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Network and Solutions Architect

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Technology
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2300025E Requisition #

Network & Solutions Architect

 

Group Technology 

Permanent | Full Time

White City, London | Hybrid 

Hiring Range: £75,000 - £90,000 

 

Your work matters to millions.

 

Shaping culture is in the DNA of ITV. So, it’s not surprising that you’ll find us in every home in the UK, our productions are famous all over the world and we’re at the forefront of the digital streaming revolution. 

 

When you join us, you enter a fun working environment. With opportunities to learn, to grow and make a real difference. Small enough that your impact’s felt in the business, but big enough that your impact reaches millions of people. 

 

Come develop your skills, change TV and the course of your career. Don’t just watch it. Be part of it. Join ITV.

 

 

Your impact sends ripples.

 

The team

 

Technology underpins everything we do. It’s why we’re able to create great content and deliver it to our viewers. It drives new commercial opportunities. And it makes communication and collaboration easier than ever.

 

In a fast-changing world, we not only make sure our systems work effectively but our Technology teams are spearheading the transformation to a digital-first business. There’s never been a more exciting time to join our team. 



The role

 

As ITV’s Network & Solutions Architect, you’ll support the Principal Network & Solution Architect in creating the vision and strategy for data and media content delivery at ITV. You will be working with the architecture team, Chief Architect, technology leadership, business sponsors, operational teams and managed service providers to ensure that our network and systems architecture is fit for purpose and provide design and implementation  support to ITV’s technology and business team.

 

The Network & Solutions Architect should be an experienced practitioner who provides deep domain expertise and is able to demonstrate expertise and experience in technology to lead the next generation of IP based broadcast playout, make the best of 5G and transform our data network. You will provide important input into ITV's technology roadmap and will propose a phased architecture, aligned with ITV’s key business areas.

 

The role will entail but not be limited to:



  • To contribute to the long term strategy to transform ITV’s network across all areas of the estate. Create a compelling vision for the future of the content and data delivery at ITV.
  • Provide network architecture and product expertise to the technology leadership and technology teams.
  • Work with the technology teams to plan and deliver, in stages, against the ITV  strategy.
  • In addition to standard corporate networks, ensure that ITV has industry-leading networks for Studios, Broadcast, and direct to consumer ventures. Take ownership of the network architecture within Studios, Broadcast and DTC and provide consulting to those teams.
  • In addition to the network's domain,  the successful candidate will also use architectural expertise across a wide range of technology teams within ITV.
  • Provide architectural support for the Network team and wider technology organisation within ITV, providing high and low level designs and overseeing projects and implementations. 
  • Perform analysis and problem solving, especially in the areas of complex systems, in order to help the technology teams make tactical and strategic fixes and improvements.
  • Ensure alignment of solutions with ITV’s architectural principles. Review designs and changes made by technology teams and suppliers. Ensure solutions are presented to the TDA where appropriate and also take part in the TDA when appropriate.
  • Research and identify industry trends and solutions that might benefit ITV. Apply these within the ITV context; providing forward-thinking inspiration in relation to Network Technology

 

 

 

Skills you’ll need (minimum criteria)



  • A deep understanding of network technologies and how large organisations are leveraging content delivery and data networks to deliver increased value
  • Understanding of technologies and concepts outside of networks,  particularly cloud computing, sufficient in order to support collaboration with people from other areas when working as a team to design an end-to-end solution
  • Experience working as a Solution Architect, consulting with technical and non technical stakeholders to identify business requirements and opportunities and then build solution proposals, guiding them through the full project lifecycle
  • Adept at influencing and developing relationships through confident, engaging, professional, high-impact interactions

 

Qualifications: (Desirable) 



  • Professional level qualification in networking (e.g CCNP)

 

Other things we’re looking for (key criteria)



  • Demonstrable experience working in project delivery and  design role within networking or architecture, ideally within a broadcast environment.
  • Delivery focused and adept at problem solving, even under pressure
  • A personal leadership style that creates an enjoyable,  high-performance culture that encourages collaboration and inspires. 
  • Self motivated with a passion for technology and innovation

 

ITV is for everyone.

 

ITV strongly encourages applications for this role from disabled people. As a Disability Confident Leader, if you meet the minimum criteria for a role and you have declared that you are disabled, we’ll guarantee to take you to the next stage* (minimum criteria above).

 

We're happy to discuss any support/personalisation you may need during our application and selection process as part of our reasonable adjustments. Drop us a line if you require anything at talkingcareers@itv.com

 

Find out more about applying with a disability.

 

* There may be a few exceptions where we are not able to take all eligible candidates to the next stage due to the volume of applications.

 

Because those who make an impact deserve to be rewarded for it.

 

 

ITV offers some great rewards and benefits including

 

  • Flexible working with a range of options to suit everyone
  • Generous holiday allowance, plus you can buy more
  • Annual bonus opportunity
  • Competitive pension contribution
  • Save as you earn - with an opportunity to buy ITV shares
  • Wellbeing and volunteering days plus a wide range of opportunities to help you live a balanced and healthy life


 

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