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Cloud Architect - Manager - (UK Wide)

Date: Apr 20, 2021

Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

This role can be based in any of KPMG’s main regional offices



KPMG’s IT Advisory practice helps clients transform the way that CIOs and their teams manage and deliver IT services to their customers leveraging our capabilities and cloud based tools.
We are growing our architecture capability to meet an ever increasing demand for our market leading services and are seeking IT management consultants with experience in one or more of the following disciplines;
• Solutions architecture
• Infrastructure architecture
• Applications architecture

This is a Manager role and has three broad focusses;
• Supporting market facing colleagues to maximise opportunities
• Responsible for delivering complex, multi-stakeholder client engagements
• Make a significant contribution to building a strong Infrastructure & Architecture capability group

KPMG’s Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare (IGH) practice is at the forefront of helping to define and transform key public services for the United Kingdom. We are working with clients to shape public policy and develop new approaches to delivering better quality services in a digital age. Our work is helping national and local government to define how services will be delivered to people across the country; our work covers a wide spectrum of public services including health care, education, offender management, policing, border security, transport, international trade, and services for agriculture, food and the environment as well as services for employment and tax/benefits management.

The Role:
Advisors with an IT Architecture focus are required to use their industry experience and SME knowledge to provide services in the following areas:
Market Development
• Working with colleagues to identify and develop specific engagement opportunities – translating potential demand into new engagements
• Developing strong client relationships, understanding business problems and identifying commercial opportunities for KPMG
• Managing and coordinating internal risk/engagement management processes, developing high level plans, budget calculators, attending Deal Boards and gaining approval to start work.
Client Delivery;
• Leading engagements; delivering to time, cost and quality
• Stakeholder management; managing expectations and gaining support
• Provide insight across a range of technology areas
Capability Development;
• Contributing to the development of a vibrant and profitable architecture capability group
• Working with colleagues to maximise our knowledge and experience.
• Sharing knowledge, coaching and advising colleagues.

The Person:
IGH market specific experience will include;
• An understanding of relevant government standards, policies and procedures.
• Experience of designing and delivering architectures in-line with Government Digital Service policies and standards.
• Proven skills in architecture including experience of defining or utilising TOGAF, or industry equivalent, standards
• Previous experience of working on business and technology transformation programmes
• Typically candidates would have a proven track record of working with IGH clients

We are looking to strengthen our team with deep subject matter expertise and experience from either an end user organisation or consulting background. Candidates should demonstrate;
• Communication skills and the ability to influence at a senior level
• Practical experience in the delivery large scale, enterprise wide architecture transformation and consulting services
• Involvement in the production and implementation of Architecture Strategies covering multiple infrastructure technologies, associated Infrastructure/application architecture, development and operating models

• An understanding of systems architecture and delivery lifecycle approaches, including one or more of the following:
o TOGAF
o Service Orientated Architecture (SOA)
o Agile development methods

• An understanding of one of more of the following areas;
o Solutions – enterprise architecture, design, development and delivery
o Infrastructure - Data Centres, Networks, Cloud
o Applications – ERP solutions (Oracle, SAP), MS Dynamics, MS 365

• Experience of providing a number of the following services:
o Assurance / IT Audit / Assessment
o Strategy development / Reference model definition
o Technical Roadmaps
o Solutions architecture & designs
o Implementation
o Technical Reviews
o IT Sourcing/Benchmarking

To be effective we expect someone to be passionate about technology, have a delivery focused mind-set and be a proven leader. As such, individuals are expected to demonstrate:
• Industry awareness of key methodologies, approaches and market trends.
• A natural interest in technology, being passionate about the benefits that technology can bring
• High energy levels, coupled with a desire to deliver to a high standard in a suitable timeframe
• Be self-motivating and also able to inspire and motivate others
• Excellent leadership skills, with a track record in the management of teams and delivery of projects.
KPMG’s Commitment To You
While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a balanced lifestyle. We offer part time roles with flexible working arrangements which could include, annualised hours, early or late starts to fit around other commitments, shorter working days etc. We are happy to discuss your own requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements in more detail, should that be of interest and, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly.
KPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss with your recruitment contact any reasonable adjustments to our Recruitment Process that you may require.
We pride ourselves on being a place where your individuality is valued; you can be yourself and still achieve your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results to our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference.


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