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IT Governance, Standards and Estate Management - Fintech

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    £80000 - £100000 per annum, Benefits: Excellent Benefits

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    John Austin
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    3 months ago

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Are you an experienced IT Governance, Standards and Estate Management professional?

Over the past 2 years my client has been on one of the most visionary digital transformation journeys of any company within Financial Services and they continue to move towards being a “Digital First” organisation.

Job Purpose

The Governance, Standards and Estate Management role is accountable for governing architecture, driving adoption of standards and managing the long-term health of the IT estate. Key responsibilities of the role are to:
    • Own the overall architecture governance framework and ensure market adoption.
    • Own the architecture MI framework to measure market progress towards target architecture.
    • Manage the IT standards lifecycle and ensure any changes are well consulted and communicated.
    • Secure compliance to policies, standards and target architecture.
    • Administer the Build Permit approvals process and granting and tracking of exceptions.
    • Own the overall architecture exceptions process by preparing and running Group Architecture Board.
    • Ensure that architecture data is captured and maintained for each market to set direction and direct investment using evidenced objectives.
Key aspects of the role:

    • Runs overall governance for architecture.
    • Sets and define enterprise architecture standards and policies including all aspects of technology, infrastructure, data and digital.
    • Standards are in place to optimise development efficiency, reduce integration overhead, increase ease of interoperability, skill-sharing, licence and service cost reduction and IT performance.
Functional Leadership:
    • Provide a consistent set of lightweight tools to run governance within platforms and markets that cost.
Estate Management:
    • Coordinate the update of data into a single architecture repository from all the markets ensuring applications and infrastructure are rated for cost, decommissioning and technical information.
    • Lead reporting on architecture health using estate management information to evidence and drive improvements delivered through roadmaps.
Resource Complexity:
    • Small team approx. 4 FTE to run governance and estate management.
    • Accountable for budget made up of headcount, specialist IT modelling solutions and external research.
Internal Collaboration:
    • Member of the Group Architecture Leadership Team.
    • Expected to maintain strong links to other markets to share learning and ensure sharing of best practice.
    • Leader capable of bringing the entire team on the journey.
    • Good people management capabilities, with the ability to build and develop an outstanding team. Able and willing to bring through the next generation of talent.
Experience / Skills Required:
    • Experience of working with senior levels of IT.
    • Excellent understanding of IT strategy, architecture models, business model and plans.
    • Experience of both line and matrix leadership.
    • Strong analytical capability and background.
    • Ability to think long-term strategically and operationally.
    • Strong relationship management skills at all levels.
What you get in return
  • Salary: £60,000 - £80,000 
    • Generous defined contribution pension scheme
    • Annual performance related bonus and pay review
    • Excellent range of flexible benefits to include a matching share save scheme
If of interest, please press apply now