Enterprise Architect

Job Title: Enterprise Architect
Job Reference: TL/HQ00056121C

Location: Brighton
Job Type: Permanent

£90000 - £115000 per annum, Benefits: + Very Strong Bonus & Blue Chip Benefits
Sector: IT

Posted 11 days ago

Enterprise Architect, Up to £100,000 Base + Car Allowance + Bonus (Up to 55%) + 15% Pension + 38 Days Holiday + Life Assurance, Agile Working, Brighton Area, ASAP Start

Overview of the Enterprise Architect:

Reporting into the Head of IT Transformation, the Enterprise Architect will be accountable for developing and maintaining the Enterprise Architecture framework of this successful division of the business.  Currently this business is undertaking a 5 year road-map of bringing its current technology into the cloud (Microsoft Azure) and they are half way through this transition.

The Enterprise Technical Architect will help define and enhance the single and multi Cloud adoption so the successful candidate will need good exposure of enterprise architecture in the cloud (Azure) as well as Java J2E combined with strong stakeholder management experience. 

Enterprise Architect Duties:

Accountable to define and enhance the Single/Multi Cloud Adoption Strategy (Microsoft Azure), Security Strategy as per CISO guidelines, adhering to the business objectives  

To understand future technology product/tool set from Microsoft Azure offering including marketplaces (other vendor strategies) and implement best of breed solutions for company technology requirements

In collaboration with Microsoft, Group IT and other IT suppliers to the business, contribute to the IT strategic road-map and influence the business unit IT strategy through architecture activities

Act as primary point of contact for all aspects of IT Strategy – including representation where appropriate at Steering Committees to ensure responsibility and accountability for IT Strategy

To provide Architectural leadership in the resolutions of Cloud Adoption Strategy and inter-project issues within the business and Group IT.

Whats in your DNA?

Formal qualifications in the areas related to either Enterprise ot Technical Architecture, Information Technology, Cloud Architecture or similar fields a distinct advantage.

Experience of working with Java J2E

An experienced professional with demonstrable knowledge and expertise in Microsoft Azure Cloud Architecture and modern engineering practices (Automation, DevOps, CI/CD, SRE etc)

Experience in setting up the Architectural foundations of Cloud Infrastructure and understanding the hybrid infrastructure topology 

Significant experience managing Cloud Transformation Programmes; Therein, experience of building and managing Cloud Infrastructure; Therein, experience of developing and delivering IT road maps, Cloud Security Architecture.

Significant Systems knowledge within either a Financial Services, Insurance or Enterprise type industry is preferred.

Strong stakeholder management experience with an ability to manage difference of opinions 

Engagement and management of key internal and external stakeholders and delivering high quality (board level) presentations on IT strategy.

Proven excellent Architectural leadership of managing technically complex and high budget change programmes.

An experience based appreciation of how to build “high performance” teams in a practical way and of how to get there through personal/team development in matrix based organisation.

Trevor  Lee


Trevor Lee

Managing Director

In 2006 I decided to form Jenrick Commercial and now nearly 15 years later the business has thankfully gone from strength to strength. Having now been in the mad world of recruitment for nearly 25 years, I've seen a massive amount of change in that time (in my early days we used to fax CV's off to a client and if you were looking for work you use to photocopy your CV and even hand-deliver it into the agency, there was no internet in the early days!!) 

The foundation of our success has always been to build the greatest relationships with both our clients and candidates, we are always super honest and try to leave the greatest impression with everyone you connect with. 

My father taught me that life is very much what you put in, put a little in and you get a little out, put a lot in, and of course, you get a lot out. This is a rule I firmly believe in and has served me well over the years. 

What can I tell you about me? Well, I have been married for nearly 25 years (my wife is extremely lucky or completely mad) and we have a beautiful son Toron who is 15 now. I also cannot function properly without a triple shot skinny wet latte first thing in the morning. If you ever catch me before this time then I apologise in advance! I go to the gym every day and I've probably been on a diet since I was born so I am very body and image-conscious. 

I am also a glass half full type so love listening to Tony Robbins motivational podcasts to give me that extra kick. I support West Ham United so I definitely need something positive as I don't get it from the team I support. I also love the good old US of A (California). I think my music taste is great (it's very eclectic) however the team in the office are always moaning about my playlists (it's them that have no taste).

Why recruitment? Well, I love people, I genuinely love to understand how people tick, and after 25 years I know I'm damn good at what we do. In this job, every day is different and I'm humbled and grateful that I have met some amazing people over the 20+ years, plus it's always lovely to change peoples lives for the better so to play a part in their journey of life is something I am truly grateful for. 

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