A Global Blue Chip Company are currently recruiting for a Director of Technical Architecture to join their News and Media Business Area. The role is accountable for setting key technology strategy and ensuring its implementation through the delivery of products and platforms delivering business value to key stakeholders including Technology, Service, and Product/Proposition teams. The scope of the technology strategy includes delivery of key products and platforms, technology transformations and thought leadership in the application of emerging and established technologies to the business. You will be responsible for leading and influencing technologists, ensuring application of architectural best practices and ensuring appropriate governance during the SDLC. You will be an accomplished and recognized technologist, with previous success defining enterprise level technology strategy, and leading delivery teams through its application. You will have experience leading technology transformation projects. You will be working with like-minded, skilled technologists, solving complex problems through the application of innovative technology and delivering leading software to support successful, award-winning products. Essential Requirements: Have expert knowledge of either Software, Infrastructure or Platform Architecture, with knowledge of the other two. Have experience in Architecture Admin (dealing with clients, making sure everything makes sense from a commercial perspective) Operating at a Director Level with line management experience Desired Skills/Experience Required: Understanding of the business domain, including: risk management; customer and third-party risk; the regulatory marketplace. Understanding of the financial markets and banking If you are interested in this position, please apply or send your CV !