Job Description

£90.00/hour No Benefits

Lead IS Portfolio Subject Matter Expert

Sitec are currently looking to recruit a Lead IS Portfolio Subject Matter Expert for a nuclear MoD establishment in Reading (private organisation). The post is an estimated 12 month contract and is paying competitively up to £90.00 per hour on a Ltd / Umbrella basis.
Successful applicants will be required to be Security Cleared to top secret level prior to appointment and due to the nature of the projects with this client, Sitec can only accept applications from those resident in the UK for the last 10 years who hold a full British Passport. Dual nationals will not be considered for this position.
Overall Job Purpose
To manage and maintain the technical portfolios comprising of IS projects, systems, applications and software and their interdependencies to support the Portfolio Management function.
Summary of Key Accountabilities
§ Plan and co-ordinate timely and quality updates of the IS Portfolios
§ Accountable for maintaining the quality and consistency of the data of the IS portfolio
§ Communicate the benefits of the portfolio, describe the journey and the end goal
§ Promote awareness and transparency across the IT landscape
§ Provide ad hoc reporting on the portfolio in support of IS and Business strategy and tactical decision making
§ All - maintain and promote high personal standards in environment, safety, health, security and quality and be a great team player.
Summary of Key Responsibilities
§ Manage the timely updates of the IS Portfolio
§ Maintain the portfolio master data set in the approved architecture / portfolio tool sets for their agreed subject area
§ Maintain alignment across the architecture and operational tools
§ Work with the other portfolio SME’s to ensure consistency of the architecture descriptions across the portfolios
§ Maintain enterprise level awareness of the business architecture with a view to understanding the business needs for new and alignment with existing IT solution
§ Maintain awareness across the whole portfolio with the intent of highlighting gaps, overlaps and dependencies
§ Identify opportunities for improvement to process and reporting across portfolio management.
§ All - Responsible for undertaking other duties as reasonably required from time to time by line and task management
Competencies and Minimum Proficiency Levels
IT Management Basic
Configuration and Change Management Extensive / Expert
Strategic Partnering Working
Business IQ Working
Provider (Domain) Knowledge Extensive
Enterprise and Business Architecture Extensive
Information Assurance Policy and Standards Basic / Working
Information Assurance Threat Assessment Basic
Qualifications and / or Professional Memberships
§ A relevant degree, the equivalent qualification or experience – Essential
§ IT Architect certification e.g. TOGAF – Desirable
§ Membership of BCS - Desirable
§ Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate persuasively and effectively with business and technical personnel at all levels, influencing towards the desired objectives as appropriate - Essential
§ Influencing senior management and business decisions by virtue of knowledge, experience and reasoning power - Essential
§ Able to plan and control one’s own work to meet defined timeframes with only rare reference to others – Essential
§ Can produce complex and original narrative, including summary narrative for senior management/Board briefing - Desirable
§ Is able to maintain an effective and harmonious working relationship within IT teams and business alike – Desirable
§ Working knowledge of Architecture frameworks - Essential
§ Working knowledge of Application portfolio management - Essential
§ Working knowledge of Architecture tools - Essential
§ Project Management - Desirable
§ Working with senior management and stakeholders - Desirable
§ Both engaged with and aligned to corporate direction and objectives - Essential
§ High levels of energy and enthusiasm - Essential
§ Adapts to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through conceptual thinking and analytical capabilities - Desirable
§ Is able to understand, explain and present complex technical ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences at all levels up to the highest in a persuasive and convincing manner - Desirable
This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec