Unit : CIO Portfolio
Salary : 42,149 to 50,296
Location :Milton Keynes
Please quote reference : 19312
Full-time, permanent – this role currently attracts a temporary Market Related Pay supplement of 8000 per annum, which is due to be reviewed for October 2022
Closing Date :11 January, 2022 – 12:00
Change your career, change lives
The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.
We have a new opportunity for an experienced Solutions Architect to join our PMO and Business Engagement team within IT. You will work with the business, other Architects within IT, analysts, and the Product Teams to develop great solutions that enable our staff to deliver fantastic services to our students, owning the solution from inception through to ongoing delivery.
You will design solutions based on SaaS integrating them using APIs, as well as bespoke solutions using Microsoft .Net development, ensuring that they are aligned to our strategic direction and adhering to our architectural principles and processes.
As part of the wider architecture community, you will work to shape our architecture, developing patterns and standards and supporting your colleagues to achieve their goals and covering where necessary. Although this role is aligned to our Milton Keynes office, we are flexible on location across the UK, although may require occasional attendance onsite.
Skills and experience
This role will suit you if you:
- Possess demonstrable understanding of various IT architectural frameworks such as TOGAF
- Have the proven ability to design and document solutions based on business requirements
- Possess excellent communication skills, able to liaise and negotiate successfully with stakeholders, team members and suppliers
- Have obtained a degree level qualification with a significant computing element or possess relevant industry experience
The full summary of duties and skills required for the role can be found within the Job Description.
What you get in return
We offer a great range of benefits that support our employees and their families for the long term, including 33 days holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days, an attractive pension proposition and free parking on campus.
Colleagues wellbeing and development is at the forefront of our culture. We embrace diversity and recognise and reward our employees for the fantastic work they do. For more information about our people and wellbeing focus, please contact the Resourcing Hub.
How to apply
Unless otherwise stated in the advert, all applications are completed online via the OU Job’s page and following the instructions below and clicking the “APPLY NOW” link below. Applications submitted via 3rd party websites will not be considered.
Access details for disabled applicants are available from the Resourcing Hub, telephone: 01908 655544, quoting the vacancy reference above.
To apply for this role please submit the following;
- Personal statement, up to 1,000 words, you should set out in your statement why you’re interested in this role and provide examples of where your skills and experience meet the required competencies for this role as detailed in the job and person specification.
The above documents will need to be submitted as one attachment during the application process, please include the personal statement followed by the CV in this document.
To ensure that your file is uploaded to our system correctly, please make sure your document is saved with the following file name as appropriate to the vacancy you are applying for; Solutions Architect, surname, first initial.
You will need to have your documents ready ahead of submitting the electronic application.
Remember to attach your CV and Personal statement as ONE DOCUMENT.
You wlll receive updates regarding your application from firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ensure this email address is added to your list of trusted senders. Please also keep an eye on your junk folder to ensure you do not miss any important updates regarding this role
You can view your application communications on the Candidate portal.
Find out more about us and our mission by watching this short video (you will be taken to YouTube by clicking this link).
Closing date: 11 January 2022 by 12 noon
We value diversity and we recognise that different people bring different perspectives, ideas, knowledge and culture, and that this difference brings great strength.
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Posting Date :17 December, 2021 – 08:45