Enterprise Architect Centre
Job reference number 109315
Enterprise Architect Centre
Royal Mail Farringdon
Royal Mail delivers more volume than the competition put together. Yet we have ambitious plans to grow market share both at home and globally, whilst transforming the UK operation to increase efficiency and profit. Our strategy clearly sets out these plans - and technology is pivotal to its success.
The person in this exciting role will collaborate with business colleagues, innovate, shape investment, define projects, and set out enterprise technology designs to realise our strategy. You will be empowered to make big decisions and expected to influence from project to board level. Communication is a critical success factor in this role, with a confident grasp of technology concepts essential.
Influence and innovate during the early ideation phase to guide strategic investment shaping and prioritisation
Define business and technology roadmaps to realise business outcomes, and communicate this convincingly to stakeholders
Support and guide projects to realise the target state, through positive influence and logical reasoning
Develop broad understanding of key value streams and make best-practice recommendations for improvement
Natural in application and understanding of Enterprise Architecture concepts such as business capabilities, application roadmaps, data lineage
Design logical architectures to create reusable solution building blocks applicable to multiple business problems
Identify gaps or risks in technology landscape and gain sponsorship to resolve
Work with colleagues across technology to produce the best holistic outcomes and break down functional or project silos
Reports to: Head of Architecture and Transformation
Experienced in communicating, influencing, consulting with senior tech and business stakeholders with a calm, balanced and confident approach
Demonstrable experience in overseeing digital transformation, specialising in at least one of: Commercial, Operations, Central Function/Finance/HR
Ability to create and communicate logical solution designs following key architectural principles to inform business cases and project kickoff (programmes ranging from £1m-£100m, complex integrated portfolios >20 programmes, multiple technologies)
Build architectural views covering people, process, information and technology that are accessible yet built with architectural rigor
Likely to be educated to degree level with a broad knowledge of technology and business concepts
TOGAF qualified (desirable)
About Royal Mail:
The Royal Mail Technology team is passionate about delivering high-quality products and outstanding digital experiences to our customers. Technology is instrumental in helping us achieve our objective to be recognised as the best delivery company in the UK and across Europe
With a workforce of 150,000, our core network handles c.16 billion letters and c.1 billion parcels a year, delivering to more than 29 million addresses, 6 days a week. Our technology therefore needs to operate at scale. As a data driven business, with the largest PDA estate in the country, our systems need to handle more than 60m scan events and 1.4bn data points per day.
Royal Mail is committed to building an internal development and testing capability, driving digital innovation across the business enabling our business to transform at pace. You will be working for a brand that's a household name and a critical part of the UK's infrastructure.
Our technology vision is to "Enable, Digitise, Realise":
- Enable - Create environments where open conversations are the norm and where teams work alongside each other to complement skills.
- Digitise - Utilise Technology to support the business. Making Technology thinking integral to the business. Increase the level of automation and implement connected systems.
- Realise - Invest in technology and keep taking all opportunities to consolidate systems. Focus on removing complexity within our systems and enable our cost base to decrease.
We are fully embracing Agile and DevOps, and using tools such as Alexa, Azure and Google Cloud, Chatbot, Microsoft .NET Core, Angular and mobile apps.
Our priorities include:
Our postmen/women use 80,000 Android mobile devices and we are continuing to roll out new Apps all the time to help them to deliver a first class customer service.
International business is one of our fastest growing areas - our IT systems have to integrate with IT systems in over 200 different territories in order for customers to track their parcels around the world.
Continuously expanding our services to our customers, utilising predictive analytics and personalised services.
Transforming our customer's digital journey's through our website which is in the top 50 most visited UK websites - with 300m visits per annum, from 100m devices, resulting in 1bn page views, with 9.2m registered users, 20m unique visitors per month, and peaking at 7m visits per day during the Christmas peak.
We are an inclusive employer with equality, diversity and fairness at the heart of our values and we're proud to be recognised in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2019 for a 6th consecutive year. We welcome applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds and are committed to promoting fair participation and equality of opportunity for all of our job applicants.
We are happy to have a conversation about flexible working, depending on the role and subject to business needs.
Closing Date: 01/10/2019. Please note, this advert may close early if the appropriate number of applications has been reached.
Architecture, Consulting, Developer, Information Technology, IT Architecture, Engineering, Technology
Your Reference: 747435990