Head of Architecture and Strategy

Full-Time - Sydney - CBD

Date posted
19 September 2020
Applications close
11 January 2020
  • Senior, Strategic role in leading industry fund
  • Be part of our Business & Technology transformation
  • Central CBD location, five minutes from Wynyard

Work with our Executive Leadership team to ensure our Technology & Architecture enables our business to deliver value to our members. Focus on forward thinking technology.

About Us
As one of Australia’s largest profit-to member superannuation funds, our mission is to help our members achieve their personal best retirement outcomes. We work with 176 thousand employers and have over two million members playing a role in the futures of around one in six working Australians.

Our team at Rest enjoy a positive culture built around our core values “The Rest Effect”. We seek excellence in everything we do, are dynamic and innovative in the way we work, are always accountable, we are champions of our members and we succeed together.

About the Job 
Your role as the Head of Architecture & Strategy will provide technology leadership to the wider Rest organisation to ensure that business objectives are enabled by the Enterprise Architecture and the Technology Strategy. You will evangelise the Architecture principles and vision through a direct and indirect team that own business and process architecture, applications architecture and technical architecture.

Key responsibilities for the role include:

  • Establishing and maintaining architecture at Rest (business architecture, process architecture, application architecture, etc).
  • Communicating and partnering with the whole of Rest to ensure enterprise-wide understanding and compliance with Rest’s architecture frameworks and polices.
  • Leading a team to provide technology solutions
  • Defining and maintaining the Architectural assets
  • Ensuring that systems are architected to be secure and resilient
  • Liaising with key stakeholders to quantify and communicate the impacts, trade-offs, risks, costs, benefits and opportunities of IT solutions from an Architecture perspective.

About You:

  • Experience in superannuation or another area of financial services
  • Previous leadership experience
  • Technical expertise in forward looking technology, Digital, AWS, DevOps etc
  • Ability to engender confidence at Senior Management levels
  • Previous experience developing productive relationships with industry providers eg outsourced vendors
  • Proven experience in applying analytical skill & conceptual thinking to operations & system planning across a range of technologies.

At Rest we believe that everyone has the power to make a difference and we offer an inclusive and diverse environment that values the qualities and backgrounds that our people bring to the team. We encourage open and diverse thinking, collaboration, innovation and high performance.


We value and support our team members by offering a great range of benefits, including but not limited to;

  • flexible work environment
  • an open plan and modern office
  • free fruit
  • health and wellbeing programs
  • tailored development plans to support you to achieve your personal best career outcome

If this sounds like you, apply now by submitting your resume and an optional covering letter summarising your experience and outlining why you are interested in the role or email careers@rest.com.au

To learn more about your next opportunity at Rest visit  http://www.rest.com.au/about-rest/careers

Please note only people with the right to work in Australia will be considered. 

To apply, click on the “Apply Now” button, fill in the form, attach your CV and cover letter addressing the points above. We look forward to hearing from you.