Principle Solutions Architect


Location: Not Specified
Salary: Paid Annual.
Apply Now
All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.

Job Description

Want to do the best work of your life? With 24 million customers in 6 countries, make your mark at Europe's leading media and entertainment brand. A workplace where you can proudly be yourself; our people make Sky a truly exciting and inclusive place to work.

You will be the inspirational direct and indirect leader of a team of solutions architects, design engineers and subject matter experts. Delivering engineering strategy, master design principles, platform design, research and development, vendor Integration, Testing and Support delivering platforms and projects for Sky stakeholders such as Sky Sports, Sky News.

This mission-critical role will develop Production Technology Architecture, strategy, design, implementation and direction across our Group Production platforms, offering significant scope for an individual to make their name and make a difference at Group scale!

What you'll do:

* Be responsible for end-to-end production technology Design, strategy, and implementation. Vendor roadmap management, Master design principles, technical standards, TDA. Technology Evaluation, CAPEX planning, HL Program delivery. * Your team will own a clear and validated technical roadmap with our customers and stakeholders, ensuring that our directions align, and our technology is appropriate. In addition, you will own key stakeholder relationships within the business and define our measurements of success. * You will also work directly and indirectly with the production engineering and design teams across the UK/DE and IT, building high performing physical and virtual groups that define, design, develop, test and validate Production technology. * Collaborate with the cross-functional teams within CBP to define an ongoing 5-year Technology strategy aligned with group production platform principles, customer strategy and LRP. * You will continuously define and evolve Production review industry trends and work with vendors to ensure C, B & P always collaborate with Sky stakeholders to provide industry-leading solutions and platform features. * Form and maintain a Group Production Technology council, whose goal is to align on our technology platform, methodology and standards and maximise the effectiveness of our Group Production technology function, driving operational efficacy and supplier engagement.

What you'll bring:

* Deep and demonstratable knowledge within end-to-end production Technology architecture. * You will be recognised as an expert in your field, demonstrating senior experience and leadership within Production technology Design and implementation programs. * Experience leading, Architects, Designers, Engineering, and implementation teams. * Exceptional leadership skills, boundless optimism, unwillingness to tolerate mediocrity, and passion for building a world-beating team. * Commercial acumen, showing influencing factors within financial investments, procurement, and contractual negotiation. * Proven experience in transforming Production technology infrastructure. * Cultural fluency, able to engage people from a range of backgrounds. Showing the ability to negotiate with & persuade others, often at more senior levels to adopt different points of view. * You will be able to demonstrate conceptual and innovative thinking to develop solutions and strategy. * Experience in Leading programmes with considerable risk & complexity.

Department overview:

We're the Product Hub. We're the team behind your favorite Sky products and the platforms that power them. We make every moment magical, everywhere. Our team is made up of self-motivated, big thinkers who have a knack for solving problems and find new ways to captivate millions of customers by putting them at the heart of everything we do. From Sky Glass, Sky Q, Peacock and NOW to news and sports apps, we make entertainment even better, and we can't wait to get started on what's next.

Content Technology and Innovation

Our Content Technology and Innovation team delivers high-quality content to living rooms across the country. With 25,00 colleagues, we combine our strategic insights, engineering know-how and operational excellence to make sure we use the best and most innovative technologies to create and distribute our award-winning content.

The rewards:

There's a reason people can't stop talking about #LifeAtSky. Our great range of rewards really are something special, here are just a few:

* Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place * A generous pension package * Private healthcare * Discounted mobile and broadband * Access a wide range of exclusive Sky VIP rewards and experiences

Where you'll work:


Our Osterley campus is a 10-minute walk from Syon Lane train station. Or you can hop on one of our free shuttle buses that run to and from Osterley, Chiswick Park, Gunnersbury, Acton Town, and Ealing Broadway tube stations. There's also plenty of parking, bike shelters and showers.

On campus you'll find six subsidised restaurants and a Waitrose. You can keep in shape at our subsidised gym, catch the latest shows and movies at our cinema, get your car washed and even get pampered at our beauty salon.


We take pride in our approach to diversity and inclusion: we've been recognised by The Times and Stonewall for this, and we've committed £30million to support the fight against racial injustice. We've also set ambitious targets for increasing ethnic diversity and representation throughout our organisation.

And we'll do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you.

Why wait?

Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can't wait to hear from you.

To find out more about working with us, search #LifeAtSky on social media. A job you love to talk about.

Just so you know: if your application is successful, we'll ask you to complete a criminal record check. And depending on the role you have applied for and the nature of any convictions you may have, we might have to withdraw the offer.


We strongly recommend that you do not provide your bank account details when applying for a job. If you see a vacancy on Asian Jobsite requesting bank account details please email