Head of Architecture - new job in London, UK

Head of Architecture
  • £100,000 - £120,000 per Annum
  • Permanent
  • London, England, UK EC4V 5AJ London London GBR EC4V 5AJ
Job Ref: BBBH32918
Sector: Design & Architecture
Date Added: 08 September 2022

Head of Architecture

Permanent roles Up to £120,000 + excellent benefits including: 30-60% bonus potential, car allowance, 10-12% pension, 30 days holiday + 8 public Hybrid working model, flexible to be based in either London, Wythall or Edinburgh

Our client, a leading financial services organisation are currently recruiting multiple Head of Architecture roles as part of their transformation to an Agile Product model, where Group IT resources are federated directly into the business. The roles are in the following business and technology domains:

  • Head of Architecture for Asset Management,
  • Head of Architecture for Finance & Actuarial,
  • Head of Architecture for Corporate Services, and,
  • Head of Architecture for Data.

To date, the architecture work in these domains has been led by projects. However, with the introduction of these roles they are looking to establish a persistent architecture capability, that can work closely with their respective business area to develop a technology architecture and strategy that drives the business forward to meet its goals. To that end, to be a successful in this role an individual will have to not only excel at architecture but also broader leadership and partnering.

The Heads of Architecture will work as part of the broader technology family, reporting into the CTO, but will come to work every day feeling like they are part of the domain / business area they are aligned to and wanting to solve the problems that will make a different to that domain. As such, whilst although this isn't a formal 'business partnering' role, the successful candidate will be someone who can integrate well into their domain team, be comfortable working in a matrix, and be highly respected because of how they articulate what technology can do to solve business problems and enable future growth. Key Responsibilities

  • Partnering
  • Team Development
  • Practice Management
  • Current State Architecture
  • Future State Architecture
  • Governance / Solution Development

What We're Looking For Essential

  • 10+ years' experience as an architect
  • 5+ years' experience in a 'Lead Architect' or 'Head of Architecture' role
  • 5+ years' experience specialising in the applicable domain


  • 2+ years' experience working in a Scaled Agile environment
  • Qualification - Leading SAFe
  • Qualification - SAFe for Architects

Carbon60, Lorien, SRG - the Impellam Group STEM Portfolio is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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08/10/2022 09:17:41
GBP 100000 120000 Annum
Contact Consultant:
Steven Firth

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