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Systems Architect

City of London
£80,000 - £90,000
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Job position
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Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Architectural Technician

Job Details


Your new role:We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Systems Architect to join our team and spearhead the design, implementation and integration of robust, scalable, and secure technology solutions across our digital education, customer-facing global network of 80+ schools in 30+ countries. As a Systems Architect, you will play a pivotal role in designing, optimising, and evaluating the technologies that form our digital education platforms and products.

Your role will impact the organisation by being involved with Digital Education projects, ensuring alignment with global tech strategy, opportunities and standards, planning and designing; covering all IT systems and services within the digital education portfolio.


  • Proactive collaboration with all stakeholders: Education / Business, IT teams and 3rd party vendors
  • Clear verbal communication, written and presentations
  • Successful delivery of the digital projects and implementations, on time, to budget and quality
  • Creation of peer-reviewed artifacts: including logical and functional architecture, systems & solutions architecture and integration Architecture, Data flow, ERD.
  • Source and evaluate tools and technologies, and present reports to business leaders, highlighting areas for improvement and opportunities for further innovation.
  • Oversee implementation


  • Proven experience as a Systems Architect or a similar role, preferably in the digital education domain or a related industry.
  • TOGAF experience and/or certification is a requirement for this role.
  • Proficiency in designing systems and solution architecture incorporating SaaS, Digital web and apps, email protocols, Cloud infra, Middleware, back-end enterprise systems and data platforms.
  • Solid understanding of software development processes and methodologies, cloud computing, and infrastructure.
  • Understanding of EdTech standards LTI, LIS, OneRoster, xAPI, SCORM, cmi5 etc, ideal, or willingness to learn.
  • Proficiency in architectural design patterns, data modelling, system integration and consideration.
  • The ability to collaborate effectively with others to define requirements.
  • Adaptable and flexible working as part of a small team on various aspects of Technology evaluation, definition, sourcing, integrating etc.
  • Experience with educational technologies, Learning Management Systems (LMS), and Student Information Systems (SIS) is advantageous.
  • API / Integrations understanding, definition overseeing implementation for cross-platform interoperability.
  • RPA and automation experience connecting legacy systems.
  • Identity management and SSO understanding and integration experience.
  • Understanding of cybersecurity and global compliance.
  • Experience of considering architecture including functional, non-functional, timelines, commercial considerations and constraints
  • Experience of integrating digital platforms into back-end enterprise systems: Salesforce CRM, Success Factors HR, MuleSoft, Azure cloud, Azure data platform.
  • Innovation and use of AI tools

Personal Attributes:

  • You love being part of a team - it's what gets you up in the morning.
  • You'll run it like you own it - you take huge pride in your work and your relationships.
  • You're resilient - you'll speak up and speak the truth.
  • You get the job done - to outstanding levels of quality, every time and always to the deadline.
  • You're humble - you'll know what you're great at and where you're not quite so strong.
  • You're a listener - you'll hear what people say, so you understand what's being asked.
  • You're calm under pressure - you'll keep cool when the going gets tough and know when to slow down your thinking.
  • Entrepreneurial - you'll always find opportunities to do things differently and better.

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