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Strategy Architect

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Role area:
Technology
Contract type:
Full Time
Location:
London
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This role can be located at any of the Flutter Group locations Globally. Closing date for applications 19th of July.

Role purpose:

As part of the Global Strategic Architecture function the Technology Strategy Architect will support the creation of a single vision of the end state technology architecture across the Flutter Group.

Accountabilities:

  • Formulate an Architecture strategy & guidelines to empower Global strategic workstreams to make their own decisions and act independently
  • Develop the frameworks and guidance around the Group Technology strategic architecture direction
  • Agree the overall architectural strategy for our Global Betting Platform and Global Trading Platforms working closely with the local technology architecture functions.
  • Facilitate the definition and adoption of common standards & APIs to be used for across our core global platforms to enable interoperability and reuse of services
  • Facilitate the definition of standards to be used for sports models and data feeds across the Group
  • Facilitate sharing of reference architecture between our technology functions across the Group
  • Support the process that ensures that right things are reviewed globally, by the right people, in a timely fashion
  • Facilitate sharing of tools and technologies to streamline operation of local infrastructure

Competencies:

  • Well Organized: Is able to manage workload and plan ahead to ensure strategic priorities are achieved, expectations are managed and long term trust in the function is grown
  • Careful Communicator: Ensures that materials and communications are clear, predictable, prepared to a high standard and consistent with verbal communications
  • Big Thinker: Constantly explores and analyses future scenarios and possibilities to help the Group respond to change and shape the future; drives self and others to pursue opportunities that will create sustainable value for the Group; contributes to the flutter Group strategies, mapping and aligning efforts to strategic imperatives
  • Commercially Savvy: Makes it their business to be aware and anticipate emerging external factors and changing market dynamics; constantly explores and analyses future scenarios and possibilities to help the Group respond to change and shape the future; has deep understanding of business drivers and the industry to guide decisions and lead others
  • Resilient: Creates a climate where people are curious, resilient, determined, learn and adapt; handles and manages crises effectively; anticipates and shows the way forward during setbacks; builds energy in others to stick with it/ to stay on track / push through.
  • Quality Decision Maker: Makes quality, long and short-term decisions at pace considering various inputs and through collaborating effectively; provides tools to empower teams to make decisions; regularly practices and encourages cross-functional problem solving and decision making
  • Nimble: Is energised by new and unfamiliar situations and quickly adapts; advocates active experimentation and encourages others to be agile in their approach; is adaptable and flexible when developing others encouraging them to learn quickly when faced with new situations and be open to new ideas and ways of working; proactively shares lessons learned across the organisation.
  • Wins Together: Gains trust and support of others, generous with time, advice and knowledge; is able to establish and engage networks to get stuff done rather than depend on authority; seeks out opportunities to break down barriers and collaborate and partner across organisational boundaries.

Experience:

  • Experience of operating in a senior architect role within a fast-paced online/eCommerce organisation
  • A broad knowledge of the technologies supporting a modern online business and how they are applied to best effect
  • Excellent ability to communicate with multiple stakeholders across a variety of disciplines, locations and seniority levels.
  • Commercially astute
  • An excellent relationship builder and motivator who will thrive on working closely with internal teams and clients
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, comfortable presenting to varied audiences
  • Energetic, flexible, adaptable, change oriented
  • Good organizational skills with the ability to work to exacting deadlines
  • Strong analysis, problem resolution, judgment and decision-making skills