Technical Architect

Job Description

Title: Technical Architect

Location: Rushden – Flexible
Job Grade: M1
Business Area: Kier Group Services

Position Type: Permanent

An IT team helping shape the UK of tomorrow.

Kier Group creates spaces and places that make a positive difference for people, business and communities – a multi-billion-pound plc that’s shaping the Buildings, Highways, Rail, Utilities and Infrastructure of tomorrow. We couldn’t achieve any of that without the skills and application of our IT team – offering you the scope and challenge to make a real impact across our business.

Key Responsibilities

In this role as Technical Architect, you will have a key focus on Unified Communications, help drive strategy, roadmaps and the introduction of new capabilities to meet business objectives. You will produce end-to-end technical designs aligned to architecture and security standards and influence solutions towards the infrastructure future state model. You will also work with the projects/implementation teams to ensure that delivered solutions match the designs and customer requirements, including high quality documentation and handover support.

What are we looking for?

To transform the way our business works we are looking for an Architect who understands existing environments such as Mitel platforms and develop new ways of working to continue the transition of services to Microsoft M365 UCaaS and other Cloud Services.

Experience of Mitel networks including MiVoice for Business, MiContact Centre, Mitel Voice recorder and Mitel IVR

M365 and Modern Workplace technologies

Microsoft Teams Devices

Microsoft Teams analytics and Call Quality Dashboard (CQD)

Session Border Controllers, SIP Trunking and Teams Direct routing

Network infrastructure and Quality of Service

Broad knowledge of telephony products and features including virtual call centres, options for sunset of analogue and ISDN lines

Knowledge of the Unified Communications market and competing product sets

Knowledge of TOGAF and Enterprise Architecture tools
You will also have broader knowledge and experience across cloud platforms, networking and data centre technologies to ensure solutions integrate with the current Kier environment.

What will you receive?

You can expect a competitive salary and an outstanding package that includes a company car or allowance, private healthcare, a matched pension scheme up to 7.5%, 26 days’ annual leave + bank holidays (with the opportunity to buy or sell holiday) together with two employee Share Scheme options (Sharesave and Share Incentive Plan). To find out more about the rewards and benefits at Kier, click here.

Flexible/Agile Working

At Kier we believe that – wherever we can, whether office or site-based – we should embrace an agile/flexible approach to working. We are proud to offer our employees the opportunity, where we can, to do this. Please don’t hesitate to ask during the recruitment process around agile working and flexibility – We’ll do our best to support you.

Make the journey. Leave a legacy.

Being part of Kier means living our values of being Collaborative, Trusted and Focused. We all have the potential to shape our world, and it’s through these values that we will leave a lasting legacy. Bring your talent and ambition to Kier and you will be given the scope and opportunity to invest in your own future, to build your expertise and contribute to a rich and diverse culture.

Kier is committed to creating supportive and inclusive opportunities for all of our applicants and employees. We appreciate applicants from all backgrounds and we specifically encourage those from underrepresented communities to apply. If you’d like to learn more about our commitments to diversity and inclusion at Kier, you can contact the team by emailing (url removed)

If you require any reasonable adjustments during any part of the application process please let us know so we can discuss and arrange these.

Closing Date: Tuesday 21st December

Please note, interviews may take place before the closing date, and we reserve the right to close applications early.

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