Head of Enterprise Architecture

IT

Job Number: 6103

Location: Dixons Carphone, Acton Support Centre (123)

Contract: Full Time / Permanent

Description

Overview

Dixons Carphone are looking for a Head of Enterprise Architecture to spearhead us through a large-scale digital transformation. You will lead a team of Enterprise Architects, overseeing the Group IT Strategy and Roadmap of the business, and the architecture across Application, Data, Infrastructure, Integration, Security, Web and Native Mobile. 

You will drive innovative and complex technological changes which will help define Dixons Carphone as a business going forward. You will have experience of working with many of the latest technologies, and be comfortable being hands-on when implementing new tech. This is a crucial role within the business, potentially ideal for someone currently in a Lead Enterprise Architect position interested in stepping up to a Head of role. 

 

Responsibilities:  

  • Manage the enterprise architecture practice, principles and standards
  • Support the development and maintenance of Group IT Strategy and Roadmap
  • Gather analysis of business data to support assessments and recommendations
  • Create business cases to inform recommendations to the business
  • Governance of pipeline projects through to delivery
  • Collaborate with Leadership, Finance and Sourcing teams to develop and assess the impact of the Group IT Strategy and Roadmap
  • Manage the transition of new projects into delivery teams (where appropriate)

 

What we are looking for in you:

  • Proven experience of leading a complex technology transformation within a large organisation and a broad knowledge of the enabling information, applications and integrations
  • Deep understanding of Application, Data, Infrastructure, Integration, Security, Web and Native Mobile Architectures
  • Experience of leading a team of Enterprise Architects
  • Experience working with and implementing the latest technologies (such as cloud tech) whilst hands-on
  • Proven experience of developing a credible and practical enterprise-wide technology strategy that meets the needs of both IT and the business
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas in a focussed, simple and commercially relevant manner to a senior stakeholders (up to and including ‘c’ level)
  • Certified in a relevant Enterprise Architecture framework (e.g. TOGAF)
  • Retail or Mobile Telecoms industry experience is highly desirable

 

Dixons Carphone is Europe’s number one electrical and telecommunications retailer and services company, with more than 40,000 colleagues across nine countries, including the UK and Ireland. Every day, we use our people’s expertise to reach out and help new customers. What’s more - we’re exploring extraordinary new markets, from wellness to security, so that in an ever more connected and constantly changing world, we can offer our customers the most comprehensive service.

It’s an exciting time to join us and find yourself a place in our growing success story, apply now.