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Source Technology Architect

Date: Apr 12, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID138077BR
Job TitleSource Technology Architect
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationLondon
FunctionKPMG Business Services
Service LineIHQ
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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 DescriptionRole Summary

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The Source Technology Architect is a key member of the Global Source Leadership Team owning the strategic technology roadmap for Source. The Architect ensures we evolve the platform and enable Source through a portfolio of leading-edge tools to meet existing and new business requirements including enabling the development and evolution of our priority Global Client Solutions in Advisory.
The role will:
- Work with stakeholders to identify business requirements and understand industry trends and technology to ensure that we are enabling Source using leading edge tools to meet current and future business requirements
- Work with a blended team of professionals from Advisory, ITS Global, KGS and our external service providers to design, deliver and enhance the technology enabling Source
- Be accountable for the overall technology landscape of the Source Portfolio including application review and selection, and the business architecture review process for Source
- Along with the Source Project Delivery Lead and Infrastructure & Operations Lead, work with the Global Information Protection Group (IPG), Global Advisory Risk Management, member firms’ National IT Security Offices (NITSO), Privacy and Risk professionals for all platform security risks and issues to ensure the platform meets KPMG requirements. Work with vendors and ITSG to drive solutions
- Design and architect major strategic investment projects for the Source platform, from development of initial investment requests with Source leadership through to execution.
- Coordinate with other KPMG technology/solutions teams to identify synergies and opportunities to align priorities design opportunities and participate in architecture and advisory technology committees as required
- Identify areas of opportunity to address issues and improve quality, in particular around technology operations and technical and functional support
- Actively champion and role model the use of Source and represent Source as required
- Be an active member of the Source Leadership team driving the continued evolution of Source

Key Accountabilities
40-50% - Ensure Source technology effectively enables our priority Global Client Solutions
- Work with Global Client Solutions teams to identify and articulate new business requirements
- Design and architect projects for the Source platform to meet the business requirements through evolution of existing technologies and/ or implementation of new technologies, including application review and selection and development of investment requests
- Work with Source Product Teams, technical teams and run & maintain teams as well as with wider stakeholders across ITS, vendors etc. to execute projects roadmap and transition into run & maintain -
Understand technology trends and evolution of our solutions to ensure Source technology portfolio provides leading edge enablers
30-40% - Drive continuous improvement of the Source tools portfolio to drive performance, cost efficiency and ensure compliance
- Identify areas of opportunity to address issues and improve functionality & performance and drive cost effectiveness, in our application portfolio, technology operations and technical and functional support
- Work with the team to execute on the continuous improvement opportunities and realise the value
- Work with the Global Information Protection Group (IPG), Global Advisory Risk Management, Member Firm National IT Security, Privacy and Risk professionals for all platform security risks and issues to ensure the platform meets KPMG requirements. Work with vendors and ITSG to drive solutions as required
10-20% - Ensure Source roadmap aligns with the overall technology strategy for the firm and ensure Source is appropriately represented in technology committees and forums with KPMG
- Provide Source representation in appropriate technology forums and committees
- Work with other technology teams across KPMG to understand and align roadmaps and identify synergies and opportunities
5% -Provide expertise to support resolution of issues within the technology portfolio

Technical Skills & Qualifications
- Understanding of solutions development lifecycle
- Knowledge of Atlassian and Microsoft collaboration platforms
- Technology experience, including infrastructure (data centers) and IaaS (Azure), content and collaboration platforms, IT risk and security, IT operations / IT service management
- Bachelor’s degree at a minimum
- TOGAF Certification an advantage
- Atlassian certification preferred
- Project/ program management qualification useful not essential

Experience & Knowledge
- Minimum seven years as an Business Architect, with a focus on large transformational programs, consulting experience is preferred
- Client delivery experience within KPMG and experience leading and managing projects
- Understanding and knowledge of Source products and tools
- Technology experience, including infrastructure (data centers) and IaaS (Azure), content and collaboration platforms, IT risk and security, IT operations / IT service management
- Deep knowledge and experience of technology enabled collaboration solutions e.g. Atlassian, Microsoft, Slack etc
- Experience working in Agile programs and development environments
- Strong technical, analytical, and problem solving skills
- Good communication skills and ability to engage effectively with business stakeholder as well as technology groups
- Self-motivated and comfortable working as part of a global team and leading virtual teams from across different functions

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.

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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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