£75k - £80k Per Year

Job Type

Full Time


7 days ago


The Chief Architect works with clients to develop pragmatic but effective information technology roadmaps that will help them achieve their strategic aims.

They will strengthen the position of MASS as a trusted ‘Customer Friend’ by advising and guiding ‘intelligent customers’ to accelerate and enable their technology initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

Develop technical aspects of a customer’s strategy that align with business goals

Develop trustful relationships at CxO level that make it possible for you to advise and influence them and bring intelligence back in house

Define standards, policy, processes and best practice in collaboration with other architecture teams and design authorities; communicate effectively to share and advocate this knowledge

Provide architectural direction to Engineering and Project Management teams

Work collaboratively with technology architects to ensure that security is properly embedded in their respective domains

Research new vendors, technologies and solutions to validate capabilities and ensure appropriate levels of assurance


The successful candidate will have experience:

  • Working as a Chief Architect or CTO role in a medium to large enterprise
  • Working directly with clients, including facilitating workshops, to design solutions that improve or demonstrate innovation and value to clients
  • Managing an in-flight technical rollout and support for an intelligent customer, ideally on both customer and supplier side architecting solutions that replace and retire legacy solutions
  • Implementing multivendor solutions across a broad portfolio of technologies and products
  • Interpreting & implementing HMG security policy
  • Stakeholder management and technology partnership in a multi-product or transformational environment

Knowledge and skills are likely to include:

  • Technical and procedural / administrative challenges associated with IT transformation
  • Producing strategy documents and security architecture design documents
  • Exercising leadership by influencing stakeholders and teams not under your direct control, including conflict resolution
  • Securely handling sensitive data

Applicants must be eligible to work and live in the UK and will be required to undergo and maintain appropriate UK government security clearance.

This role requires weekly travel to the Bristol site.

MASS are an equal opportunities employer.