Enterprise Systems Architect

NATS is the UK’s leading air navigation service provider, handling over 2 million flights each year. It provides air traffic control services from two control centres supporting airports all around the UK, as well as a wide range of commercial solutions to over 30 countries internationally. Our people are at the heart of our purpose to advance aviation and keep the skies safe.

About the role:

As an Enterprise Systems Architect working within our IT (known as IS) department, in the Service Architecture team, you’ll be instrumental in the delivery of architecturally aligned technology capabilities for NATS.

You’ll be working closely with IS teams and other technology delivery departments and Architects, to define and evangelise the IS Architecture. You’ll work on many varied projects and with multiple business stakeholders, to guide and ensure adherence to IS Architecture.

Key responsibilities:

  • Leading the definition and modelling of the IS architecture vision for current and future capabilities to identify areas for improvement (reduce risk, increase value, etc.).

  • Leading the identification of innovative, strategic and emerging technology & engaging & exploring emerging ideas with external partners for innovative, improved or better fit opportunities.

  • Leading the identification, development and management of the IS architecture principles & policies to set clear boundaries for design, development, implementation and operation.

  • Directing, influencing and aligning solutions or services with the strategic architecture through architectural insight and consultation for Feasibility and Options.

  • Identifying and directing strategic and pragmatic approaches for the evolution of the IS architecture to match business needs and adhere to broader reference architectures.

  • Ensuring that all architecture-related knowledge is digitised and readily accessible for use by other teams to access.

Skills & experience:

You’ll have a broad set of technology and cross-architecture domain experience; be a strategic thinker with knowledge of trends and best practice; and able to collaboratively shape projects and programmes of work. In addition:

  • A degree in a relevant Business or IT qualification or equivalent knowledge acquired through experience, other qualifications and training & development.

  • Relevant architectural experience, including an understanding of SABSA, TOGAF, Zachman, DAMA or equivalent frameworks.

  • Demonstrable experience in either cloud & hybrid architectures, hosting &networking services; information & data management, analysis &governance; APIs; microservices; product delivery; and development lifecycles.

  • Expert understanding of the approaches required to identify, quantify & address domain-related issues & opportunities.

  • Able to articulate complex issues & concepts to a wide range of recipients both written & verbally.

What’s on offer:

In addition to a competitive salary that’s regularly reviewed, NATS offer an excellent range of benefits including a company, performance-related pay scheme, voluntary benefits and retail discounts, generous leave entitlement and a market-leading, defined contribution pension scheme. Click here to find out more.

NATS have adopted agile working to provide greater flexibility and increased choice over working arrangements, with the opportunity for this role to work in our modern office facilities as well as remotely.

If you share our passion to advance aviation and keep the skies safe – we would like to hear from you whatever your age, sex, race, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, visible or invisible disability. Individuals that bring different perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds help us be at the forefront of our industry.

Job Information

Job Reference: 4020BR_1706804261
Salary: Negotiable
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Industries: IT
Job Locations: Fareham, Hampshire
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: NATS
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