

To evolve the overall capability of SSE’s Infrastructure Architecture, you’ll creatively develop, coach, motivate, energise and inspire team members. Although previous leadership/management experience is desirable this role could also be suitable for a strong candidate looking to move into a leadership role.

Your Skills and Experience

You’ll have successfully delivered Infrastructure Architectures yourself; with exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments. A familiarity with applying architecture frameworks and any related architecture development methods, such as TOGAF will be an advantage. Microsoft Azure architecture and design is highly desirable.

You’ll be able to direct planning and think strategically; evaluating options in the short, medium and long term. Your approach to balancing long-term (strategic) and short-term implications of proposals and decisions, will be pragmatic.

As a strong leader and influencer, you will establish strong relationships with stakeholders by effectively managing expectations and inspiring confidence in delivery. This ability to establish and maintain strong and effective working relationships with key stakeholders from the business, relationship managers and delivery teams, is essential to this role.

Our Company

We all have different skills here at SSE and that’s what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Passionate about people and proud of our award winning customer service, we go to great lengths to extend these values to our employees. This enables our diverse workforce the flexibility and opportunity of developing to their full potential. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra ‘if it’s not safe, we don’t do it’.


Our Benefits

We have an excellent benefits package as part of our offering. Here’s a few highlights;

- Generous holiday allowance (you can even buy additional holidays)

- Great share plans

- Group Pension Plan

- One day paid volunteering

- Tailored internal development opportunities


Next Steps

Just click the Apply button to submit your application, it doesn’t take long.

Closing date for applications is: Monday 28 May 2018

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you’re internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application. If you’re successful, we’ll conduct some pre-employment checks.

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