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Cloud and Platform Architect


Cloud and Platform Architect

Dublin | Ireland

An Architect is the accountable governing architect that implements the vision and roadmap for a specific domain (business or technology), ensuring that the estate migrates over time to the reference architecture. They may also develop the associated strategy, roadmaps and reference architectures.

The Compute Architect is specifically accountable for

  • provision of compute processing across all computing architectures - dynamic workload management, consolidated and standardised stacks, elimination of legacy compute infrastructures (i.e. VAX, Mainframe), performance testing, capacity planning
  • provision of compute processing across strategic hosting providers (legacy On-premise, private cloud and public cloud)

All solutions should be designed with the objective of delivering the Technology Strategy and its approach of re-platform and renewal. This role reports to a Principal Architect.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Define and/or contribute to strategy definition for the specific domain, in support of business strategic priorities and challenges
  • Define and/or contribute to development of roadmaps that define the steps required to deliver the agreed strategies
  • Create and/or contribute to reference architectures (transitions and targets)
  • As strategy, roadmaps and project architecture are developed ensure that data is gathered on the as-is and to-be landscape, and that use of the Abacus tool is maximised
  • Demonstrate business and technical knowledge/acumen
  • Direct and guide a change programmes, maintain oversight and play an architecture governance role throughout the lifecycle of a change project, specifically the types and variants of compute provisioning and the constituent parts of each compute node that the project will deliver.
  • Direct solution architects to design architectures that implement strategy and roadmaps in compliance with the guidance from Principles, Standards, Policies and Guidelines
  • Verify and evidence application of Principles and Standards on all Technology Change Projects
  • Work closely with colleagues in SA&I and the business stakeholders to identify solutions that are effective and improve business value
  • Escalates to and inform Principal Architects
  • Engage with projects and business functions in terms of architecture guidance, governance and support
  • Display innovation and an ability to conceptualize new initiatives and provide enhanced business capabilities via technical solutions
  • Challenge the status quo and introduce innovation to our processes, ways of working and engagement, and solutions
  • Create and/or contribute to architecture guidance artefacts including principles, policies, standards and templates
  • Support the collection of architecture metrics/data on projects to facilitate SA&I reporting
  • Create and develop relationships across Business and IT to ensure that the architecture(s) proposed are aligned to the Business need, are fit for purpose and provide value for the investments made
  • User tailored communication techniques e.g. Visualisation to share strategy, roadmap, landscape knowledge, challenges, options and complex technical concepts with stakeholders
  • Lead by example and demonstrate leadership standards and practices, showing full support for the SA&I and IT@BOI leadership teams
  • Be an ambassador for IT@BOI, influencing stakeholders, colleagues and peers internally and external to IT@BOI
  • Ensure full compliance with all Group, Legal and Regulatory requirements and standards

Essential Qualifications:

  • Primary Degree ina relevant discipline or equivalent experience

Essential Key Requirements:


  • Proven track record in working in Technical Architecture
  • Strong infrastructure design experience
  • Proven track record for designing enterprise level solutions which require Enterprise Level Qualities
  • Working knowledge of specific components of the technology landscape, specifically the types and variants of compute provisioning and the constituent parts of each compute node that are appropriate to meet the technology strategy
  • Demonstrated abilities in visioning and high level solution capabilities
  • Knowledge of Cloud technologies, Cloud Services and Cloud Operating Models


  • Ability to discern elegant/practical solutions
  • Ability to work with deep-dive technical SME`s and decisive when presented with disparate technical solutions
  • Pragmatic and structured approach
  • Strategy development
  • Reference Architecture development
  • Leadership and people management skills
  • Ability to listen, interpret, communicate with and influence stakeholders

Where Agency assistance is required Bank of Ireland Recruitment Team will engage directly with suppliers. Unsolicited CVs / profiles will not be accepted for this role.

Bank of Ireland Group is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace which values and benefits from the diversity of our workforce.

Closing date: Jan 20, 2018
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