Work with application teams to define our vision and roadmaps for all application and data solutions.
Provide strategic influence across groups, projects and products to implement cost-effective technology solutions to solve complex business problems.
Engage in concept discussions, proposed technology solutions, to meet business objectives.
Engage with senior leadership and project stakeholders to articulate opportunities, costs, and risks associated with decisions made around the platform architecture and implementation.
Design and define application and data architectural solutions and oversee the implementations
Identify gaps in data governance and information management practices and orchestrate the elimination of those gaps, leading to higher data management maturity.
Assist with firm wide GDPR projects
Develop and implement conceptual, logical and physical data models to support GDPR
- Work with fellow architects to create develop and implement data policies.
Participate in the development and continuous improvement of:
- application and data architectures that are aligned to the business strategies and direction
- technology architectures that enable the application and data architecture
- Development architectures that enable BDO IT to develop business solutions in the most efficient and effective manner adhering to the BDO IT Solution Design Principles.
Working with the change and communication function ensure that user training and user adoption is considered for all application solutions.
Stay abreast of developments in appropriate new technologies/services and lead the investigation / assessment of the suitability of these to BDO’s environment and business needs
Participate in the production of the annual technology roadmap, gaining endorsement of that plan from the IT Leadership Team
Develop people’s soft skills, such as communication and leadership, as well as technical skills and ensure team members feel valued, confident and motivated
Ensure that IT Architecture team members are active participants in teams formed to progress projects, business initiatives/aims etc
Ensure that IT Architecture is, and is recognised as, a valuable asset to BDO
Work with the business to ensure IT strategy is exploited to the benefit of the business
ensure that agreed standards and working practices are followed
highlight any non-conformance with agreed standards and working practices with the solutions and architecture Manager
Promote an environment that encourages collaboration, team working and innovation both within the Architecture Team and across IT and other BDO teams
Act as an ambassador for Architecture and IT and deputise for the solutions and architecture Manager as requested
Relationship manager between agreed technology partners and BDO LLP and act a point of escalation between IT and the technology partner.