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Lead Architect - Business Information

Location: Nottingham
Company: Experian
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Lead Architect - Business Information
The Lead Architect position is a senior position for driving the strategic architecture transformation across the Business Information (BI) business unit. The position involves taking responsibility for the current state of a complex, mature and disparate technology landscape and defining and driving a comprehensive architecture modernisation and transformation program.
The role requires an excellent communicator with technical depth to determine an innovative and compelling future estate vision. This must be coupled with a track record in iterative, incremental, risk-mitigated delivery.
Key Accountabilities:
- Ensure full breadth of the current state architecture is consistently documented, metric-ed and understood including costs, availability, sustainability, compliance and security status.
- Create and maintain a progressive, innovative and compelling future state architecture vision. This must be aligned with appropriate principles, standards, costs and strategy. This must support future strategic plan targets and objectives.
- Develop, drive and iterate the transformation roadmap from current systems towards this future state, within the constraints of the business (funding, customer needs, risks, security)
- Identify opportunities for improvements to Experian global tech direction and advocate effectively for change
- Participate within the global BI community and seek opportunities for contributing direction and sharing technology with other global business units
- Participate in and help to build out the architect community across business units within the UK. Advocate for increased consistency of architecture across this community.
- Frequently engage with all business unit product and delivery teams to communicate direction and to understand and respond to challenges to the architecture and transformation topics.
- Take ownership for architecture input to internal funding documents and review processes
- Work in with the Chief Technical Officer to deliver against and aligned with Experian's global initiatives and technology modernisation program of work
Key Outcomes:
- Architecture vision and multi-year transformation plan aligned with business unit goals and priorities.
- Vision and plan documented, communicated and understood.
- Significant progress in delivering against the technology transformation vision
- Recognized architecture thought leader and partner within Experian global community
- In collaboration with the CTO, transform the technology architecture and services through modern, flexible and globally aligned architecture.
- Deliver fully compliant products and services in line with the Industry and Regulatory framework.
Key Measures:
- Domain technology progress against roadmap targets
- Number of business domain systems with a clear transformation path
- Number of product innovations enabled by transformed architecture
- Technology cost as a percentage of revenue
Experience and skills:
- Delivery experience in modern agile methodologies and processes for complex distributed high-performance, resilient, scalable, secure, data-centric systems
- Significant technical depth in designing progressive architectures that apply a broad combination of innovative technologies - 10 years' experience in similar roles with recent pragmatic experience of designing for cloud-native, microservices, container orchestration, serverless, RESTful API design, token services, key vaults, big data engineering and analytics
- Expertise in continuous delivery and operational excellence with mainstream cloud platforms and technologies, to deliver customer outcomes: AWS, Azure, GCP, EKS, AKS, EMR, Databricks
- Direct experience in driving and supporting architecture modernisation and transformation programs with full support from key stakeholders across the enterprise. Requiring experience in business alignment topics such as ITFM/TBM for cost management, TOGAF or similar, capability modelling approaches, agile maturity metrics
Why choose us?
Our colleagues' health and wellbeing is a top priority for us, that's why our reward, benefits and wellbeing programmes are designed so you can come to work feeling your very best self. Our benefits focus on health, money and lifestyle so you can tailor your benefits to your own personal needs. Whether it's your physical and mental wellness, getting to work or planning for the future, we have a range of flexible options to have you covered!
We are committed to building an inclusive culture and to creating an environment where people can balance successful careers with their commitments and interests outside of work. Our flexible working practices support our belief that this balance brings long-lasting benefits for our business as well as our people. Some roles lend themselves to flexible options more than others, and if this is important to you, we are open to discussing agile working opportunities during the hiring process.
Who are Experian?
We unlock the power of data to create opportunities for consumers, businesses and society. At life's big moments - from buying a home or car, to sending a child to university, to growing a business exponentially by connecting it with new customers - we empower consumers and our clients to manage their data with confidence so they can maximize every opportunity.
For more than 125 years, we've helped consumers and clients prosper, and economies and communities flourish - and we're not done.
Our 17,000 people in 44 countries believe the possibilities for you, and our world, are growing. We're investing in new technologies, talented people and innovation so we can help create a better tomorrow.
Could this be the role for you? Apply now to start your journey with Experian.
To learn more about our culture and what it's really like to work here, check out our interactive guide here:https://view.pagetiger.com/experianguideforcandidates/1
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Title: Lead Architect - Business Information
Location: GBR-England-Nottingham
Requisition ID: 21458
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