Enterprise & Data Architect

Rubery, Birmingham
03 Apr 2019
01 May 2019
Ms Anwen John
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you an experienced Enterprise Architect with knowledge of SAP and cloud based technology? If so, we have a brilliant opportunity for you to join our team here in Rubery!

Compass Group UK and Ireland is part of Compass Group Plc, the world's leading foodservice company. We employ up to 60,000 people annually and provide a wide range of services to clients in every conceivable sector including schools, race courses, hospitals, power stations and everything in between. We’re the people behind the food, hospitality and support services that power your day, make you smile and put a spring in your step. Just one of the reasons why we’re the UK and Ireland’s number one catering and support services provider.

Package description

Competitive salary plus car

Main responsibilities

As our Enterprise Architect, you will be responsible for advising and recommending architecture strategies, principals and methodologies used across our teams. The person needs to propose, review and sign off technical solutions, whilst ensuring compliance to Compass technology strategy and standards for design, implementation and support. You will be responsible for the following areas:

  • Align technology to business requirements in conjunction with the Business Partnering team and define a best fit technical solution within the overall Architectural framework
  • Align with and challenge existing and potential new solution providers, ensuring business fit for purpose solutions
  • Be a technical leader and act as the design authority for engagements with senior managers, customers, suppliers and stakeholders
  • Stay abreast of technology solutions and how they can be exploited for the improvement of the business
  • Ownership of reference architecture models contributing to the overall service/product catalogue
  • Lead the overall technology strategy and champion a culture of continual improvement across IT and the wider business
Ideal candidate

To be right for us, you will be an experienced Enterprise Architect with a track record of developing technology vision to fulfil business ambition within a large organisation. You will have skills, experience and knowledge in the following areas:

  • The ability to define target architecture, agree product roadmaps and communicate to sponsors to secure investment
  • Ability to govern and assure the technical delivery of complex system implementations
  • Experience of using Enterprise Architecture Frameworks (e.g. TOGAF)
  •  Knowledge of SAP functional processes (specifically Finance, Logistics and HCM)
  • Understanding of BigData concepts, principles and technologies with experience of Enterprise Data Warehousing and BI & cube technologies
  • Knowledge and experience of services within AWS and/or Azure
  • High level of understanding of non-functional requirements and clarity in the mitigation of their impact on solutions
  • Excellent communication, listening and negotiation skills with the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with business stakeholders
  • Can do attitude with a proven ability to work at pace and drive change in an organisation
  • Possesses excellent organisational & analytical skills with an ability to work independently