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Enterprise Architect

Job Title: Enterprise Architect
Salary: £66,552 per annum
Hours: 36.5 hours per week
Contract: Permanent

Who we need

We are looking for an Enterprise Architect to join our Digital and Data Leadership Team.

The team has recently been revamped and we are creating a high performing team that can provide excellent support to the complex multi functions of the WMCA.

Our key aim is to deliver a robust, high-quality customer focused Digital and Data function to our stakeholders.

This is an exciting opportunity to join us at a time of modernising our ways of working and delivering significant advancements in our digital services.

Your expertise will help develop and shape our future vision and implement cutting edge technologies.

With a proven delivery record you will be an experienced Enterprise Architect specialist experienced in working at a senior level in Digital transformation, with responsibility for driving innovation.

You will have significant experience in the developing and future planning of modern enterprise architecture across large complex domains and projects.

You'll already be an experienced Enterprise Architect with strong internal consultancy skills that you use to drive benefits from current and emerging technologies.

Your communications skills will enable you to articulate solutions to?both?technical and non-technical people in way that's easily understood.

Above all, to succeed in this role, you must be able to actively contribute to the Digital and Data leadership team, demonstrating leadership and strategic thinking in everything you do.

About the role

The role is part of the Digital and Data Leadership Team, overseeing the Enterprise Architecture.

Working with the Strategic Head of Digital and Data to create and maintain the architecture strategy and technology roadmap, you will ensure alignment to WMCA's organisational needs.

You will be accountable for ensuring technology designs are fit for purpose, future proofed and cost effective.

You will embed and govern best practice principles and standards whilst being responsible for key enterprise architectural decisions.

You will engage the business at a strategic level to envisage, document and deliver a sustainable EA service that drives innovation by applying joined up modern technologies.

Who we are

The West Midlands has been one of the most promising regions in England with the fastest growing economy outside London; it has been seen as one of the best places to invest; with improved living standards, regional infrastructure was benefiting from huge investment; a rapid expansion in house building; increasing numbers of apprenticeship starts; construction on HS2 ; and the Battery Industrialisation Centre launched in Coventry.

The West Midlands has one of the greatest potentials to grow in 2021 and we are seeking investment in new markets, upskilling our workforce, protecting our environment, strengthening our communities and repositioning the region as a leader in the national economy.

Now more than ever, we need to be innovative and we don't just return to the old ways of working and living.

We already have many of the building blocks in place - we are resetting our thinking, rebuilding our region and reinventing our image as a national leader.

In order to do that, we will listen to our communities and deliver change for the better as a result of what we've experienced.

There is a lot to look forward to - next year the region will host the City of Culture in Coventry; and following that it will be the site of the Commonwealth Games.

These are opportunities to showcase our region to the world.

The West Midlands is a region which is resilient and innovative, and WMCA is building the future, with a shared vision of a healthier, happier, better connected and more prosperous West Midlands - a fast-growing global force with huge potential and ambition.

Everyone who works here plays their part in this success story and we're all determined to use our unique role to deliver lasting change across our region.

Come and join the West Midlands Combined Authority; be part of Building the Future.

In return for your hard work and commitment, we will reward you with a range of competitive and attractive benefits.

How to apply
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Closing Date: Monday 2nd November 2020

Please note: this is a remote working opportunity until a date is agreed for the WMCA workforce to return to our usual place of work at 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham.

Our priority is to keep all our employees safe and well during this time.

We will be working remotely for the foreseeable future, and we are doing everything we can to ensure all our employees can enjoy a comfortable remote working space.

We are committed to developing an organisation that is representative of the diverse communities that we serve and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The following groups are currently underrepresented: young people, Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and women at senior levels.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and offer a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants who meet the essential job role criteria.

We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed.

Wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance and support service delivery for the customer.