William Hill PLC
Leadership of the Architecture team in Gibraltar, responsible for defining formal architecture deliverables for Sports & Customer Services. Maintaining risk, issues and liabilities log, technical debt log. Maintaining the to-be Sports architecture along with migration plans.
Part of the Enterprise Architecture function, presenting architecture landscape to Director and C level execs, providing guidance on technology trends, turning business plans into technical delivery roadmaps.
Strategy planning for consolidated architecture based on acquisition of US and Australian businesses
Operate working groups for key focus areas, to deliver guidance to teams contributing to the web application architecture, reactive components, edge technologies, microservices and API's.
Oversight for budget and project plans raised by Product Owners prior to being submitted. This was normally a high level solution if needed to give the project approval board which included the Chief Architect assurance of some technical input.
Line manager for 15 multi-disciplined architects across 3 business channels, spanning multiple product domains. Performing quarterly performance management reviews, and ensuring team members had the right direction, yet autonomy, in which to effectively satisfy their work life and be successful.