Enterprise Architect – CGI Group, Inc. – Kingston upon Hull

CGI Group, Inc.

Position Description:
Trusted to make a real impact.
Challenge yourself and change lives, unlocking complex system solutions as part of a highly motivated and supportive team. At CGI, our Architects are trusted to work closely with a wide range of clients on exciting projects with real-world purpose and impact.
CGI was voted a ‘Best Workplace‘ by Great Place To Work in 2021, and offers a competitive salary, excellent pension, private healthcare, plus a share scheme (3% + 3% matching), which makes you a member not just an employee. We are committed to inclusivity, building a genuinely diverse community of tech talent and inspiring more women to pursue careers in our sector. We won ‘Best Tech Employer‘ at the 2022 Women in Tech Employer Awards.
We are happy to discuss remote or hybrid working.
At CGI you‘ll be part of an open, friendly community of experts. We‘ll train and support you in taking your career wherever you want it to go.
Your future duties and responsibilities:
• Owns the enterprise architecture vision, strategy and roadmaps from a business, technology and data perspective, including ‘as-is‘, ‘to-be‘ and transitional states
• Communicates effectively with business, delivery and operational stakeholders (at all levels of the organisation up to CxO level)
• Identifies, prioritises and addresses functional and non-functional requirements related to the overall solution, including risk and financial aspects
• Drives and guides architecturally significant decisions
• Models the end-to-end solution‘s context and structure using relevant documentation, diagrams and architecture modelling tools as dictated by project/client requirements
• Takes a strategic view across all architectural domains, projects and programmes
• Establishes and helps to enact architectural principles, policies and standards
• Identifies emerging trends and their potential impact and opportunity for the client‘s organisation
• Supports teams delivering and operating the solution by providing architectural oversight throughout the lifecycle
• Contributes to the development of new business, shaping and owning solutions, contributing to the production of client proposals and estimates, and sharing knowledge of sector trends
• Contributes to the architecture community and supports the development of colleagues through knowledge sharing and mentoring.
Required qualifications to be successful in this role:
• Demonstrable track record of senior architecture roles with responsibility for large complex solutions
• Ability to communicate effectively with both business and technical stakeholders, and to act as the medium which bridges these two groups – communicating technical issues in simple terms to a non-technical audience, and articulating the rationale to support design decisions.
• A background of broad technical experience gained through exposure to various technology domains, design patterns, architecture frameworks and business sectors
• Excellent presentation skills
• Ability to negotiate and resolve conflicting viewpoints when necessary in order to reach consensus
• Estimating experience, including coordinating and validating inputs from other teams or partners as required
• Flexibility to travel to client locations and adapt working style/pattern within reason to fit around client needs, for project assignments of varying duration.
Desirable qualifications
• Technical team leadership experience
• Experience of working in both delivery and pre-sales environments, and balancing the demands of these in parallel
• Experience in an IT service provider/IT Consultancy environment
• Experience of mentoring others and contributing to an architecture community of practice.
Business Architecture

Enterprise Architecture

Solutions Architecture

Business Strategy


What you can expect from us:
Insights you can act on
While technology is at the heart of our clients‘ digital transformation, we understand that people are at the heart of business success.
When you join CGI, you become a trusted advisor, collaborating with colleagues and clients to bring forward actionable insights that deliver meaningful and sustainable outcomes. We call our employees ‘members‘ because they are CGI shareholders and owners, and, as owners, we enjoy working and growing together to build a company we are proud of. This has been our Dream since 1976, and it has brought us to where we are today-one of the world‘s largest independent providers of IT and business consulting services.
At CGI, we recognize the richness that diversity brings. We strive to create a work culture where everyone belongs, and we collaborate with clients in building more inclusive communities. As an equal opportunity employer, we empower all our members to succeed and grow. If you require an accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, please let us know. We will be happy to assist.
Ready to become part of our success story? Join CGI-where your ideas and actions make a difference.

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