Home Based Architecture Team Manager

Permanent @Garniche Jobs UK in IT
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  • Job ID 310458

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Company Description

Come join us and make a difference in the world!

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Working with us, you’ll be helping our 3,000+ employees push the boundaries of what’s possible and support amazing public services.

We work with governments, hospitals, police forces, housing providers, local authorities and more. We help them pay financial support faster, speed up treatments for patients and respond to emergencies in the right way. The more we do, the more our customers can do for others. And together, we make a world of difference.

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Job Description

As the Architecture Team Manager, you will manage the delivery of the central architecture programme of work, operating the request for architecture work process, and performing resource management and allocation. Interacting with the programme and project management, and service management practices within the wider business will be essential to delivery business and customer needs. The role will involve line management responsibilities for technical team members.

Communication and collaboration are paramount to this role, the Architecture Team Manager will be working closely with internal stakeholders on a continuous basis, understanding their needs, and supporting the technical design and implementation of complex problems, as new opportunities, and ongoing technical refresh activities.

You will own and operate the central architecture technical assurance and governance activities coordinating the review of all design work.

You will own and develop the central architecture team training and development plan ensuring that the team has the required blend of skills to meet the evolving needs of the business, whilst supporting the individual team members needs and career aspirations.

You will support knowledge management initiatives working with team members to develop architecture content for use within the team and to be published to the wider business.

The successful candidate will report to the Head of Architecture and Design and join a diverse architecture team comprising enterprise, security, technical and solution architecture specialists.

The role is primarily home based with an expectation that travel to NEC offices and customer locations will be required on an ad-hoc basis.

Responsibilities will include:

Work with the senior architecture team to specify and implement the central architecture programme of work.

Manage the onboarding of new architecture work, own and maintain the central architecture work item backlog.

Perform work item classification and assignment to architecture team resources.

Own and operate the technical assurance board.

Operate the internal technical architecture team peer review process for all technical designs.

Engage with the wider business supporting programme, project, and risk management.

Support the implementation of architecture designs, ensuring that knowledge transfer is provided to support teams with hands-on support where necessary.

Support the technology roadmap process coordinating investigations related to new and existing technologies enabling controlled technology adoption.

Provide line management to the technical architecture team and support development of colleagues against the architecture skills framework.

Undertake continuous learning to maintain knowledge of the key technologies in use by NEC, emerging technology trends, and industry standards to support business innovation through intelligent use of IT.



Proven experience managing technical teams.

Ability to manage a programme of work comprising multiple concurrent work items, including standalone projects and workstreams within larger projects.

Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrating a variety of influencing styles enabling effective collaboration with colleagues to achieve positive outcomes.

Desire to undertake self-learning to ensure awareness of emerging techniques and technologies.


Formal project or programme management qualifications: Prince2, PMP, MSP

Experience managing projects involving the design and implementation of enterprise and security architecture solutions, multi-tenanted community cloud platform, solutions deployed to a multi-tenanted community cloud platform, solutions deployed to public cloud platforms.

Experience managing projects involving designing and delivering solutions within the UK Government domain.

Familiarity with compliance & security standards across the enterprise IT landscape such as ISO 27001 and NCSC Cyber Essentials.

Familiarity with ITIL service management principles & tools, and their use in an enterprise environment.

Experience in a technical role designing architecture solutions within enterprise, security, or technical architecture domains.

Knowledge of core NEC technologies including:

Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows, Oracle Solaris, Linux. 

Server Virtualisation: VMware vSphere, Oracle OVM for x86 or Oracle OVM for Sparc. 

Networking: Cisco Switches, Cisco Firewalls, Palo Alto Firewalls. 

Storage: NetApp SANs. 

Backup: Dell IDPA, HP Data Protector. 

Public Cloud Platforms: Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, Oracle OCI. 

Additional Information

We are proud of the benefits we offer employees of NEC Software Solutions 

Private Medical Cover funded by NEC for Employees (with the option to add family members at an additional cost)

25 days paid holiday with the option to buy/ sell 

4 x basic salary life assurance cover funded by NEC (with the option to increase cover at an additional cost)

A Group Pension Plan with fantastic employer contributions up to a maximum of 8.5%

A fantastic selection of flexible benefits to suit your individual needs

We are an employer who cares, we have a invaluable employee assistance programme which can help in every area of your life

All colleagues get free access to LinkedIn Learning. Over 15000 courses covering a huge breadth of subjects. Learn about what you like, when you like, how you like.

Other Information 

Candidates must be able to demonstrate a pre-existing right to work and travel within the EU. Documentary evidence will be required.

All offers are subject to satisfactory security vetting and reference checks. As standard, all roles undertake a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check. As a provider of services to the UK Government, where necessary NEC adheres to HMG’s personnel security and vetting policy requiring that minimum personnel security controls are checked as specified in the Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS). Some roles may require national security vetting clearance at the Security Check (SC) level and Non-Police Personnel Vetting (NPPV) Level 3.

Where applicable local (non-UK) security checks and vetting schemes will be used to provide sufficient personnel security controls.

NEC Software Solutions is an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all communities