Job Title

Head of Architecture

Job Type





Up to £125,000 + benefits

Job Description

My client who are at the forefront of the Payments Industry require a Head of Architecture.


60% of this role is building the team/practice. Current team of 8 but they are looking to double that.

You will provide strong leadership for the client on technology-led change; produce a multi-year strategic architecture investment strategy.

Lead definition of the end-to-end architectural standards for the existing systems, along with the boundaries and interactions within the ecosystem to ensure security, stability and resilience while meeting end user needs through promotion of competition and innovation.

Provide architectural expertise internally, e.g. key change programmes of work, Operations, Assurance, etc., and externally

Essential skills / Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years at senior level as an Enterprise Architect within FS.
  • Minimum of 5 years within the Payments industry and an extensive knowledge of the technology marketplace, vendors and global trends.
  • Minimum 5 years using a recognised architectural framework, e.g. TOGAF, Zachman, etc., and in setting organisational standards.
  • Strong experience with software, infrastructure, data and security architectural design, development, integration, and testing.

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