Information Architect

British Gas
30 Nov 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Data Strategy team define what data we need and how we use it responsibly; scan the horizon for better data tools and infrastructure ideas; lead on data architecture; lead the data definitions across the business; manage decision rights/access to data; lead the data privacy strategy for Centrica; propose our data policies and drive Data governance across Centrica

The Information Architect:

  • Plays a key role in structuring the enterprise data and information in terms of its governance structure, data management processes, and business rules.
  • Aligns strategic goals and objectives with decisions regarding data and data services; data consumers and suppliers; and key business and IT initiatives.
  • Focus on the business motivations, data management operations and data analysis frameworks while linking these aspects together in enterprise architecture models and their lower level components

The Role

  • Carry out detailed analysis of the information management requirements across all systems, platforms and applications to develop information management standards in line with the enterprise architectural plan
  • Define vision, strategy and principles for data modelling and data management
  • Define standards for naming, describing, governing, managing, modelling, cleansing, enriching, transforming, moving, storing, searching and delivering all data within the enterprise
  • Serve as the liaison between data consumer representatives and data solution development, integration and governance teams
  • Must understand how data is, or will be, used and implication on people, processes, products and technology
  • Define the high level Data Architecture (enterprise data standards, data model, data governance functions and frameworks, data technology use map, information analysis maps, reference, master, meta data and document practices)
  • Within the agreed enterprise architecture, define and design technology solutions to assist the business in meeting their business objectives by considering functionality, data security, integration, infrastructure and performance Develop, test and implement technology solutions and report on delivery commitments to ensure solutions are implemented as expected and to agreed timeframes
  • Shares best practices, lessons learned and constantly updates the technical system architecture requirements based on changing technologies, and knowledge related to recent, current and up-coming vendor products and solutions.

The Person

  • Significant demonstrable experience in a professional senior technical role such as technical lead, team lead, architect, or other hands on leadership role ideally for a major consultancy or system integrator.
  • A broad, enterprise-wide view of the business processes and capabilities, enabling technologies
  • Is able to translate the enterprise information landscape into a useable blueprint
    • Strong experience and understanding of the following domains
      • Data Strategy and Data Governance (data architecture roadmap, data store and tool vendor evaluations, data policies, processes and standards, data architecture reviews and issue resolution)
      • Data Modelling (conceptual, canonical, logical, data object, relational, document modelling & analytics modelling)
      • Data Store Definition (topology and virtualization modelling, data federation modelling, performance, scaling & caching)
      • Strong situational analysis and decision making abilities
    • Strong critical thinker with complex problem solving skills
    • Strong conceptual and analytical skills - demonstrating outside-the-box problem solving skills
    • Results oriented with ability to produce products that deliver organisational benefit

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE by hitting the 'Apply' button. Please upload your cover letter and CV as one document.

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Agencies: This role is being handled by the Centrica recruitment team, NO agency contact is required. Centrica operates a preferred supplier list and when required, will source candidates through these agencies.

Salary: Competitive + Benefits

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