Information Architect

Lowell Group Ltd
12 Feb 2018
22 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Information Architect

Location: Leeds

Salary: £81,149 + 3% flexible benefits + discretionary bonus + contributory pension

At Lowell we work with our customers to improve their financial well-being. We take the time to get to know each customer and better understand their individual circumstances, working out the best payment plan for them. Our personal approach is why we've been awarded an Exceptional 3 star rating by Investor in Customer for the last two years and why we're one of the UK's leading debt management companies.

We're now looking for an Information Architect to define the Enterprise Information Architecture vision, strategy, principles and standards to deliver the technical Information Architecture to accommodate the current and future needs of the business.

You'll be responsible for:
  • Own the definition and development of the Information Architecture framework that supports the business needs and guides the development of appropriate Information Architecture
  • Actively promote Information Architecture, facilitate connections, coordination and communications to ensure that Information Architecture reaches all appropriate parts of the business
  • Identify appropriate roadmaps for the necessary changes to process, ways of working and associated technology to manage the effective use of information in adherence with the info governance framework
  • Evaluate proposed changes to the Information Architecture such that risks are highlighted and mitigated
  • Research, evaluate, define and maintain corporate data and information policies, processes, standards, tools and repositories necessary for the successful use and / or reuse of data and information models
  • Support the maintenance of Information Architectures to reflect changes to the Information Governance framework, new requirements, emergence of technology innovations and changes to the business.
  • Provide expert consultancy advice and guidance to other architecture areas
  • Build relationships with business SME's and stakeholders to understand their data and information landscape and business priorities
  • Define and develop data standards, procedures and life cycles that meet our strategic needs
  • Maintain strong processes and procedures and cultivate high quality standards and best practice across information governance

You'll need to evidence the following qualifications, skills and experience:
  • Extensive experience of managing data and Information Architectural development at an enterprise level
  • Substantial experience of systems analysis and requirements specification
  • Substantial experience of working with the business and at a strategic level
  • Knowledge of enterprise integration concepts and technologies
  • Ability to identify and control both technical and project / commercial risks and facilitate issue resolution, liaising with the business as appropriate
  • Understand TOGAF / DAMA principles
  • Substantial experience of corporate process architecture development and deployment (desirable)
  • Broad experience of the use of modelling, data management, simulation, work flow and end user analysis tools (desirable)
  • Data management concepts and technologies (e.g. data warehouse) (desirable)
  • Experience of the use of enterprise integration architecture methodology and tools (desirable)
  • Information security concepts, standards, infrastructure and technology (desirable)

You'll also need to have:
  • A strong element of creativity to shape innovative solutions combined with architectural design experience in order to develop workable solutions
  • The ability to speak confidently on technical subjects with limited preparation commanding respect and authority
  • Strong analysis and design skills
  • Excellent communication skill and the ability to work in a fast paced, commercially orientated environment

The Benefits:
  • Competitive salary with annual bonus
  • Contributory pension
  • 3% flexible benefits - including cycle to work, critical illness, dental insurance, childcare vouchers, travel insurance, dining club, retail discounts and the option to buy up to one week's worth of holiday subject to start date
  • Free shuttle bus from Leeds City Centre
  • Subsidised on-site restaurant
  • Free on-site gym
  • Excellent coaching and training

If this sounds like the role for you, we'd love to hear from you.

So, apply today - what have you got to lose?!
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