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      Head of Architecture

      Location: Birmingham

      Salary: £100000 - £105000 per annum

      Contract Type: Permanent

      Head of Architecture Hybrid Role

      This role is perfect for someone who is currently a hands on Lead Software / Technical Architect who is looking to move their career to the next level

      A leading technology provider seeks a dynamic individual to join as Head of Architecture. With a commitment to enhancing outcomes globally, this organization delivers innovative solutions to multiple companies worldwide.

      About the Role:
      As Head of Architecture, you will drive the technology strategy and design for the organization’s product portfolio. Your responsibilities include leading a global architecture team, ensuring alignment with business objectives, and fostering innovation in product development and deployment.

      Key Responsibilities:

      Establish and integrate a global architecture organization, fostering collaboration across multiple locations.
      Develop and implement technology strategies to support scalable, autonomous SaaS delivery models.
      Ensure products meet functional, non-functional, and security criteria through effective governance.
      Drive innovation in data architecture to enhance customer-facing reporting and analytics products.
      Lead risk identification and remediation plans within the software development lifecycle.

      Required Experience:

      Proven leadership experience in architecture teams across diverse locations.
      Experience of working with UK and offshore teams
      Worked with Microsoft Stack ( C# .NET SQL) and Open source (PHP)
      Strong relationship-building skills with senior business and technology stakeholders.
      Demonstrated success in implementing effective technology governance processes.
      Experience in transforming products and operations to a SaaS delivery model.
      Background in product/software architecture and engineering for mission-critical services.

      Desirable Experience:

      Management of architecture teams across multiple geographical locations.
      Knowledge of assessment or education technology.
      Familiarity with data protection/privacy requirements and ISO standards.
      Experience in agile environments with diverse technology stacks.

      What’s Offered:

      Hybrid working options tailored to suit your role and lifestyle.
      Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.
      An amazing career development path with the chance to make a real difference

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