Senior Enterprise Architect - Customer Domain

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Work type: Permanent - Full Time, Permanent - Working Differently Available
Location: Berkshire, Hampshire
Categories: Information Technology, Digital


Base Location: Havant or Reading

Salary: Up to £72,000 depending on skills and experience, plus excellent benefits package and career opportunities


The Role

As a Senior IT Enterprise Architect at SSE you’ll be responsible for driving value by analysing the business goals, and defining the business, application, information, and technology architectures to achieve successful delivery of these goals.  You’ll use your proven ability to clearly communicate to business leaders up to Executive level.

You will define solution portfolios and roadmaps, managing the evolution of the architecture for your own domain and also the SSE-wide view.

As a strong leader and influencer, you’ll define the business roadmap and IS strategy for your domain and you’ll make recommendations of the appropriate application and technology required. This role will focus principally on Customer and Asset domains, and you will use your broader business and technology knowledge, working in a team of cross-domain architects, to provide relevant and timely guidance to your stakeholders.

You’ll assist in programme planning as well as functioning as a Solution Architect within the pre-project phases. 

Your Skills and Experience

As an experienced Senior Architect you’ll demonstrate your extensive ability to work at senior/executive levels, and will have the ability to define the value provided from Information Technology in a way that is compelling for your audience. Your pragmatic approach will mean you have the ability to balance long term and short-term proposals. 

You’ll have significant experience in developing architecture roadmaps and driving delivery against these roadmaps. You will already be familiar with applying architecture frameworks and related development methods such as TOGAF, whilst practical skills within customer experience, asset management and applications architectures from leading vendors will be a distinct advantage.

Previous experience in Enterprise Architecture and your proven ability to deliver EA value to senior stakeholders in organisations is essential; however, it will be your drive as an IT professional and your desire to make a positive contribution to the future of SSE, which will help ensure your success in 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

With more than 20,000 employees, we strive to be a great place to work for everyone. In addition to a competitive salary, you’ll automatically be enrolled in into our Group Pension Plan and have the opportunity to join our Share plans.

You’ll enjoy a generous annual leave entitlement of 34 days (inclusive of public holidays), with the option to buy up to 10 extra days. Each employee is also entitled to one day paid volunteering, allowing you to dedicate your time, skills and expertise to your local community or a charitable cause as part of our “Be the Difference” scheme.

Next Steps

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