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Location
Sydney
Salary
Competitive
Job Type
Permanent
Ref
BH-177666
Contact
Owain Evans
Contact email
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Posted
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Ethos BeathChapman are proud to be partnering with The University of Technology Sydney during an exciting period of higher education transformation and significant investment into their IT team, systems and applications.
 
As a key underpinning contributor to the success of the transformation, the university is looking for an experienced Head of Architecture to uplift the team and create an architecture practice that will provide strategic direction along with strong and right-sized governance. 
 
The Head of Architecture will be responsible for developing a practice that will provide meaningful change and impact by implementing contemporary best practices, driving digital adoption and innovation, and creating a collaborative and supportive culture befit of one of the world's most dynamic and innovative universities.
 
The Role:
The Head of Architecture is responsible for ensuring that university operations and strategies are enabled by an efficiently curated, well-articulated, well designed, secure and robust technology landscape.
 
A key authoritative advisor to the CIO, leveraging their rich expertise, experience and influencing skills, they will be a pivotal bridge between customers, business leaders, and IT. They will be a driving force behind understanding the needs of students, the academic community and professional staff. Building and leading a best-in-class architecture practice, they will ensure the establishment of a rationalised architecture that offers a sector-leading digital experience that manages cyber, technology, financial, and business risk appropriately.
 
The Head of Architecture will be a driving force in the determining and designing a lean digital environment that satisfies strategic needs of the university.
 
UTS values commitment to excellence, innovation, entrepreneurship and social justice. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values
 
Experience needed for the position:
  • Extensive experience and success working in similar roles within large complex organisations
  • Proven experience in lifting an organisation’s architectural maturity
  • Experience driving and contributing to organisational change and transformation
  • Experience building strategic technology plans and roadmaps
  • Experience designing, integrating, and managing complex infrastructure solutions
  • Comprehensive knowledge of hardware, software, application, and systems engineering
  • Demonstrated experience with business process and performance modelling, benchmarking, and financial analysis
  • Ability to make enterprise architecture work in a fast paced and increasingly digital environment
  • Ability to think big and challenge conventional wisdom regarding technology refreshes and hype
  • Strong leadership skills, with the proven experience coaching and mentoring

Benefits
UTS offers employees challenging and rewarding work with opportunities for career progression, learning and development and flexibility. Taking pride in being a vibrant, diverse and practice-oriented organisation, they are passionate about their commitment to learning and innovation that is relevant to today's world, and benefits local and international communities. Your role will support this commitment and provide you the opportunity to make impactful change to thousands of students and staff and academics.
 
Diversity
UTS is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ+; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged to apply. Please also reach out directly to the team at Ethos BeathChapman if you require an alternative method to applying for the role.
 
This is an excellent opportunity to utilise and invest your experience, knowledge and skills into a university that are very much ready for change and transformation and leave a legacy that will redefine how the university engages with technology.

For further information on this role or to confidentially apply, please contact Owain Evans on 02 8227 9200 / owaine@ethosbc.com.au or apply directly via the Apply for this job button.