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3 months ago
Salary: Competitive
Location: Cardiff
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Digital Agency
Category: Digital Marketing Jobs
Specialist Solutions Architect - Digital Transformation (Big Data)

Our purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. For each other, for our customers, for society and our communities. We need you to help us do this.

Why this role matters

To define and drive the technical strategy/leadership and roadmap for the Analytics and Insights platform in the Digital Transformation unit in TSO.

The role is to ensure the coherence and reuse across different CFU initiatives providing best technical solution choice and consultancy by bringing understanding of what new product/service capabilities can be enabled by emerging technologies. It is expected to pick up and deal with the architecture interventions when the issue span cross CFU and organisational boundaries.

Support the Chief Architect’s Office in implementing the goals’ of the CAO; in particular implementing Architecture Conformance Framework for the Analytics and Insights Platform.

Be a technology expert for the IT Systems related to the Analytics and Insights platform.

Make the right technical choices

Build and drive the Analytic and Insights Platform Pan-CFU roadmaps

Build and drive vendor roadmaps including upgrade strategies

Drive common solutions across the Analytics and Insights Platform for the benefit of BT and its customers.

What you'll be doing

Judging and setting the direction; make decisions on the technology choice for solutions in the Analytics and Insights domain; specifically related to.

* Marketing systems

* Business Decision Engines

* Business Intelligence systems

* Self Service

* Advanced analytics

To ensure the Digital Transformation roadmaps in these areas meet the needs of the current and evolving business needs by working with the delivery directors and platform architects to agree mid-term plans to implement a common and beneficial range of solutions to all parts of BT and its customers.

Support the simplification agenda by driving coherence and reuse of common technologies across CFU initiatives; recommends and makes judgement on the technology choices to be made by the portfolios.

Support the Architecture Conformance Framework for all the Analytics and Insights Platform unit architectural decisions.

Provide guidance to the Platform Architects and SDK/EDM leads maintaining architecture conformance.

Enable improved service reliability by consulting on system outages root cause analysis and driving the required changes to prevent such occurrences.

Enable ITM Delivery Directors to meet their delivery commitments on time and in budget through simple and innovative solutions.

Collaborate with other domains (Service Management & OSS) for end to end architecture.

Spot, raise & manage architecture interventions from CAO – fixing issues spanning LoBs and organisational boundaries providing quick fix as well as well-defined long term strategic fix.

Highlight key issues or decisions required in a straightforward and open manner, regardless of how unpopular the message might be. For example, if the consequence of a particular proposal is that one part of the business is a loser in an otherwise overall gain for BT, then be honest and up-front about it, ensuring that this is done with respect for those people impacted.
EE domain expertise.

To be a recognised Business Intelligence, Decisioning, Marketing and Self Service authority.

We'll also need to see these on your CV

Integration of complexity across domains and LoB portfolios

TOGAF (professional body for architecture)

TMF – Telco body for architecture

ALP Architecture and Solution Design (Silver)

Stakeholder management with Portfolio Architects

ITIL (best practice service lifecycle for Service Management)

Technology Expertise

Experience in technical leadership at large scale in the following areas

* Business Intelligence

* Marketing (digital, Omni, inbound & outbound)

* Decisioning

* Data exploitation (reporting & discovery)

* Self service

* Advanced Analytics

* Enterprise System Software Development including Unified Modelling Language and different Software Delivery Life Cycle’s (e.g. RUP, Agile, SCRUM)

Why choose us?

We value different perspectives, skills and experiences. We’re creating an inclusive working culture where people from all backgrounds can succeed. That’s why we welcome applications from all parts of the community.

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