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Lead Architect - Innovation

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

WHO's it with:

We’re Technology Strategy and Architecture – we’re transforming the BBC’s technology for the future. Our specific team interest is in Connectivity Architecture, and defining connectivity strategy. We are seeking an innovative architect who can enable our journey to being a Digital First BBC

Role Responsibility

WHAT you'll be doing

The BBC is at one of the most exciting periods of its nearly 100 years of existence- the disruption caused to the industry by the advent of media on mobiles, smart televisions and tablets, and the ever changing patterns of media uptake. Therefore brand awareness in milliennials and centennials means the BBC needs to serve many people in many different ways to remain universally available.

In this role you’ll have the chance to stamp your mark on the changes we’ll be making for years to come. The move towards universally serving audiences over the internet rather than through traditional transmitters or satellite platforms comes with huge challenges, but also immense opportunity. This is your chance to join and more importantly to influence and curate that journey.

You’ll be accountable for defining the future networks and connectivity to transform the BBC from its traditional linear model of today to an internet-fit future. Working alongside the Lead accountable for connectivity strategy, you’ll be providing the inspiration and experience that have taken previous media organisations from start-ups to well-known brands and household names.

Are you the right candidate?

WHAT you'll need

We are looking for someone with experience in the IP media sector, ideally having worked for one of the bigger media companies whose technology systems and platforms have allowed them to grow fast but remain robust and reliable.

Nice to haves would certainly include qualifications in enterprise architecture disciplines and significant experience of changing or disrupting large organisations.

Most importantly you’ll be big and bold thinker, someone with entrepreneurial traits, and someone who can win round legacy thinkers with bold ideas founded on a real understanding of the requirements and the technology.

WHY you'll want it:

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for an individual to really take us to the next level. In a brand new role that they can make their own. Surrounded by experienced and individuals that will empower and encourage you to achieve your goals.

Package Description


Grade 10 (Proposed Band E)

About the BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.


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