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Centrica • Denmark

Head of Architecture at Centrica Energy

Employment type:  Full time

Remote-first

A little flex time

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Job Description

Centrica Energy stands at the forefront of Europe's energy trading landscape, committed to pioneering renewable energy solutions for today and tomorrow. We are in constant motion, mirroring the ever-dynamic flow of energy, and now seek a seasoned Enterprise Architect to spearhead our Architecture division in Denmark. It's an opportunity to make a significant impact in the energy sector. If you're driven by the challenge of architecture and eager to shape the future of sustainable energy, your moment is now.

The Role

As our Head of Architecture, you'll play a pivotal role in defining our technological trajectory and aligning IT strategies with our ambitious business objectives in the fast-evolving energy trading market. This role demands a profound understanding of the energy sector, trading dynamics, and how technology catalyses business growth.

As the new Head of Architecture, you will:

  • Architecture Strategy: Develop and maintain an overarching IT architecture strategy that propels our business forward. Stay ahead of industry trends and technological breakthroughs, integrating them seamlessly into our IT ecosystem.

  • Architecture Design: Collaborate with architects and IT teams to design and implement robust, scalable IT solutions, ensuring they meet business needs and IT standards.

  • Prioritisation: Engage actively in IT delivery prioritisation, aligning them with our architectural vision and strategy

  • Technology Development and Integration: Work closely with IT teams to advance the development and integration of technology solutions, driving our business goals.

  • Cross Collaboration: Lead architecture boards, fostering cooperation across IT teams and the wider company, ensuring smooth progress towards our architectural objectives.

  • Rationalisation: Constantly seek opportunities to enhance efficiency and reduce costs within our IT landscape.

  • Data Centric: Advocate for and facilitate the shift towards a more data-focused IT architecture.

  • Cloud Focus: Have sound knowledge of General Cloud Architecture on Azure and AWS, along with an understanding of tech stacks at an architectural level

  • Work Agile: Be proficient in agile development methodologies, emphasizing adaptability and collaboration

  • Team Management: Build and manage a high-calibre architecture team.

About you

We envision our Head of Architecture to be someone with:

  • Experience: Minimum 5 years in enterprise or business architecture, particularly in the energy trading sector.

  • Leadership Skills: Proven track record with at least 5 years in management roles.

  • Location: Based in or willing to relocate to Aalborg, a hub of innovation and the heart of our creative endeavours.

About Centrica Energy

We’re a leading European renewable energy trading powerhouse, and one of only a few major actors in the energy trading business that manages both renewable assets and executes energy trading at large scales simultaneously. With +13 GW of renewable power under management and +15 years of experience innovating the European PPA market, we’re a unique player positioned in an exciting industry with the ambitions and capabilities to push the green transition forward.

Centrica has a strong focus and track record of nurturing talent. The responsibilities and tasks we take on are limited only by our imagination – we dream big and aim high when setting new goals, and we deliver on that through honesty, proactiveness and responsibility. By applying for this role, you will get the opportunity to join one of the most successful energy trading teams in Europe.

We have an inclusive environment, and our experience is that different views from different people with different backgrounds strengthen our business and makes us all better. Our people come from all over the world, and we invite anyone with the skills and the mindset to apply for this role.

Make your move today to change tomorrow.

#LI-CET


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This role is being handled by the Centrica recruitment team and NO agency contact is required.

Company benefits

Adoption leave
Open to part-time employees
Enhanced sick days
Flexible working week
Enhanced sick pay
Gym membership
Health insurance
Mental health platform access
Compassionate leave
Dental coverage
Fertility treatment leave
Season ticket loan
Buy or sell annual leave
Optional unpaid leave
Shared parental leave
Enhanced maternity leave
Carer’s leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Cycle to work scheme
Pension match/increase
Equity packages
Life insurance
Annual pay rises
Share options
Financial coaching
Employee discounts
Volunteer days
Company car
Location
96%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
92%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
82%
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
79%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
83%
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Autonomy
88%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Diversity
80%
Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Inclusion
82%
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Culture
84%
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Mission
85%
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Salary
72%
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at Centrica

Company employees

20,000

Gender diversity (male:female)

68%:32%

Office locations

Windsor, London, Cardiff, Leicester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Dublin, Stockport, Staines, Hampton, Aberdeen, Barrow, Hull

Hiring Countries

Belgium
Denmark
Ireland
United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

2nd – Large companies

2nd – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
3rd – Consumer Goods

3rd – Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023

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