Back Office Enterprise Architect

Abingdon, GB, OX14 3YP

Information Technology

Sophos Overview – Cybersecurity Evolved

As a worldwide leader in next-generation cybersecurity, Sophos protects nearly 400,000 organizations of all sizes in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by SophosLabs – a global threat intelligence and data science team – Sophos’ cloud-native and AI-enhanced solutions secure endpoints (laptops, servers and mobile devices) and networks against evolving cybercriminal tactics and techniques, including automated and active-adversary breaches, ransomware, malware, exploits, data exfiltration, phishing, and more. The award-winning Sophos Central cloud-based platform integrates Sophos’ entire portfolio of best-of-breed products, from the Intercept X endpoint solution to the XG Firewall, into a single system called Synchronized Security. Sophos products are exclusively available through a global channel of more than 47,000 partners and Managed Service Providers (MSPs). Sophos also makes its innovative commercial technologies available to consumers via Sophos Home. The company is headquartered in Oxford, U.K., and is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol “SOPH.”


Job Purpose

Our IT team develop the systems Sophos relies upon to operate and deliver the products and services for which we’ve become known around the world.  They are passionate and clued up on new technologies and products; always looking for ways to revolutionise how technology interacts with the user; and have a penchant for solving complex and challenging technical problems in a creative manner.  

We are looking now for an accomplished ERP Enterprise Architect to strengthen our vibrant, agile team owning the ERP space from Order to Cash, Finance, HR & Legal whilst improving the architecture with a wide range of technologies across our other enterprise platforms.

 “…This is a challenging opportunity for highly skilled individuals to work on complex enterprise scale solutions within a fast paced, growing and truly innovative global organization. Sophos is looking for technical leaders to create vision and make stuff happen….”


Duties and Responsiblities 

As the ERP (Back Office) Enterprise Architect you will:

  • Serve as the Enterprise Architect in the ERP area of the business (Order, Entitlements, Product Fulfilment, Finance, HR, Legal)
  • Develop, maintain & govern architecture principles, standards and architectural framework.
  • Build the Architecture Roadmap in the ERP area.
  • Govern IT projects from an Enterprise Architecture point of view in the ERP area.

System Support     

  • Independently lead the complete lifecycle for Enterprise Architecture in several ERP areas

Technical/ Functional Requirements  

  • Represent your technical area and IT on cross-functional enhancements and projects, including the coordination and resolution of appropriate issues.
  • Lead Enterprise Architecture design sessions collaborating with TA, BSA and Business Stakeholders
  • Perform Enterprise Architecture reviews
  • Research & keep up to date external best practices across areas
  • Make sure architecture across areas performs against industry benchmarks.


Professional Development        

  • Act as a mentor to the Technical Architects and Staff Enterprise Architects within the IT group
  • Network with peers across IT, Sophos and Industry assigned areas


Customer Management   

  • Effectively communicate and influence executive management
  • Represent the team and IT in both customer facing and internal facing matters


Architecture Best Practices

Act as primary point of contact for cross-functional IT architecture changes

  • Delivering or coordinating training for Architects on new/revised IT processes and industry best practices
  • Defining and enforcing quality management and standards for Enterprise Architecture deliverables
  • Act as the first point of escalation for process, application and functional concerns for other Architects
  • Identify, communicate and manage metrics and key performance indicators for the Architecture


Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrable experience as Enterprise or Solution Architecture – ideally TOGAF or Zachman based in high-tech companies
  • Experience of specifying IT or department roadmaps with Business stakeholders
  • Vendor Selection and Management experience
  • In-depth knowledge of Order, Entitlements, Product Fulfilment, Finance, HR and Legal systems
  • In-depth knowledge of ERP Architecture and SAP ecosystem including Success Factors
  • Strong Business acumen, Process Management, Problem solving, Communication & Presentation and Project Management skills.
  • Credibility to lead the business

Equal Opportunities


Sophos is committed to equality opportunity in all areas of its work. All qualified applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation.


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At Sophos, we want every organization to be protected by innovative, next-generation IT security, even those who don't have a huge IT staff. We protect organizations of all sizes, all around the world by making enterprise-grade security that is simple to deploy, manage, and use. It is our passion, and something we are truly proud of.

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