IT Architect

IT Architect
Location: Madrid, Europe (Various) Salary: EUR 55,000


To work with stakeholders to specify, design and select information systems that deliver great value to the organisation.

  • Partner with the organisation to understand organisation and departmental strategy and agree information systems solutions to meet needs.
  • Investigate information systems that might benefit of the client
  • Lead in designing, specifying and selecting information system solutions, considering functionality, data, security, integration, infrastructure and performance.
  • Develop and maintain a model of current and future Application Architecture.
  • Develop and maintain a model of current and future web architecture and design a structure that is stable, resilient and performant.
  • Lead the organisation in exploiting technology and use knowledge of IT solutions to drive organisational change and support business process design.
  • Understand and support to software architecture design and support development team in developing solutions
  • Estimate cost, and prepare business cases for IT solutions, considering infrastructure, licenses, development and support
  • Work with the Project Managers and Business Analysts to develop high level project schedule resource plans for implementation projects.
  • Supervise Business Analyst in the capture and analysis of requirements


Essential Requirements

  • Strategic business acumen and understanding of organisation strategy and ability to design information systems to delivery that strategy
  • Experiencing in assessing a broad range of information solutions and products
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to explain technical concepts to lay audiences. Some experience of with working with board level stakeholders.
  • Self-starter with the ability to appropriately prioritise and plan complex work in a rapidly changing environment
  • Results oriented with ability to produce products that deliver organisational benefit
  • Strong critical thinker with problem solving aptitude.
  • Team player with experience leading and collaborating cross-team to ensure successful delivery of solutions
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills - demonstrating outside-the-box problem solving skills
  • Ability to develop solution architecture designs
  • Knowledge of Enterprise Architecture methodologies such as TOGAF or the equivalent
  • Working knowledge of infrastructure including servers, storage, firewalls, load balancers, routers, etc
  • A minimum of four years in a professional senior technical role such as technical lead, team lead, architect, or other hands on leadership role ideally for a major consultancy or system integrator.
  • Ideally formal qualification in Enterprise Architecture (e.g. TOGAF) or formal qualifications in technology.


Ref: DB9044

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