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Technical Architect

The Open University - Digital Services

Location: Milton Keynes
Salary: £45,485 to £54,395 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 6th December 2023
Closes: 9th January 2024
Job Ref: 21362
 

Closing Date: 9 January, 2024 - 12:00 noon

Flexible and remote working is an option, but must be able to attend Milton Keynes as required.

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.

Digital Services bring trusted design, data and technology know-how to the delivery of lifelong learning.

Digital Services are responsible for the digital information, systems and technologies used by staff and students across The Open University.  Covering all aspects of digital technology at the OU, from sourcing and maintaining systems, through to providing frontline IT support for staff and students.

The role

The Open University is recruiting a Technical Architect.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Technical Architect to join the Data Technology team within the Chief Data Office. Reporting to the Senior Data Architect, this is a key architecture function to ensure that solutions and programs are fit for purpose and in line with the larger University picture. You will also liaise with the Director of Data Technology, Senior Architects, Development Team, and various other stakeholders to architect great solutions that enable our staff to deliver fantastic services to our students, contributing to the architecture through delivery.

Although this role is aligned to our Milton Keynes office, we are flexible on location across the UK, with the understanding of occasional ad-hoc attendance onsite.

Skills and experience

The successful candidate will have a proven track record in:

  • Demonstrable understanding of IT architectural frameworks such as TOGAF
  • Proven ability to design and document solutions based on business requirements.
  • Evidence of excellent written and verbal communication with the ability to deliver messages in a language relevant to the audiences.
  • Experience in successfully working with agile development teams including internal staff, external suppliers, and consultancies.

The full summary of duties and skills required for the role can be found within the Job Description.

If you would like to discuss the application or recruitment process before making an application, please contact Emma Jones at Resourcing Hub on 01908 655544 or resourcing-hub@open.ac.uk quoting the reference VRF 21362.

What you get in return

We have a strong commitment to providing training and development in and beyond your current role. This includes thorough induction into the organisation and regular reviews of your training and development needs.

We also offer a great range of benefits that support our employees and their families for the long term. Staff Benefits include an attractive pension proposition and 33 days holiday per annum pro rata, plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days.

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