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Job Introduction


Combining the strengths of the UK’s most-awarded production company and a world-class distributor, BBC Studios works with the best British writers, directors and programme-makers and crafts over 2500 hours of content every year. We’re a one-stop-shop that touches every aspect of the value chain from production to exploitation - whether that’s financing or developing a show, producing it or selling it globally. And we make sure it gets to you no matter how you access it: through linear channels or digital platforms, consumer products, live events and much more. Find out more about the world class content that BBC Studios makes at

We are looking for an experienced Senior Architect to join BBC Studios and focus on building world class systems and technology offerings to support the organisation globally.

Your contribution will help the BBC reach wider audiences worldwide and enable the BBC to produce more quality content it’s famous for.


This is an exciting time to join as we’re driving many transformation activities; impacting all areas of the business; from investment through sales, production through distribution.    We’re also changing the way we work to, and we’re keen to get your experience to improve agility and deal with an ever more complex and continuously changing media landscape.

Role Responsibility


  • Maintain an overarching understanding of the BBC Studios technology landscape and identify service composition challenges and opportunities.
  • Maintain a good understanding of industry and technology trends and innovations to both inform business opportunities within BBC Studios and influence internal and external partner roadmaps to support the business and IT change plans. 
  • Understand and support wider BBC Group architectural perspectives, assess and manage impacts to BBC Studios activities, and represent and champion BBC Studio’s needs.
  • Engage directly with projects or programme
  • Lead and drive our operating model across initiatives
  • Work with outsourced providers and other delivery mechanism alongside internal
  • Evolve architecture runaway, patterns, standards in collaboration with other Architects
  • Deliver and maintain architecture artefacts within initiatives
  • Design adaptable, scalable solutions aligned with the wider BBC Studios technology strategy Promote and ensure consistent use of shared platform components, technologies and integration approaches
  • Ensure that design and development teams deliver in accordance with the solution architecture and within the Architecture guardrails.
  • Produce low-level and technical design in line with architectural guard rails
  • Make key design decision within the project or program that enables the successful delivery and meets the requirements
  • Ensure built and tested solutions are compliant with the approved design (Quality Assurance)


The Ideal Candidate



  • Either specialist domain expertise (for example, across marketing and sales platforms, content supply chain functions, digital media products) or have strong technical domain specialisms (for example, application, integration or data architecture).
  • A track record of owning and delivering solutions across a broad spectrum of the project delivery lifecycle in involving mixed shore resources and across both Agile and Waterfall delivery styles.
  • Ability to decompose systems in order to understand the underlying architecture and function groups
  • Hands-on approach
  • Able to convey complex information across multiple audiences, including senior business, technology teams, peers, and vendors.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a wider team.
  • Active learner, both within your technical and professional area of expertise, & taking control of your own career development.
  • You will have expertise around commercial line of business systems, covering sales, marketing and supply chain functions, and ideally have media industry experience.




  • Media industry experience
  • Experience in architectural frameworks, enterprise architecture management and modelling tools
  • Agile Frameworks and Design Thinking process
  • Data modelling, management and migration experience
  • Integration architectures and approaches


Job ID 38362628320 Date posted 20/10/2022 Location London, England, United Kingdom
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