Head of Architecture - Bet Tribe

What you will do???

As the Head of Architecture you will work together with other technology leaders, deliver and communicate an architectural vision and roadmap for the tribe that is understood and supported by the whole business and that provides clear, achievable principles and direction for the technology team to follow.

You'll lead a team of architects, and be obsessed about helping them to help our teams deliver the right solution. You'll bring pragmatism to discussions, and strike the right balance between near term business value and setting us up for the long haul. You'll enjoy relationships with technologists and commercial stakeholders, and they will have confidence in your ability to facilitate us building the right solution well.

The Head of Architecture will be a technical subject matter expert for particular products and services and, via solution designs, be the design authority for new and existing services. Communicate the business goals, constraints and risks to the delivery team members, so that they can build and operate the systems and services that support and deliver the tribe's business goals and address the constraints and risks that are present.

You'll communicate the key facts, risks and assumptions to enable the heads of function in a tribe to understand and make decisions for the products and services you represent.

How you will do it???

Architectural Leadership

  • To provide technical leadership to the tribe's technical teams
  • To keep up-to-date with emerging technologies and architectural approaches and promote alignment between technology and business strategy
  • To maintain a good understanding and awareness of competitors' products and services
  • To form effective business relationships
  • Collaborate with other architects within yours and other areas of the business to help define our architectural principles, vision, lifecycle and underlying framework

Solution Architecture

  • Awareness of current architectural trends and developments within the market, particularly patterns and technologies being used within Sky Betting and Gaming
  • Provide governance and technical leadership to ensure the products and services you are involved with are aligned with the design goals
  • Work with business stakeholders to help identify business goals and align IT strategy
  • To develop the tribe's technology road map and to gain commitment for architecture initiatives
  • To maintain an in-depth knowledge of the tribe's technologies and architecture and a good understanding of the wider organisation's technologies and architectures
  • Deliver solution designs and impact assessments to support the delivery of business goals, and help squads to bring these products to life
  • Identify architectural risks and propose alternatives and solutions

Data Architecture

  • Collaborate with other teams at SB&G to promote the interoperability of data collected across products and technology teams

What we can offer you???

We really care about your professional development. As a member of a technical team, you'll get 10% of your working week to dedicate to self-directed learning and development. You'll also have £1,000 per year in a Tech Ninja fund to supply you with resources, whether that be a conference ticket or an AWS exam, we've got it covered.

Attractive relocation package for candidates that live outside the Yorkshire region, including those outside of the UK.

Our People Ambition is to attract & develop diverse & talented people to meet the current and future growth needs of SB&G. Together, our aim is to create the Best Digital Business to work at .

Our People Ambition is to attract & develop diverse & talented people to meet the current and future growth needs of SB&G. Together, our aim is to create the Best Digital Business to work at .

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30/08/2019 03:42:00
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