Enterprise Applications & Infrastructure Architect, Blue Chip Co

Job Title: Enterprise Applications & Infrastructure Architect, Blue Chip Co
Job Reference: TL/HQ00052912A

Location: Brighton
Job Type: Permanent

£85000 - £95000 per annum, Benefits: + Car All, Up to 55% Bonus, 38 Days Hol, Pension
Sector: IT

Posted 10 days ago

Enterprise Applications & Infrastructure Architect, Brighton Area, Lovely Blue Chip Company, Up to £95,000 base + Car Allowance, 15% Pension, 38 Days Holiday, Up to 55% Bonus

Working within the Enterprise Architecture function to ensure application and infrastructure architecture is optimised to meet the needs of the division and provide thought leadership on the future direction of the company IT estate.

Main Accountabilities: 

    • Utilise expert technical knowledge of application and infrastructure architecture and design techniques and tools to support the creation of robust solutions which enable business to achieve required business outcomes in line with architecture principles and standards.
    • Actively participate and direct the conception and planning of company strategic technology projects to ensure that initiatives are impacted and, where appropriate, conflict or issues are escalated to ensure that business and IT strategies are aligned.
    • Make recommendations to senior management, ensuring that key risks and technical limitations are managed appropriately.
    • Deliver effective communication to influence and maintain positive working relationships with all interested parties, including Divisional Directors and external suppliers.
    • Maintain an accurate repository of all application and infrastructure architectures across management and operational platforms to support the evaluation, definition and design of new solutions.
    • Understand major technology trends and recommend innovations that deliver business value.
    • Conduct feasibility studies and perform technical due diligence, working closely with teams such as IT Security, Information Security, Solution Engineering and IT Operations.
    • Comply with agreed methodologies, standards, policies and procedures to ensure strong governance and knowledge sharing. Provide feedback and ideas so that performance is continually improved. 

Skills Required:

    • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, with an ability to clearly define issues and make tough decisions in the face of ambiguity and incomplete information.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to successfully engage and influence senior stakeholders and a broad range of individuals across various disciplines. Track record of building effective relationships in complex environments.
    • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail, with a demonstrated ability to work independently and manage competing priorities.
    • Broad range of technical knowledge and skills, including user experience platforms, analytics software, application servers, mainframe, integration technologies and database platforms.
    • Software design and development skills, and a good understanding of related tools and industry best practices.
    • Good understanding of Cloud technologies, e.g. Azure or AWS, and proven IT infrastructure skills, e.g. operating systems, virtualisation, storage and networking.
    • Strong IT security skills, e.g. OWASP.
    • Good understanding of Enterprise Architecture frameworks, e.g. TOGAF, and tools, e.g. Mega.
    • Experience of IT Governance processes and proven ability to work in agile and waterfall delivery modes.

Benefits include:

Our clients employees have a wide range of benefits including a generous pension scheme, life assurance, 38 days' holiday, private medical insurance, performance related bonuses (up to 55%), discounts at both a huge range of high street stores, as well as a 12% car allowance scheme.


Trevor  Lee


Trevor Lee

Managing Director

Having been in recruitment for 15 years, in 2006 I decided to form Jenrick Commercial (a new division of The Jenrick Group) and I have to say, it’s been one hell of a ride. Recruitment has changed drastically over the last 15 years, however, I’ve learnt that if you keep things simple, work hard, be honest and really understand your clients and candidates then you will do well.

My loves in life are my wife (Miriam) and my son (Toron). I’ve been married for nearly 20 years, so I was snapped up early (my wife clearly has good taste – or at least I like to think so!).

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