Network Architect


This role entails…

We have an exciting new role for a Network Architect to join us. As the Network Architect, you’ll support the Principal Network 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 the network architecture is fit for purpose and provide design and implementation   support to ITV’s technology and business team.

The Network 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.

To be considered for this opportunity you will need to demonstrate the following skills:

Minimum role criteria:

  • Demonstrable experience working in project delivery or a design role within networking

  • Delivery focused. Strong project and portfolio management experience

  • A personal leadership style that creates an enjoyable,  high-performance culture that encourages collaboration and inspires.

  • Has 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

  • Adept at influencing and developing relationships through confident, engaging, professional, high-impact interactions

  • Ideally holds an active professional level qualification in networking (e.g. CCNP)

ITV strongly encourages applications for this role from candidates with a disability and as a Disability Confident Leader if you meet the minimum criteria for a role and you have declared that you have a disability, we’ll guarantee you’ll get to the next stage*.

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The Key role criteria is as follows:

  • 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.

  • 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 networks domain also use architectural expertise across the whole of Group Technology.

  • Provide architectural support for the Network team, providing high and low level designs and over-seeing 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


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