Information Solutions (IS) 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.

Job Purpose

The Information Solutions (IS) Architect (also known as an Enterprise Systems Architect) works within NATS’ IT department in the IS Service Architecture team. They are instrumental in the delivery of architecturally aligned technology capabilities for enterprise IT focusing on the Application and Data domains. They work closely with IS teams and other NATS’ technology delivery departments (e.g. air traffic management) and architects, to define and evangelise the IS Architecture. They work with many varied projects and business stakeholders, to guide, and ensure adherence to, IS Architecture.

You will have a broad set of technology and cross-architecture domain experience; be a strategic thinker with knowledge of trends and best practice.

Duties include:

  • 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 and engaging and exploring emerging ideas with external partners for innovative, improved or better fit opportunities for NATS

  • 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

Essential skills and experience:

  • Degree in a relevant Business or IT technical qualification or equivalent of 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 of: cloud & hybrid architectures, hosting and networking services; information and data management, analysis and governance; APIs; microservices; product delivery; and development lifecycles

  • Expert understanding of the approaches required to identify, quantify and address domain related issues and opportunities in an organisation

  • Ability to articulate complex issues and concepts to a wide range of recipients both written and verbally

Additional information:

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

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. We also welcome discussions on flexible and part-time working arrangements.

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_1700731512
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus and excellent pension
Salary From: £70000
Salary To: £90000
Job Industries: IT
Job Locations: Fareham, Hampshire
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: NATS
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