Job Title: Enterprise Architect



We are looking for an exceptional Enterprise Architect who will be responsible for shaping the architecture strategy and roadmap for a small but growing company working at the cutting edge of environmental science and spatial modelling. The post holder's primary responsibility is to define, deliver and maintain a scalable enterprise architecture plan and to enable the delivery of core business strategies.


The postholder will be expected to ensure that Natural Capital Research stays at the forefront of changes in technology in order to meet multiple business requirements, provide secure IT infrastructure and proactively support the company’s strategic growth opportunities.


  • Design and implement the technical architecture and associated strategy, standards and roadmaps across the company.

  • Engage with senior management and stakeholders to ensure that the architecture supports business outcomes and can be easily communicated and understood.

  • Work with all senior management and science staff to ensure alignment of science programmes with the IT architecture strategy.

  • Ensure the architecture vision, strategy and standards are fit-for-purpose, scalable and achievable.

  • Implement process and consistent models and blueprints to maintain traceability between strategy, current and target technology landscapes and solution designs.

  • Work across the business to define and agree solutions to cross-cutting issues.

  • Build and maintain target functional and technical landscapes that describe high level architecture across products/applications.

  • Introduce new practices, processes, operating models, techniques, products, services, technologies and standards where needed against identified use cases, via the appropriate governance bodies.

  • Stay abreast of technology trends and advise technology and the business about potential benefits/impacts.



  • Experience of working with senior business and IT stakeholders to develop and embed architecture strategies and roadmaps that support business models and outcomes ideally in an academic and/or scientific environment.

  • Ability to support the successful execution of architecture through good communication, leadership, influence and collaboration skills.

  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills; an ability to communicate with impact, ensuring complex information is articulated in a meaningful way to wide and varied audiences including senior management.

  • A track record of making complex design decisions with authority, balancing advancing strategy, immediate business needs and potential long-term risks and implications.

  • Experience working in across breadth of architecture covering Business, Application, Data, Technology architecture domains across a complex domain.

  • Track record of using strong architecture method and modelling skills covering business capability, application, technology and data models to embed architecture across the business.

  • Experience of modern architecture applying APIs, micro services, data foundation, advanced analytics and leading Cloud provider capabilities.

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to solve complex problems at scale.

  • Work closely and collaboratively with a technical product manager.

  • A can-do attitude and a willingness to work closely with a talented team of scientists.

  • An interest in environmental issues is essential.



Natural Capital Research (NCR) provides tools, surveys, analysis and accounts to facilitate comprehensive natural, human and social capital assessments. NCR measures, values and helps enhance natural, social and human capital, for the benefits of private and public businesses and organisations, to ensure that related capital assets are maintained and enhanced for both immediate benefits and to improve social cohesion and leave the natural environment in a better state for future generations.

We are a small, expanding company working on cutting-edge scientific modelling for natural, social and human capital. Led by the global experts in their field, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a talented and highly motivated team. NatCap Research builds on the exceptional skills and experience of its staff to deliver cutting edge modelling enabling clients to understand both the quantity and spatial distribution of the natural, human and social capital and the services they provide.


As a company, we have a strong ethical code and are committed to using the best available scientific information and the highest academic standards to address pressing environmental and social issues.


In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer an attractive benefits package and the opportunity to make a difference in a relatively new, challenging and rewarding field. NatCap Research is an equal opportunities employer.



The initial contract will be for 6 months.



Market rates.



London or Oxford.


To Apply:

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