Head of Architecture

Job title : Head of Architecture
Location : London
Job type : Permanent
Salary : Market Rate
Sector : Buy Side
Reference : BHJOB6067_18125-3
Head of Architecture – Azure – DevOps – Vendor – Financial Services
Our client, a leading Financial Services organization based in the city, are looking for an Enterprise Architect to join them on a permanent basis. This will be to take ownership of architecture across all business functions including applications, infrastructure, and security.
This role will have a dual remit; you’ll be responsible for defining, reviewing, and governing processes as well as overseeing business critical projects.
You will work closely with architects, product owners and third-party suppliers to define improvements and new approaches towards the existing architecture. This will involve setting up committees and leading review meetings.
The ideal candidate will come from a financially regulated environment (investment banking, investment management, insurance etc.) and will be working in an Enterprise/Principal Architect capacity. You’ll also have experience working with cloud-hosted environments, specifically Azure.
Key Skills:
  • Proven track record as an Enterprise Architect, Principal Architect or Lead Architect
  • Proficiency with Azure cloud architecture
  • Experience working closely with 3rd party application vendors
  • Knowledge of DevOps best practices
  • Experience working in a Finance regulated environment
This is an exciting opportunity to join a leading finance organization and play a pivotal role in how they define their architecture.

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