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Director - Technology Architecture

Date: Apr 9, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID139629BR
Job TitleDirector - Technology Architecture
CountryUnited Kingdom
FunctionManagement Consulting
Service LineMC Technology
Service Line InformationIn KPMG's Management Consulting practice, we don't limit ourselves to either strategy or implementation. Instead, we deliver both - equally well. Indeed, it's this broad capability that's seen us accelerate to become a 1000-strong team in less than five years. Since our creation, we've developed in-depth knowledge of an incredibly broad spread of sectors.

In IT Advisory we leverage technology to help achieve clients' business strategy and help deliver sustainable business benefits.

KPMG OverviewKPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.

With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Job DescriptionJob Description:
KPMG’s CIO Advisory practice helps clients transform the way that the Tier 1 CIOs and their management teams set strategy, manage and deliver IT services. We do this through the following capability areas:

- IT Effectiveness

- Technology Architecture

- IT Sourcing

We are growing our Insurance and Investment Management team to meet an ever increasing demand for our market leading services, and are seeking IT management consultants with relevant expertise and experience.

The Role

- Drives forward pragmatic and creative solutions for clients that differentiate KPMG

- Operates as an ambassador for KPMG internally and externally

- Disseminates knowledge and expertise throughout the business

- Draws upon interdependencies between different functions to improve KPMG performance and effectiveness

- Invest in developing and retaining our most talented, motivated people and work closely with colleagues in Tech Enablement (Business Led Technology Change) and Customer Transformation teams to architect and deliver true end-to-end Digital Transformations.


KPMG are growing their Technology Architecture team in the Insurance and Investment Management Sector to respond to the increasing demand for cloud advisory services. In particular, we are seeking senior cloud technologists with strategy and/or architecture backgrounds and experience with public cloud.

Our clients have a wide range of choice in cloud and look to KPMG to develop robust and executable strategies which demonstrate how specific cloud technologies can be integrated (with appropriate tooling) to fulfil their business purpose. KPMG helps these organisations understand and evaluate their strategic options, build business cases, design the roadmaps to cloud and then continually optimise. We also have deeply skilled architects to support this journey, and make the path robust.

This is a Manager role and has three key areas of responsibility;


Responsible for delivering complex, multi-stakeholder advisory services around cloud platforms


Contribute to developing our market growth in cloud advisory


Contribute to our wider strong Technology Architecture capability group

To be effective in this role a Director is also required to demonstrate the following attributes and potential:


Experience of developing relationships at CxO level, creating solutions to client challenges and turning these into profitable engagements


Presence and reputation in the Insurance/Investment Management and / or IT Market


Outstanding communication skills and the ability to influence senior stakeholders


Track record in leading delivery of complex engagements or teams


An ability to work autonomously and provide own drive and impetus


A track record of building, developing and motivating high performing teams


Experience of complex architectures in the I&IM space, particularly involving infrastructure cloud

Experience and Background:


A typical candidate would have experience working in IT leadership for a major General Insurance, Life Insurance or Investment Management organisation, consulting organisation or IT supplier, with proven experience of IT processes, systems and technologies. The candidate is expected to be able to lead Engagements, large workstreams / teams and lead Business Development activities.

Together we will:

- Deliver engagements ranging from Strategies and Interventions through to large scale IT / Technology Transformation programmes for the CIO and other CxO sponsors

- Shape solutions to address our client’s largest challenges and turn these into solutions and engagements for our team to deliver against

- Build [your personal and brand] presence and reputation in the Insurance Technology marketplace

- Shape and build a team around the intersection of your skills, client challenges and our Strategy

The Person

- Proactively builds teams from different areas to tackles shared problems and issues

- Creates an environment where people are supported to innovate and experiment

- Demonstrates personal presence and earns trust and respect

- Helps others to understand how they can exceed expectations and contribute to the overall business strategy

- Communicates a compelling vision that motivates and inspires others

- Is able to lead teams from different areas of KPMG to tackle shared problems and issues

Our DealIf the chance to work with interesting clients and innovative technology wasn’t rewarding enough, we’ll motivate you in other ways too. At KPMG you can expect real responsibilities and opportunities to grow professionally.

‘Our Deal’ sets out all the different ways you’ll be rewarded at KPMG. Among other things you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards. In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.

Flexible WorkingWhile some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.

Applying with a DisabilityKPMG 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 you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG.

Returning to work after a break
At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

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