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Lead Architect - London Markets

Job Location - London / Hybrid

A London Markets specialty re insurer are currently seeking an experienced Lead Architect with a strong development background to oversee and manage solution designs across a diverse portfolio of Enterprise IT and business-owned services used throughout our Group. The ideal candidate will have deep expertise in at least two IT Architecture domains and a strong background in commercial insurance or financial services.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support senior leadership in designing Architecture Roadmaps to achieve strategic goals.

  • Serve as the primary contact for Architectural impact assessments during project initiation and significant changes.

  • Develop and enforce Architecture Standards, Patterns

  • Collaborate with various teams to ensure cohesive and aligned solutions.

  • Lead the design and development of key platform services, taking ownership of the process.

  • Work with third-party vendors and ensure compliance with Architecture and Development Standards.

Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience in architecture and IT governance, including establishing and managing group-wide/global Architecture Review Boards and Design Authority for major change programs.

  • Proficiency in business and systems analysis and design.

  • Expertise in enterprise and solution architecture using industry-standard frameworks and methodologies such as TOGAF and BCS.

  • Strong technical skills in defining systems and technology solution architecture, particularly using Microsoft Azure.

  • Sound knowledge of enterprise-grade integration architecture, including modern RESTful API approaches and traditional messaging and web services.

  • Familiarity with infrastructure and security architecture, IT service management frameworks (e.g., ITIL), and IT governance frameworks (e.g., COBIT).

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Demonstrates ownership and drives progress with a proactive approach.

  • Communicates assertively while maintaining strong work relationships.

  • Analytical and structured problem solver.

  • Takes calculated risks and adapts to dynamic environments.

  • Objective and structured in design, using best practices.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package.

  • Flexible remote work environment.

  • Opportunities for professional development and career growth.

  • A supportive and collaborative team culture.

What We Offer:

Salary up to £120k

Discretionary Bonus

Competitive Pension

Enhanced Benefits

Eames Consulting is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.