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Senior Business Architect

Crawley, West Sussex  Further Information
Job Type
Information Technology

Salary: Competitive per annum plus excellent benefits

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:30
Location: The Base, Crawley, West Sussex
Closing date: 30 September 2018

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In a nutshell

Would you like to work for an award-winning customer focused airline?

Can you use your business and technical acumen to drive valuable change?

Do you want to help us guide our changes to increase revenue while driving up customer service?
Why not join our Enterprise Architecture team as a senior EA focusing on our business Architecture?
You can help us drive a common understanding of our organisation, communicate the impact of changes in regard to strategic and tactical objectives.

Day to day

Supporting architecture planning of CAPEX and OPEX IT spends through the control of TCO and associated value

Support and maintain our enterprise planning models – including both technical and business architectures

Communicate the link between business needs and our technology systems; identifying the decommissioning and deprecation of legacy systems
Ensuring the future-proofing and consistency of enterprise-business solutions
Driving increased maturity of enterprise solutions through well-understood metrics
Supporting RFP’s and Business Benefits Realisation Planning and governance processes through best-practice
You will be building visions and roadmaps to support the use of technology in our business
Engaging with multiple partners on complex projects understanding fully the enterprise roadmap from business requirements
Supporting and driving enterprise innovation (e.g. reducing complexity in systems/infrastructure) while handling security and risk/audit priorities
Supporting enterprise governance through Architecture Review Board (ARB) processes
Initiative to drive, own and be the point-person for all enterprise issues in the particular domain(s) of expertise
Monitor and lead the implementation of the enterprise architecture through Solution Architecture delivery process
Demonstrable contribution to the strategic goals and guidelines of the overall architecture practice

About you

You will have an appreciation for large, dynamic, customer focused organisations that thrive on pushing the boundaries. You will use your understanding of business and technology trends to advise and bring together various areas of our business toward a common understanding. You will have a background in various modeling techniques to help gather and maintain a current and future view of our business and how it links to our technology needs.

You’ll be a confident communicator, able to take care of diverse stakeholders and key decision makers. Your presentation skills will be engaging showing your ability to flex your style to your audience as appropriate.

If you have a passion for Business and Architecture, keep up to date with current industry technology, methodologies and trends and are focussed on showcasing how your expertise can transform the business we would love to hear from you.

The perks

Our pioneering spirit and passion keeps our brand vibrantly alive. That's why we give our people the rewards that they deserve. We have a whole host of benefits in place to help you enjoy life to the full, as well as a world of travel opportunities including up to seven flights a year to a wide range of fabulous Virgin Atlantic global destinations. We also offer a competitive benefits package including pension and private medical schemes, life assurance, child care vouchers and excellent discounts across the Virgin Group of companies. We appreciate that life is busy, so when operationally possible remote working is available.

Be you - our differences make us stronger 
Virgin Atlantic and Virgin holidays are equal opportunities employers and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. Our aim is to employ people who reflect the diverse nature of society which is why we strive to provide an inclusive environment where individuality is celebrated and we can unleash the potential of our brilliant mix of people.
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