The Economist Group is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from newspapers and magazines to conferences and electronic services. What ties us together is the objectivity of our opinion, the originality of our insight and our advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.
Our Digital strategy incorporates a multi-threaded approach to content delivery to our readers and community through traditional print media, Economist.com, mobile applications and third party solutions (including voice) to meet our ambitious targets for traffic, revenue and profit and to maximise the engagement with our world-class journalism. We have an exciting opportunity available at Economist Digital for an individual with the right mix of experience, commitment and enthusiasm to join our team. This is a unique opportunity to engage with one of the most respected brands in media, journalism, and publishing to help drive success and innovation in the digital realm.
We are looking for a passionate Chief Architect who can connect equally as well with business partners, external solution providers and the internal technical teams. This pivotal role will ensure that we have a solid view of the coming challenges and opportunities and a clear roadmap to ensure that our solutions stay ahead of our competition. In addition there is scope to look wider and identify potential new business opportunities for the group.
The architecture team is small hence the successful candidate will have to be able to traverse the architecture space from Enterprise to Solution and have a sound knowledge of Infrastructure and Integration. They will also be responsible for defining and running architectural governance functions which do not bury the squads in documentation and bureaucracy.
Communication is key to this role, as the Chief Architect will have to be able to understand requirements, communicate roadmaps and work with the delivery squads to ensure that solutions remain aligned to the agreed architectures as they evolve through our product based delivery model.
How you will contribute:
The ideal skills for the role are:
In general an understanding that technology and innovation needs to address direct business needs while keeping in line with a long term strategy to ensure core stability and agility to address new opportunities.