Engineering Practice & Platforms Lead Architect in Edinburgh | NatWest Group Careers Engineering Practice & Platforms Lead Architect in  …

NatWest Group
in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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NatWest Group
in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Competitive
NatWest Group
Engineering Practice & Platforms Lead Architect in Edinburgh | NatWest Group Careers
Join us as an Engineering Practice & Platforms Lead Architect

  • For someone with a background in defining business and application architectures and roadmaps for complex enterprises, this is an excellent opportunity to join our business
  • You'll be defining the intentional architecture for your assigned scope in order to ensure that the current architecture being delivered by engineers best supports the enterprise and its long term strategy
  • You'll thrive in a creative, fast-paced, innovative and continuously changing environment, where you'll be motivated by driving impact at scale for the benefit of all of the bank's software engineering practitioners


What you'll do

You'll be defining and communicating the current, resultant and target state architecture for your assigned scope. You'll be making sure that the architecture links to, and is informed by, our overall strategy and architecture, and produces the architecture outcomes.

We'll look to you influence the development of business strategies at an organisational level, identifying transformational opportunities for our businesses and technology areas associated with both new and existing technologies.

As well as this, you'll be:

  • Translating architecture roadmaps into packages of work that allow frequent incremental delivery of value to be included in product backlog
  • Defining, creating and maintaining architecture models, roadmaps, standards and outcomes, using architecture strategies to ensure alignment to adjacent and higher level model
  • Working closely with business owners, portfolio managers, product managers and release managers to define the target intentional architecture
  • Leading complex and technically challenging architectural transformations, coordinating design and platform teams across domains
  • Seeking out and utilising continuous feedback, fostering adaptive design and engineering practices to drive the collaboration of programmes and teams around a common technical vision


The skills you'll need

To succeed in this role, you'll need expert knowledge of application architecture, and at least one business, data or infrastructure architecture with working knowledge of the remaining disciplines. You'll have excellent communication skills with the ability clearly communicate complex technical concepts to colleagues, up to senior leadership level, along with a good understanding of Agile methodologies with experience of working in an Agile team.

You'll also demonstrate:

  • Experience of working in a regulated financial organisation in a central shared components team, with internal software engineers as customers
  • Experience of software product development and operation
  • Proven experience of organisational, product, technical and information architecture leadership
  • Experience of developing, syndicating and communicating architectures, designs and proposals for action
  • An understanding of industry architecture frameworks, such as TOGAF and ArchiMate
  • A background in systems development change life cycles, best practices and approaches
  • Knowledge of hardware, software, application and systems engineering
If you need any adjustments to support your application, such as information in alternative formats or special requirements to access our buildings, or if you're eligible under the Disability Confident Scheme please contact us and we'll do everything we can to help.
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