Posted: Posted 61 days ago

Principal Enterprise Architect

Salford Quays, Manchester

You know how to link a technology strategy to a business strategy.  

You have a passion for technology and driving customer solutions. We’re looking for you to own the architecture strategy within our Consumer facing business unit, leading technical and business innovation.  

Sound like you? If so, we’d love to hear from you

About the role

You’ll ensure architecture strategy aligns with business goals, delivering and maintaining simplicity in approach and assist in the communication of technology strategy to senior leaders and the wider business.
 

You’ll provide thought leadership in the development of new products or platforms, influence the business agenda and ensure we maximise value from technology investments.

You’ll collaborate and engage with internal and external stakeholders to ensure new technology innovations are assessed for suitability and appropriately adopted.

You’ll collaborate effectively with domain specialists to assure end-to-end quality of programmes and projects. You’ll operate as a matrix leader, engaging stakeholders across our Architecture & Design team and wider technology organisation to ensure appropriate subject matter experts are brought together. This will help to aid problem solving, alignment and to ensure the most appropriate solution is determined.

You’ll engage with business leadership teams to better understand key business drivers and initiatives, ensuring that the TalkTalk architecture strategy is aligned to and embedded within these initiatives. You’ll also engage with the wider telecommunications and IT industry to ensure adoption of best practice and help to ensure common approaches to shared problems.

You’ll be a key member of the Technology Strategy Board and relevant Programme Delivery Boards, to ensure that strategic direction is developed and maintained.  You’ll oversee technical solutions that are technically sound and functionally robust, working closely with programme management colleagues and various other senior stakeholders to ensure consistency of delivery with technical outcomes. 

About you

You will have operated in a similar role across a large-scale enterprise.  This will have incorporated enterprise wide delivery of technical solutions and presenting to principal stakeholders  

You may have come from a telco background but it isn’t essential. Knowledge of BSS and OSS and would also be advantage.

You’ll be solution focused, dynamic and adaptable with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. You will have had considerable prior experience of workstreams in relation to digital transformation. This will have included Cloud developments.

You’ll also have developed both short and long term strategic plans.

The Benefits

We value the importance of recognising and rewarding our colleagues at TalkTalk. As well as providing a great range of core benefits such as annual bonus, a company pension scheme and private medical insurance, we also embrace flexible working, will support you to achieve your career goals though in-house training and external professional courses where applicable.

As a recognised Top 50 Inclusive Employer in the UK, we know that diversity means success and innovation. We want our workplace to reflect the communities and customer we serve. Being inclusive is part of our DNA; we are all 100% human, and we create a culture where you can truly be yourself.

We’re also not your usual 9-5. We are a dynamic workplace and we want to talk to you about how you like to work.

Does this job look right for you? Want to work your way?

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