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Principal Architect

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: West London, London
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 21/08/2017
  • Job reference: J372787A

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Principal Architect - Network (access, core, ISP, transmission), CRM, OSS, enterprise, digital

Duration: 6 Months

Location: Osterley, West London

Sky is Europe's leading entertainment company and serves over 22 million customers across five countries. Our business in the UK and Ireland has come a long way since starting out as a satellite broadcaster in 1989 and we're not stopping there. We're home to award-winning teams for everything from Customer Service to Marketing, from Technology to Finance, meaning there's plenty of opportunity for you, no matter what your career goals.

As Principal Architect, your role is to support Sky in developing its customer management capabilities -across the enterprise. Your responsibilities will span a number of discrete areas that include:

  • Strategic Road-mapping: Support the ongoing development of Sky business strategy and its alignment to Sky's enterprise architecture. These activities will involve supporting business stakeholders in defining evolution of new products and growth of key business capabilities.
  • Work with senior business stakeholders to support assessing opportunities including but not limited to new market entry, merger and acquisition opportunities and deployment of new capabilities. For example, the team has supported Sky Mobile from concept evaluation through to implementation. Seek ways to apply new technology to, and reuse existing technology for, business processes to the enterprise technology customers.
  • Solution Delivery: This will involve working with senior business stakeholders to support the very early phases of a project supporting concept development and establishing a business case. You will engage in initiatives and programmes that are strategic in nature to support solution definition. You will be accountable for definition of scope and architecture on such programmes and will be responsible for creation and management of technical design authority for the business stakeholders to engage with and will ensure alignment of delivery architecture and design functions. The team also provides an advisory role to key business stakeholders during project delivery be it Sales & Marketing, Legal & regulatory, Customer Services, etc. The team has supported delivery of Sky Mobile, BB&T entry into the Irish market, launch of Sky Q proposition and continues to be on the front line of innovation delivery at Sky.
  • Consultancy/Technology Strategy: This will involve providing insight and analysis for senior business and technology stakeholders on prescient topics and events including communication of outputs to stakeholders. You will also Investigate opportunities afforded by new and existing technologies and provide advice, strategies and designs for new or custom enterprise level business requirements. Investigate opportunities afforded by new and existing technologies and provide advice, strategies and designs for new or custom enterprise level business requirements:
  • Technology Leadership: Provide strategic technology leadership and evangelism for new technology approaches, solution, capabilities and delivery models
  • Business Consultancy: Support the development of prototypes and working models of complex or new design elements
  • Application and Technology Consultancy: Provide strategic consultation to assigned customers in defining or designing business processes, functions and organizational structures, as well as in researching, identifying and internally enabling technologies based on customer requirements.

If you're ready to work in a dynamic environment alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, apply today

It's our people that make Sky Europe's leading entertainment company. That's why we work hard to be an inclusive employer, so everyone at Sky can be their best.

If you are successful in your application for this role, your appointment will be subject to receiving a positive outcome from your Criminal Record Check.

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