Enterprise Architect

  • Job Reference: 683805
  • Date Posted: 11 November 2021
  • Employer: Tesco
  • Website: https://www.tescoplc.com/
  • Location: Welwyn Garden City/UK
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Retail & Consumer Products
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

About the role

Enterprise Architects at Tesco drive alignment to help Technology collectively deliver a simpler, flexible & sustainable architecture. They define, communicate and govern the enterprise architecture for Tesco in order to ensure it enables and delivers the Tesco Business Strategy.

You will be responsible for

Fostering understanding of the current technology landscape and its impact on stakeholders:
* Ensure we have models and materials that describe the landscape at a high-level and how it supports the business
* Help colleagues of all levels to understand the bigger picture and their role / activities within it to aid decision making

Evolving and embedding our overall Technology Strategy and ensuring it informs everything we do:
* Define a target enterprise architecture that will improve our business for customers and colleagues in line with our business and Technology strategy and plans
* Identify organisational requirements for the resources, structures and cultural changes necessary to support the delivery of the enterprise architecture
* Identify the optimal approach to delivering Tesco business strategy while increasing agility and driving simplicity / cost efficiency over the short, medium and long-term.
* Contribute to business planning activities utilising our broad understanding of Tesco and broader industry / technology trends

Guiding high-level delivery planning and solution design to deliver our strategic goals whilst ensuring we continuously deliver business value
* Work in collaboration other teams to help ensure we design flexible, efficient and secure solutions
* Lead and facilitate the creation of governing principles, policies, standards etc. to guide solution decision making for architecturally significant initiatives
* Operate the architecture review, governance and exception processes

Supporting successful delivery through the technology lifecycle, delivering business value and realising strategic goals.
* On occasion, provide targeted support for initiatives with technical challenges during their delivery

Evolving our federated architecture and design framework as part of the Technology delivery model
* Build architecture capability and competency within Tesco in keeping with our emphasis on agile, DevOps and 'architecture is everyone's role' principles
* Create and operate an effective community to engage and educate Technology colleagues in enterprise and solution architecture topics
* Proactively collaborate and communicate with Technology colleagues and delivery partners to drive awareness and interest
* Build effective relationships with our Stores business and PLC group colleagues, and valued 3rd party partners.

You will need

Key Enterprise Architecture Skills:
Technology understanding across Software, Infrastructure, Security and Data
Solution Shaping & Problem-Solving
Solution Portfolio Analysis & Management
Architecture modeling
Technical Writing (Standards, Whitepapers & Cookbooks)

General, shared skills:
Proficient Software and System Engineering (incl. Cloud)
Business case development
Product Management
Programme Management
Stakeholder Management
Influence & Communication


Experience relevant for this job:

Proven record of Technology delivery at Tesco scale
Successful use of Enterprise Architecture to shape strategic priorities
Solution Architecture experience on major programmes
Creation, communication and embedding of Technology strategy
Leading solution architecture governance / assurance
Hands on engineering experience 

What's in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work.  These include but aren't limited to:

  • Annual bonus scheme of up to 45% of base salary
  • Car allowance of £7,320 per annum
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day (plus 8 Bank holidays)
  • On-site state of the art gym at our Welwyn Campus with discounted Gympass membership & free health checks via Nuffield Health
  • Retirement savings plan - save between 6% and 10% and Tesco will match your contribution
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
  • Share Schemes - Join our Buy As You Earn' & Save As You Earn' share schemes after 3 months service
  • Colleague Clubcard (including a 2nd card for a family member) after 3 months service
  • Colleague Discounts:
    • 10% increasing to 15% after every pay day for a four day period, off most purchases at Tesco
    • 10% off One Stop
    • 10% off pay monthly & SIM only deals with Tesco Mobile
    • 20% off all F&F purchases
    • 20% off car, pet and home insurance at Tesco bank. T&C's apply
    • 25% off Tesco Café
    • 50% off complete glasses purchases & free eye tests (other offers available) at Vision Express
    • 50% off health checks at Tesco Pharmacy
  • An exclusive deals and discounts website saving you money on everyday purchases, treats for the family, eating out and utility bills for the home
  • Health screening every 2 years
  • Private medical insurance offered by Bupa
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Shuttle Bus Service to/from Welwyn Garden City Station to Welwyn Campus
  • Opportunities to get on - take advantage of our ongoing learning opportunities and award-winning training, to help you achieve the job and career you want
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme helps you deal with life's challenges
  • Financial wellness - Tesco has partnered with experts to help you make the most of your money
  • Get involved in a range of fundraising activities with our long-term charity partners

About us

Our vision here at Tesco is to become every customer's favourite way to shop, whether they are at home or out on the move. Our core purpose is Serving Britain's shoppers a little better every day'. Our business was built with a simple mission - to be the champion for customers, helping them to enjoy a better quality of life and an easier way of living. This hasn't changed. Customers want great products at great value which they can buy easily and it's our job to deliver this in the right way for them. In the UK, we serve some 66 shoppers every second, so it's our goal to ensure every one of those customers experiences just a little better service on each visit.

At Tesco, inclusion means that Everyone's Welcome. Everyone is treated fairly and with respect; by valuing individuality and uniqueness we create a sense of belonging.
Diversity and inclusion have always been at the heart of Tesco. It is embedded in our values: we treat people how they want to be treated. We always want our colleagues to feel they can be themselves at work and we are committed to helping them be at their best.
Across the Tesco group we are building an inclusive workplace, a place to actively celebrate the cultures, personalities and preferences of our colleagues - who in turn help to build the success of our business and reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.