Enterprise Architect Ref. 764

Salary £57,893 - £62,240 Plus, up to a £3,500 welcome package*
This is a full-time position for 37 hours per week Monday to Friday,
Part-time (minimum of 30 hours) or flexible working applications welcome.
There is potential to work from home on an ad hoc basis in line with business requirements

Do you enjoy being challenged to make sense from uncertainty? Excited by seeing an idea go from inception to delivery?

As an Enterprise Architect at HMGCC, you’ll be at the forefront of shaping and defining the organisation’s strategic direction, future technology and business roadmaps.  

You’ll use your skills and experience to create holistic views across the organisation, ensuring cohesion between business and technology strategy, producing an integrated set of strategies, policies and architectures which support the business in achieving its goals.

An enthusiasm to engage and maintain relationships across a range of stakeholders is essential as a key part of the role will be knowledge sharing, collaborating, and driving coherence.

You’ll work with stakeholders, customers, partners, and technical experts to gather and analyse a range of inputs and information in order to develop capability roadmaps which frame the overall enterprise design, ensuring proper orchestration of delivery and service provision.

You’ll be joining a team which is made up of people with a range of backgrounds and experiences, who all bring unique contributions to the challenge of taking a technology organisation into the future, meeting the demands of disruptive technologies, against a changing geopolitical landscape.  

Your role will be instrumental in the orchestration, production, communications, and implementation of strategic change across not just technology, but also business operations, ways of working, culture, facilities, and partnerships.  

It’s a big ask, which is why you’ll be supported throughout your career with us, not only with training, but as part of a supportive team. We offer flexibility so that you can achieve work life balance, so you don’t have to sacrifice other areas of your life to have a great career.

More About You

You will already have:

•    Experience developing strategic roadmaps
•    Experience in leading design and integration of complex business problems
•    Experience owning and designing parts of a portfolio of work that is complex and integrated

To strengthen your application, it would be beneficial if you have one or more of the following (but these are not essential):

•    Knowledge and experience of using enterprise modelling tools
•    Understanding of project and programme methodologies along with architecture methodologies (e.g. TOGAF, Zachman)
•    Practical experience of technology development
•    Appreciation of infrastructure, applications, data architectures and design patterns

Your Personal Skills

You will be the type of person who

•    Enjoys generating forward looking views of technology and related developments
•    Likes to build relationships across a business
•    Has experience dealing with and managing expectations of senior stakeholders
•    Enjoys coming up with creative solutions
•    Wants to improve on yesterday
•    Enjoys being part of a team, and working collaboratively to a common purpose

Putting your skills to use

Using your diverse range of skills within the Enterprise Architecture team you will:

•    Define and elaborate strategic target states
•    Conduct business problem elaboration
•    Produce business roadmaps
•    Ensure cohesion of roadmaps and improvement plans across the business
•    Run workshops and presentations to business leads, executive board members, delivery teams, stakeholders, partners
•    Influence portfolio or project scope to achieve strategic outcomes
•    Identify strategic opportunities of capture technical debt to feed into future years plans

What we Offer

Now that we’ve explained a bit about what you will be doing, here’s what we can offer you:

•    25 days annual leave, rising to 30 after 5 years’ service.
•    2 ½ additional days leave (set dates through the year).
•    Paid overtime or time off in lieu.  Your salary is for your contracted hours.  If you’re asked to work more, we believe you should be rewarded for that.
•    Training.  Lots and lots of training.  This can be anything from a ½ day internal course to a distant learning degree.  If it’s relevant to your career, we will aim to support you.
•    Pension.  Our Pension scheme is Alpha.  It’s competitive.
•    Sports & Social Society.  Whether its classic cars or baking, golf or crafting, we have a society for you.
•    On site nursery (subject to availability).
•    3 days paid leave a year to support a registered charity of your choice.
•    Free parking
•    Free onsite gym, open 24 hours a day
•    Affinity Groups – whether you are disabled, LGBTQ+ and/or from an Ethnic Minority.  We provide an inclusive environment and support for everyone.


We’re HMGCC, Her Majesty’s Government Communications Centre. You may not have heard of us before. It’s OK, we’re used to it! That’s because our customers are other UK Government Departments. Using our collective expertise, we develop communication systems for our customers that are innovative, reliable and totally secure to protect national security at home and overseas.

We invest in our people, not only with training but also support throughout your career with us; to allow you to reach your full potential at work, as well as enjoy the work/life balance many aspire to.

To find out more about us and if we’re right for you, please click here.

Equal Opportunities

Inclusion & Diversity really matters to us. It's not just about numbers or visible differences.

HMGCC are committed to providing equal opportunities and encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and those with disabilities or who are neurodiverse.

We’re not looking for any one type of person. We’re looking for talent from all different backgrounds to join our organisation, where we genuinely respect and value each other's differences, as well as our similarities.  It makes us even better at what we do.

HMGCC is proud to hold the status of Disability Confident Employer. In line with this, we offer the Disability Confident - Offer of Interview. To find out more and how you can apply under this scheme, please click here.

Apply now

Please click the apply button.  Our Recruitment Team will process your application once the role has closed and everyone will get a response.

Please note dependent on the recruitment requirements, we withhold the right to bring forward the closing date for this role from the original closing date.  

*if you are relocating to the area then we can discuss the possibility of a relocation package

This Program / Vacancy is closed to applications.