IS Technical Architect (ITIL, Cisco, CCNA)

IS Technical Architect (ITIL, Cisco, CCNA)
Full Time (37.5 hpw)
Home based or Flexible Location
Competitive Salary

Make a career choice that counts

We are on a journey as an organisation. A journey to become more digitally focussed, hyper efficient and disruptors across the sectors in which we operate. Our strategy is set, our direction is clear, what comes next is what we love the most, applying our skills and experience to innovate, design, implement and support information systems that deliver real business value, improve the way we operate and give us the competitive edge to do great things for all the right reasons!

The organisation needs an incredible IS team in order to deliver on our strategy and we’re aiming high ourselves. We’ve got a great team foundation to build upon but we still need more awesomeness, which is where you come in…

We need an IS Technical Architect to help us make full use of our existing infrastructure landscape whilst bridging the gap to cloud with significant focus on integration. We’ve got big ambitions to ensure our end users have the best technologies available to them to allow them to “get the job done!” and we need your help to define what that looks like. You’ll be working in a small (but perfectly formed) team of IS Architects for Paul, our Head of IS Architecture. He’s a massive Morrissey fan, loves coffee and can’t dance for toffee (but doesn’t let that stop him trying). He is also responsible for the inception of the architecture function and has worked within solution delivery for the past 4 years at Home Group, constantly driving the need for a holistic approach to IS… so we’re pretty sure he’s got this, and with you by his side… we think you’ll do great things!

So if you want to help shape a new function, do awesome things in a brilliant team and work for an organisation that really makes a difference… join us at Home Group.

Where the IS Technical Architect (ITIL, Cisco, CCNA) will work

We have invested heavily in our IT infrastructure to allow us to work in an agile way. You could choose to be based from your home, anywhere around the country or if you prefer company you could work from one of our regional hubs. Our Head Office is in Newcastle upon Tyne, so you will need to come and visit us Geordies once in a while!

Working flexibly

It’s the team’s unwritten rule that you attend the important appointments in life, be it your child’s school play, your partner’s graduation, or to get your new fridge delivered. You can elect to fit these around your working day or use your flexi to take the time off. Our focus is on getting the job done, not your working hours!

About the IS Technical Architect (ITIL, Cisco, CCNA) role

You lead by example and are comfortable working on a broad range of complex technical or professional activities, in a variety of contexts. Investigating, defining and resolving complex issues.

As a brilliant communicator you have a customer focused approach, and recognise the department’s role as a service provider to the business. You ensure that a high quality service is underpinned by timely, appropriate and accurate communications

You excel at managing your stakeholders, be it in your awareness of their expectations and managing these or in helping them formally analyse their needs. You also thrive on keeping up to date and developments within your industry, and apply creative solutions to the benefit of your customers.

Technically, it would be great if you had the right certificates, however we appreciate that you might have some great transferrable skills and the desire to work towards getting certified. Amongst some of the skills we are looking for are; - TOGAF 9 Certification (Level 1) or a BCS Practitioner in Enterprise and Solution Architecture, the ITIL V3 Foundation Certificate MSCD: Azure Solutions Architect, AWS Certified Solutions Architect, VMWare Data Centre Virtualization Certificate and Cisco CCNA.

If you want to know more about this job, please click the ‘apply now’ button for the detailed job description.

What’s on offer?

You’ll be equipped to work in our high tech organisation in an agile fashion with the latest IT kit which includes you being issued with a surface pro tablet and smart phone.

We’re know that you will thrive here, challenging your own ambitions with our fantastic career opportunities. You’ll also be impressed with our award winning rewards and benefits package which includes: competitive salaries, performance related pay, a contributory occupational money-purchase pension scheme with life assurance and long term disability insurance, 25 days paid holiday a year rising by 1 day per year up to 30 days, with the ability to purchase an extra 5 days, salary sacrifice schemes including cycle, car, technology and childcare vouchers, heavily discounted AA membership, gyms and savings on high street stores, holidays and restaurants amongst many others.

Aren’t we the lucky ones? To top this of, we also have a full recognition scheme including an annual Home Stars Award Ceremony – will you be our next Star?

A bit about us

We are Home Group. We are proud of being one of the most IT savvy Housing Organisation in the UK. To learn more about Home Group, the Team and our benefits please click the ‘apply now button’

Is the IS Technical Architect (ITIL, Cisco, CCNA) role for you?

Great, all you need to do now is upload a covering letter and your CV. If you would prefer to have a chat about the roles first, then contact us on to arrange that.

Make yourself at Home

We have a big role to play in tackling prejudice and discrimination. We want you to be yourself at Home Group and we value everything that makes you unique. We recognise and celebrate your differences and together we make Home Group a special and great place to live and to work.

Home Group’s values: caring | commercial | accountable | energised

Work Locations: Newcastle upon Tyne (Gosforth Park Way) 2 Gosforth Park Way Gosforth Business Park Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 8ET

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