Software Developer/ Engineer/ Architect

Enterprise Architect

Amach is an industry-leading software company with headquarters located in Dublin and remote teams in UK and Europe. Our team members are typically located within 2-hour time zone for better collaboration.

We specialize in Digital Transformation including agile software development, DevOps, automation, databases, and cloud consulting. Amach are an AWS registered partner.

We are currently looking for an Enterprise Architect to join the team at Amach.


Purpose of the Role

  • Maintain a holistic view of enterprise IT capabilities, through the strategic definition of enterprise-wide business and application architecture, ensuring it supports the strategic requirements of the business.
  • Ensure strategic transformational change is embedded within the company aligned with the Tech, influencing and leveraging relationships to gain buy-in of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Drive the enterprise architecture thought leadership, effectively navigating through the conflicting stakeholder requirements of business strategy, transformation and technology direction to define the future state.
  • Establish robust enterprise governance, leveraging key relationships to underpin the successful delivery of major architectural initiatives.
  • Management of key supplier relationships, ensuring any third-party deliverables meet strategic, technical and cost requirements. Understand the product roadmap, identifying opportunities to enhance business capability, managing agreed deliverables.
  • Identification and execution of continual improvement opportunities, ensuring the best outcomes for the business, driving optimal solutions through the implementation of the architecture roadmap.
  • Develop and maintain relationships within the Group and externally to identify and promote best practice and industry trends, translating these into strategy, policies, standards and best practice.
  • As required as the team grows, provide leadership to a team of Architects.

Principal Accountabilities/Responsibilities

  • Provide architecture expertise to drive the enterprise domain architecture vision and direction.
  • Provide direction to enterprise and solution architects to help ensure best in class solutions minimising customisation, seeking alignment with the business and leveraging the support of Tech resources.
  • Ensure consistency of the enterprise architecture through breadth (and where necessary depth) of knowledge. Identification of opportunities for strategic business, information and technology change.
  • Partner with enterprise and solution architects to ensure adherence to architectural principles, standards, best practice and roadmaps.
  • Act as the bridge between Business Enterprise Architecture, Business Capabilities/Cloud & Platforms & Delivery/Product managers to ensure business, information and technology architecture are consistent. Identify cross portfolio dependencies and issues and act to resolve them.
  • Co-ordinate activity to help deliver transformational change through the major overhaul of architectural domains, applications and services in line with Tech.
  • Support with major transformational change projects across the company and Tech, influencing to ensure the right enterprise architecture solutions.
  • Collaborate through a trusted business partnering approach, proactively leveraging key relationships to ensure business, information and technology enterprise architecture is strategically aligned
  • Ensure project/product designs are consistent with the architecture and meet both functional and non-functional requirements. Drive resolution of architecture issues throughout the project or product lifecycle.
  • Build key supplier relationships, where third-party work or packages involve significant architectural design decisions.
  • Provide leadership and coaching to other architects
  • Deliver across a number of business/technical domains and value-streams, the breadth and complexity of which will vary depending on experience.

Essential Qualifications/Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science or equivalent formal training; required.
  • Demonstrable experience of leading complex enterprise architecture solutions.
  • Senior level IT leadership, gained in a complex global organisation
  • Senior business partnering, providing design support to major projects, working as a valued partner with senior stakeholders and strategic third parties across a diverse operation
  • Proven track record of successful stakeholder management at a senior level, with the ability to influence and persuade across the Group or in a diverse global environment.
  • Broad exposure to the full application lifecycle, ensuring effective use of industry best practice and/or methodologies.
  • Awareness of and involvement in the evolution of worldwide architecture trends and practice.
  • Experience of, and contribution to, applicable industry best practice, leading and shaping further development.
  • Experience of operating across multiple countries and cultures is desirable.

Essential competencies/skills

  • Strong leadership with a proven ability of influencing and persuading internally and externally
  • Effective senior stakeholder management, balancing and finding compromises between opposing views and opinions
  • Business partnering influencing, using architectural artefacts and enterprise/domain knowledge and expertise.
  • Problem solving & and understanding of the broader business context (business acumen)
  • Flexibility in a rapidly changing and developing environment, with the ability to work under pressure
  • Innovation - transforming industry trends into practical, cost effective, secure, scalable and supportable solutions
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken
  • Eligible to live and work in the EU
  • Be in possession of or be able to obtain an airside security pass
  • Hold a current unrestricted worldwide passport

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience working within Architectural frameworks and standards such as TOGAF, IASA, ArchiMate or hold equivalent certifications
  • Previous experience or knowledge of cloud-based technologies in particular AWS
  • Experience with applying architecture in an agile/product-centric environment. E.g., SAFe
  • An opportunity to join a fast-growing company
  • Options for career advancement
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Flexible working environment
  • Competitive rate based on experience