Enterprise Architect m/f/t

Essen or Swindon
12 Jan 2019
13 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
RWE Supply & Trading GmbH, IT Architecture, Essen, Germany (DE) or Swindon, United Kingdom (UK)

To start as soon as possible, Full time, Permanent

Your future plans
  • Participate in the project and application technical design assurance process to ensure compliance of IT proposals and developments with the agreed design principles and standards, and to maintain the technical integrity of the IT estate
  • Be involved in investigation of specific technologies, products, methods and techniques as required to assess their potential benefit to the business (including prototyping and pilots)
  • Provide active architecture support and coaching to developers and solution architects during the design stage of new applications / major re-factorings to ensure architecture best practices are followed, with focus on one or more specific IT domains
  • Take forward the alignment on specific infrastructure topics between application development teams and infrastructure teams
  • Develop commonality across processes, information, infrastructure usage and common standards to meet specific business and technology goals, reducing and managing complexity ('technical debt') across the business and IT environment
  • Create architecture models and roadmaps of "as is" and "to be" of application landscapes by keeping abreast of emerging technology and business trends, included recommending new uses of systems and information
  • Actively promote the use of new technologies and tools where there is business benefit and act as a role model for technology innovation
  • Jointly with the other architects organize the Architecture Community within RWEST and operate the Technology Alignment Forum (TAF) and other forums as appropriate
  • Maintain the RWEST Enterprise Architecture Management, applying appropriate governance to ensure that projects and business that as usual work impact the application landscape is reflected
  • Build productive and professional relationships with IT, project and business managers

Your powerful skills
  • University educated with a Computer Science/Information Technology focus
  • Fluency in spoken and written German and English, including technical and business terms and strong communication skills
  • Strong and proven architecture and design skills, experience in building highly performant, resilient and available applications and services
  • A broad cross section of technical skills and experience with a variety of platforms
  • Strong process awareness
  • Strong understanding of at least one RWEST business domain
  • Ability to communicate, converse and influence all stakeholders internally and externally
  • Ability to maintain a view of the "big picture" and balance this against the detail of a project or programme, understanding the interdependencies of the project within the wider enterprise
  • Ability to act as an (technical) advisor or coach
  • Proven effective facilitation and presentation skills

Advantageous, but not a must
  • Significant hands-on software development experience gained in an IT environment, ideally in a Trading environment (> 5 years of experience desirable)

Benefits you can rely on

At RWE, you will find all the advantages of a large technology group. And some merits that are even more crucial: openness and real team work. For we are open to the future and are building on the strengths of each and every individual. We value his/her work and opinion; we listen, pursue active ideas management and engage in direct exchanges. Respect, appreciation and mutual trust are the hallmarks of cooperation within the international RWE team.


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Any questions? Janina Müller (Recruiting), T: +49 201 5179-1241, Dr. Tobias Bluhm (specialist department), T: +49 201 5179-2123

We look forward to meeting you!

We value diversity and therefore welcome all applications, irrespective of sex, disability, nationality, ethnic and social background, religion and beliefs, age or sexual orientation and identity.

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Powering. Reliable. Future. This is RWE. Supplying the future with renewable energy requires not only courage and visions, but the security of a reliable infrastructure as well. RWE has 120 years of experience in an energy world that is constantly changing. And a clear future strategy.

50 Energy Traders. 260 additional experts on the floor. Another 1000 professionals aside. Become part of RWE Supply & Trading and shape the future of the trading business to make energy reliable.

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