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Date:  Jun 16, 2022
Job Req ID:  7605
Category:  Information Technology
Country/Region:  GB
State: 
City:  SALFORD

Title:  KEU Solution Architect

Description: 

Individuals in the Architecture job family facilitate the development of the right future-state architecture and ensure its effective adoption. They provide overall direction, guidance and definition of architecture programs that effectively supports business strategies. Responsibilities include advocacy and support of the enterprise’s IT strategies, identification and analysis of enterprise business drivers to derive useful business context, analysis of the current IT environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement, and the development of strategies aligning IT to business. They must have significant business knowledge and have one or more areas of technical expertise in which they concentrate. These technical areas may include applications, systems software, and data.

This is an exciting time to join the KFamily on our continued journey of globalising our IT function.

Here’s a taste of what you will be doing

Architecture Strategy

  • Participates in domain technical and business discussions relative to future architecture direction.
  • Aligns architectural strategy with business goals.

Architecture Roadmap

  • Assists in the analysis, design, and development of a roadmap and implementation plan based upon a current vs. future state in a cohesive architecture viewpoint.
  • Works with Lead Architect to assure architectural alignment.

Architecture Requirements

  • Gathers and analyzes data and develops requirements at project level.
  • Aligns architectural requirements with IT strategy.
  • Assesses near-term needs to establish business priorities.

Quality Assurance

  • Analyzes information to evaluate the effectiveness of controls, determine the accuracy of reports, and monitor the efficiency and security of operations.

Standards, Policies and Procedures

  • Supports and participates in developing policies, standards, guidelines and procedures.
  • Designs standard software configurations.
  • Promotes the EA process, outcomes and results.

Governance

  • Participates in the EA and domain’s architecture Governance process.
  • Reviews exceptions and make

Reuse

  • Identifies opportunities for reuse.
  • Supports the development of architectural models or views.

Architecture Improvements

  • Analyzes the current architecture to identify weaknesses and develop opportunities for improvements.
  • Identifies and when necessary, proposes variances to the architecture to accommodate project needs.

Architecture Compatibility

  • Consults with project teams to ensure compatibility with existing solutions, infrastructure and services.
  • Manages the design of systems.

Consulting

  • Provides strategic consultation to clients and IT teams.
  • Participates in quality reviews and provides feedback.
  • Advises on options, risks, costs versus benefits, system impacts, and technology priorities.
  • Works with business leaders to understand business requirements and help them understand how technology tradeoffs influence strategy.
  • Consults on business-facing projects and maintains knowledge of their progress.

Communications

  • Keeps IT’s technology and service managers aware of key customer issues, identifying and resolving potential problems and conflicts.
  • Sells the architecture process, its outcome and ongoing results.

Oversight

  • Coordinates architecture implementation and modification activities.
  • Assists in post-implementation continuous-improvement efforts to enhance performance and provide increased functionality.
  • Ensures the conceptual completeness of the technical solution.
  • Works closely with project management to ensure alignment of plans with what is being delivered.

Research/Evaluation

  • Researches and evaluates emerging technology, industry and market trends to assist in project development and/or operational support activities.
  • Provides recommendations based on business relevance, appropriate timing and deployment.

Tool Selection

  • Identifies the tools and components used for a project from the approved enterprise toolset.

Finance

  • Recommends expenditures based on the size, scope, and cost of hardware and software components.

 

Your recipe for success

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Computer Engineering, Systems Analysis or a related field. Or equivalent work experience.
  • Typically has significant experience in multiple IT areas with considerable relevant domain experience (data, application, systems, SAP & non-SAP technologies)
  • Requires expert level knowledge and understanding of architecture, application design, systems engineering and integration.
  • Certification in architecture frameworks such as TOGAF
  • SAP application suite certifications
  • Good understanding of project delivery methodologies

 

 

Growing and nurturing the world starts with our employees, which is why our tailor-made career growth programmes are just what you need to set yourself for success.

With our extensive benefits package including flexible working, which enables you to take control of your work/life balance, we really have our people at the heart of our organisation. 

We strive to create a world where people are not just fed but fulfilled and a workplace where everyone can voice their opinions and are empowered to be their true selves. It’s each and everyone’s unique flavour that make up Kellogg’s recipe for success and the diversity of ideas, experiences and beliefs that fuel our future ready momentum and embolden our make it happen culture.

Please note that we will only accept applications that are made to us via our Careers site. If you experience any difficulty when applying, please contact european.recruitment@kellogg.com  

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