Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time
Closing date: Sunday 4 December 2022
Interview date: WC: 12 December 2022
For an informal discussion, please contact Ricky Whitmore - Head of Architecture, Transition and PPM on 07815 975991.
About the role
Do you want to lead a team of Solution Architects working on a wide range of challenges that will help and support the residents of East Sussex. If so, this might be the job for you.
As East Sussex’s Lead IT Architect you will lead a team that supports the county council in identifying IT solutions which helps deliver council service, from transport management and environmental advice to adult social care and helping protect and support our vulnerable children, and everything in between.
The successful candidate will be joining a well-established and diverse architecture team which undertake initial scoping of projects by working with our customers to understand and capture their requirements and held identify a technical solution. The team follow TOGAF methodology and have access to industry standard tools to support their work.
The team also acts as part of a multi-council partnership with Brighton and Hove City Council and Surrey County Council which forms part of the IT&D Architecture, Transition and Project Portfolio Management Service. As Lead IT Architect you will sit on the management board for this service and work with other service managers to improve and deliver architecture capabilities across the wider geography.
The successful candidate will also be issued with a council 2-in-1 convertible laptop and mobile phone (iPhone) to allow them to undertake their work in a location that best suits their professional and personal requirements.
The successful candidate will be required to take a lead on developing new strategies for the continued development of the council’s IT estate and new digital technologies.
The successful applicant will be required to manage their own workload and priorities. They will have the ability to work from a friendly and supportive team environment, at home or from a council building (subject to COVID secure working policies and practices) in a flexible way when not meeting stakeholders.
The post holder will undertake the following activities;
- Support the IT&D project pipeline buy undertaking pre-project scoping work.
- The design of the ICT systems solution architecture in line with best industry practice.
- Provide analysis and documentation of business and ICT requirements and design principles.
- Evaluate suitable solutions and produce option reports.
- Map complex systems according to the councils metamodel and keep the architecture repository and other systems of records up to date.
- Monitor technology trends and support or develop council strategies around the changing technology landscape.
The successful applicant must have the following essential skill set;
- Experience of managing a team.
- Knowledge of The Open Group Architectural Framework.
- A strong level of technical architecture, terminology, security and enterprise systems knowledge.
- Business analyst practices and techniques such as requirement gathering, SWOT analysis and value stream mapping.
- Some experience of working in a technical environment.
- Have knowledge of and keep track of future technology trends.
- Strong stakeholder management and engagement skills.
To apply for this role please follow the ‘Apply Now’ button above. When completing your application be sure to address how you meet all the criteria in the person specification drawing on any relevant work/life experience, education or personal interests.
Interviews will take place via Microsoft Teams unless you request an in-person interview. Interviews will be taking place on the week commencing 12th December. If you are unavailable on these dates let us know and we may be able to schedule an alternative date to interview you.
This role offers you the ability to use your technical and architectural knowledge to make a difference in the East Sussex community.
For work that makes a difference
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.
Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.